Advocates for Arthritis, the ACR’s Annual Capitol Hill fly-in, brings rheumatology professionals and patients to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of the rheumatology community. During this event, participants meet with their members of Congress and staff to discuss current legislative issues affecting the rheumatology community. Attendees will also hear from top representatives from key legislative and regulatory agencies. Advocates for Arthritis is a great way for ACR and ARHP members to engage in the legislative process and increase awareness of rheumatology on Capitol Hill.
Applications are now being accepted. Don’t miss this opportunity to educate Congress on the impact arthritis and rheumatic diseases have on one’s quality of life and the importance of care provided by a rheumatology professional.
The American College of Rheumatology’s mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meets the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.
The ACR provides professional education for its members through several venues. The Annual Scientific Meeting, held each fall, is the premier scientific meeting devoted to the rheumatic diseases. This meeting draws thousands of rheumatologists and arthritis health professionals from around the world. A winter rheumatology symposium, spring clinical meetings, and other topical conferences round out the ACR’s educational offerings.
The ACR publishes Arthritis & Rheumatism, the premier scientific journal for research in the rheumatic diseases. Arthritis Care & Research is published by the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, a division of the ACR. This journal focuses on the health services and clinical aspects of rheumatology.