2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

Format:

live

Start Date:

04/13/2018

End Date:

04/15/2018

Location:

Chicago, IL

Max Credits:

19.75

Credit Type:

CME

MOC

Participation

Program Information

This clinical symposium will expose you to a range of content delivered by key opinion leaders in areas such as therapeutic developments, recent research findings, and scientific advances, all delivered in an environment conducive to dialogue and networking.

 

Target Audience
This course is designed for rheumatologists, physicians and other healthcare providers who care for patients with rheumatic diseases and those interested or engaged in research in the field of rheumatology.

 

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment approaches in the management of rheumatic diseases
  • Identify and describe recent scientific and clinical advances regarding the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases

Syllabi
Program syllabi will be available online during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting to registered attendees. To access syllabi, login and go to My Educational Activities.

 

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Program Schedule

 

Fellows-in-Training Session Program and Scholarship Information

Target Audience
This session is designed for rheumatology fellows-in-training.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Identify job market resources and utilize guidance related to entering the job force upon graduating from fellowship
  • Apply hands-on, physical examination skills acquired from master clinicians
  • Gain awareness and insight into barriers of remaining in academic medicine as well as strategies to confront these obstacles

FIT Educational Session at SOTA Program Schedule

 

Scholarship Information

Eligible SOTA travel scholarship recipients will receive complimentary SOTA registration. All travel scholarship recipients are required to attend the mandatory FIT Educational Session on April 13. The American College of Rheumatology Fellows Education Fund Eligibility document outlines the eligibility requirements and benefits of the scholarship. The application for the 2018 Fellows-in-Training SOTA Scholarship is open.

If you receive the FIT SOTA travel scholarship, the ACR will register you for SOTA on your behalf.

Reimbursement
Scholarship recipients will receive up to $450 in travel reimbursement to cover housing and airfare expenses. Scholarship recipients are required to submit a travel reimbursement form with original receipts attached no later than 30 days after the meeting. A travel reimbursement form will be provided prior to the meeting.

E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training

Target Audience
This course is designed for rheumatology practice managers, office staff, and coders.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify key components of medical decision making documentation to substantiate medical necessity
  • Explain why clinical documentation improvement (CDI), ICD-10, and E&M are important elements to justify each level of service and the guidelines for using “time” and prolonged service codes to bill higher level E&M codes
  • Recognize the difference between incident-to and shared/split visits, along with the risks associated with incident-to billing if not done accurately
  • Develop a practice workflow that ensures complete and compliant documentation, as well as effective techniques to choose the appropriate guidelines important to coding, reimbursement, and compliance

Registration Fees

The registration fees are available until 4:00 PM ET on the dates below.

Registration Categories

Early Bird
(by Feb 14)

Advance
(by Mar 28)

On Site

ACR/ARHP Member

$390

$500

$580

Non-Member

$580

$740

$860

FIT Member

$195

$400

$460

FIT Non-Member*

$320

$590

$670

Resident/Student Member

$195

$400

$570

Resident/Student Non-Member*

$290

$560

$640

Master/Emeritus

$195

$400

$460

Breakfast/Lunch Roundtables

$40

$40

$45

E/M Documentation Trends & Best Practices Training

$475 (ACR/ARHP Member) $525 (Nonmember)

 

*Non-member FIT and resident/student must include a letter from their program director, chief of service, or faculty advisor to be eligible for reduced fees.

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ACR SOTA Registration Support Center
Phone: 800-636-4766 (US & Canada) or 415-979-2265 (International)
Fax: 415-293-5231

Registration Guidelines

  • Full payment is due at the time of registration.
  • Online registrations receive immediate email confirmation.
  • Faxed and mailed registrations will be sent a confirmation within five days of receipt.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation, call 800-636-4766 (US & Canada) or 415-979-2265 (International).
  • If you are registering on someone’s behalf, you are required to enter the contact information for the individual attendee. Without this information, the registration will not be processed.

Cancellations and Requests for Refund

  • Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by March 31. Submit cancellation requests via the ACR SOTA Registration Support Center or by fax at 415-293-5231.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline of March 31.
  • An administration fee of $50 will be deducted for members; $100 will be deducted for non-members. No fees will be refunded after March 31.
  • No-shows will not receive a refund.
  • ACR is not responsible for airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by participants in the event of a program or registration cancellation.
  • All refund requests will be processed after the meeting. No refunds will be issued on site.
  • Cancelled registrations are nontransferable.

Hotel

The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. To make your housing reservation, contact the Sheraton before March 23 and identify yourself as an attendee of the ACR State of the Art Clinical Symposium. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sheraton Grand Chicago 
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
877-242-2558 or 800-325-3535
sheratonchicago.com

Book Hotel Online

Room Rates (per night):
Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • $269 single/double per night (standard rooms)
  • $319 single/double per night (club level rooms)
  • $20 charge per additional person
  • No charge for children under 18 years of age staying with parents

Tax: Room rates are subject to city/state taxes. The current tax rate is 16.4% (tax rate is subject to change).

After March 23, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation/refund policies.

Travel

Airline Reservations
To make your airline or car rental reservation, contact ACR's travel agency. Be sure to book early to obtain the best travel options. 

Association Travel Concepts
800-458-9383 or 703-253-6004
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET
atcmeetings.com/ACR 

Airport Options
Midway Airport (MDW) - approximately 12 miles to hotel

  • GO Airport Express Shuttle -  fee: $25 (one way), $46 (roundtrip); by appointment
  • CTA Rail System - Orange Line to Clark & Lake; fee: $2.25
  • Taxi - fee: approximately $25 – $40

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - approximately 18 miles to hotel

  • GO Airport Express Shuttle - fee: $30 (one way), $56 (roundtrip); by appointment
  • CTA Rail System - Blue Line to Clark & Lake; fee: $5
  • Taxi - fee: approximately $35 – $50

Hotel parking (with in-out privileges): valet parking is $63; self-parking is $53 per 24 hour period (prices are subject to change).

For additional travel information, visit transitchicago.com/airports or contact the hotel concierge.

CME and MOC Information

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

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants can claim the following amount of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    • Up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing the pre-and post-assessments
    • Up to 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ hours for attending the FIT at SOTA pre-conference
    • Up to 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ hours for attending the E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training
    • 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Needs Assessment

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
The State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium program is based on educational need derived from an analysis of practice gaps.  Diverse content relevant to rheumatologists, physicians, healthcare providers, as well as clinical investigators, physician-scientists, and researchers has been developed.   Exposure to best practices in evidence-based treatment and the latest research findings are essential to expanding the medical knowledge base of those directly caring for patients or engaged in research of rheumatic diseases. 

Of the ACR Core Competencies, the 2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium primarily addresses medical knowledge – the understanding of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences and to the application of this knowledge to patient care. 

Participants are encouraged to reflect on current practice in light of knowledge gleaned and report whether the education received will cause them to change the way they currently practice/work within their respective settings. 

Fellows-in-Training Educational Session at the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium
The FIT Educational Session at SOTA is based on the educational needs of fellows-in-training. These educational needs, resulting from practice gaps and survey data, are identified by the ACR Fellows-in-Training Subcommittee who represent the rheumatology FIT population.

Research has shown that FITs have little guidance in navigating the job market and lack patient physical examination skills as the teaching of these are not standardized and vary by each fellowship training program. In addition, research has shown that FITs are hesitant to enter academic positions post-fellowship due to concerns including student loans, grant funding, and salary support. Content to address these educational gaps and lack of knowledge will be presented to participants.

FITs are encouraged to attend to explore career opportunities and participate in hands-on workshops designed to further their understanding and expertise in essential rheumatologic areas.

E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training
The E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training will provide guidance from expert coders on the changes to the 2018 payment policies3 and insight into difficult E&M coding situations using case scenarios, tried-and-true tactics, and group study to ensure participants gain the knowledge and skills to be an E&M professional.

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
The ACR is an independent, professional organization that does not endorse specific procedures or products of any pharmaceutical/biotech concern. Educational activities provided by the ACR must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s). For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias.

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the editorial team and audience any financial or other relationship(s) including, but not limited to:

  1. Stock, stock options, or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  2. Research grants
  3. Employment (full or part-time)
  4. Ownership or partnership
  5. Consulting fees or other remuneration (payment)
  6. Non-remunerative positions of influence such as officer, board member, trustee, or public spokesperson
  7. Receipt of royalties
  8. Speakers' bureau
  9. Other

The faculty reported the following disclosures.

