Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many of the commonly asked questions about the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our staff and partners are here to assist you before, during and after the meeting. You can also contact us directly.

General Information

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Registration

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Abstracts

Where can I find abstract submission guidelines?
See full details on the Abstract Submission page.

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Continuing Medical Education

Who can claim CME?
Paid scientific attendees may claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Guests, press, exhibitors, and vendors are not eligible to receive CME credit.

How can I claim CME?
Eligible attendees can claim CME credits for the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting online. Follow the steps below to claim credit.

TIP: We recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer to claim CME.

  1. Go to My Educational Activities (you will be prompted to login)
  2. Click the Live Meetings tab
  3. Next to 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, click Claim Credits
  4. Select a date and then click Claim Credits
  5. Enter the number of credits you wish to claim
  6. Click Attest & Submit

Transcripts
Follow the steps below to view, print, and save a copy of your transcript for the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

  1. Click Go to My Transcript
  2. Type Annual Meeting in the Search box
  3. Click Additional Filters to select the Start Date From and Start Date To for the 2017 Annual Meeting - this will filter out any previous annual meetings from your transcript
  4. Click Apply Filter
  5. Click Print Transcript - any sessions designated for State CME will display under the Topic section
  6. On the My Transcript page, click View/Print Certificate to view, print and save all certificate types (CME, Participation, and European Union of Medical Specialists). Note: State CME designations are included on your CME and Participation certificates.

Where can I get a Certificate of Participation?
There are three ways to access your souvenir Certificate of Participation.

  • Look in the front of your Session Tracker book
  • Download a PDF version
  • Login to your account, claim CME credit, and then access it on the My Transcript page

How Do I Claim Credit for Poster Sessions?
CME credit is available for viewing posters on November 5 – 7 from 9:00 AM –11:00 AM, when poster presenters are available to engage learners. You should claim credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the poster sessions during this time slot, and that may be full or partial credit up to a maximum of 2.0 hours.

When is the deadline to claim CME for the 2017 meeting?
Credit must be claimed within one year of meeting attendance.

When is the deadline to submit evaluations for individual sessions?
Individual session evaluations are an important tool for the Annual Meeting Planning Committee to help ensure that learning objectives were met and the program provided valuable learning opportunities. They also provide feedback on specific speakers that will be considered when speakers are invited in future years. Please take time to complete these evaluations when you claim CME credits. Because data is needed for the Annual Meeting Planning Committee to review in early 2018, we request that you submit session evaluations by December 7, 2017.

Does the meeting offer MOC points?
For the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, up to 9 MOC points are available to attendees who complete the online CARE 2017 MOC Session activities (free to all registered attendees). Learn more about these activities >

I made a mistake, can I make a change?
Yes, you can change the number of hours. The change should automatically reflect in your transcript.

How do I claim CME from past meetings?
Login to your account and go to the My Educational Activities page.

Note: the deadline to claim for 2014, 2015, and 2016 meetings is November 15, 2017. After you claim credit, you can access your transcript and certificates in My Transcript.

To request a certificate for credit earned at the 2013 Annual Meeting or earlier, contact annualmeeting@rheumatology.org or 404-633-3777, ext. 320.

Who do I contact for questions about CME?
Contact annualmeeting@rheumatology.org or 404-633-3777, ext. 320.