Patient Perspectives Poster Program

ACR Patient Perspective Poster Program

New to the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, patients are invited to share their story through the Patient Perspectives Poster Program.  Patients affected by rheumatic disease, along with a sponsoring organization such as a nonprofit patient group or pharmaceutical company, are invited to submit adaptations developed with their healthcare team that have improved their health.

Accepted submissions will be published online and in Arthritis & Rheumatology. First authors (patients) will be invited to produce a digital poster and receive complimentary one-day registration to attend and present their poster at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

Poster Submission

Please check back for details on poster submission.

Patient Perspectives Poster Eligibility

Who is eligible to submit a poster

ACR / ARHP members and non-members are eligible to submit a poster. The primary author must be someone who is living with a rheumatic disease. Submissions must include a patient sponsor organization, such as a nonprofit patient group or pharmaceutical company.

What is eligible for submission

Submissions should address the question: “What adaptations did you and/or your healthcare team adopt to better care for your health?"

Submissions should demonstrate an idea that was put into practice, and the poster will explain in detail how the idea impacted quality of life. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Interventions with exercise, diet, or lifestyle
  • Use of complementary therapy (not medication specific)
  • Enhanced communication to impact your care
  • Examples of engagement with the health professional team
  • The impact social media and/or support groups have made on your care
  • Other adaptations made by you and your healthcare team that you think other physicians and rheumatology health professionals should know more about

Sponsor organizations may be included in multiple submissions.

What is not eligible for submission

  • Medication-specific or therapy-specific interventions.
  • Work that has been accepted for publication as a manuscript (e.g., full-length article, brief report, case report, concise communication or letter to the editor, etc.) before the patient poster submission deadline (date to be announced).

Multiple submissions may not be submitted by the same patient author.

Submission Guidelines

Patient Perspectives Poster Program submission guidelines and procedures coming soon.

Submission Timeline

Please check back for the 2019 submission timeline.