International Membership


The American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ACR/ARP) is proud to offer membership to international physicians, researchers, and health professionals. Our global community represents more than 100 countries from around the world, including Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Switzerland.

Our Mission

To empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty.

Membership Benefits

Your ACR/ARP membership puts you on the forefront of cutting-edge information with countless opportunities to expand your network. Your ACR/ARP membership is also about your team and its strong foundation of education and support.

ACR/ARP international members receive the same benefits as domestic members. Enjoy access to journals (Arthritis & Rheumatology and/or Arthritis Care & Research), participate in educational meetings such as the Global Rheumatology Summit, learn from the best at the Global Meet the Experts webinar series, and network with the worldwide ACR/ARP community. Additionally, each year, the ACR/ARP recognizes a rheumatologist or rheumatology professional outside of the U.S. and Canada for exceptional contributions in public service and advocacy to the global rheumatology community with the Distinguished International Rheumatology Professional Award.

International Membership

For more about joining the ACR/ARP, see the Membership FAQs and the Join ACR/ARP Community pages.

To get started, you’ll use the Find My Fit Membership Assistant to walk you through just a few questions to determine your perfect fit in the ACR/ARP community.

Find My Fit & Join Now

To reinstate a past membership, login and go to My Account. At the top of the page, you will see your membership information with a button labeled Renew / Rejoin.

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