Health Professional Education

ARP offers a variety of online educational activities and over 45 health professional sessions at ACR Convergence, the ACR's annual meeting. The activities are intended to increase rheumatology knowledge and enhance patient care. Each covers the assessment, management, and evaluation of patients and role of the health professional team in the management of rheumatic disease. The activities were created for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, students, practice management staff, physicians, and/or anyone with an interest in rheumatology.

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Rheumatology eBytes: byte-sized education for busy health professionals (intermediate and advanced level)

eBytes are free for ACR/ARP members

Intermediate eBytes Competition
Rheumatology eBytes competition coming soon.

Advanced Rheumatology Course eBytes
Advanced Rheumatology eBytes complement the Advanced Rheumatology Course by allowing you to get a “bite-size” portion of education while receiving CME credits at any time that is convenient for you.

Advanced Rheumatology eBytes coming soon.

Fundamentals of Rheumatology (basic level)

Build a strong rheumatic disease foundation while earning CME. This course is for people transitioning into a rheumatology practice, such as nurses, office nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPN), medical assistants (MA), practice managers, office staff, or other new clinicians. Ten modules offer a current, evidence-based overview of adult/pediatric rheumatic disorders and care, as well as insurance pre-authorizations.
Learn more and register for Fundamentals of Rheumatology

Advanced Rheumatology Course (advanced level)

Important Notice

The Advanced Rheumatology Course expired on December 19, 2021.

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The Association of Rheumatology Professionals thanks AbbVie, Inc. for supporting the ARP Online Education programs.

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