Winter Rheumatology Symposium


Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2019


Snowmass Village, CO

Program Information

CME: 23.5

This unique 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
This course is designed for 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.

Registration Categories

Early Bird
(by Nov 28)

(by Jan 9)

On Site
(after Jan 9)









FIT Member




FIT Non-Member*




Resident/Student Member




Resident/Student Non-Member*








Guest Ticket (Opening Reception)




Guest Ticket (Closing Reception)




*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.

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

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).

Cancellations and Requests for Refund

  • Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by January 11 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 hotel. To make your housing reservation, contact the Viceroy or Crestwood Condominiums before December 19 and identify yourself as an attendee of the American College of Rheumatology Winter Rheumatology Symposium by providing the booking codes below. Rooms at the Viceroy and Crestwood Condominiums are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Viceroy Snowmass

130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615
970-923-8000 or 877-235-7577 (toll free)
Book online
Booking Code: RHEUMAT19

Nightly Rates
Studio King - $405
1-Bedroom Suite - $549 - $729
2-Bedroom Suite - $839 - $1,199

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

After December 19, 2018, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Check with the hotel for any early departure fees and cancellation / refund policies

Crestwood Condominiums

400 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615
Reservations: 1-800-356-5949 or
Group Code: RHEUMATOLOGY2019

Nightly Rates
1 Bedroom Standard - $303
1 Bedroom+Loft Standard - $408
2 Bedroom Standard - $466

1 Bedroom Deluxe - $358
1 Bedroom+Loft Deluxe - $481
2 Bedroom Deluxe - $554

1 Bedroom Premier - $416
1 Bedroom+Loft Premier - $550
2 Bedroom Premier - $638

Room rates are subject to a tax/service charge of 20.7%.

Deposit and Cancellation Policies


  • 50% of total lodging (including tax/service charge) is due at time of booking
  • Full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival


  • Cancellation outside of 30 days of arrival - loss of 10% of total stay (inclusive of tax/service charge)
  • Cancellation inside 30 days of arrival - loss of 100% deposit for nights booked (inclusive of tax/service charge)
  • Guests may adjust reservation dates outside of 30 days without penalty
  • Within 30 days of arrival - guests are responsible for all nights booked


Airline Reservations

To make your airline or car rental reservations, 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

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

Airport Transportation Provided by Viceroy Hotel
The Viceroy Snowmass provides complimentary individual transportation to and from the Aspen airport (ASE). To schedule transportation, contact the concierge at 970-923-8000.

Local Ground Transportation

Transport to the Viceroy (Meeting location)
Attendees of the Winter Rheumatology Symposium located at the Viceroy and staying at the Crestwood Condominiums are responsible for securing their own transport accommodations to and from the meeting location. Please plan accordingly.

Snowmass Village Shuttle
The Snowmass Village Shuttle provides free shuttle service around the village. For more information, call the Snowmass Village Transportation Center (Village Mall, Lower Level) 970-923-2543 or see local transit information for Snowmass Village.

Free Skier Shuttle Service
Free shuttle buses run 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM between the four ski areas - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Mountain, and Snowmass. Shuttles run continuously during peak morning and afternoon hours. Evening buses within Aspen are free, while Snowmass riders are charged a nominal fee. For more information, call 970-925-8484 or see local transit information for Aspen.


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 23.5 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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing the pre and post assessments, and up to 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending the Winter Rheumatology Symposium.

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.

