THE OFFICIAL NEWS SOURCE OF ACR CONVERGENCE 2022 • NOVEMBER 10-14

  • Business of Rheumatology encompasses understanding practice models, ancillary service options, compliance issues, and more

    Business of Rheumatology encompasses understanding practice models, ancillary service options, compliance issues, and more

    Several sessions aim to help clinicians further their understanding of the business side of healthcare, such as knowing what downstream revenue and ancillary profit mean for an organization or the differences among practice models. “We have to understand that when caring for our patients, there are factors outside of our control that may impact our ability to care for them,” said Roneka Ravenell, MD. READ MORE

  • ACR President Dr. Kenneth Saag shares ACR Convergence 2022 highlights

    ACR President Dr. Kenneth Saag shares ACR Convergence 2022 highlights

    ACR President Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc, outlines what attendees can expect at ACR Convergence this year, the ACR’s first in-person annual meeting in three years. Many of the more than 200 scientific sessions will be livestreamed for those unable to travel to Philadelphia. READ MORE

  • ARP President Barbara Slusher previews ACR Convergence

    ARP President Barbara Slusher previews ACR Convergence

    ARP President Barbara Slusher, MSW, PA-C, details ACR Convergence highlights, including the ARP Business Meeting & Networking Lunch and ARP Keynote: Passion in Practice on Sunday, November 13. The Business Meeting will include an overview of the recommendations of the Governance Task Force convened in 2021. READ MORE

  • Call for late-breaking abstract submissions is open

    Call for late-breaking abstract submissions is open

    ACR and ARP members and nonmembers are invited to submit an abstract with late-breaking, high-impact scientific research for presentation at ACR Convergence 2022. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent in October. READ MORE

  • Choose an in-person or virtual experience for ACR Convergence 2022

    Choose an in-person or virtual experience for ACR Convergence 2022

    Registration is open for this year’s premier rheumatology experience, taking place November 10-14 in Philadelphia. Don’t miss special pricing for early registration, available through August 30, for in-person and virtual participation. READ MORE

  • Planning Committee Chair Dr. Sharon Kolasinski previews ACR Convergence 2022

    Planning Committee Chair Dr. Sharon Kolasinski previews ACR Convergence 2022

    ACR Convergence 2022 will offer the most comprehensive presentation of basic science, clinical research, and advances in clinical care in rheumatology, with the choice of in-person or virtual registration. Annual Meeting Planning Committee Chair Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD, FACR, provides a look at what attendees can expect from the meeting “where rheumatology meets.” READ MORE

  • New findings inform new approaches to Sjögren’s

    New findings inform new approaches to Sjögren’s

    At ACR Convergence 2021, a panel of experts — A. Darise Farris, PhD, Blake M. Warner, DDS, PhD, MPH, and Xavier Mariette, MD, PhD — explored the dynamics of the treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome, including epigenetic links between immune and salivary gland dysfunction and targeted therapy. READ MORE

  • Age is a key factor in effective immune response

    Age is a key factor in effective immune response

    Cornelia M. Weyand, MD, PhD, explored the mechanisms and sequelae of aging immune systems during ACR Convergence 2021. For even the healthiest humans, the age-related risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and neurodegenerative disease comes back to one factor: older immune systems are less flexible, less responsive, and less effective. READ MORE

  • Some chronic pain can be managed without drugs

    Some chronic pain can be managed without drugs

    Rinie Geenen, PhD, discussed pain management regimens in rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, Christine Stamatos, DNP, ANP-C, discussed targeted pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for chronic pain, and Afton Hassett, PysD, outlined behavioral interventions as pain management. READ MORE

  • Post-COVID-19 syndromes can affect several systems

    Post-COVID-19 syndromes can affect several systems

    In an ACR Convergence symposium, Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, discussed neurological syndromes associated with long COVID, Matthew Ehrlich, MD, discussed the mental health impact of the pandemic, and George A. Alba, MD, discussed the pulmonary sequelae of COVID-19. READ MORE