Abstract Submission

The American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals invite you to submit an abstract to the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work peer reviewed by experts in the field.

2017 Abstract Submission is Closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract!

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

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.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Download the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts for submission guidelines and procedures.

Abstract Submission Timeline

Regular abstract submission closed on June 19.  The late-breaking abstract submission period is August 29 - September 26.

Abstract Withdrawal

After the abstract submission period closes (June 19), presenting authors may submit a request to have an abstract withdrawn.

  • Requests can only be made by the presenting author and must be submitted via email to withdrawn@rheumatology.org.
  • Withdrawal requests must 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  • Removal of a withdrawn abstract from the online supplement of Arthritis & Rheumatology cannot be guaranteed if the request is received after August 24, 2017.
  • Withdrawal or rejection of an abstract will not result in the refund of a submission fee. All submission fees are non-refundable.