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The ACR is accepting applications for mini curriculums, which are educational activities or curriculums to enhance the ACR Core Curriculum Outline.
The American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Professionals invite you to submit an abstract to ACR Convergence and take advantage of the opportunity to
have your work peer reviewed by experts in the field.
ACR Convergence 2020, the world’s premier virtual rheumatology experience, is happening online, November 5-9.
Now, more than ever, the rheumatology community needs to maintain connection. ACR Convergence 2020 provides an opportunity to do just that. This fully virtual meeting is where rheumatology can collaborate, celebrate, innovate, and learn!
Get ready for an all-encompassing, all-virtual experience designed for the global rheumatology community. Get ready for ACR Convergence 2020.
We’ve given the ACR’s annual meeting a new name and a fresh look, and reimagined #ACR20 without losing the elements you care about most: stellar rheumatology education and outstanding networking opportunities.
We will be sharing abstract submission details in the coming weeks and months, and we promise to keep you fully informed.
Abstract submission is closed.
Opportunities for the virtual presentation of abstracts will be available to all those impacted by travel restrictions or other consequences of the pandemic. Please see our
FAQs on new presenting author eligibility criteria.
Who Is Eligible to Submit an Abstract
Members and non-members of the ACR and ARP are eligible to submit an abstract.
Types of Abstracts that Are Eligible for Submission
Types of Abstracts that Are Not Eligible for Submission
Call for Abstracts Guidelines for Submission
The ACR seeks abstracts on the following topics:
The ARP 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).
Abstract submission: April 7 - June 17
Author notification - early September
Late-breaking abstract submission: September 1-29
Author notification - mid October
After the abstract submission period closes, presenting authors may submit a request to have an abstract withdrawn.
Withdrawal requests must be submitted by the presenting author by email to email@example.com 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 September 10.
Withdrawal or rejection of an abstract will not result in the refund of a submission fee. All submission fees are non-refundable.