Scientific Sessions

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Scientific sessions ACR Annual Meeting

The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting has something for everyone—from the latest science on various aspects of rheumatology to networking opportunities with peers from around the world.

The 2014 meeting will also provide opportunities to learn about healthcare politics, economics, and other environmental drivers that shape the practice environment. With the primary goal of promoting professional development, attendees will gain additional knowledge and skills that will help optimize delivery of quality rheumatologic care.

The ACR/ARHP would like to thank the following companies for their support of the 2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

Advance registration is now closed. On-site registration opens November 14.

Preliminary Program

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Click image to view or download the 2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Preliminary Program.

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Session Formats and Descriptions

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ACR Sessions provide an update on the most recent developments in the field of rheumatology and provide instruction to improve patient care. Developments from other specialties and practical patient management skills will be emphasized.

ARHP Sessions offer educational programs of interest to various health professionals. Concurrent sessions include invited speakers; peer-reviewed programs and lectures; and research and special interest abstract sessions.

ACR and ARHP Concurrent Abstract Sessions provide a platform for the presentation of the most up-to-date basic science and clinical research data in the field of rheumatology. Sessions are grouped by topic or theme and include short oral presentations of high scoring accepted abstracts.

Exhibits and Industry-Supported Sessions provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the latest technological advances in the treatment of rheumatic diseases within the exhibit hall via various exhibitions and non-CME sessions in the Innovation Theater, we well as evening and post-meeting symposia.

Meet the Professor Sessions provide an opportunity for interaction and consultation with highly respected professionals who have expertise in a particular area. A separate registration is required.

Networking Events provide unique opportunities to socialize and network with peers in smaller group settings.

Poster Sessions include accepted abstracts not selected for oral presentation. Poster sessions are arranged by topic/category. Presenters are required to accompany their posters during designated poster presentation times.

Pre-Meeting Courses offer attendees, with a specific interest, a unique learning opportunity. A separate registration is required.

Study Groups bring together attendees with a common interest in one disease, a group of related disorders, or a specialized field of study for discussion and dissemination of information.

Workshops foster hands-on learning, and provide an opportunity for interaction and consultation with highly respected professionals who have expertise in a particular area. A separate registration is required.

Educational Tracks

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The ACR designates sessions using educational tracks that will help you identify the most relevant content based on your specialty or area of interest. Use the following tracks to better navigate the meeting:

Primary Tracks

  • Basic Science (B)
  • Business/Administration (B/A)
  • Clinical Practice (CP)
  • Clinical Science (C)

Secondary Tracks

  • Educators (Ed)
  • Pediatrics (P)
  • Fellows-In-Training (FIT)
  • Practice Management (PM)

State CME Designations

  • Pain Management: The ACR designates certain sessions for pain management credit as required by the Medical Board of California (AB487). This designation is identified by the icon shown and will be placed next to the session title.
  • Patient Safety: The ACR designates certain sessions that will satisfy patient safety/risk management requirements of the Medical Board of Pennsylvania. This designation is identified by the icon shown and will be placed next to the session title.