CME/MOC and Disclosures

See important information about ACR/ARP Annual Meeting continuing medical education (CME) and disclosures.

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 Statements

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting
The American College of Rheumatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 53.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting ACR Beyond LIVE
The American College of Rheumatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.25 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

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 53.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Claiming CME/MOC Credit

You may claim credit, print a CME certificate, transcript, certificate of participation, or certificate of completion by logging in to your account. For assistance during the meeting, visit the ACR Help Desk across from B213/214, Building B, Level 2.

MOC credit must be claimed by December 31, 2019. CME credit can be claimed within one year of meeting attendance.

How to Claim Credit

Scientific Sessions
The AMA requires you claim credit only for time spent actively participating in educational sessions. Credit must be claimed in increments of 0.25, with the maximum of 53.25 credits for the entire meeting (includes pre-meeting courses).

If you attempt to claim credit that exceeds the maximum available AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, the system will default to the maximum credit(s) available for the entire meeting.

Poster Sessions
CME credit is available for viewing posters November 10 - 12 from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM when poster presenters are available to engage learners. You should claim credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the poster sessions during this time slot, and that may be full or partial credit up to a maximum of 2.0 hours.

When claiming CME, you will have the opportunity to indicate if you wish to claim MOC credit. ABIM diplomates will be able to enter a reflective statement on what they learned from the meeting. Upon submission, MOC credits commensurate with the total number of CME credits claimed will be sent to the ABIM on your behalf.

European Physicians
European Physicians who would like to receive European CME Credits (ECMECs) for the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting should login to your account to record and claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ earned at the meeting. After claiming credit, you can print an “International Certificate.” In accordance with the mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-European Accreditation Council for CME, you must submit your certificate of completion to the UEMS/EACCME for conversion of credits.


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