Networking opportunities can make a large educational conference experience feel truly meaningful, memorable, and beneficial. Make your annual meeting experience memorable by participating in networking options that appeal to you.
Opening Event at the Field Museum of Natural History
Saturday, November 5, 7:00–10:00 PM
Explore the Field Museum with its encyclopedic collection of cultural objects and biological specimens from around the world. While there, say hello to Sue—the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever unearthed. Sample “A Taste of Chicago,” featuring foods and flavors unique to the city, while touring the mysterious finds of the ancient world. Tickets for this event are $40 and include the entrance fee to the museum, food and beverage, and the opportunity to connect with colleagues from around the world. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today!
Lunchtime Is a Great Time for Health Professionals
- ARHP Networking Forum: Sunday, November 6, 12:30–2:15 PM
- ARHP Networking at Noon: Monday, November 7, Noon–2:00 PM
- ARHP Networking Break: Tuesday, November 8, Noon–1:00 PM
Participate in the ARHP Networking Forum, a discipline-specific forum designed to provide an informal opportunity for attendees to meet colleagues over lunch. Also, plan to attend the increasingly popular ARHP Networking at Noon, where you can choose to participate in one of 30 topic discussions over lunch with colleagues from around the world. New this year is the ARHP Networking Break, allowing health professionals an additional venue for informal discussion.
ACR Study Groups
- Monday, November 7, 6:45–8:00 PM
- Tuesday, November 8, 1:00–2:00 PM
All attendees are welcome to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make contacts and exchange ideas. These unique social settings are designed to bring together colleagues with a common interest in a single disease, a group of related disorders, or a specialized field of study. Participate in informative discussions, or become enlightened by new perspectives. Choose from over 30 different study groups on a variety of topics.
Connect with Peers in the Poster and Exhibit Halls
- Poster Sessions: Sunday, November 6–Tuesday, November 8, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM. Poster presenters will be available from 9:00–11:00 AM.
- Exhibit Hall: Sunday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 8, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM, and Monday November 7, 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Adjacent to each other this year, the poster and exhibit halls offer a number of lounge areas providing places to meet with peers while learning about the current advances in rheumatologic research and technology. Enjoy daily refreshment breaks and connect with a colleague in one of the networking lounges or in the food court.