Meeting

Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium

Date:

March 29–April 1

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Program Information

CME: 19.25    MOC: 19.25

The Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRSYM) is a unique symposium that 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.

Key opinion leaders will deliver a range of content in areas such as therapeutic developments, recent research findings, and scientific advances, in an environment conducive to dialogue and networking.

Important Note
PRSYM is an in-person symposium. No hybrid registration option will be available. Session recordings and abstract posters will be available via PRSYM On Demand beginning two weeks after the symposium.

Target Audience
Rheumatologists, physicians and other healthcare 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

Program Schedule

Registration Fees

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

ACR Member

Early Bird (through February 15)
Member - $670
Fellow in Training - $450
Master/Emeritus - $450
Resident/Medical Student/Student - $450
Developing Country - $0

Regular (through April 1)
Member - $760
Fellow in Training - $500
Master/Emeritus - $500
Resident/Medical Student/Student - $500
Developing Country - $0

ARP Member

Early Bird (through February 15)
Member - $670
Emeritus - $450
Student - $450
Developing Country - $0

Regular (through April 1)
Member - $760
Emeritus - $500
Student - $500*
Developing Country - $0

Nonmember

Early Bird (through February 15)
ACR Nonmember - $730
ARP Nonmember - $730
Fellow in Training - $500*
Resident/Medical Student/Student - $590*
Developing Country - $0**

Regular (through April 1)
ACR Nonmember - $830
ARP Nonmember - $830
Fellow in Training - $570*
Resident/Medical Student/Student - $680*
Developing Country - $0**

*Nonmember Fellows in Training, Residents, and Students
This category includes physicians enrolled in or who have completed a training program in rheumatology or a related field within the past year, individuals enrolled in a residency program who are interested in rheumatology as a subspecialty, students enrolled in a graduate-level educational program in medicine or a related field, or students enrolled in a health professional program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree. To be eligible for the reduced fee, nonmembers must include a letter from their program director, chief of service, or faculty advisor.

**Nonmembers from Developing Countries
To be eligible for the reduced fee, nonmembers from countries with low-income and lower-middle-income economies, as determined by the World Bank, must provide evidence of work and residence address.

Hotel

The Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

To make your reservation, book directly through the Hyatt Regency ACR Reservations website prior to February 24, 2023, and identify yourself as an attendee of the meeting. Reserve your room early to take advantage of the special 2023 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium rates.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-561-1234
Book Online: Hyatt Regency New Orleans ACR Reservations

Nightly Rate
Single/double (standard room) - $249

There is no charge for children under 18 when occupying the same room as an adult with existing bedding. Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes which are currently 14.45% and 1.75% Tourism Assessment plus $3.00 occupancy fee.

After February 24, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation/refund policies.

Travel

Airline Reservations
Attendees are responsible for booking their own travel.

Airport Options
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is approximately 14.2 miles from the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Airport Transportation
The Hyatt Regency New Orleans has partnered with a local shuttle service to provide transportation to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Note: Shuttle reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time.
View shuttle reservation pricing and details

Local Ground Transportation
View information on parking, transportation, and a map of the hotel location

Syllabi

Registered attendees can access the syllabi during the meeting and for 12 months after the meeting. To access syllabi, login and go to My Learning.

CME and MOC Information

CME

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

See the ACR’s CME Mission Statement. For more information, download the AMA PRA Booklet.

Designation Statement
The ACR designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.

CME credit must be claimed by March 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.

MOC

MOC Recognition Statement

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 19.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

After submitting a reflective statement with key takeaways from the meeting, MOC points will be applied for ABP diplomates to the ABP number and date of birth provided when you registered. Points are sent nightly to ACCME and then transferred to the ABP Physician Portal. Please allow at least 48 hours for points display in the portal. 

By completing this activity, you provide the ACR permission to share completion data with the ACCME and the certifying board.

MOC points must be claimed by March 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET.

ABIM CME MOC Certified

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to ensure that Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities are independent and free of commercial bias. To ensure educational content is objective, balanced, and guarantee content presented is in the best interest of its learners' and the public, the ACR requires that everyone in a position to control educational content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Examples can be found at accme.org.

Nature of Financial Relationships

Faculty participating in an ACR-sponsored activity must disclose to the planning committee and audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies any financial or other relationship(s) with a ineligible company including, but not limited to:

  1. Advisor or Review Panel member
  2. Consultant
  3. Employee
  4. Officer or Board Member
  5. Grant/Research Support
  6. Speaker/Honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness
  7. Independent Contractor
  8. Ownership Interest
  9. Royalties
  10. Intellectual Property/Patents
  11. Stock options or bond holdings in a for-profit corporation or self-directed pension plan
  12. Other Financial or Material Support

None: Has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

See 2021 disclosures in the 2021 meeting section below.

2023 disclosures 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.

Exhibit Opportunities
If you are interested in exhibiting at the Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, please view the PRSYM Exhibitor Prospectus and complete the exhibitor request form by March 10.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
Coming soon

Questions? Contact Kat Dennis (kdennis@rheumatology.org).

Abstracts

Abstract submission is closed. The submission deadline was January 24, 2023.

Scholarships

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

The purpose of the Fellow-in-Training Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium Scholarship is to provide pediatric and MEDPEDs fellows in training the opportunity to attend the 2023 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium. Review the American College of Rheumatology Fellows Education Fund Eligibility for eligibility requirements and benefits of the Registration-Only and Registration with Travel Scholarships.

  • Registration-Only Scholarship Awards are based on available funding. Eligible applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Award includes complimentary registration to attend the 2023 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (New Orleans, LA).
  • Registration with Travel Scholarship Awards are based on available funding. Eligible applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Award includes complimentary registration to attend the 2023 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (New Orleans, LA) and up to $750 in travel reimbursement.

The PRSYM FIT Scholarship application will be available for fellows on January 9. Pediatric and MEDPEDs fellows in training, program directors and coordinators will be notified once the application opens.

Contact Robin Campbell for questions about the FIT Scholarship eligibility requirements or the application process.

*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 Rheumatology Research Foundation encourages students and residents to explore a career in rheumatology. The ACR’s Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium meeting provides 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. The purpose of the Student and Resident PRSYM Scholarship is to provide outstanding students and residents currently enrolled at institutions with no pediatric rheumatology program the opportunity to attend the 2023 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium.

Award Amount: Travel expenses up to $1,000 (including air fare, hotel and meals) plus complimentary registration to attend the 2023 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium, to be held in New Orleans, LA.

See Student and Resident PRSYM Scholarship details on the Foundation website.

COVID-19 Policies

We thank you for your continued cooperation and applaud individuals' efforts to prevent the spread of infectious agents. Prior to attending an ACR face-to-face event, please be sure to review the current ACR requirements for meeting entry and attendance as these vary according to local requirements and may have changed since your last meeting. Individuals with symptoms or known infections are requested to stay home and not participate in face-to-face ACR gatherings.

2021 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium

See information from the 2021 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium.

CME: 31.75    MOC: 31.37

The deadline to claim 2021 credit was September 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

Target Audience
Rheumatologists, physicians and other healthcare 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

Disclosures
View 2021 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium Disclosures

Abstracts
We have made the difficult decision not to accept abstracts for the 2021 meeting. The innovation and collaboration typically showcased in the abstracts program are unparalleled and will be missed. We hope to bring abstracts back to PRSYM in the future.

View 2020 abstracts

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

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