Winter Rheumatology Symposium


Jan 25 - 31, 2020


Snowmass Village, CO

Program Information

CME: 23.00    MOC: 23.00

The Winter Rheumatology Symposium will provide the most up-to-date, practical clinical information on the diagnosis and management of patients with rheumatic and immune disorders.

Target Audience
Rheumatologists, physicians, and other health care 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 activity, participants should be able to:

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

Program Schedule

Registration Fees

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

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

  • Early bird – November 27
  • Advance – January 8
  • On site – After January 8

ACR/ARP Member
Early bird - $850
Advance - $1,060
On site - $1,220
Virtual - $850

Early bird - $1,230
Advance - $1,510
On site - $1,720
Virtual - $1,230

FIT Member
Early bird - $420
Advance - $530
On site - $610
Virtual - $420

FIT Non-Member*
Early bird - $620
Advance - $720
On site - $880
Virtual - $620

Resident/Student Member
Early bird - $420
Advance - $530
On site - $610
Virtual - $420

Resident/Student Non-Member*
Early bird - $580
Advance - $730
On site - $870
Virtual - $580

Master/Emeritus Member
Early bird - $420
Advance - $530
On site - $610
Virtual - $420

Guest Ticket - Opening Reception
Early bird - $50
Advance - $50
On site - $50

*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 January 10 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.


The symposium will be held at the Viceroy Snowmass. To make your reservation, book online or contact the Viceroy Snowmass before December 15 and identify yourself as an attendee of the ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium by providing the booking code: ACR2020. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
970-923-8000 or 877-235-7577

Nightly Rates
Studio king - $415
One bedroom - $589 - $789
Two bedroom - $889 - $1,279

Room rates are subject to city/state taxes. The current tax rate is 12.8% (tax rate is subject to change).

After December 15 room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation/refund policies.

Alternate Hotel Option - The Crestwood Condominiums

Condos are available on a first come first serve basis. Mention group code RHEUMATOLOGY2020 for discounted rates when booking.
The Crestwood
400 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Nightly Rates
1 Bedroom Standard - $312
1 Bedroom+Loft Standard - $420
2 Bedroom Standard - $479

1 Bedroom Deluxe - $368
1 Bedroom+Loft Deluxe - $495
2 Bedroom Deluxe - $571

1 Bedroom Premier - $429
1 Bedroom+Loft Premier - $566
2 Bedroom Premier - $658

*Rates do not include tax/service charge (20.7%).

Deposits: 50% of total lodging (including tax/service charge) at time of booking. Full payment is due 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy
• Cancellation outside 30 days of arrival - loss of 10% of total stay (including tax/service charge).
• Cancellation inside 30 days of arrival - loss of 100% deposit for nights booked (including tax/service charge). Within 30 days of arrival - guests are responsible for all nights booked.

Changes: Guests may adjust the dates outside of 30 days of arrival without penalty.


Airline Reservations
ATC Travel Management (ATC)
800-458-9383 or 703-253-6004
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM ET

Airport Options
Aspen Airport (ASE) – 8 miles to hotel
Eagle Airport (EGE) – 68 miles to hotel
Grand Junction (GJT) – 128 miles to hotel
Denver International Airport (DIA) – 192 miles to hotel

Airport Ground Transportation
Airport transportation provided by Viceroy Hotel [by reservation only]. The Viceroy Snowmass provides complimentary individual transportation to and from the Aspen Airport (ASE). To schedule transportation, contact the concierge at 970-923-8000.

For ground transportation options including limo, taxi, and shuttle services, go to or call 888-649-5982.

Local Ground Transportation to the Viceroy (Meeting Location)
Attendees who are not staying at the Viceroy are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the meeting location. Please plan accordingly. See transportation information.


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.

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 23 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 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending the Winter Rheumatology Symposium.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 23.00 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

  • Joel Block, MD - Daiichi-Sankyo7, GlaxoSmithKline 5, Medivir Inc5, Novartis2, Omeros Inc, Pfizer 2
  • Maria Dall'Era, MD - Janssen5
  • Michael Weinblatt, MD - AbbVie5, Amgen5, 2, Arena5, Bristol-Myers Squibb5, 2, Canfite1,, Corrona5, Crescendo BioScience Inc.5, 2, Eli Lilly5, 2, Gilead Sciences5,, Glaxo Smith Kline5, Hoffman La Roche-Genentech5, Horizon Pharmaceuticals5, Inmedix1, Lycera1, Novartis5, Pfizer5, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals2, Samsung5, Sanofi2, Scipher Medicine5, 1, Set Point,5, Vorso1,5


  • Bonnie Bermas, MD - No financial relationships to disclose
  • Jean Marie Connors, MD - No financial relationships to disclose
  • Leslie Crofford, MD - No financial relationships to disclose
  • Jeffrey R Curtis, MD, MS, MPH - AbbVie5, 2, Amgen Inc5, 2, BMS 5, 2, Corrona5, 2, Eli Lilly and Co. 5, 2, Janssen5, 2, Myriad 5, 2, Pfizer Inc 5, 2, Regeneron: 5, 2; Roche/Genentech5, 2; UCB: 5, 2
  • Michael Holers, MD - AbbVie, Amgen, BMS, Genzyme, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Sandoz, UCB5, 5, AbbVie, Celgene 5, AdMIRx, Inc. 5, 2, 6, 1, 7, Alexion7, GSK5, Trios5
  • J. Michelle Kahlenberg, MD, PhD - AstraZeneca5, Bristol-Myers Squibb5, Celgene2,, Eli Lilly5
  • Nancy Lane, MD - Amgen: 5, Pfizer5
  • Peter McBride - No financial relationships to disclose
  • Christopher Ritchlin, MD, MPH - AbbVie, Amgen, Abbvie, BMS, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB 5, 2
  • Robert Schoen, MD - No financial relationships to disclose
  • Ulrich Specks, MD - AstraZeneca5,, Bristol-Myers Squibb2, ChemoCentryx2, InflRx GmBH2

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.

Discount Lift Tickets and Equipment Rental

Lift Tickets
To order discounted lift tickets in advance, complete the lift ticket order form by January 5, 2020. Lift tickets will be distributed hotel at check-in. For questions, contact Virginia Edelson at 970-274-8111 or

Equipment Rental
Snowmass Sports is a full service ski shop in the Westin Snowmass resort.  Winter Rheumatology Symposium Attendees receive a 40% discount when renting online. Go to, click Group Login, enter username: WinterRheum (case sensitive) and password: Snowmtn@20 (case sensitive), then click the button “Click to make a reservation”.

The system will take a one day deposit for each skier at 20% off. The 40% discount will be applied when you pick up your skis at Snowmass Sports.  If you are unable to log in, click reserve now and they will apply the group discount when you pick up.

Directions to Snowmass Sports from Base Village: Take skittles Gondola up and you will see the New Belgium Ranger Station.  Walk past the ranger station and they are on the left.

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.

For more information, please see the 2020 Winter Rheumatology Symposium Press Registration Policies and Procedures.

To apply for a press pass, visit the Press Pass Request page.

Contact Info / Inquiries

American College of Rheumatology
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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