ACR announcements

ACR Meetings

Annual Meetings

 November 9–14, 2012, Washington

Winter Rheumatology Symposium

 January 28–February 3, 2012, Snowmass

Rheumatology Maintenance of Certification Course

 March 16–18, 2012, Baltimore

State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium

 April 28–29, 2012, Chicago

For additional information, contact the ACR office.

ACR Winter Rheumatology Symposium

Make 2012 the year that you join your colleagues at the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass, Colorado—an established winter tradition for more than 30 years. Spend 6 days enjoying exceptional educational content and opportunities to interact with peers and expert faculty in this intimate setting. The program offers basic science sessions presented by well-known experts on topics ranging from surgery for osteoarthritis, osteoimmunology, tuberculosis risk prevention and treatment, ultrasound and MRI technologies, discussion on preclinical rheumatoid arthritis, gout, to the management of cutaneous lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, the pathogenesis of lupus, and much more. As an important time-honored tradition for this program, the agenda will include an expert panel on rheumatoid arthritis therapy, as well as the always popular Points-on-Joints.

Meetings are held in the morning and early evening, allowing participants and their families to take full advantage of the recreational and cultural activities of the Aspen-Snowmass Village.

The 2012 Winter Rheumatology Symposium will be held January 28–February 3, 2012. Be sure to register and book your hotel room early, as registration is limited and rooms go quickly. The early-bird registration deadline is December 16, 2011. The deadline for all registration is January 11, 2012. For a complete program or to register online, visit

Education Programs

Tenth Pan Arab Rheumatology Conference and Second Saudi Society of Rheumatology Conference. January 16–19, 2012, Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia. Preregistration fees (in US dollars) are $450 (physicians), $200 (nurses and other allied health professionals) October 1, 2011–January 15, 2012. On-site registration fees are $550 (physicians), $250 (nurses and other allied health professionals). Official language will be English. For additional information, contact or visit the web site

Eighth International Congress on Autoimmunity. May 9–13, 2012, Granada, Spain. The congress will begin with a 5-hour basic immunology course (for which there is an additional registration fee) on May 9, followed by plenary and parallel sessions May 10–13. Registration fees are as follows: €450 (full participants), €330 (residents), €120 (basic immunology course) through February 14, 2012; €550 (full participants), €375 (residents), €120 (basic immunology course) February 15–May 1, 2012; €625 (full participants), €420 (residents), €150 (basic immunology course) thereafter. Official language will be English. For additional information, e-mail or visit the web site