The American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals invite patients who have been impacted by rheumatic diseases, along with patient sponsor organizations such as a nonprofit patient group, to submit their stories for the Patient Perspectives Program, to be held at ACR Convergence 2021. These stories will allow patients affected by rheumatic disease to share their journeys and experiences living with rheumatic diseases with thousands of rheumatology healthcare providers, worldwide.
Accepted submissions will be published online and in Arthritis & Rheumatology, the official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, and will also be presented at ACR Convergence 2021 as Digital Posters, with select submissions featured as Oral Presentations.
To present their story, the primary authors (patients) will receive complimentary registration to ACR Convergence 2021.
Patient Perspectives poster submission is closed.
Who is eligible to submit a patient story?
ACR/ARP members and non-members are eligible to submit a patient story abstract. The primary author must be someone who is living with a rheumatic disease. Submissions must include a patient sponsor organization, such as a nonprofit patient group. Patient authors may submit only one story abstract.
What is eligible for submission?
Submissions should meet one of the following criteria:
Examples include but are not limited to:
What is not eligible for submission?
View Patient Perspectives Guidelines