Join us in Chicago, November 4–9, 2011, for the 2011 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting, the premier rheumatology meeting.
We are extremely excited about this year’s program. In addition to returning favorites such as the Year in Review, Curbside Consults—Ask the Professors, The Great Debate, and Thieves’ Market, the 2011 program has expanded to include more concurrent abstract sessions, clinical reviews, and clinical symposia. Also, an innovative session will be introduced this year—the ACR Knowledge Bowl. This session, which is designed to encourage team building and networking, will surely become a new favorite.
The 2011 preconference course schedule has changed and will be offered Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 to provide attendees the opportunity to take advantage of an array of offerings from the popular ACR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course for Rheumatologists to the perennial favorite, the ACR Review Course. In addition, the ACR Clinical Research Conference: Comparative Effectiveness Research in Rheumatology; ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course; ACR/ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Session; ARHP Clinical Focus Course; and the ACR Basic Research Conference: Bone Pathophysiology in Inflammatory and Rheumatic Disorders will also be offered.
For topic and session information, visit www.rheumatology.org/annual. Member registration and housing opens Wednesday, June 8. Register early so you don’t miss the opportunity to attend. (Nonmember registration and housing opens June 22nd.)
Meet the Professors/Workshops
Make your annual meeting experience distinctive and personal by participating in a Meet the Professor or Workshop session. These interactive, classroom-style sessions offer opportunities for comprehensive instruction and in-depth discussion with experts in a focused area. More than 90 sessions will be offered that cover a wide variety of topics, with workshops providing an opportunity to hone your skills and education. Old favorites, including joint injection techniques and musculoskeletal examinations, will be offered along with a new workshop on ring splinting. Space is limited, so register early.
Improved Poster Hall
The Poster Hall—adjacent to the Exhibit Hall—will open 30 minutes earlier this year, at 8:30 a.m. Based on attendee feedback, lounge areas will provide networking opportunities.
The ARHP has moved the Networking Forum to the lunchtime slot allowing more attendees to take advantage of this discipline-specific forum.
The increasingly popular Networking at Noon will also be held during the lunchtime slot. Over 30 topic-specific tables will allow attendees to ask questions and network with colleagues.
Finally, don’t miss an ACR Study Group. These sessions are designed to bring together attendees with a common interest in one disease, a group of related disorders, or a specialized field of study for discussion and dissemination of information. They are open to all meeting attendees.