Your gateway to global rheumatology education! Join us in San Diego for the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting on Nov. 3–8. The advance registration deadline is Oct. 18. Register and get more information on all Annual Meeting sessions.
High-Impact Learning Starts with Pre-Meeting Courses
Pre-meeting courses, held Nov. 3–4 before the official start of the meeting, offer attendees unique learning opportunities in specific topic areas. Plan to arrive early to attend courses that are relevant to your area of rheumatology. Pre-meeting courses require a separate registration fee.
- ACR Basic Research Conference: The Interface of Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Rheumatic Diseases (Nov. 3–4)
- ACR Clinical Research Conference: Precision Medicine in Rheumatic Diseases: Hopes and Challenges (Nov. 3–4)
- ACR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Annual Meeting Course—2017 Update in Rheumatology (Nov. 3)
- ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists (Nov. 3–4)
- ACR Coding Clinic: Addressing Information Security, Risk and Compliance (Nov. 3)
- ACR Review Course (Nov. 4)
- ARHP Clinical Focus Course: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Taming the Wolf: Salient Lessons From Practice and Research (Nov. 4)
- ACR Practice Management Course: Refocusing Your Practice: Innovation, Improvement, and Insights for Today’s Rheumatology Practice (Nov. 4)
2017 ACR/ARHP Opening Lecture
Emerging & Reemerging Infectious Diseases: From AIDS to Zika
Speaker: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of NIAID, National Institutes of Health<
Saturday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m.
Against a constant background of established infectious diseases, new infections inevitably emerge and old infections reemerge in epidemic form, greatly magnifying the global burden of disease. Although major advances have been achieved in the development of countermeasures, such as diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccine, the ease of world travel and increased global interdependence have added layers of complexity to efforts to contain emerging diseases. HIV/AIDS, the 2014–16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and the recent emergence of Zika virus in the western hemisphere are three examples of important emerging infectious diseases in the modern world. Other emerging infections have been less catastrophic than these examples; however, they have also taken a substantial toll in terms of morbidity and mortality and economic losses. Be informed about research and public health efforts to combat a range of emergent infectious diseases—from HIV/AIDS to Zika.
ARHP Keynote Address
Exercise Is Medicine: We All Need to Say the Same Thing
Speakers: Pamela Peeke, MD, & Teresa Brady, PhD
Sunday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.
Everyone with a rheumatic disease can reap health benefits from physical activity, but is that powerful, positive message getting through to our patients? Pamela Peeke, MD, world-renowned expert on the positive impact of exercise on health, and behavioral scientist and CDC Senior Fellow Teresa Brady, PhD, will both talk about movement and how it’s every provider’s responsibility to discuss this topic with patients.