Annual Meeting Registration


ACR Convergence 2024, the world's premier rheumatology event, will be held November 14–19 in Washington, D.C.: Where Rheumatology Meets.

Registration Fees

ACR Convergence 2024 registration fees to be announced.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations are not accepted and refunds will not be issued. If you need to change your pass type, contact customer support.


Information about the Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program for ACR Convergence 2024 to be announced.

Scholarship applications are open. The application deadline is June 28, 2024.

About the Program

This annual scholarship program has been established to honor the ACR member, colleague, friend and leader in rheumatology Philip C. Robinson, MB ChB, PhD, FRACP.

The Phil Robinson Global Scholars Program aims to foster collaboration, facilitate mentoring, and promote interactions between early-career rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals and patient advocates around the world and recognize and develop future leaders within global rheumatology.

The program supports junior academic rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals and patient advocates to travel to the US to experience the ACR Convergence, participate in a “Know Before You Go” virtual orientation, engage in a bespoke mentoring exercise with established rheumatology mentors and attend a Global Rheumatology Networking event with international colleagues.

Funding for this program is made possible by contributions from the American College of Rheumatology and COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance.


Participants will receive complimentary registration to the ACR Convergence 2024 and a travel stipend of up to $3,500.

Participant Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • If a practicing clinician or researcher, applicants must be within 10 years following fellowship or graduate training at the time of application submission.
  • All applicants must be from outside of the USA and Canada.
  • Priority will be given to applicants based in low or middle-income countries as determined by the World Bank
  • All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to clinical rheumatology, rheumatology education, research and/or advocacy.

Please Note:

  • Applicants will be contacted periodically post-participation for assessment of impact/outcomes. As a condition of the scholarship, awardees are expected to submit a short summary outlining their experience with a photograph.
  • Individuals who have spent time at a US or Canadian institution for clinical or research purposes within the past 2 years are not eligible to apply.
  • Individuals based in EULAR Member countries may also consider alternative scholarship opportunities including the ACR-EULAR Research Exchange Program or the FOREUM/RRF Partnership Award.

Application Process

During the application process each applicant will be asked to upload the following:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (NIH biosketch format or other format accepted – please limit to 5 pages and include your education/training history, positions/roles (employment and service), honors/awards, presentations/posters, and publications).
  • Personal statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your commitment to clinical rheumatology, rheumatology education and/or research and how participation in the Phil Robinson Global Scholars’ Program/attendance at ACR Convergence 2024 will directly advance your career goals.
  • If a patient advocate, personal statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your commitment to advocacy, accomplishments to date, and how participation in the Phil Robinson Global Scholars Program/attendance at ACR Convergence 2024 will directly impact your work with patient organizations/patients and support local/regional advocacy effort.
  • Letter of recommendation from a senior academician, supervisor, or colleague within rheumatology.

Please have documents prepared before the online application submission process is started.

Applications will be scored on:

  • Strength and relevance of candidate's personal statement
  • Strength and enthusiasm of letter of support
  • Potential for program to advance candidate's career or support local/regional advocacy efforts

Submit Scholarship Application

International Attendees: Letter of Invitation

To assist international attendees with the visa application process, the ACR is pleased to provide a letter of invitation for those planning to attend ACR Convergence. You may complete the top section of the letter with your personal information, then download and/or print the letter.

Download Letter of Invitation

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