ACR Announcements


See important rheumatology news and information from the American College of Rheumatology.

ACR Town Hall Recording: Physician Recruitment Strategies & Successes in Rheumatology

The ACR hosted a virtual town hall for the rheumatology community on April 13, with a panel discussion on the secrets to success in physician recruitment. Our expert panel, representing diverse practices from across the U.S., discussed their journey to a full and thriving practice. Co-moderators were ACR Committee on Rheumatologic Care (CORC) Chair Marcus Snow, MD, and CORC member Don Thomas, MD.
Watch Physician Recruitment Strategies & Successes in Rheumatology Recording 


ACR Statement on JAK Inhibitor Boxed Warning

On September 1, the FDA placed a boxed warning on tofacitinib, baricitinib, and upadacitinib due to data demonstrating increased risk of MACE, malignancy, thrombotic events, and mortality when tofacitinib was compared to TNFi in long-term surveillance data. In addition, the FDA adjusted the indications for the use of these JAK inhibitors, making them approved for TNF inhibitor inadequate response or intolerance. On January 27, 2022, the ORAL surveillance study was published and the data behind the changes were released.
Read ACR Statement on JAK Inhibitor Boxed Warning



The ACR and ABIM leadership hosted a virtual town hall on January 27 to address the ABIM Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment (LKA™) and provide the information you need to determine if the LKA™ is right for you.


ACR Town Hall Recording: Provider Burnout

The ACR hosted a town hall, Provider Burnout, on October 27. The town hall focused on the causes of burnout as well as methods to measure, overcome, and improve resilience to burnout among professionals in rheumatology. Hear from Christine Sinsky, MD, MACP, Vice President of Professional Satisfaction at the American Medical Association, as she offers insight on ways to reinstate the joy in medicine.
Watch Provider Burnout Town Hall Recording 


COVID-19 Information

If you are looking for information about COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 page for resources and answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes this disease.
COVID-19 Information


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