Networking Events

The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting brings a wonderfully diverse community together. Get engaged by creating and building relationships with your peers. Take advantage of networking events and social offerings designed to help you facilitate connections.

Training and Workforce Networking (October 19)
The Training and Workforce Pre-Meeting Courses are targeted towards fellows-in-training, program directors, division directors, and rheumatology educators. They will be held at the Marriott Marquis Chicago on October 19 and registration is complementary. Fellows will be able to register in July.

ACR Walking Challenge (October 20 - 23)
New this year! The ACR is excited to launch our first ever Walking Challenge during the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago. Participate in some friendly competition amongst your peers as your work your way up the leaderboard and compete to see who takes the most steps at the meeting! More information and details on how to register for the challenge will be available in September.

Opening Reception (October 20 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
Come celebrate the kick off to the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Connect with your colleagues while enjoying a live string orchestra band, food, and friendly conversations. The Opening Reception is complimentary to all registered Annual Meeting attendees.

ARHP Topic Round Tables: Networking Forum (October 21 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM)
Sit down with your colleagues over a complimentary lunch and participate in open discussion on various research, practice, and clinical topics. All ARHP attendees are welcome to participate in this event.

Annual Meeting First-Timers Orientation (October 21 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM)
Attendees participating in the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting for the first time are encouraged to join us for the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Orientation. Presenters offer valuable advice on how to get the most out of your experience.

#ACR18 Tweet Up (October 21)
The Annual Meeting tweet up is an informal social event without an agenda organized by ACR members. It is an opportunity for members who engage on Twitter to meet face-to-face. All Annual Meeting attendees are welcome to participate. The tweet up is designed to facilitate personal connections within the global rheumatology community.

Exhibit Hall Networking (October 21 - 23)
The Exhibit Hall is a great place to meet with colleagues.  If you are looking for somewhere to sit and meet, visit one of the Networking Lounges.  In addition, you can go to the food court and grab some lunch or a snack while you meet.

Poster Tours (October 21 - 23)
Network with attendees and abstract authors during the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Poster Tours. The Poster Tours are 45 minutes in length and run from October 21 - 23 at 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM. Add Poster Tours to your Annual Meeting Registration.

Study Groups (October 21 - 23)
Take advantage of these unique social forums, designed to bring together small groups of attendees with common interest in a single disease, group of related disorders, or specialized study. Annual Meeting Study Groups are held from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, October 21 - 23.

ARHP Discipline Round Tables: Networking Forum (October 22 12:30 – 2:00 PM)
All ARHP attendees are invited to this kickoff forum where you will have the opportunity to network over a complimentary lunch at various discipline tables.

ACR Career Fair (October 22 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
The annual ACR Career Fair is the chance for employers to recruit qualified rheumatology candidates and job seekers to find a new career opportunity. You can also visit the ACR Career Connection booth in the Discovery Center to learn about CareerConnection and post your resume as a job seeker or available positions/recruitment materials as an employer.