Guidance Documents

ACR guidance documents are an avenue for projects seeking ACR endorsement or collaboration that do not fit into existing ACR publication pathways but where clinical guidance is desired by the rheumatology community. Under the direction of the ACR Guidance Subcommittee, guidance-related topics and proposals are vetted for consideration. Projects to be considered by the subcommittee and considered for ACR endorsement should be timely and of high interest to ACR members and other stakeholders. The subcommittee is also charged with generating unique ideas for ACR guidance projects and publications.

Guidance Documents Framework

View the guide for individuals who wish to submit ideas or guidance documents to the ACR for review and/or approval.

Available ACR Guidance Documents

COVID-19
The ACR has developed clinical guidance documents for pediatric and adult patients in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance summaries and published journal articles.
COVID-19 Guidance


Autoinflammatory Diseases
The 2021 EULAR/ACR series of clinical guidance documents provide recommendations about identification, screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow up, and monitoring of patients with autoinflammatory diseases.

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