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


  • Annual Meeting opens with look at workforce, big data, and mobile tools

    Annual Meeting opens with look at workforce, big data, and mobile tools

    This year’s ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting formally started Saturday afternoon with the traditional ACR/ARHP Opening Lecture and Awards. ACR President Joan M. Von Feldt, MD, MSEd, opened the session with a look at what’s happening in the field and at the association. READ MORE

  • Experts review year’s rheumatologic research

    Experts review year’s rheumatologic research

    Sunday morning’s Year in Review session brought together two experts who culled research published over the past year in clinical and basic science to selected studies they felt showed major trends and significant insights to the development and treatment of rheumatologic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and lupus. READ MORE

  • Data mining could lead to therapy advances

    Data mining could lead  to therapy advances

    In the past 50 years, only one new therapy has been approved for the treatment of lupus. Peter E. Lipsky, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AMPEL Bio-Solutions, Charlottesville, VA, works to change that. READ MORE

  • Renowned international researcher to review latest developments in antibody-based therapies

    Renowned international researcher to review latest developments in antibody-based therapies

    For the past 20 years, investigator John D. Isaacs, MD, PhD, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, has focused his work on the potential of novel immunotherapies to treat rheumatoid arthritis — ranging from target identification to early and late-stage clinical trials. READ MORE

  • Humanities play an important role in healthcare, says ARHP keynote speaker

    Humanities play an important role in  healthcare, says ARHP keynote speaker

    The humanities come in many forms — literature, music, art, and nature, to name a few — and give perspective on what it means to be human. They are also rich in what they can offer patients and healthcare professionals, said ARHP keynote speaker Paulette C. Hahn, MD, on Sunday morning. READ MORE

  • Genomic, epigenomic research into underpinnings of RA show therapeutic promise

    Genomic, epigenomic research into underpinnings of RA  show therapeutic promise

    This year’s recipient of the Rheumatology Research Foundation Paul Klemperer, MD, Memorial Lectureship, Gary Firestein, MD, dedicated his lecture Sunday to an explanation of research into how the human genome, epigenome, and environmental factors lead to the development and progression of RA and how this research can improve therapy. READ MORE

  • New guideline for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis coming

    New guideline for  glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis coming

    A Sunday afternoon clinical symposium described how the draft guideline, which has not yet been approved by the ACR, expands on the 2010 guideline to consider the fracture risk and treatment options among new patient populations and how the recommendations vary based on glucocorticoid dose. READ MORE

  • PANLAR Scholars

    PANLAR Scholars

    The ACR is proud to promote the PANLAR Scholarship Program in which rheumatologists from Central and South America are provided funding to attend the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. READ MORE

  • Today’s Knowledge Bowl finals set

    Today’s Knowledge Bowl finals set

    Rheum-Nados from Franciscan Alliance and Tram-a-dolls from Oregon Health & Science University qualified Sunday for the finals of this year’s Knowledge Bowl. READ MORE

  • Push toward increased transparency in healthcare will keep accelerating

    Push toward increased transparency in healthcare will keep accelerating

    With the passage of the Sunshine Act, part of the Affordable Care Act, the requirements for disclosures regarding interactions between pharmaceutical and device companies and physicians have changed, and other websites as well now disseminate more information about providers. READ MORE