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
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.

How do I X-Ray? A Systematic Approach to Plain Film
ICD-10: Diagnosis Codes, More than Just About Payments
Coding, Billing and Documentation Payer Guidelines
Biosimilar: What you Need to Know
Spondyloarthritis: Classification and Epidemiology
Osteoporosis: Evaluation of secondary causes of low bone density
Osteoporosis: Approach to Selecting Pharmacologic Treatment
TNF Biologics in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Understanding the Basics
Clinical Manifestations and Evaluation of Disease Activity of Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erthematosus
Treatment Strategies of Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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.

Activity 1 - Overview of Rheumatic Disease in Adults
Activity 2 - Overview of Rheumatic Disease in Children
Activity 3 - Assessment and Management of the Adult with Rheumatic Disease
Activity 4 - Management of Medications for the Adult with Rheumatic Disease
Activity 5 - Consultation with Other Health Care Professionals in the Management of Adults with Rheumatic Disease
Activity 6 - Assessment and Management of the Child with Rheumatic Disease
Activity 7 - Management of Medications for the Child with Rheumatic Disease
Activity 8 - Consultation with Other Health Care Professionals in the Management of the Child with Rheumatic Disease
Activity 9 - Nursing Management of the Infusion Patient
Activity 10 - Insurance Preauthorization and Funding for Medications

Advanced Rheumatology Course (advanced level)

This comprehensive course is designed to expand the knowledge and practical skills of providers in rheumatology practice, academic training, and primary care.  The target audience is rheumatology fellows in training, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, primary care physicians/internists, residents, or providers new to rheumatology.

Flexible learning options:  Choose from the adult, pediatric, and combined tracks or 19 individual activities. See Advanced Rheumatology Course details and register.


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

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