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Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

Welcome to the ACR Convergence 2022 Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Site!

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 2022.

ACR Convergence 2022 is the world’s premier rheumatology meeting. The 2022 in-person meeting in Philadelphia, PA, will offer scientific sessions, Community Hubs, networking opportunities, and more. Those unable to make the in-person event can still attend virtual on-demand sessions, select live-streaming events, and the all-virtual Poster Hall. Join us in November for stellar rheumatology education, outstanding networking opportunities, and more.

The deadline for late-breaking submission is Thursday, September 29.

Please read the complete 2022 Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts Guidelines and 2022 Call for Abstracts Guidelines prior to submitting.

   Please note!

  • Late-breaking presenting authors must plan to attend in person in Philadelphia, PA
  • New presentation type for some abstracts – poster Ignite Talks
  • CME credit will not be offered for abstracts
  • Employees and owners of ineligible companies may serve as the presenting author of an abstract

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 Thursday, June 9 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 Thursday, September 29.
  • An abstract is ineligible for consideration if preliminary data were available at the time of the Thursday, June 9 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: Lee Boughton -