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The American College of Rheumatology’s professional online communities join like-minded health professionals all over the world. ACR members can easily connect with peers at any time from any place. The groups are designed to improve communication between and among members; offer a forum to exchange ideas; and allow members to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of their colleagues.
Members may use the information below to learn how to join a group, change your settings, participate in discussions, and view the archives.
Participation is restricted to current ACR/ARHP members. Some groups are open to all members and some groups are open to members who have a specific focus area.
The following groups are open to all current ACR/ARHP members. If you are interested in joining a group that is open to all members, please see the section below ‘Join a Group’.
Advocacy - group contact: Adam Cooper
Young Investigators – group contact: Ngozi Afluezi
The following groups are for current ACR/ARHP members with a specific focus. Eligible members will receive an email invitation from an ACR staff member to join a group.
All ACR groups are private, i.e., not open to the general public. It is necessary to have a Google account to join a group and participate in discussions.
Groups open to all ACR/ARHP Members
If you don’t have a Google account, create a Google account - go to https://accounts.google.com/SignUp
Groups open to some ACR/ARHP Members
The Group Owner (ACR staff member) will send you an email invitation to join the group. We will send it to the email on your ACR account (the email you use to login to rheumatology.org). If you would like to use a different email, please contact the Group Owner.
The invitation email will contain instructions on how to accept the invitation and create your Google account.
If you don’t receive the email invitation, please contact the Group Owner.
Please read the ACR’s professional communities rules and etiquette before posting messages.
There are two ways to post a new message: go to the group’s page on Google Groups or send an email to the group.
Post Message on Google Groups
Post Message by Email
You must be a member of the group and send the email from the email associated with your Google Groups account.
Send an email to X@googlegroups.com (X is the name of group, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are two ways to reply to messages:
You can view all messages (message history) on the group’s page.
Tip: To quickly navigate to a group’s page, you can bookmark the URL of the page.
You can select how often you would like to receive email notifications of group activity, e.g., each message or daily summary, or if you prefer not to receive email notifications.
Update your Google Account Information
Login to Google Groups and click the circle with your initial on the top right > then click My Account.
Update your Display Name on your Groups
Google Groups help page - https://support.google.com/groups