Meeting

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

Date:

April 5 - 7, 2019

Location:

Chicago, IL

Program Information

CME: 19.75     MOC: 19.75

At this clinical symposium 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.

Target Audience
This course is designed for rheumatologists, physicians, healthcare providers who care for patients with rheumatic diseases, and those interested or engaged in rheumatology research.

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

  • Discuss the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment approaches in the management of rheumatic diseases
  • Identify and describe recent scientific and clinical advances regarding the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases

Program Schedule

Registration Fees

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

Registration Categories

Early Bird
(by Feb 6)

Advance
(by Mar 20)

On Site
(after Mar 20)

ACR/ARHP Member

$430

$540

$620

Non-Member

$640

$800

$930

FIT Member

$195

$410

$470

FIT Non- Member*

$330

$600

$680

Resident/Student Member

$195

$410

$580

Resident/Student Non-Member*

$300

$570

$650

Master/Emeritus

$225

$440

$500

Breakfast/Lunch Workshops

$40

$40

$45

 

*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.

Rheumatology Documentation and Coding (pre-symposium activity)

  • ACR/ARHP Member - $475
  • Non-Member - $525

FIT Educational Session at SOTA (pre-symposium activity) - registration is free

Do you need support getting to the State of the Art Clinical Symposium? Use the ACR's State of the Art Clinical Symposium Justification Letter to make your case.

Hotel

The symposium will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. To make your reservation, contact the Sheraton before March 15 and identify yourself as an attendee of the ACR State of the Art Clinical Symposium. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
877-242-2558 or 800-325-3535
sheratonchicago.com
Book hotel online

Nightly Rates
Single/double (standard room) - $269
Single/double (club level room) - $319
$20 per additional person; no charge for children under 18 staying with parents

Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi.

Room rates are subject to city/state taxes. The current tax rate is 16.4% (tax rate is subject to change).

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

Hotel Parking (with in-out privileges)
Valet parking - $63
Self-parking - $53 per 24 hour period

Travel

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
atcmeetings.com/ACR

Airport Options

Midway Airport (MDW) - 12 miles to hotel
O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 18 miles to hotel

Airport Ground Transportation

Midway Airport (MDW)
• GO Airport Express Shuttle - $25 (one way), $46 (round trip) - by appointment
• Taxi - approximately $25 – $40 (one way)
• CTA Rail System - Orange Line to Clark and Lake - $2.25 (one way)

O'Hare International Airport
• GO Airport Express Shuttle - $30 (one way), $56 (round trip) - by appointment
• Taxi - approximately $35 – $50 (one way)
• CTA Rail System - Blue Line to Clark and Lake - $5 (one way)

Prices are subject to change.

For additional travel information, visit transitchicago.com or contact the hotel concierge.

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 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants can claim the following AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™:

  • Up to 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing the pre-and post-assessments
  • Up to 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1(Credits(s)TM for attending the FIT Educational Session at SOTA pre-conference
  • Up to 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1(Credits(s)TMfor attending Rheumatology Documentation and Coding
  • 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attending the State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.75 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.

Rheumatology Documentation and Coding Faculty

  • Melesia Tillman - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Antanya Chung - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2019 Fellow-in-Training Educational Session Planning Committee

  • Mark Hwang, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Ashley Blaske, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Christian Geier, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jason Liebowitz, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Janet Orrock, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Veena Patel, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Carrie Richardson, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Noelle Rolle, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Stephen Williams, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Nicole Yang, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

2019 Fellow-in-Training Educational Session Speakers
Coming soon

2019 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Planning Committee

  • Meenakshi Jolly, MD, MS - Pfizer2, Eli Lily7, BMS7, Aurinia7, Celgene7
  • Francesco Boin, MD - Leadiant Biosciences2,5
  • Rebecca Manno, MD-– Genentech5, Sanofi5, Novartis9
  • Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lianne Gensler, MD - AbbVie2, Amgen2, UCB2, Janssen5, Novartis5, Lilly5, Pfizer5

