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Meet the Whole World of Rheumatology in San Diego


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Richard Loeser, MD
Richard Loeser, MD

Join thousands of attendees from more than 100 countries and learn about the latest advances making a difference now and into the future.

Take advantage of more than 450 educational sessions, hands-on workshops, basic science and clinical review courses, and lectures from global experts Nov. 3–8 in San Diego at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

“It is a great opportunity for rheumatologists, fellows-in-training, and health professionals to meet face to face. Every year, we ask people the top three reasons they come to the Annual Meeting, and they always say meeting with colleagues and networking are at the top of their list,” said Richard Loeser, MD, Chair of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee, which planned all of this year’s sessions and programs. “Coming to the Annual Meeting is the greatest way to get up to date on what’s happening in rheumatology.”

The Annual Meeting again will feature the most late-breaking science, and organizers continue to review the latest data and research to put together these popular and important sessions. At this year’s Klemperer Memorial Lecture, Sir Ravinder Maini, FMedSci, Professor of Rheumatology at the Kennedy Institute at University College London, will discuss his role in the development of TNF inhibitors and the role of TNF in rheumatoid arthritis.

This year’s Great Debate, Biosimilars: To Switch or Not to Switch? That Is the Question, will interest both U.S. and international attendees. This year’s pre-meeting Clinical Research Conference focuses on the possibilities of precision medicine in rheumatology. Several sessions during the main meeting, as well, will examine this topic.

ARHP Sessions and Events

Movement is the overarching theme of this year’s ARHP Annual Meeting program, which kicks off with an inspiring keynote address from Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, a world-renowned expert on the positive impact of exercise on health, and behavioral scientist and CDC Senior Fellow and Teresa Brady, PhD. The focus on movement will thread through many ARHP sessions.

Several ARHP sessions will focus on improving patient engagement and how to better connect with patients and motivate them. And an ARHP session on personal growth will dig into one of the most personal subjects for health professionals today—dealing with the loss of a long-term patient.

Attendees seeking more of a personal touch to their learning experience should make sure and add Meet the Professor and One-on-One Learning sessions to their schedules. Experts recruited for every one of these unique sessions are the leaders of their fields.