Join us at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

Registration is Open

Annual Meeting registration and housing is open. See registration fees >

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Registration Categories


A member is an individual who has paid 2017 dues or is a candidate to be elected to ACR/ARHP membership at the 2017 meeting.  If you are unsure of your membership status or category, contact ACR membership at 404-633-3777 or Members in the following member categories are eligible for additional savings.

  • Master: Individuals over the age of 65 who have been bestowed this title by the ACR Board of Directors. Complimentary registration for the Scientific Sessions only; fees are required for ticketed sessions.
  • Emeritus: Current or qualified Fellow, Member, International Fellow, or International Member who has reached the age of 70.
  • Fellows-in-Training: Currently enrolled or less than one year out of a qualified rheumatology training program.
  • Resident, Pre/Post-Doctoral, Student: Enrolled in a graduate-level program in medicine or a related field, or enrolled in a residency program and interested in rheumatology, or engaged in a period of mentored research, or enrolled in a health professional program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree.


A non-member is an individual who is not a member of the ACR or ARHP. Learn how becoming a member can benefit you throughout the year.


A guest is a non-scientific attendee who is 18 years of age or older.  Registration includes entrance to the Exhibit Hall and non-ticketed sessions.  Guests are not eligible for CME or Certificate of Participation.

What You Need to Know about Registration and Ticketed Sessions

  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Online registration receives immediate confirmation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation, call 800-990-2446 or 415-979-2286.
  • If you are a non-member fellow-in-training, pre/post-doctoral fellow, resident or student who is pursuing a medical, undergraduate or graduate degree, you will need to provide a letter from your program director or chief of service to be eligible for reduced fees.
  • If you are registering on someone’s behalf, you are required to enter the contact information for the individual attendee.  Without this information, the registration will not be processed.

Meet the Professors, Workshops, and Poster Tours

  • You must be registered for the Scientific Sessions to purchase a ticket for a Meet the Professor or Workshop session.
  • You can exchange your ticket for another session up to 24 hours prior to the session.
  • Registration for Poster Tours will open in September; no additional fee is required.

Cancellations and Requests for Refund

  • Cancellations and full refund requests received by October 20 will be automatically approved and processed within 24 - 48 hours.
  • An administration fee will be deducted: $50 for members; $100 for non-members.
  • No fees will be refunded after October 20.

Fellows-in-Training from Developing Countries

  • If you are a fellow-in-training from a developing country, as determined by the World Bank, you are eligible for complimentary registration for the scientific sessions, Basic Research or Clinical Research conferences, and Review Course. Published fees apply for the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Rheumatologist pre-conference course, Meet the Professors sessions, and Workshop sessions.
  • To apply for complimentary registration, please submit your request and a letter from your program director, chief of service, or faculty advisor to the support center. Once approved, you will receive an email with an invitation code and instructions to register online.

An Accessible Meeting

To ensure we can accommodate your needs, please indicate your requirements on the registration form.  If you have any questions, contact Ron Olejko at

San Diego Convention Center does not have an inventory of wheelchairs.  Wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be reserved in advance from Scootaround for delivery to your hotel or the convention center. Order online at or call 888-441-7575 or 204-982-0657.

Hotel Reservations

See information on official ACR Annual Meeting hotels.

Group Registration

See group registration and housing information and contacts.


See information on air travel, car rentals, accessible transportation, ACR/ARHP shuttle bus, and more.