Abstract Submission

The American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals invite you to submit an abstract to the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work peer reviewed by experts in the field.

2018 Abstract submission is closed

ACR Abstracts
The ACR seeks abstracts on the following topics:

  • Clinical practice of rheumatology
  • Teaching of rheumatology
  • Basic and translational science that contributes to the understanding of disease pathogenesis
  • Mechanisms and efficacy of therapeutics
  • Delivery of healthcare to patients with musculoskeletal and rheumatic disease

ARHP Abstracts
The ARHP program is planned to reflect the needs of healthcare professionals who share an interest in rheumatology-related issues by providing a forum to address topics of professional significance with a multidisciplinary audience.

Basic Research and Clinical Research Conference Abstracts
Investigators with less than six years experience are eligible to submit an abstract to the Basic Research Conference (BRC) or Clinical Research Conference (CRC). Young investigators will be required to check a box during the submission process to indicate if they want to have their abstract considered for inclusion in either conference. See the BRC/CRC Abstract Criteria for full guidelines.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Download the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Call for Late Breaking Abstracts and Call for Abstracts for abstract submission guidelines and procedures.

Abstract Submission Timeline

Abstract submission: April 10 - June 5

Late breaking abstract submission: August 16 - September 13

Abstract Withdrawal

After the abstract submission period closes on June 5, presenting authors may submit a request to have an abstract withdrawn.

Withdrawal requests must be submitted by the presenting author by email to withdrawn@rheumatology.org and include the following:

  • Abstract ID number
  • Abstract title
  • Presenting author’s name

Removal of a withdrawn abstract from the online supplement of Arthritis & Rheumatology cannot be guaranteed if the request is received after August 16, 2018.

Withdrawal or rejection of an abstract will not result in the refund of a submission fee. All submission fees are non-refundable.