American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ACR, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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High-dose flu vaccine improves immune response in RA

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — The use of a high-dose trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine significantly improved immune response among patients with rheumatoid…
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PET/CT combination accurately diagnoses giant cell arteritis

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — A combination of PET and CT scanning of the temporal, occipital, maxillary and vertebral arteries demonstrated good diagnostic…
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Rheumatologists 'must' respond to checkpoint inhibitor problem

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — Rheumatologists, as well as the rheumatology specialty as a whole, must become more aware of, and develop treatments and guidelines…
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ACR Presidential Gold Medal recipient shares female influencers, role models

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — “My overwhelming reaction is gratitude for experiences that are meaningful in so many ways,” Mary K. Crow, MD, MACR
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Genetic risk score effective, less costly alternative to MRI in AS diagnosis

October 21, 2018
CHICAGO — Genetic risk score has a high discriminatory capacity, performs at least as well as MRI — while being far less expensive…
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ACR 2018: World's largest rheumatology meeting comes to Chicago

October 19, 2018
CHICAGO — More than 15,000 clinicians, researchers, academics, practice managers, fellows and other rheumatology health professionals from more…
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VIDEO: Loading dose of secukinumab affects outcomes in PsA

January 11, 2018
Secukinumab may be an effective treatment for patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to findings presented at the American College of…
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VIDEO: Therapeutic targets for spondyloarthropathies include IL-17, JAK

January 10, 2018
One of the hottest topics at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting was new data on therapeutic targets in the treatment of…
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VIDEO: Arthritis Foundation strives to 'revolutionize care' through patient engagement

January 10, 2018
SAN DIEGO — At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Guy Eakin, PhD, and Suzanne Schrandt, JD, highlighted recent Arthritis…
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Guest commentary: Obesity has ‘complex’ effect on disease outcomes in axial spondyloarthropathy

December 20, 2017
In this guest commentary, Vivian P. Bykerk, BSc, MD, FRCPC, discusses the relationship between obesity and disease outcomes in axial