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


  • JAK family breakthroughs show promise in rheumatology treatment

    JAK family breakthroughs show promise in rheumatology treatment

    “Some clinicians know about the JAK inhibitors, but it’s new to many,” said John O’Shea, MD. “The first member of this class, tofacitinib, was approved in 2012, but it’s a very fast-moving field with multiple new agents being studied.” READ MORE

  • MACRA to transform rheumatology practices

    MACRA to transform rheumatology practices

    Everything about the way you practice rheumatology changes on Jan. 1, 2017. “We will have to re-evaluate the practice of rheumatology to adapt to upcoming changes in our compensation,” said Douglas Graham, MD. READ MORE

  • New research strengthens autoimmunity-microbiome link

    New research strengthens  autoimmunity-microbiome link

    Noah Wolcott Palm, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and a member of the Human and Translational Immunology Program at Yale University School of Medicine, said that a large amount of microbiota-profiling data has been accumulated in the six years that microbiome sessions have been held at the Annual Meeting. READ MORE

  • Researchers continue to uncover more RA-related metabolic processes

    Researchers continue to uncover more RA-related metabolic processes

    Luke O’Neill, PhD, will explore the converging worlds of inflammation and metabolism during a State-of-the-Art Lecture on Immuno-Metabolism: Energetics and Inflammation. READ MORE

  • Communication brings better LGBTQ patient outcomes

    Communication brings better  LGBTQ patient outcomes

    Not recognizing a patient’s self-identity can create communication barriers that clinicians may not even realize exist. Barbara Snyder, MD, will kick off a special symposium on gender and sexuality issues in medicine. READ MORE

  • Stay compliant and coding savvy

    Two days of pre-meeting courses at this year’s ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting offer practical tips and training to keep practices compliant and successful. READ MORE

  • Participation in life roles is key metric for living well with arthritis

    Participation in life roles is key metric  for living well with arthritis

    Activity disruption — doing things differently or not at all — is an important indicator of disease status, according to Catherine L. Backman, PhD, who will deliver this year’s ARHP Distinguished Lecture. READ MORE

  • MSUS plays key role in diagnosing anterior hip pain

    MSUS plays key role in diagnosing anterior hip pain

    Ingrid Möller, MD, PhD, will describe relevant structures in the anterior hip that may generate pain during a Sunday morning symposium that’s part of the new series of “Anatomy for the Clinician.” READ MORE

  • Research shows multiple roles for B cells in autoimmunity

    Research shows multiple roles for  B cells in autoimmunity

    Multiple labs have uncovered regulatory B cells, with the subset that secretes IL-10, dubbed B10 cells by the lab led by Thomas F. Tedder, PhD. READ MORE

  • Engleman lecture to tell history of T cell signaling

    Engleman lecture to tell history of T cell signaling

    When Arthur Weiss, MD, PhD, began investigating T cells in the 1980s, the mechanisms by which they functioned and malfunctioned were little more than a black box. The only thing that was clear was that something interacted with cells to affect genes that had something to do with growth factors, cytokines, and lymphokines to produce disease. READ MORE