The ACR's first-rate education program showcases cutting-edge and timely topics in rheumatology, as well as the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases and related comorbid conditions.

The Online Program has hundreds of sessions to educate professionals in every segment of rheumatology. Clinicians, researchers, academicians, practice managers, pediatric rheumatologists, fellows in training, advance practice nurses, physician assistants, physical or occupational therapists: Whatever your role, ACR Convergence is the place to expand your knowledge and skills and pique your curiosity.

Note: The traditional premeeting courses have been reimagined and took place virtually on November 10 and November 21.

On-Demand All-Access Pass

Did you miss ACR Convergence 2020? On-demand access to ACR Convergence 2020 is available through the On-Demand All-Access Pass.
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During the meeting, visit the Community Hubs to engage with experts and connect with peers who share the same research or clinical interests. Each hub will be co-hosted by leaders in the field and include a mix of informal education and networking opportunities, including Study Groups.

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is an interactive session modeled after the game show, Jeopardy! Teams are composed of fellows and faculty members who compete by answering questions related to the field of rheumatology.

Thieves Market

Thieves Market is an interactive session where fascinating clinical cases relevant to rheumatology are presented in short presentations. Session participants will have the opportunity to compare their diagnostic and management strategies to those of other rheumatologists in this interactive session.

Image Competition

The Image Competition showcases the finest images in rheumatology at ACR Convergence and offers an opportunity to contribute to one of the most distinguished online medical image collections, the ACR Rheumatology Image Library. Images are characteristic or unusual manifestations of rheumatic disease that serve as an invaluable educational tool for rheumatology professionals.

Patient Perspectives

Through the Patient Perspectives Program, patients affected by rheumatic disease, along with a sponsoring organization such as a nonprofit patient group, are invited to present their stories to thousands of rheumatology healthcare providers at ACR Convergence.

Education Partners

The Education Partners Program brings highlights from top-rated sessions from the annual meeting. Applicants must propose to develop an education activity based on content from ACR Convergence. The ACR seeks quality education partners to help share and reinforce ACR Convergence content year-round.

Call for Proposals

Interested in being a part of the biggest stage in rheumatology? See how to submit a proposal for ACR Convergence.

ACR Convergence 2020 Planning Committee

Under the leadership of Dr. Victoria K. Shanmugam, AMPC Chair, the Annual Meeting Planning Committee developed a comprehensive program designed to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of rheumatology professionals. The content of the annual meeting was derived from needs assessment and practice gap analysis, based on professional activities, practice setting, core competencies, and ABIM recertification requirements.

ACR Convergence 2020 Planning Committee Disclosures

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