Patient Perspectives Poster Program

ACR Patient Perspective Poster Program

Through the Patient Perspectives Poster Program, patients affected by rheumatic disease, along with a sponsoring organization such as a nonprofit patient group, are invited to submit adaptations developed with their healthcare team that have improved their health.

Accepted submissions will be published online and in Arthritis & Rheumatology. First authors (patients) will be invited to produce a digital poster and receive complimentary one-day registration to attend and present their poster at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting.

Patient Poster submission details coming soon.

Patient Perspectives Poster Eligibility

Who is eligible to submit a poster

ACR / ARP members and non-members are eligible to submit a poster. 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.

What is eligible for submission

Submissions should address the question: “What adaptations did you and/or your healthcare team adopt to better care for your health?"

Submissions should demonstrate an idea that was put into practice, and the poster will explain in detail how the idea impacted quality of life. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Interventions with exercise, diet, or lifestyle
  • Use of complementary therapy (not medication specific)
  • Enhanced communication to impact your care
  • Examples of engagement with the health professional team
  • The impact social media and/or support groups have made on your care
  • Other adaptations made by you and your healthcare team that you think other physicians and rheumatology health professionals should know more about

Sponsor organizations may be included in multiple submissions.

What is not eligible for submission

  • Medication-specific or therapy-specific interventions.
  • Work that has been accepted for publication as a manuscript (e.g., full-length article, brief report, case report, concise communication or letter to the editor, etc.) before the patient poster submission deadline.

Multiple submissions may not be submitted by the same patient author.

Earn CME

View 2020 Patient Perspective Posters and meet the presenting authors at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting (dates coming soon).