Pre-Meeting and Ticketed Sessions

The Pre-Meeting Courses and Ticketed Sessions are a great way to get intensive and effective education on a variety of common rheumatologic and musculoskeletal topics. Whatever your area of practice, you’re sure to find something just for you!

Pre-Meeting Courses and Ticketed Sessions (Meet the Professor Sessions and Workshops) require additional fees to attend. You can add these educational programs to your Annual Meeting registration. ACR will facilitate the receipt of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for all Pre-Meeting Courses and Ticketed Sessions.

Don’t miss these outstanding sessions. Plan to arrive at least two days early to attend Pre-Meeting Courses.

Below is a sample of the courses that will be offered. The complete list of 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Courses, Meet the Professor Sessions, and Workshops will be available in May 2018.

Pre-Meeting Courses (October 19 - 20) - $$

Pre-Meeting Courses offer attendees a unique learning opportunity in specific topic areas. They will be held at McCormick Place beginning October 19. Registration includes course materials, continental breakfast, and boxed lunch for full day Pre-Meeting Courses.

  • Basic Research Conference: Epigenetics in Immune-Mediated Disease (2 days)
  • Certified Rheumatology Coding Course (CRHC): Unlock the Mysteries of Advanced Coding for Rheumatology (October 19)
  • Clinical Research Conference: Applications of Mobile Health Technologies (2 days)
  • Practice Management Course: Putting the Pieces Together: Winning Strategies for Rheumatology Practices (October 20)
  • Review Course (October 20)

Meet the Professor Sessions (October 21 - 23) - $$

Meet the Professor Sessions provide an opportunity for interaction and consultation with highly esteemed individuals who have expertise in a particular area. These sessions are 90 minutes in length and will be held at McCormick Place beginning October 21. Registration includes course materials.

#ACR18 attendees will have over 70 Meet the Professor Sessions to choose from. Topics include:

  • Adult Inflammatory Myopathy
  • Crystal: Diagnosis and Management of Gout
  • Integrating Complementary Therapies into your Practice
  • Pain: Evaluation and Treatment of Back Pain
  • Pediatrics: Periodic Fevers in Children
  • RA: Challenging Cases

Workshops (October 21 - 23) - $$

Workshops foster hands-on learning in an interactive environment with highly respected professionals who have specialized expertise. Workshops are two hours in length and will be held at McCormick Place beginning October 21. Registration includes course materials.

#ACR18 attendees will be able to choose from over 30 workshops on numerous topic areas such as:

  • Advanced MSUS: Image Optimization and Pathology Recognition
  • Clinical Anatomy and Physical Exam: Lower Extremity Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Histopathology and Imaging of Rheumatic Lung Disease
  • How to Use Motivational Interviewing Skills in the Routine Rheum Practice
  • Intermediate/Advanced: Pediatric Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
  • Joint Injection Techniques