2019 Winter Rheumatology Symposium Planning Committee Disclosures

  • Joel Block, MD – Gilead1, Novartis2, Pfizer, Inc.2, Janssen2, GlaxoSmithKline5, Medivir5, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.7, Omeros, Inc.7
  • Maria Dall’Era, MD – Biogen5, Genentech5, Kezar5, AbbVie5
  • Michael E. Weinblatt, MD – Canfite1, Lycera1,5, Vorso1, Amgen2,5, Crescendo2,5, Bristol-myers Squibb2,5, Sanofi2, Abbvie5, Ablynx5, Corrona5, GSK5, Gilead5, Lilly5, Merch5, Momenta5, Novartis5, Pfizer5, Roche5, Samsung5, Set Point5, UCB5, Vertex5

2019 Winter Rheumatology Faculty Disclosures

  • Joel A. Block, MD – Gilead1, Novartis2, Pfizer, Inc.2, Janssen2, GlaxoSmithKline5, Medivir5
  • Vivian P. Bykerk, MD – Brainstorm1, Amgen Inc.2,5, BMS2,5, Pfizer, Inc.5, Regeneron5
  • Lisa Christopher-Stine, MD, MPH - Velia_bio5, Optioncare5, Mallinckrodt5, Inova Diagnostics7, Corbus Pharmaceuticals9
  • Jean Connors, MD - Bristol-Meyers Squibb5
  • Maria Dall'Era, MD – AstraZeneca5, Genentech, Inc.5
  • Jon T. Giles, MD, MPH - Genentech, Inc.5
  • Judith A. James, MD, PhD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS - CiVi BioPharma, Inc1, BAYER2, HORIZON2, Pfizer, Inc. 2, BMS2, CiVi BioPharma, Inc3, Actelion5, Sanofi5, Cytori Therapeutics5, Corbus5, Boehringer Ingelheim5, GSK5, Galapagos5, Genentech/ Roche5, CSL Behring5, Bayer5
  • Joel Kremer, MD – Corrona, LLC1, Abbvie2, Lilly2, Genentech2, Novartis2, Pfizer2
  • Peter McBride - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • W. Joseph McCune, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • David Pisetsky, MD, PhD - DSMB Celgene5, Lilly5, DILI-SIM5, Celltrion5
  • Christopher T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH - AbbVie Inc.1,5, Amgen Inc. 1,5, UCB, Inc. 1,5, Novartis5, Lilly5, Janssen5, Pfizer, Inc. 5
  • Ann Rosenthal, M.D. - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Douglas J. Veale, MD, FRCPI - AbbVie Inc.2, Pfizer, Inc.2,5,8, UCB, Inc.8, Roche8, Janssen9
  • Michael Weinblatt, MD – Lycera1,5, Scipher1,5, Canfite1, Amgen Inc. 2,5, Bristol-Myers Squibb2,5, Crescendo Bioscience2,5, Sanofi/Regeneron2, Ablynx5, Corrona, LLC5, GlaxoSmithKline5, Gilead5, Lilly; Merck & Co. 5, Novartis, Pfizer, Inc. 5 , Roche5, Samsung5, Set Point5, UCB, Inc5
  • David Wofsy, MD – GlaxoSmithKline8, Novartis8

Corporate Support

Educational grant support coming soon

Discount Lift Tickets and Equipment Rental

Lift Tickets
To order your discounted lift tickets in advance, complete the Discount Ticket Order Form. The deadline for pre-ordered lift tickets is January 5.  Tickets will be distributed onsite at the Opening Reception on January 26 or delivered to your hotel/condo on arrival day (must specify delivery preference on the order form). For questions, contact Jane Floyd at 970-923-2333 or

Equipment Rental
Snowmass Sports is a full service ski shop in the Westin Snowmass resort.  The hours are 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM with free overnight ski storage to customers. Winter Rheumatology Symposium Attendees can receive a 40% discount by following the steps below.

  1. Go to
  2. On the main menu click GROUP LOGIN
  3. Enter Username: WinterRheum and Password: Snowmass@19 (both are case sensitive)
  4. Click the Orange Button “Click Here to make a reservation”

If you are unable to log in, click the Reserve Now button and we will add the group discount.

Note: When you 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.

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

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.

Members of the press who are interested in attending this symposium must register by the deadline (to be announced). On site registration is not available.

Press registration details coming soon

ACR Beyond

Are you unable to attend the live meeting? Select sessions will be available for live streaming on ACR Beyond. Learn more about ACR Beyond Live Streaming.

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