Meeting

Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium

Date:

April 29 – May 2, 2020

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Program Information

CME: 26.50    MOC: 26.50

The Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium will provide the most up-to-date, practical clinical information and basic science knowledge on the diagnosis and management of pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases and immune disorders.

Target Audience
Rheumatologists, physicians and other health care providers who care for pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases, clinical investigators, physician-scientists, and those interested or engaged in research in the field of pediatric rheumatic diseases.

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

  • Discuss the most up-to-date clinical information on the diagnosis and management of pediatric patients with rheumatic and immunologic disorders
  • Describe the most current information regarding the pathophysiology underlying pediatric rheumatic disorders

Virtual Attendance - ACR Beyond LIVE

Can’t attend the Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium in person this year? Purchase ACR Beyond LIVE to watch the sessions live, chat with other virtual attendees, and participate in Q&A when available. ACR Beyond LIVE registration coming soon.

Program Schedule

Registration Fees

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

Do you need support getting to the Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium? Use the ACR's Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium Justification Letter to make your case.

  • Early bird - March 4
  • Advance - April 15
  • On site - After April 15

ACR/ARP Member
Early bird - $480
Advance - $670
On site - $760
Virtual - $480

Non-Member
Early bird - $630
Advance - $730
On site - $830
Virtual - $630

FIT Member
Early bird - $360
Advance - $450
On site - $500
Virtual - $360

FIT Non-Member*
Early bird - $420
Advance - $500
On site - $570
Virtual - $420

Resident/Student Member
Early bird - $360
Advance - $450
On site - $500
Virtual - $360

Resident/Student Non-Member*
Early bird - $480
Advance - $590
On site - $680
Virtual - $480

Master/Emeritus Member
Early bird - $360
Advance - $450
On site - $500
Virtual - $360

Guest Ticket - Opening Reception
Early bird - $65
Advance - $65
On site - $65

Guest Ticket - Closing Reception
Early bird - $85
Advance - $85
On site - $85

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

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 and Canada) or 415-979-2265 (International).

Cancellations and Requests for Refund

  • Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by April 17 on the Registration Support Center or by fax at 415-293-5231. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.
  • An administration fee of $50 will be deducted for members; $100 will be deducted for non-members.
  • 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, or delays or cancellations due to inclement weather.
  • 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 Hyatt Regency. To make your reservation, book online or call the Hyatt Regency by April 8 and identify yourself as an attendee of the meeting. Reserve your room early to take advantage of the special Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium rates.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-561-1234
Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Nightly Rate
Single/double (standard room) - $239
$20 per additional person; no charge for children under 18 staying with parents
Includes complimentary Wi-Fi

Room rates are subject to city/state taxes. The current tax rate is 15.2% (tax rate is subject to change).

After April 8, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation/refund policies.

Travel

Airline Reservations
ATC Travel Management (ATC)
800-458-9383 or 703-253-6004
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET
reservations@atcmeetings.com
atcmeetings.com/ACR

Transportation and Parking
Alamo Car Rentals: Book online at alamo.com or call 844-354-6962 and provide the CD number CD#LEADERS .

Hertz Car Rentals: Book online at hertz.com or call 800-654-3131 and provide the CD number CD#1170024.

Hyatt Regency Transportation and Parking Options

Syllabi

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

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 26.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities. Participants can claim up to 26.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending the Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 26.50 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.

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 planning committee 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 planning committee and faculty reported the following disclosures.

Planning Committee

  • Stacy Ardoin, MD - UCB2, American Board of Pediatrics Rheumatology Subboard6, Sobi2
  • Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Peter Nigrovic, MD - Novartis2, AbbVie2, Pfizer2, Genentech2; Sobi5, AbbVie5; UpToDate7, American Academy of Pediatrics7
  • Mara Becker, MD, MSCE - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Susanne M. Benseler, MD - Novartis5; Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance (board)6, Vasculitis Foundation (med. adviser) 6, Canadian Alliance of Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (past Chair) 6, The Arthritis Society (strategic advisory board) 6
  • Dirk Foell, MD, PhD – Pfizer:2; Novartis2,5,8; Sobi2,5,8; Chugai-Roche5
  • Ron Laxer, MD, FRCP - Sobi5, Novartis5, Alexion5, Sanofi5, Eli Lilly Canada5, Canadian Rheumatology Association6
  • Lily Lim, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jay Mehta, MD, MS, Med - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Kelly L. Mieszkalski, MA, CCRC - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jessica Neely, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Michael Ombrello, MD - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases3, National Institutes of Health3, United States Department of Health and Human Services3
  • Annelle Reed, MSN, CRNP - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Melissa Roybal, MSN, RN - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Mary Beth Son, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Faculty
Coming soon

