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Call for Abstracts

Welcome to the ACR Convergence 2020 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Site!

Now, more than ever, the rheumatology community needs to maintain connection. ACR Convergence 2020 provides an opportunity to do just that. This fully virtual meeting is where rheumatology can collaborate, celebrate, innovate, and learn!

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) invite you to submit an abstract and take advantage of the opportunity to have your work peer reviewed by experts in the field. If accepted, your abstract will be published in an online supplement of the Arthritis & Rheumatology journal and displayed in the distinguished international venue of ACR Convergence 2020.

Due to hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic, late-breaking abstract fees have been reduced from $130 to $95. It is our hope this will increase opportunity for submitters during this difficult time. The deadline for late-breaking submission is Tuesday, September 29.

Please read the complete 2020 Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts Guidelines and 2020 Call for Abstracts Guidelines prior to submitting.

   New this Year!

  • ACR Convergence 2020 will be all-virtual! The meeting will start on Thursday, November 5 and end on Monday, November 9 with extended programming on Tuesday, November 10 and Saturday, November 21. All sessions will be recorded and made available to access on demand until Wednesday, March 11, 2021.
  • New submission features – use Author Lookup to save time entering author information!
  • An employee or owner of a commercial interest may not be the presenting author of an abstract. However, they may be listed as a coauthor on an abstract. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions regarding this policy.

Late-Breaking Abstract Eligibility

Persons Eligible to Submit

  • Members and non-members of the ACR and ARP are eligible to submit an abstract.

Abstracts Eligible for Late-Breaking Submission

  • Truly late-breaking, high-impact scientific research for which results were not available at the time of the Tuesday, June 16 abstract submission deadline.
  • Late-breaking abstracts describing clinical trials or original and groundbreaking basic science may be submitted.

Abstracts Not Eligible for Submission

  • Abstracts submitted in the general abstract submission but not accepted should not be submitted to the late-breaking category.
  • An abstract is ineligible for consideration if it reports work that has been accepted for publication as a manuscript (e.g., full-length article, brief report, case report, concise communication or letter to the editor, etc.) prior to the late-breaking submission deadline of noon ET on Tuesday, September 29.
  • An abstract is ineligible for consideration if preliminary data were available at the time of the Tuesday, June 16 general abstract submission deadline.
  • Multiple abstracts may not be submitted for one study unless substantially different research questions are being addressed in each abstract.
  • Case reports are not considered appropriate and will not be reviewed.

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Questions? Organizer: Lauren Davis -