Registration

Join us at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois October 19 - 24.

Registration is Open

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

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  Registration and Housing Warning - Don’t be fooled by scammers

Follow these tips

  • Avoid Google and other search engines. Get information directly from the official Annual Meeting web pages on our website. Scammers pay to position ads at the top of your search results, including the fraudulent sites that use the ACR name and meeting details.
  • Book and confirm your registration/housing with CMR. Always login on rheumatology.org and go directly to the CMR website, and look for the Official Housing Provider badge. Third-party companies often illegally represent themselves as travel agencies, soliciting attendees and exhibitors, and offer to assist with hotel reservations.
  • Ignore and delete phishing emails. These emails pose as the ACR and try to entice you to disclose personal information, such as your username, password, or bank account details.
  • Ignore and delete spoofing emails. These emails use an altered email address as the sender to hide the true origin or make their emails look legitimate and lure you into clicking on links or downloading attachments. There should always be a legitimate phone number and method of contact.

If you are contacted by any agency other than CMR, please immediately notify CMR.

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What you need to know about registration and ticketed sessions

  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Online registration will receive immediate confirmation.
  • Faxed and mailed registration will be sent a confirmation within five days of receipt.
  • If you do not receive a registration 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.

Registration Categories

Member
A member is an individual who has paid 2018 dues or is a candidate to be elected to ACR/ARHP membership at the 2018 meeting.  If you are unsure of your membership status or category, contact ACR membership at membership@rheumatology.org. Members in the following member categories are eligible for additional savings.

  • Masters: 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.
  • Residents, Pre/Post-Doctoral and Students: 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 an individual enrolled in a health professional program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree.

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

Guest
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 October and no additional fee is required.

Cancellations and Requests for Refund

Cancellations and full refund requests received by October 5 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 5.

Fellows-in-Training from Developing Countries

If you are a fellow-in-training from a developing country (with a gross national income of $6,000 USD or less as determined by the World Bank) you are eligible for complimentary registration. Go to worldbank.org for a list of eligible countries. Please mail or fax your registration and include a letter from your program director, chief of service, or faculty advisor.

An Accessible Meeting

To ensure we can accommodate your needs, please indicate your requirements on the registration form. If you have any questions, contact Crystal Green at cgreen@rheumatology.org.

McCormick place has a limited number of wheelchairs available. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters may be reserved in advance from Scootaround for delivery to your hotel or the convention center. Order online at scootaround.com or call 888- 441-7575 or 204-982-0657.

Hotel Reservations

See information on official ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting hotels.

Group Registration

See group registration and housing information and contacts.

Transportation

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