2018 Call For Abstracts

Submissions to the ACR and ARHP Abstract Programs closed at noon ET on Tuesday, June 5.

Submissions to the Basic Research Conference, Clinical Research Conference, and Image Competition have also closed.


Submissions are still being accepted for the
2018 Patient Perspectives Poster Program

New in 2018, The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) invite patients along with patient organizations to submit posters for the new Patient Perspectives Poster Program.

Accepted submissions will be published in the same online supplement of Arthritis and Rheumatology as the 2018 scientific abstracts, and displayed as a digital poster in the distinguished international venue of the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

Submissions must be received by noon Eastern Time on Friday, June 15, 2018. After this deadline, the submission site will close and you will not be able to access the system or make any changes to your abstract. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

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  1. Eligibility

    Who is Eligible to Submit?
    • Members and non-members of the ACR and ARHP are eligible to submit an abstract.
    • Patients affected by rheumatic diseases, in conjunction with a patient foundation or pharmaceutical company, are encouraged to apply.
    What Types of Submissions are Eligible?

    The ACR and ARHP want to hear from patients who had an idea they put into practice to better care for their health. For example, What adaptations did you and/or your healthcare team adopt? What were the results?”

  2. Call for Patient Perspectives

    Patient Perspectives Poster Program: these posters will allow people affected by rheumatic disease to share their journeys and experiences living with rheumatic diseases with the thousands of rheumatology healthcare providers attending the Annual Meeting.

    Each submission has a mandatory $20 processing fee. The ACR accepts electronic payment only in the form of MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Processing fees must be in U.S. funds. All fees are non-refundable – no exceptions. There are no refunds for rejected or withdrawn submissions.

    Please see the 2018 Patient Perspectives Guidelines for full application instructions.