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Submit a case-based image for peer review and display at ACR Convergence, the ACR's annual meeting. If accepted, your image will be added to the ACR Rheumatology Image Library collection. One image will be selected as the winner of the Image Competition and published in the Arthritis & Rheumatology journal. The winner will receive complimentary registration to the all-virtual ACR Convergence 2020 meeting.
Winners will be displayed on the ACR Convergence platform in the Exhibits section.
Who is eligible to submit an image
ACR and ARP members and non-members are eligible to submit an image.
Images that are eligible for submission
The ACR seeks images representing a diverse range of patients that show either characteristic or unusual manifestations of the rheumatic disease in the following disease categories:
Images that are not eligible for submission
See the Image Competition Guidelines.
The 2020 image submission period was April 7 - June 16. The ACR will send notifications of acceptance/rejection to submitters in late August.
See information about the use of Rheumatology Image Library images, including the annual meeting embargo policy.
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Congratulations to the following individuals for their outstanding submissions to the Image Competition!
Grand Prize - Tara McGrath, MD, British Columbia, Canada
Not Just a Disease of Ancient 'C-farers': A Case of Scurvy Presenting as Knee Pain and Refusal to Walk in a Developmentally Normal Toddler
Grand Prize - Manjinder Kaur, DO, Tucson, AZ
Thoracic Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-Aortitis: Chest
Grand Prize - Koji Takasugi, MD, Nagoya, Japan
Polyarteritis Nodosum (PAN), Coronary and Other Aneurysms
Still Image - Nibha Jain, MD, Ahmedbad, India
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy: Pachydermia (“Bull-Dog” Appearance)
Case Study - Laura Tasan, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Nodal and Extranodal Disease
Grand Prize - Giorgio Treglia, MD, Bellinzona, Switzerland
3-Dimensional Volume Rendering 18-Fludeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography in Large Vessel Vasculitis
Still Image - Ernest Brahn, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Environmental Electron Microscopic Image of Articular Cartilage
Case Study - Cuoghi Edens, MD, Cleveland, OH
Palmoplantar Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in a Toddler Before and After Treatment with Infliximab
Grand Prize - Olga Goodman, Houston, TX
Spinal Cord Compression from Tophaceus Gout
Still Image - Karim Masri, MD, Baltimore, MD
IgA Nephropathy: Mesenteric Vasculitis
Case Study - Matthew Koster, MD, Rochester, MN
Atypical Swollen Hand: Mycobacterium Arupense Infection