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ACR 2020 General Meeting Information
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Resources/General-Meeting-Information

ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 annual meeting will be in Washington, D.C. November 6 - 11.

ACR/ARHP 2020 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2020
https://acr-arhp2020.org/

American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2020 06-11 November 2020 Washington DC.

ACR 2020 Abstract Embargo Policies
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Abstracts/Embargo-Policies

Accepted abstracts are made available to the public online in advance of the meeting and are published in a special online supplement of our scientific journal, Arthritis & Rheumatology. However, the ACR continues to require that information that goes beyond that contained in the abstract (e.g., discussion of the abstract done as part a scientific presentation or presentation of additional new ...

ACR 2020 Online Program
https://plan.core-apps.com/tristar_acr20/customScreen/aboutACR20Program

The Online Program is your source for educational content and program information for the 2020 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting. Look for topics of interest, bookmark sessions, and/or create a customized itinerary. Use the navigation menu to browse sessions, faculty, abstracts, and other meeting content. You can also use the advanced search tool to find sessions.

ACR 2020 Contacts
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Resources/Annual-Meeting-Contacts

Registration and Hotels, Education, Abstracts, Exhibits, Press

ACR 2020 Abstracts
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Abstracts

Submission, presentation, permission/reprints, embargo, ACR Convergence Awards

ACR 2020 Program
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Program

The program has hundreds of sessions to educate professionals in every segment of rheumatology.

ACR 2020 Image Competition Guidelines & Procedures PDF
https://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/Image-Competition-Guidelines.pdf

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals(ARP) invite you to submit a case-based image and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If accepted, your image will be digitally displayed in the distinguished international venue of ACR Convergence 2020 and be added to the ACR Rheumatology Image Libr...

ACR 2020 Image Competition
https://www.rheumatology.org/Annual-Meeting/Program/Image-Competition

Call for Images, Submission Eligibility, Timeline, Permissions

EULAR/ACR Criteria Identify SLE in Hospitalized Pericarditis Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922957

Dec 22nd, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology (EULAR/ACR) classification criteria can be used to identify patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in an unselected group of patients hospitalized for pericardial effusion (PE), new findings show. "Overall, in patients with pericardial effusion and positive ANA, the diagnosis of SLE cou...

Be proactive in fracture prevention
https://www.mdedge.com/rheumatology/article/214488/osteoporosis/be-proactive-fracture-prevention?channel=53
Elizabeth Shane, MD

Dec 18th, 2019 - Several studies published over the last few years have shown declining rates of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in older adults. In part, this may be due to declining ability to diagnose osteoporosis because declining reimbursement for dual x-ray absorptiometry has made it less available to patients and doctors.

Osteoporotic fracture risk is undermanaged in older adults
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/214483/osteoporosis/osteoporotic-fracture-risk-undermanaged-older-adults?channel=290
Heidi Splete

Dec 18th, 2019 - Treatment of osteoporosis in older adults at increased risk for fractures declined from 2010 to 2014, based on a study of nearly 900,000 individuals. Courtesy University of Alabama at Birmingham Dr.

Well-tolerated topical capsaicin formulation reduces knee OA pain
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/214467/osteoarthritis/well-tolerated-topical-capsaicin-formulation-reduces?channel=290
Jeff Craven

Dec 18th, 2019 - ATLANTA – Use of high-concentration topical capsaicin was associated with reduced pain, a longer duration of clinical response, and was well tolerated in patients with knee osteoarthritis, compared with lower concentrations of capsaicin and placebo, according to recent research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Jeff Craven/MDedge News Tim Warneke While the.

Hydroxychloroquine prevents congenital heart block recurrence in anti-Ro pregnancies
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/214451/lupus-connective-tissue-diseases/hydroxychloroquine-prevents?channel=290
M. Alexander Otto

Dec 17th, 2019 - ATLANTA – Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 400 mg/day starting by pregnancy week 10 reduces recurrence of congenital heart block in infants born to women with anti-Ro antibodies, according to an open-label, prospective study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. M.

ACR and EULAR release first classification criteria for IgG4-related disease
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/214448/lupus-connective-tissue-diseases/acr-and-eular-release-first?channel=290
Jeff Craven

Dec 17th, 2019 - The American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism have released the first classification criteria for IgG4-related disease. Although it was first recognized as a distinct disease in 2003, investigators have since learned that IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is not particularly rare.

Three Quick Tips for Managing Osteoarthritis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922004

Dec 12th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Matthew F. Watto, MD: As usual, we're coming in hot. This is the Curbsiders. I am Dr Matthew Watto. Here are my two wonderful cohosts, Dr Stuart Brigham and Dr Paul Williams. Tonight we are going to be talking about osteoarthritis (OA). We had a wonderful interview with Dr Tuhina Neogi, the chair of rheumatology at Boston University School of Medicin...

VEDOSS study describes predictors of progression to systemic sclerosis
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/214179/lupus-connective-tissue-diseases/vedoss-study-describes-predictors?channel=39313
Jeff Craven

Dec 12th, 2019 - ATLANTA – Patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon and puffy fingers, disease-specific antibodies, and/or nailfold video capillaroscopy abnormalities were more likely to progress to systemic sclerosis within 5 years than were patients without those features, according to recent results from the Very Early Diagnosis Of Systemic Sclerosis (VEDOSS) study presented at the annual meeting of the American C.

Ixekizumab Curbs Disease Activity, Improves Quality of Life in Axial Spondyloarthritis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922454

Dec 11th, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with the interleukin-17 inhibitor ixekizumab (Taltz, Lilly) significantly improves signs and symptoms of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), according to results of the COAST-X study. The results of the phase-3 randomized controlled trial were presented in November during a plenary session at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annua...

ADA2 is a potent new biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome
https://www.mdedge.com/fedprac/article/214103/pediatrics/ada2-potent-new-biomarker-macrophage-activation-syndrome?channel=285
M. Alexander Otto

Dec 11th, 2019 - ATLANTA – Adenosine deaminase 2 above the upper limit of normal is 86% sensitive and 94% specific for distinguishing macrophage activation syndrome from active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, making it perhaps the most potent blood marker yet identified to differentiate the two, according to a report presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr.