ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting: What to Expect

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The ACR/ARHP 2018 annual meeting will take place from Saturday, October 19, through Wednesday, October 24, in Chicago, Illinois.

The following article is part of conference coverage from the 2018 American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Rheumatology Advisor’s staff will be reporting breaking news associated with research conducted by leading experts in rheumatology. Check back for the latest news from ACR/ARHP 2018 .

The ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting will take place from Saturday, October 19, through Wednesday, October 24 in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will offer more than 450 sessions covering the latest developments in rheumatic disease diagnosis and treatment that will help physicians provide the best care possible for their patients.

One of the expected highlights is the annual session “The Great Debate,” which will be held on Sunday, October 21, at 2:30 PM local time. The focus of this year’s debate will be “Guidelines for SLE: HCQ Dose Should Be No More Than 5 mg/kg in All Patients.” Petros Efthimiou, MD, of the New York University School of Medicine, and Gordon Starkebaum, MD, of the University of Washington, will discuss the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus and address the risks for renal toxicity among patients prescribed antimalarials.

The ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting will also offer unique educational tracks to help attendees select the information most relevant to their clinical practice. The Basic Science track will offer sessions that cover the latest research in various rheumatic diseases, including:

  • What’s New in the Genomics of AAV?
  • Missing Microbes: Lost From Our Clinics
  • Autoimmune Pathogenesis and the Lung
  • Unraveling the Epigenomic Landscape in OA
  • Bones of Contention: Controversies in Rheumatic Diseases and Bone

The Business/Administration track will offer the latest information on the business aspects of rheumatology practices, including:

  • Integrating Pharmacists Into the Workforce
  • Optimize the EHR to Maximize Productivity in the Rheumatology Clinic
  • Mindfulness for the Physician: Techniques and Skills

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The Clinical and Translational Research/Clinical Practice track, intended to help physicians apply the latest research in their day-to-day practice, will include sessions such as:

  • Hot Topics in Myositis
  • Anatomy in a Day
  • Biologic Classification of JIA
  • Celiac Disease and Its Relationship with Autoimmune Diseases
  • Immunizations and Infections Potpourri

Finally, the Health Professionals track, intended to inform rheumatology healthcare professionals about the latest updates in diagnosis, treatment, and technology, will include sessions such as:

  • ACR/ARHP Immunology Breakthroughs: Impact on Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Immunology Boot Camp
  • Radiology Boot Camp
  • Living Well with Scleroderma: Evidence-Based Discussion
  • Get Smart: Mobile and Wearable Technology in Rheumatology

Check back with Rheumatology Advisor for live coverage of the ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting.


2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. American College of Rheumatology. Accessed October 15, 2018.

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