General Meeting Information

The American College of Rheumatology’s 2018 Annual Meeting is headed to Chicago, Illinois October 19 - 24. Close to 16,000 rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals, fellows-in-training, and exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected to gather in the windy city to experience the latest scientific advances, clinical issues, professional development, and more.

Top Three Reasons to Attend Annual Meeting*

  • Professional development: Unparalleled opportunity to hear the leading experts in rheumatology share knowledge, research findings, and new clinical concepts
  • Access to the latest research/abstracts: Over 3,000 abstracts presented at last year’s meeting, and the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on a wide variety of topics
  • Networking with colleagues: Meet up with peers to exchange ideas, find your ideal job opportunity, forge new contacts and friendships, engage mentors and mentees

*2016 survey of ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting attendees

Registration is required for admittance to scientific sessions, abstract sessions, exhibits, posters, award presentations, and other meeting events, unless otherwise indicated in the program schedule. The official language of the Annual Meeting is English.

Location Information

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Attendance Justification Toolkit

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Attendee Services

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Continuing Medical Education

How to Claim CME
Paid scientific attendees may claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Credit must be claimed within one year of attendance. Attendees should login and go to the My Educational Activities page to claim credits, submit session evaluations, and print certificates and transcripts.

Accreditation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 54.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Learning Objectives

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Presenters and Faculty

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Career Fair and CareerConnection

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Photograph and Video Recording Policy

The ACR encourages the dissemination of educational content to benefit others. Our presenters have the right to request no photographs during their session and can announce this directly to attendees and/or include an icon to indicate their preference (see icon below). If permitted, photos must be captured in a non-disruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other learners and should be for personal, non-commercial use. Flash photography, video recording, and live streaming of any Annual Meeting materials, including posters, exhibits, and all presentations are strictly prohibited. See Press Photography and Video Recording Policy

No photography