The ACR’s first-rate education program showcases cutting-edge and timely topics in rheumatology, as well as the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of rheumatic diseases and related comorbid conditions. ACR Convergence 2021 brings you multiple opportunities to take a more active role throughout the meeting.

Schedule at a Glance

Online Program


Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is an interactive session modeled after the game show, Jeopardy! Teams are composed of fellows and faculty members who compete by answering questions related to the field of rheumatology.

Thieves Market

Thieves Market is an interactive session where fascinating clinical cases relevant to rheumatology are presented in short presentations. Session participants will have the opportunity to compare their diagnostic and management strategies to those of other rheumatologists in this interactive session.

Image Competition

The Image Competition showcases the finest images in rheumatology at ACR Convergence and offers an opportunity to contribute to one of the most distinguished online medical image collections, the ACR Rheumatology Image Library. Images are characteristic or unusual manifestations of rheumatic disease that serve as an invaluable educational tool for rheumatology professionals.

Patient Perspectives

Through the Patient Perspectives Program, patients affected by rheumatic disease, along with a sponsoring organization such as a nonprofit patient group, are invited to present their stories to thousands of rheumatology healthcare providers at ACR Convergence.

Study Groups

Study Groups are small networking sessions designed to bring together individuals with a common interest in a particular disease, group of related disorders, or specialized field of study to discuss and disseminate information.

Education Partners

The Education Partners Program brings highlights from top-rated sessions from the annual meeting. Applicants must propose to develop an education activity based on content from ACR Convergence. The ACR seeks quality education partners to help share and reinforce ACR Convergence content year-round.

Call for Proposals

Interested in being a part of the biggest stage in rheumatology? See how to submit a proposal for ACR Convergence.