2019 State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Speakers

  • Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS - Pfizer, Inc.2, BMS2, Genentech2, Momenta2, Mallinckrodt2,5, Octapharma5, AstraZeneca5, BMS5, Corbus5, CSL Behring5
  • Aryeh Fischer, MD - Boehringer Ingelheim2,5, F Hoffman La Roche5; Bristol Meyer Squibb5
  • Richard Furie, MD - AstraZeneca2,5, Medimmune2,5, Amgen Inc. 2,5, Biogenidec2,5, Bristol-Myers Squibb2,5, Boehringer-Ingelheim2,5, Celgene Corporation2,5, Eli Lilly and Co. 2,5, EMD Merck Serono2,5, GlaxoSmithKline2; Janssen2,5, Kezar2; Nektar Therapeutics2,5, Takeda2,5, UCB, Inc. 2,5, Novartis5; Sanofi5
  • Peter C. Grayson, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Richard Jones, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD - Horizon Pharma2,5
  • Joseph F. Merola, MD MMSc - Merck5, Abbvie5,9, Eli Lilly5, Novartis5,9, Janssen5, UCB5, Samumed5, Celgene5, Sanofi5,9, GSK5, Biongen9, Pfizer 9, Incyte9, Aclaris9
  • Peter Nigrovic, MD - Novartis2,5; Sobi2,5; AbbVie Inc.2,5, Bristol-Myers Squibb5,
  • James R. O'Dell, MD - Medac5
  • Chaim Putterman, MD - Exagen2, Immunarray5, Healthell5
  • Christopher T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Lisa R. Sammaritano, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Jose U. Scher, MD - Janssen5, Novartis5, UCB5, BMS5
  • Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MSc - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Brian Schwartz, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Antoine G. Sreih, MD - Alexion1, Bristol-Myers Squibb2, Chemocentryx2, GlaxoSmithKline2, Genentech, Inc. 2, KeyQuest Health, Inc5
  • Christine Stamatos, DNP, ANP-C - No relevant financial relationships to disclose
  • Ken Stoller, MD - Alkermes5
  • Fredrick M. Wigley, MD - No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Corporate Support

Educational grant support coming soon

Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Educational Session and Scholarship

Target Audience
This session is designed for rheumatology fellows-in-training.

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

  • Identify job market resources and utilize guidance related to entering the job force upon graduating from fellowship
  • Apply hands-on physical examination skills acquired from master clinicians
  • Understand the importance of quality metrics in practice and current quality initiatives

Program schedule coming soon.

Scholarship Information
The Fellow-in-Training SOTA Travel Scholarship application will open in January 2019. All fellows-in-training, program directors, and program coordinators will be notified via email. The American College of Rheumatology Fellows Education Fund Eligibility document outlines the eligibility requirements and benefits of the scholarship. We encourage all fellows interested in applying to review this document beforehand. All travel scholarship recipients are required to attend the mandatory FIT Educational Session on April 5.

Scholarship Benefits and Reimbursement
All FIT SOTA travel scholarship recipients will receive complimentary SOTA registration and up to $450 in travel reimbursement to cover housing and airfare expenses. Scholarship recipients are required to submit a travel reimbursement form with original receipts no later than 30 days after the meeting. A travel reimbursement form will be provided prior to the meeting.

If you receive the FIT SOTA travel scholarship, the ACR will register you for the FIT Educational Session and SOTA.

Rheumatology Documentation and Coding Course

Target Audience
This course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, practice managers, and coders.

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

  • Identify key components of medical decision making documentation to substantiate medical necessity
  • Explain why clinical documentation improvement (CDI), ICD-10, and E&M are important elements to justify each level of service and the guidelines for using “time” and prolonged service codes to bill higher level E&M codes
  • Recognize the difference between incident-to and shared/split visits, along with the risks associated with incident-to billing if not done accurately
  • Develop a practice workflow that ensures complete and compliant documentation, as well as effective techniques to choose the appropriate guidelines important to coding, reimbursement, and compliance

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 smposium 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
education@rheumatology.org
404-633-3777, ext. 381

FIT Scholarship and Educational Session
FITtravel@rheumatology.org

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