Newswise — ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) welcomes members of the press to write about research presented at ACR Convergence 2020, the ACR’s annual meeting. Approved press members will receive complimentary registration with access to a virtual newsroom and press conferences, an embargoed press kit and assistance in scheduling interviews with speakers.

This year’s all-virtual meeting will be held Nov. 5 – 9 and will include oral and poster presentations, track-based clinical and basic science symposia, opportunities to engage with speakers and a virtual-exhibit hall. All sessions will be recorded and accessible on demand following the live session. More details about ACR Convergence are available HERE

Press registration is now open and details about eligibility requirements and how to apply for press credentials can be found HERE. For questions about the registration process or the press policies, contact Monica McDonald at [email protected]

Key dates for this year’s annual meeting:


  • Press registration closes: Friday, Oct 30
  • Embargo lifts: Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2: 00 p.m. ET



About ACR Convergence

ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting, is where rheumatology meets to collaborate, celebrate, congregate, and learn. Join ACR for an all-encompassing experience designed for the entire rheumatology community. ACR Convergence is not just another meeting – it’s where inspiration and opportunity unite to create an unmatched educational experience.


About the American College of Rheumatology

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is an international medical society representing over 7,700 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases.