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The ACR/ARHP Image Competition showcases the finest images in rheumatology and offers an opportunity for you to contribute to one of the most distinguished medical image collections available online. We are looking for fascinating and unique medical images that capture the best of rheumatology.
All images submitted to the competition are peer-reviewed for inclusion in the
Rheumatology Image Library. A submitter of a high-quality image chosen for inclusion to the Image Library is acknowledged as the image contributor. This is displayed with the image, and therefore can be listed on your academic CV or professional resume.
The Image Competition is open to anyone, and membership in the College is not required to submit. Winning images and honorable mentions are announced at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting during the popular Thieves’ Market session.
The 2017 image competition has been suspended. Please check back in 2018 for updates.
In addition to prominent recognition on the College’s website and in the Rheumatology Image Library, winners will be awarded the following.
Grand Prize Winner
Category First Prize Winners
*Registration does not include pre-meeting courses, Meet the Professor Sessions or Workshops. One guest registration to the Annual Meeting is also included (opening reception and exhibit hall access only).
The Rheumatology Image Library is maintained at the highest level of quality. Therefore, previously published images and/or case studies should not be submitted. Submissions are reviewed and selected by the ACR's Audiovisual Aids Subcommittee. Judging is based on the quality, content, and resolution of the images. All submissions are anonymized prior to judging.
Submissions must not contain images that are copyrighted by anyone other than the submitter. All submissions become the copyrighted property of the College and are considered eligible for inclusion in the Rheumatology Image Library and/or for use in other ACR/ARHP products, programs, or services. By submitting an image to the competition, you retain rights for reproduction, provided written permission from the College is received in advance.
To enter the competition, you must:
All required forms MUST be completed for each image submitted to the competition. Submissions that do not meet all the competition rules may be disqualified from the competition.
Images in the following categories are accepted:
Acceptable image formats:
Congratulations to the following individuals for their outstanding submissions to the Image Competition!
Grand Prize - Koji Takasugi, MD, Nagoya, Japan
Polyarteritis Nodosum (PAN), Coronary and Other Aneurysms
Still Image - Nibha Jain, MD, Ahmedbad, India
Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy: Pachydermia (“Bull-Dog” Appearance)
Case Study - Laura Tasan, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Nodal and Extranodal Disease
Grand Prize - Giorgio Treglia, MD, Bellinzona, Switzerland
3-Dimensional Volume Rendering 18-Fludeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography in Large Vessel Vasculitis
Still Image - Ernest Brahn, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Environmental Electron Microscopic Image of Articular Cartilage
Case Study - Cuoghi Edens, MD, Cleveland, OH
Palmoplantar Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in a Toddler Before and After Treatment with Infliximab
Grand Prize - Olga Goodman, Houston, TX
Spinal Cord Compression from Tophaceus Gout
Still Image - Karim Masri, MD, Baltimore, MD
IgA Nephropathy: Mesenteric Vasculitis
Case Study - Matthew Koster, MD, Rochester, MN
Atypical Swollen Hand: Mycobacterium Arupense Infection