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.

This year’s 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, the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is the place to expand your knowledge and skills and pique your curiosity.

Premeeting Courses and Ticketed Sessions

These are a great way to obtain an intensive and effective education on a variety of common rheumatologic and musculoskeletal topics. A separate registration is required for all premeeting courses and ticketed sessions.

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is an interactive session modeled after the gameshow, “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

Do you have a great case-based rheumatology image? Submit your image to the image competition for a chance to be displayed at the meeting and added to the ACR Rheumatology Image Library collection.

Call for Proposals

Interested in being a part of the biggest stage in rheumatology? See how to submit a proposal for the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.


The ACR/ARP Annual Meeting will showcase thought leaders from all over the globe. 

Continuing Medical Education

Paid scientific attendees may claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Credit must be claimed with one year of attendance. Attendees can login and go to the My Educational Activities page to claim credits, submit session evaluations, and print certificates and transcripts.

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology designates this live activity for a maximum of (coming soon) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:

  • Identify recent developments in the diagnosis and management of patients with rheumatic diseases
  • Outline new technologies for the treatment of rheumatologic problems
  • Describe potential challenges in the delivery of care of patients with rheumatic diseases and specify possible solutions
  • Utilize new research data to improve the quality of care of patients with rheumatic diseases
  • Summarize recent rheumatology research findings

Disclosure Information

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Under the leadership of Dr. Victoria K. Shanmugam, AMPC Chair, the Annual Meeting Program 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.

2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Disclosures

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