Newswise — ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is providing complimentary registration to journalists wishing to write about studies presented at ACR Convergence 2021, the ACR’s annual meeting taking place Nov. 1 – 10. This year’s meeting will include more than 2,000 abstracts and expert presentations from over 320 clinicians, researchers, and health experts. A listing of presentations for ACR Convergence 2021 can be found in the online program. 

Approved press members will receive an all-access pass to the meeting, an embargoed press kit, assistance scheduling interviews with speakers, and on-demand access to recorded sessions through March 11, 2022. The complimentary registration also includes access to the inaugural Global Rheumatology Summit on Nov. 3. The summit will present critical topics at the intersection of global health and rheumatology, allowing experts to share lessons and inspire future generations of rheumatology leaders. 

Early press registration will end October 27. Requests received before this time will be processed prior to the start of the meeting. Press registration requests will continue to be accepted through the end of the meeting, but delayed responses should be expected after the early registration deadline, as staff will be supporting the execution of the event.  

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 Amanda Head at [email protected]. 

Please note that all information outside of what is publicly available in the abstract is under embargo until Monday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. ET.  


About ACR Convergence  

ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, is where rheumatology meets to collaborate, celebrate, congregate, and learn. With more than 320 sessions and thousands of abstracts, it offers a superior combination of basic science, clinical science, business education and interactive discussions to improve patient care. For more information about the meeting, visit, or join the conversation on Twitter by following the official hashtag (#ACR21).  

About the American College of Rheumatology 

Founded in 1934, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is a not-for-profit, professional association committed to advancing the specialty of rheumatology that serves over 7,700 physicians, health professionals, and scientists worldwide. 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. Rheumatology professionals are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit