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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.
Abstract submission is closed. Late-breaking submission opens August 16.
Accepted abstracts will be available in mid September.
The ACR seeks abstracts on the following topics:
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.
Who Is Eligible to Submit an Abstract
Members and non-members of the ACR and ARHP are eligible to submit an abstract.
Types of Abstracts that are Eligible for Submission
Abstracts that describe original basic and clinical science related to the broad area of rheumatic diseases may be submitted.
If the abstract reports results of a clinical trial, you will be required to identify the trial phase.
Any work with human or animal subjects reported in submitted abstracts must comply with the guiding principles for experimental procedures in the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.
Types of Abstracts that are Not Eligible for Submission
Download the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts for abstract submission guidelines and procedures.
The 2018 abstract submission period was April 10 - June 5.
After the abstract submission period closes on June 5, presenting authors may submit a request to have an abstract withdrawn.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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
Removal of a withdrawn abstract from the online supplement of Arthritis & Rheumatology cannot be guaranteed if the request is received after August 16, 2018.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.