Educational Activity Policies

See the American College of Rheumatology’s policies, terms, and conditions for our educational activities.

Privacy Policy
See how we use, share, and collect your information as outlined in our general privacy policy.
American College of Rheumatology General Privacy Policy

Educational Meeting Code of Conduct
Read the ACR Educational Meeting Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct

COVID-19 Policies
Read the COVID-19 2023 Waiver and Release.
COVID-19 Waiver and Release

Abstract Policies
Review policies on the publicizing of information and the reuse of reproduction of abstracts.
Abstracts Embargo Policies
Abstract Permissions and Reprints

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Your attendance in various rooms at the ACR/ARP annual meeting will be captured by a chip embedded in your badge using RFID technology. The information captured will be used exclusively by the ACR to plan for future meetings. No information will be sold or shared with any parties outside of the ACR.

Photograph and Video Recording Policy
Official ACR photographers will be present at live ACR activities. Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ACR meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant for the ACR’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, digital reproductions, and audio tapes of such events and activities.

The ACR encourages the dissemination of educational content to benefit others. Our presenters have the right to request no photographs during their session and can announce this directly to attendees and/or include an icon to indicate their preference (see icon below). If permitted, photos must be captured in a non-disruptive manner so as not to disturb the presenter and other learners and should be for personal, non-commercial use. Flash photography, video recording, and live streaming of any  materials, including posters, exhibits, and all presentations are strictly prohibited. In the context of virtual meetings, this includes a prohibition on logging, recording, or otherwise capturing group chats, video chats, and virtual presentations. See Press Photography and Video Recording Policy

No photography

Copyright Materials Policy
ACR educational activities are private events. Programs presented during the activities are for the education of attendees and purchasers of recorded presentations as authorized by the ACR. The information and materials displayed and presented during ACR events are the property of the ACR and the presenter and cannot be photographed, copied, recorded, photocopied, transformed to electronic format, reproduced, or distributed without written permission of the ACR and the presenter. Any use of the program content for commercial purposes, which includes, but is not limited to live and on-demand, recorded oral presentations, audiovisual materials used by speakers, and program handouts without the written consent of the ACR is prohibited. This policy applies before, during, and after the meeting. The ACR will enforce its intellectual property rights and penalize those who infringe upon it. The names, insignias, logos, and acronyms of the ACR, ARP, and Foundation are proprietary marks. Use of the names in any fashion, by any entity, for any purpose, is prohibited without the express written permission of the ACR.

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