Thieves’ Market

Do you have a truly unique or thought provoking case with a dynamic image to illustrate it? Share your most interesting case images with rheumatologists from around the world during the 2017 Thieves’ Market: Show Me Your Best Cases session. We are looking for rare or fascinating cases with high educational value and dynamic imagery. Selection emphasis is placed on pictorial displays of interesting physical findings or imaging studies, though each case should include a brief introduction and summary for presentation purposes. Cases are selected for both oral and poster presentation.

The first-place winner will receive complimentary registration to the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

Call for Cases

2017 Call for Cases is closed.


Case Submission Requirements

  • Submit a truly unique case with an extremely high educational value.
  • Submit up to three (3) cases.
  • Presentations must be in PowerPoint© format.
  • DO NOT include your name, institution/affiliation name, or logo in your case slides. The judging process is blinded to eliminate any potential bias.
  • Cases can consist of no more than ten (10) slides and must be formatted as follows:
    • Slide 1 must be your title slide. It should include the case title only. DO NOT include your name, institution/affiliation name, or logo.
    • Slides 2 – 10 must be your case content slides. These should include all images and data pertinent to your case. Your content slides should tell the story of your case.
    • Although the emphasis will be on pictorial displays of interesting physical findings or imaging studies, each case should have a brief introduction, a summary at the end of the presentation, and an audience response question. These items should be included as part of your case content slides (slides 2-10).
  • You must attend the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting to be eligible. No registration, housing, or travel assistance will be provided to selected presenters. 
  • Submissions must be received by May 19 at noon ET.

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2016 Thieves’ Market Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 Thieves’ Market, Dr. Paul Bird, Department of Medicine, University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Annual Meeting Thieves Market Winner Paul Bird