Membership Benefits

ACR/ARP member benefits are designed to save you money and time, connect you with colleagues around the world, and enhance your rheumatology knowledge and skills. Membership benefits are intended to help you meet your professional goals as a rheumatologist or rheumatology health professional.



Stay on top of the latest clinical and basic rheumatology research with a subscription to Arthritis & Rheumatology and/or Arthritis Care & Research, the official ACR peer-reviewed, monthly journals. ACR members receive complimentary subscriptions to both journals; ARP members receive a complimentary subscription to Arthritis Care & Research.

Education Discounts

Members receive a significant savings on registration on all ACR/ARP educational meetings, courses, and online activities. Meet your continuing education requirements and excel as you care for patients with the knowledge you gain through ACR/ARP education.


No need to comb through multiple news websites; we deliver the latest and most important news – ACR/ARP, national, and international – directly to your inbox. Receive up-to-date news on a regular basis through e-newsletters like ACR Insider, eNewsRheum, and ACR@Work.


Expand and stay connected to your network of peers from around the world at ACR/ARP conferences and online through our online professional communities and membership directories.

Clinical and Research Awards and Grants

ACR/ARP members can nominate an outstanding colleague or mentor for Awards of Distinction or Master Designation. Additionally, only members can apply for research and educational grants through the ACR and the Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Awards of Distinction

Earn accommodation or nominate a colleague through the annual awards program in which ACR/ARP members are recognized for their outstanding achievements and contributions to rheumatology.


Develop your leadership skills and connect with your colleagues by volunteering with the ACR/ARP. All members are eligible to get involved through a variety of committees and other volunteer opportunities.

Image Library

Download images for free from the Rheumatology Image Library. Explore over 2,000 images of rheumatic diseases and download them for professional development, research, or educational presentations.

Practice Management Tools and Resources

Download the rheumatology coding manual to cut down on confusion within your office regarding third-party payment. Starting or selling a rheumatology practice? Our practical business manual is a detailed document covering the essential components of practice.

Find a Rheumatologist / Member Directories

Eligible members may opt in to the public Find a Rheumatologist and members’ only Find a Member Directory.

Find a Rheumatologist
This directory is a public resource to help patients find a rheumatologist. Current members certified in rheumatology who see patients are eligible. Members must opt in and select their preferences. This directory displays your name, designation, preferred address, work phone, and website.

Find a Member
This directory is accessible to current members. All current members are eligible. Members must opt in and select their preferences. This directory displays your name, designation, preferred address, work phone, and email (if authorized).

Other Resources

The ACR/ARP is at work on behalf of all physicians and health professionals in the rheumatology field through these programs:

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