The all-virtual ACR Convergence 2020 experience includes the highest-quality educational content along with innovative session formats and multiple opportunities to network with colleagues. We invite you to explore The Rheumatologist’s complete coverage of the meeting. Plus, explore our resource centers focused on rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and gout, along with our collection of research reviews, case reports and clinical articles on advances in the diagnosis and management of these conditions.
Complete Convergence Coverage
ACR CONVERGENCE 2020—The ACR’s first fully virtual annual meeting kicked off on Thursday, Nov. 5. During the Opening Session, ACR President Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, talked about how the specialty’s response during the pandemic has provided great hope and will help rheumatology become an even more essential specialty. At the first Plenary Session on Friday,… [Read More]
Attendees at the daylong workshop will learn about key evaluation and management code changes coming in 2021 that affect rheumatologists and rheumatology professionals.... [Read More]
A panel of rheumatologists will provide updates on MACRA’s quality measure requirements and the ACR’s progress in quality measurement in rheumatology in a session at ACR Convergence 2020.... [Read More]
Pregnancy complications are common in lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but can we predict and prevent them? The Rheumatology Research Foundation Memorial Lectureship to Honor Shaun Ruddy, MD, will review the predictors and mechanisms of pregnancy complications, as well as potential interventions for preventing pregnancy complications associated with lupus and APS. Watch for it on… [Read More]
This session at ACR Convergence will focus on early biomarkers for diagnostic and prognostic purposes, as well as the description of current treatment guidelines from multiple societies. The speakers will discuss the role of repeated biopsy to assess response and maintenance therapy, and describe some promising new therapies under development. Watch for it on Sunday,… [Read More]
Patients with RA and OA have joint pain, and pain is the primary reason patients seek care. The mechanisms responsible for the pain are now just beginning to be understood. This session, on Nov. 6, 4 p.m. EST, will cover the mechanisms responsible for the development of pain in both inflammatory and degenerative arthritis.
Minority race/ethnicity are associated with more severe outcomes in OA and RA. Although African Americans have more symptomatic RA than whites, they are more likely to delay seeking care and initiating DMARDs and biologics. The session on Nov. 6, 3 p.m. EST, will review current outcomes data for RA and OA, including TKA, THA and… [Read More]
Experts weigh in on sustaining telerheumatology as a viable practice tool by sharing its history, potential and regulatory outlook post-pandemic at ACR Convergence 2020.... [Read More]
Attendees at the ACR Convergence session will learn about key regulatory issues affecting rheumatology and how to add their voices to strengthen the ACR’s advocacy efforts.... [Read More]
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, 10–11:00 a.m. EST: Several lupus trials this past year had positive results, bringing hope that new therapeutics may be available in the near future. This session will discuss how advances in our understanding of lupus pathogenesis have led to the development of different therapeutic strategies. Watch this page for our report… [Read More]