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



What’s new at the ACR/ARP Annual Meeting: Fresh formats to enliven topical rheumatology discussions

Paula Marchetta, MD, MA, MBA.

The 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting is just weeks away, and the Annual Meeting Planning Committee, staff, and volunteers have created a meeting filled with fresh, interactive formats.

Many of the hottest topics of 2019 will be presented in new ways that will take education to the next level, said ACR President Paula Marchetta, MD, MA, MBA.

“All hands will be on deck to support our members and pilot innovations in learning during this year’s Annual Meeting—our most important ACR activity,” says Dr. Marchetta. “The educational offerings of the ACR are considered the best. We have a strong reputation as the leader in rheumatology education, especially at our face-to-face meetings.”

  • In the Rheum features a series of shorter talks by leading experts in rheumatology addressing critical, controversial issues such as minimizing steroid exposure and managing opioids. These 30-minute sessions trade in the podium and laser pointers for interactive, engaging conversations in a more casual and convivial setting.
  • The 2019 Annual Meeting’s Recharge Me sessions will show attendees how to refresh their passion for their work amid the growing concern about burnout in rheumatology. Leadership coach Sara Melita created a series of sessions to help attendees refocus their priorities, think about goals and identify strategies to prevent burnout. It’s part of an expanded set of offerings focused on burnout and professional development.
  • Even this year’s Opening Lecture has a new perspective for those in rheumatology. What can rheumatologists learn from crawling snakes and water dancing bugs? Find out at this year’s Opening Lecture, featuring biolocomotion expert David L. Hu, PhD, BSME. Dr. Hu will share some of the discoveries revealed in his book, How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls. Dr. Hu’s biolocomotion laboratory studies fundamental problems of hydrodynamics and elasticity that relate to problems in biology.

There’s still time to register and receive the discounted Advance Registration rate. With more than 450 educational sessions to choose from and the opportunity to earn at least 50 hours of continuing education credits, you’ll join about 15,000 U.S. and international participants coming to Atlanta, Georgia, to learn and share perspectives.