2013 General Abstract Submission
The 2013 general and late-breaking abstract submission sites are now closed. Notifications will be sent to late-breaking abstract presenting authors the week of October 14-18.
Presenting authors will find presentation guidelines here.
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+ Abstract Categories
– Abstract Categories
- B cell Biology and Targets in Autoimmune Disease: B-lymphocyte differentiation, B-cell subsets, plasma cells, autoantigens, autoreactive B-cells and tissue injury.
- Biology and Pathology of Bone and Joint: joint biology and biochemistry, cartilage and chondrocyte biology, basic studies of osteoarthritis, bone structure and function, bone mineral and matrix, osteoblasts and osteoclasts.
- Cytokines, Mediators, Cell-cell Adhesion, Cell Trafficking and Angiogenesis: cytokines, chemokines and their receptors; downstream signaling effects and biologic pathways; cell-cell recognition and adhesion molecules, cell-matrix interactions, matrix characteristics and properties, lymphoid organogenesis.
- Genetics, Genomics and Proteomics: techniques, strategies and observations related to disease susceptibility
- Innate Immunity and Rheumatic Disease: dendritic cells, antigen presentation, auto-inflammatory pathogenesis, pattern recognition receptors and their ligands, NK cells, complement and Fc receptors.
- Pain - Basic Aspects: biology, mechanism and animal models of pain.
- Pediatric Rheumatology - Pathogenesis and Genetics: pathological, genetic and other laboratory-based aspects of pediatric rheumatology conditions.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – Animal Models: animal models of inflammatory synovitis, mechanisms and treatment.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis - Human Etiology and Pathogenesis: genetics, susceptibility loci, etiology and pathogenesis.
- Spondylarthropathies Psoriatic Arthritis - Pathogenesis, Etiology: etiology and pathogenesis, including genetics, reactive arthritis and animal models.
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Animal Models: animal models, mechanisms and treatment.
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Human Etiology and Pathogenesis: genetics, susceptibility loci, etiology and pathogenesis.
- Systemic Sclerosis, Fibrosing Syndromes and Raynaud's – Pathogenesis, Animal Models and Genetics: cellular and molecular mechanisms, biomarkers.
- T cell Biology and Targets in Autoimmune Disease: T-lymphocyte antigens and subpopulations, cognate interactions, T-lymphocyte activation and proliferation.
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome: pathophysiology, presentation and management.
- Education: research on curriculum design and implementation; educational research projects; and outcomes research on physician and trainee education including associated health training.
- Epidemiology and Health Services Research: descriptive and/or analytical studies of populations as well as economic analysis; decision making.
- Fibromyalgia, Soft Tissue Disorders and Clinical Pain Syndromes: regional pain syndromes, pain mechanisms and management, local diseases of muscle, ligament and tendon, fibromyalgia.
- Health Services Research, Quality Measures and Quality of Care: delivery of care affecting patients with rheumatic disease.
- Imaging of Rheumatic Diseases: radiography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and computed tomography (CT).
- Infection-related Rheumatic Disease: musculoskeletal manifestations of infectious disease, infectious arthritis and pathogenesis.
- Metabolic and Crystal Arthropathies: crystal-induced arthritis, metabolic conditions including endocrine abnormalities.
- Miscellaneous Rheumatic and Inflammatory Diseases: rheumatic manifestations and therapy of less common and even rare illnesses not included in other categories (e.g., RS3PE, reticulohistiocytosis, SAPHO).
- Muscle Biology, Myositis and Myopathies: muscle biology, inflammatory and non-inflammatory muscle disease.
- Orthopedics, Low Back Pain and Rehabilitation: orthopedic conditions and interventions, physical medicine techniques and outcomes, sports medicine.
- Osteoarthritis - Clinical Aspects: patient-oriented studies of osteoarthritis, including treatment, diagnosis and outcomes.
- Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease - Clinical Aspects and Pathogenesis: patient-oriented studies of bone structure and integrity and its change in various disease states.
- Pediatric Rheumatology - Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects: clinical aspects and treatment of inflammatory and non-inflammatory pediatric conditions.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis - Clinical Aspects: clinical aspects of rheumatoid arthritis. Should not contain any treatment studies.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis - Small Molecules, Biologics and Gene Therapy: treatment of human rheumatoid arthritis including DMARDs, NSAIDs, glucocorticoids, new potential small molecules, biologics and gene therapy approaches. Human use only.
- Sjögren's Syndrome: pathophysiology, presentation and treatment.
- Spondylarthropathies and Psoriatic Arthritis - Clinical Aspects and Treatment: small molecule and biologic therapies of spondyloarthropathies, reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Clinical Aspects and Treatment: diagnosis, clinical manifestations, outcomes, and treatment, including new small molecules, biologics and gene therapy. Human lupus only.
- Systemic Sclerosis, Fibrosing Syndromes, and Raynaud's – Clinical Aspects and Therapeutics: clinical aspects of these syndromes and of treatments.
- Vasculitis: genetics, etiology, pathogenesis, polygmatic rheumatica, presentation and management.
- Clinical Practice/Patient Care: care of patients, practice management, medication monitoring/adherence and behavioral aspects of care. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Education/Community Programs: patient education, professional education, community-based programs and public health programs. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Epidemiology and Public Health: descriptive and analytical studies of health status and health outcomes of populations and patient groups. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Health Services Research: health care systems and delivery economic evaluations and analysis. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Pediatrics: pediatric practice and patient care. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Psychology/Social Sciences: psychology, social work, social and behavioral factors affecting patients, families and providers. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Rehabilitation Sciences: physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise programs and other rehabilitation services. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
- Research Methodology: questionnaire design, new assessment tools and methodology, new analytical techniques, and subject recruitment and retention. Research presentations share scientific findings, controlled studies and other analysis of rheumatology related data.
+ What's New for 2013?
– What's New for 2013?
All accepted abstracts will be published on the website under My Annual Meeting in September.
- Selected abstract category titles and descriptions have been modified.
- A new ACR basic science abstract category entitled "Pain – Basic Aspects" has been introduced.
- There will be an unopposed poster presentation hour at 10:00 - 11:00 AM during each poster session.
- All unclaimed posters will be recycled after 5:00 PM each day.
+ The Rheumatology Research Foundation Abstract Award
– The Rheumatology Research Foundation Abstract Award
The Rheumatology Research Foundation offers award opportunities for medical students, residents, and pediatric rheumatology fellows who submit an abstract for the 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting by the June 25 submission deadline. Award recipients will receive a cash award plus reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the meeting. Acceptance of an abstract does not automatically enroll or guarantee receipt of a Foundation Abstract Award. Visit Foundation's Abstract Awards or call (404) 633-3777, ext. 318 for deadlines and complete award details.
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