Corporate Support

The American College of Rheumatology thanks our corporate supporters and partners for their commitment to advancing rheumatology by supporting ACR and ARP programs and initiatives. See current supporters, guidelines, and benefits of supporting the ACR.

Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) in collaboration with the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) invite you to submit an abstract and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work peer reviewed by experts in the field.

Every three years, PRSYM draws hundreds of abstracts submitted by rheumatologists and health professionals from around the world. CARRA and PRSYM are joining efforts in our call for abstracts and will be utilizing one online abstract submission site. If accepted, your abstract will be published in an online supplement of Arthritis & Rheumatology, one of the ACR’s research journals. In addition to presenting your work at PRSYM, you may also elect to display your work at the CARRA meeting.

Abstract Guidelines
Please read the entire guide prior to beginning the submission process to review the guidelines and rules that apply to abstract submissions.

Access the complete guide for submitting an abstract for 2020 PRSYM in collaboration with CARRA.

Abstract Submission Processing Fee
A $50 processing fee must accompany each abstract. The ACR accepts electronic payment only in the form of Matercard, Visa, or American Express. Abstract processing fees must be in U.S. funds and are non-refundable – no exceptions.

Abstract Submission
All 2020 PRSYM and CARRA abstracts will be submitted via an online submission site.

Start your abstract submission.

Abstract Submission Deadline
The 2020 abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, January 15 at noon ET – no exceptions. Please remember, you will not be able to make changes to your submission after the deadline.

Key dates (subject to change)
Abstract Submission Opens: December 4, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020

2017 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium Abstract Supplement

Scholarships and Awards

Fellow-in-Training Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) Scholarship

The Fellow-in-Training Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium Scholarship provides pediatric and MEDPEDs fellows-in-training the opportunity to attend the 2020 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium. The American College of Rheumatology Fellows Education Fund Eligibility outlines the eligibility requirements and benefits of the travel scholarship and non-travel scholarship.

Travel Scholarship Award: Travel expenses up to $600 (including air fare, hotel, and ground transportation) plus free registration to the 2020 PRSYM.

Non-travel Scholarship Award: Free registration to attend the 2020 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium

The application for the scholarship will open in late 2019. Fellows-in-training, program directors, and program coordinators will be notified when the application opens.

Funding for fellows-in-training scholarships is made possible in part by support of the American College of Rheumatology Fellows Educational Fund. Scholarships are reportable payments to physicians under the Physicians Payment Sunshine Act.

Student and Resident Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) Scholarship

As a part of the Choose Rheumatology campaign, the Foundation encourages students and residents to explore a career in rheumatology. The Student and Resident PRSYM Scholarship provides outstanding students and residents enrolled at institutions with no pediatric rheumatology program the opportunity to attend the 2020 PRSYM.

Scholarship Award: Travel expenses up to $1,000 (including air fare, hotel and meals) plus free registration to the 2020 PRSYM.

Please check the Foundation website in November for the request for application and application.

Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) Abstract Award

The Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium Abstract Award provides outstanding students and residents the opportunity to attend the 2020 PRSYM.

Award: Travel expenses up to $1,000 (including air fare, hotel and meals) plus free registration to attend the 2020 PRSYM.

Please check the Foundation website in November for the request for application and application.

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 allow them to attend sessions on site.

Press registration details coming soon.

 

Contact Info / Inquiries

American College of Rheumatology
education@rheumatology.org
404-633-3777, ext. 381

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

Awards and Grants
foundation@rheumatology.org
404-365-1373, ext.337

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