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


  • Data-driven research could take the ‘idiopathic’ out of JIA, help focus future treatments

    Data-driven research could take the ‘idiopathic’ out of JIA, help focus future treatments

    The term juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) may disappear in the next few years. The multiple forms of arthritis that affect children aren’t going away, but new, data-driven research methods are taking idiopathic out of the picture. READ MORE

  • Immunology Update sessions cover current, emerging therapies

    Immunology Update sessions cover current, emerging therapies

    A series of three Immunology Update sessions this week will provide rheumatologists with the latest science and how that translates into potential therapeutic targets. READ MORE

  • Immunology Boot Camp more than just the basics

    Immunology Boot Camp more than just the basics

    “Cytokine blocking has become part of our everyday life, and there isn’t one of us in practice who doesn’t want to sit down, take a look at the basics again, and move on to what we are doing this very minute to mediate cytokines to improve our patients. That’s Immunology Boot Camp, and that’s why it is packed every year,” says session moderator Jacqueline Fritz, RNMSN, CNS-RN-BC. READ MORE

  • Case-based learning provides opportunity to earn MOC points

    Case-based learning provides opportunity to earn MOC points

    Three special sessions have been planned employing a format in which faculty will present carefully developed cases and questions that will reinforce key principles in the evaluation and treatment of rheumatic disease. All Annual Meeting scientific attendees will have free access to activities that offer CME credits and MOC points. READ MORE

  • Role of occupational and physical therapy in JIA continues to evolve

    Role of occupational and physical therapy in JIA continues to evolve

    “We’re in a different age now in terms of pediatric rheumatology, which is quite exciting for all of us in the field, because there are more and more effective medications available that have changed the face of what we do and the outcomes for our patients,” said Katherine (Karen) Marzan, MD. READ MORE

  • Sonography a useful, underutilized tool in multiple anatomies

    Sonography a useful, underutilized tool in multiple anatomies

    Rheumatologists not using ultrasound imaging are missing a new and often vital diagnostic tool. Experience in Europe has shown that ultrasound can bring significant added value to the rheumatology exam when dealing with musculoskeletal pain, nerve entrapments and vasculitis. READ MORE

  • Discover the top pediatric work of the year

    Discover the top pediatric work of the year

    The annual Pediatric Year in Review symposium brings together the top clinical and basic/translational researchers in pediatric rheumatology and the most impactful work published since the last ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. READ MORE

  • Changes to MACRA, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule come into focus

    Changes to MACRA, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule come into focus

    The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is the perfect time to learn about the annual changes to Medicare and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), both of which cast long shadows on the practice of rheumatology. READ MORE

  • Collaborative models for pain management offer benefits to older adults

    Collaborative models for pain management offer benefits to older adults

    Experts in multidisciplinary approaches for pain management will make the case for a biopsychosocial model when treating older patients at a combined ACR/ARHP clinical practice session on Sunday. READ MORE

  • Session aims to help rheumatologists recognize psychiatric disorders in patients

    Session aims to help rheumatologists recognize psychiatric disorders in patients

    A special session at this year’s Annual Meeting will address the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in the U.S., with a focus on the prevalence of these problems in rheumatology encounters. READ MORE