Division and Program Directors Conference


Expires Dec 31, 2021



Program Information

CME: 11.0     MOC: 11.0

Division and Program Directors Conference Update

The Division & Program Directors Conference took place online, March 18–20, 2021. All sessions were recorded and are available on demand until December 31, 2021.

On-Demand Access
Registration for on-demand access is no longer available.

The success of rheumatology divisions and training programs is a critical factor to the success of rheumatology as a subspecialty. The Division and Program Directors Conference provides the educational opportunity for these leaders to enhance their programs and professional development.

Target Audience
This conference is designed for rheumatology division directors, program directors, assistant program directors and educators.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Develop faculty skills in providing accurate, succinct, and substantial feedback to staff and learners in rheumatology
  • Enhance understanding of conceptual frameworks for different educational strategies and tools to teach rheumatology
  • Implement new and more effective retention and recruitment strategies for rheumatology division staff and fellow trainees

Program Schedule

Registration Fees

Registration for the Division and Program Directors Conference is complimentary.


Program syllabi will be available online during the meeting and until December 31, 2021.

CME and MOC Information

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 AMA PRA Booklet.

Designation Statement
The American College of Rheumatology designates this Other activity (blended credit encompassing both Live Virtual and On Demand views) for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit must be claimed by December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

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

MOC points must be claimed by December 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET.

MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.0 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.

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


Credit Claiming Instructions

As a courtesy, participants will receive an email with a list of sessions you joined. While the list of sessions will include the associated maximum amount of credit that can be claimed, the AMA requires that you claim credit only for time spent actively participating in educational sessions. Credit must be claimed in increments of 0.25, with the maximum of 11.0 credits for the entire meeting (includes on-demand access until December 31, 2021.) Credit should be claimed all at once after you finish participating in the activity. If you attempt to claim credit that exceeds the maximum available AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, the system will default to the maximum credit(s) available for the entire meeting.

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Instructions to Claim CME/MOC

  1. Login to your My Educational Activities page.
  2. In the Active section, locate Division & Program Directors Conference and click Claim Credit.
  3. Enter the amount of credit commensurate with your participation. (Note: To view or update your credit, select View Credit.)
  4. After claiming CME, you will be asked if you wish to claim ABIM MOC. If you select Yes, you will be prompted to enter or confirm your ABIM Diplomate Number and date of birth. Then you will select areas of key learning and enter a reflective statement.
  5. After you have claimed credit, you will have the option to print your CME Certificate.

The deadline to claim CME credit and MOC points for the Division & Program Directors Conference is December 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit a session or meeting evaluation to be able to claim credit?
No, you do not need to submit a session or meeting evaluation to claim credit; however, your input is very important to us, so we encourage providing feedback on the evaluations.

Do I need to claim credit for each session individually as I go?
Our credit claiming process is designed so you can claim credit for the entire activity all at once rather than claim for each session one by one. Please use your agenda or the email summary of sessions attended to claim credit all at once after you have watched the content. As a reminder, physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How can I track sessions I attended and how much credit I can claim for each?
After the meeting, you will receive a system generated email with a summary of all the sessions you viewed and the maximum credit for each session. You can use this information to finalize the amount of credit commensurate with your participation and then claim.

Do I have to watch the session live in order to claim CME for it?
Any combination of live and prerecording content can be claimed.

When claiming, is it separate for prerecorded and live lectures?
All claiming occurs in one instance. Participants claim by the amount of time they have spent interacting with educational content, regardless if it is live or prerecorded.

How do I obtain my certificate of participation?
Each participant can download a certificate of participation by logging into My Account on and selecting Certificate of Participation. Note: this is not a CME certificate. CME certificate can be printed after you have claimed credit.

Faculty and Disclosures

ACR Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to ensure that Accredited Continuing Education (ACE) 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

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. 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

Planning Committee Members
The following Planning Committee members have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Sharon Kolasinski
  • Nicole Orzechowski
  • Tamar Rubinstein
  • Benjamin Smith
  • Stefanie Wade

The following faculty have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Beth Jonas
  • Rhonda Acholonu
  • Irene Blanco
  • Jane Kang
  • Adam Kilian
  • Carlos Lozada
  • Beth Marston
  • Sheryl Mascarenhas
  • Roy Phitayakorn
  • Shani Scott
  • Elizabeth Blair Solow
  • Stacey Tarvin
  • Rachel Wolfe

The following faculty have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Jason Kolfenbach - ChemoCentryx5
  • Anisha Dua - AbbVie/Abbott8, 5; ChemoCentryx5; Novartis8, 5
  • Michael Pillinger - Hikma2; Horizon5, 2

*All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

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.

Contact Info / Inquiries

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