Program Highlights

The Annual Meeting will feature sessions with groundbreaking science that will change your understanding of clinical trends to help you optimize patient care. Increase your knowledge of the latest developments in rheumatic disease diagnosis and management, discover how to use the hottest technology in your work, and see how to apply new research data to improve your quality of care.

Not sure which educational tracks are right for you? Our Annual Meeting sessions are divided into primary and secondary tracks, allowing you to tailor your educational experience to meet your individual needs. Choose from the following tracks.

Primary Tracks

  • Basic Science (B): Designed for researchers and academicians pursing cutting edge science
  • Business/Administration (B/A): Intended to assist practice managers, clinicians, and health professionals searching for information or guidance on issues impacting the business side of rheumatology practice
  • Clinical Practice (CP): Geared towards clinicians and health professionals seeking practical applications in the patient care setting
  • Clinical Science (C): Intended for researchers, clinicians, and health professionals looking for the latest research findings and their practical treatment applications

Secondary Tracks

  • Educators (Ed): Geared towards educators, program directors, and division chiefs
  • Pediatrics (P): Aimed toward pediatric rheumatologists and health professionals; highlights sessions that contain content relative to the care, treatment, and research of childhood or juvenile rheumatologic diseases and disorders
  • Fellows-In-Training (FIT): Identifies sessions that may be of interest to fellows-in-training or medical students
  • Practice Management (PM): Provides practice managers with in-depth training that focuses on the practical skills needed to keep rheumatology practices current with medical coding, compliance rules, and federal regulations
  • TechMed: Targets all rheumatologists and health professionals with an interest in advancing their profession and patient care using social media outlets and technological tools

Check back in May to view the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Preliminary Program Brochure. You will have the option to peruse all of the cutting edge session topics available in San Diego this November.