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Engage with others through networking opportunities


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The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting isn’t just the year’s best opportunity for education. It’s also the best opportunity to network with colleagues and others in the rheumatology field.

Clinicians, researchers, health professionals, providers, vendors, and interest groups will gather this November in Washington, D.C. Here’s a few ways to connect with them during the Annual Meeting.

Opening Lecture and Reception
Attendees will celebrate the start of the 2016 Annual Meeting at the Opening Lecture and Awards and Opening Reception on Saturday, Nov. 12.

This year’s lecture features Joseph Kvedar, MD, who will speak on Harnessing the Internet of Healthy Things: How Connected Health Can Advance Rheumatology. He will discuss the new types of sensors and devices that are or will be available, and how the data they generate might be used to help manage chronic health conditions.

The reception is from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC and offers the chance to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and make new acquaintances. Organizers have designed the event to foster conversation and networking, with food and beverages available and a big band playing softly in the background to add to the relaxed environment. Dr. Kvedar will have a book signing during the reception.

2016 ACR Career Fair
The 2016 ACR Career Fair will take place on Monday, Nov. 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The fair will take place at the Marriott Marquis, Liberty Ballroom Salons MNOP. This event presents the ideal opportunity to look for career opportunities and meet with healthcare organizations looking to hire qualified candidates. Individuals come to talk to local employers or learn where their experience could take them across the country. Potential employees have the opportunity to network with different representatives regarding future opportunities and getting on the hiring radar. Employers take the opportunity to engage directly with qualified, motivated physicians and researchers in the field of rheumatology who are actively looking for new employment.

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Career Connection
The ACR’s Career Connection service is designed to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers. Career Connection is free to job seekers searching for opportunities in the field of rheumatology who can access relevant jobs anytime and apply with just one click. Employers can target their recruitment efforts with a cost-effective and easy-to-use system.

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Exhibit Hall
Learn about an array of products and services important to any rheumatology practice in the Exhibit Hall.

Open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 13, and Monday, Nov. 14, and 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Exhibit Hall is also the home for the ACR Discovery Center, where ACR staff will answer questions about the ACR, the ARHP, and the Rheumatology Research Foundation.

Stop by to visit with more than 150 exhibitors and also attend talks presented by exhibiting companies in the Innovation Theater.

ACR Study Groups
Study groups are planned by ACR members to disseminate information, and facilitate networking and collaboration with those who share a common interest in a specific area of rheumatology.

Groups will last 60 minutes, with the majority of that time slotted for group discussion instead of a lecture or formal presentation.

More than 30 study groups had their applications for a session approved. All of the sessions will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (Nov. 13-15). The official program and the app will have times and locations for each of the study groups.