Rheumatology Research Workshop


June 22 - 23, 2019


Washington, D.C.

Program Information

The Rheumatology Research Workshop is a two-day meeting designed to promote interaction between early and established investigators to foster collaboration and facilitate career mentoring. The workshop includes scientific lectures, oral abstraction presentations, poster sessions, and opportunities for young investigators to interact with senior investigators to exchange your infinite ideas. Early career investigators are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to gain feedback on an active research project, interact with senior investigators, and delve into topics on career development, mentorship, and grant-writing.

Target Audience
This course is designed for rheumatology fellows, junior faculty, medical/graduate students, and residents interested in learning more about how to succeed in a research career for rheumatology.

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

  • Effectively communicate the essentials of their research project
  • Identify applicable research grants at different stages of their research career
  • Accurately communicate the value of mentorship and the mentee/mentor dynamic

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary.

The deadline to submit an abstract was February 11.


Hotel information will be provided to accepted applicants.


Accepted applicants will make their own travel arrangements.


Program syllabi will be available online during the meeting and for one month after the meeting to workshop attendees.

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.
Disclosures will be provided in the spring of 2019.

Corporate Support

Coming soon

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 meeting must contact ACR staff at by March 1, 2019.

Contact Info / Inquiries
404-633-3777, ext. 118

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