E/M Documentation Trends and Best Practices Training Faculty

  • Melesia Tillman - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Antanya Chung - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Shannon DeConda - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2018 Fellow-in-Training Educational Session Planning Committee

  • Chris Mecoli, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Isabelle Amigues, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Kevin Byram, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Vinicius Domingues, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Bryant England, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Mark Hwang, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jiha Lee, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Janet Orrock, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Carrie Richardson, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Nicole Yang, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2018 Fellow-in-Training Educational Session Speakers

  • Erin Arnold, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Courtney Becker - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Anisha Dua, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Katherine Finn, DO - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lianne Gensler, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Monique Hinchcliff, MD, MS - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Mark Hwang, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Meenakshi Jolly, MD - Pfizer2; LRA6; LSI6; Rush University7; Lupus PRO7; LIT7; SIMPLE7
  • Seoyoung Kim, MD - Pfizer2; AstraZeneca2; Merck2; Bristol-Meyers Squibb2; Roche2
  • Minna Kohler, MD - Springer publications7
  • Yvonne C. Lee, MD, MMSc - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Melinda S. Malecki - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD - Galapagos2;5; Eli Lilly5; Pfizer5; Regeneron5; Oarsi6 
  • Augustine Manadan, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Deborah Parks, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • James Rosenbaum, MD - Alcon Research Institute2; Pfizer2; AbbVie5; Regeneron5; UCB5; Gilead5; Santen5; Topivert5; Cavtherx5; Eyevensys5; UpToDate7; Mallinckrodt8
  • Kenneth G. Saag, MD - Amgen2,5; Merck2,5; Radius5
  • Beth Scholz, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • John Stone, MD - Roche/Genentech; Xencor2,5
  • Angus Worthing, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Planning Committee

  • Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Francesco Boin, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH - Sigma-Tau5
  • Rebecca Manno, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Robert Woodrick, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2018 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Speakers

  • Joan Bathon, MD - Regeneron5
  • Joel A. Block, MD - Abbvie2; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc7; Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation2, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage5; Osteoarthritis Research Society International6; Pfizer Inc2
  • Bruce Bochner, MD - Allakos, Inc.1,5,7; UpToDate7
  • Jill P. Buyon, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • W. Winn Chatham, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lianne S. Gensler, MD - Amgen2; AbbVie2; Janssen Pharmaceutica Product, L.P.5; Novartis5; UCB2
  • Judith A. James, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Marc Judson, MD - Biogen Idec5; Mallinckrodt2; Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation2
  • Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Allan Klein, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH - Abbott Immunology Pharmaceuticals2; AF2; Cure JM2; LFA2; NIH2; Pfizer Inc2; UCB2; Up to Date7
  • Stephen C. Mathai, MD, MHS - Actelion Pharmaceuticals US5; United Therapeutics5
  • Michelle Petri, M.D., M.P.H. - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Janet E. Pope, MD, MPH, FRCPC - AbbVie5; Actelion Pharmaceuticals US5; American College of Rheumatology6; Amgen5; Bayer5; Bristol Myers Squibb2,5; Canadian Rheumatology Association6; Canadian Scleroderma Research Group6; CATCH cohort6; Lilly5; Merck Pharmaceuticals2,5; Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation5; Ontario Best Practices Research Initiatve6; Ontario Rheumatology Association6; Pfizer Inc5; Roche Pharmaceuticals2,5; Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical5; Seattle Genetics2; United Chemical Belgium2
  • James T. Rosenbaum, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Eric M. Ruderman, MD - AbbVie5; Amgen5; BMS5; GSK5; Janssen5; Lilly5; Pfizer5
  • Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc - Amgen2,5; Merck2,5; Radius5
  • Philip Seo, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Yusuf Yazici, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Corporate Support

Educational grant support for this activity has been provided by: Amgen, Lilly USA, LLC, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Inc., and Celgene Corporation.

Educational grant support for Fellows Education Fund provided by Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Pfizer, Inc.

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Press Registration

The American College of Rheumatology welcomes members of the press to write about research presented at our meetings. Complimentary registration is provided to approved members of the press to attend sessions on site.

Members of the press who are interested in attending State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium must register by March 28. On site registration is not available. There is a $100 fee for meals during the meeting.

See press guidelines.