Membership Means Excellence
What does it mean to say that your ACR/ARP membership means excellence?
It means that your ACR/ARP membership puts you on the forefront of cutting-edge information. It means countless opportunities to expand your network. It means that it's about your team and its strong foundation of education and support.
Membership excellence means that the ACR and ARP are here for you, so you can be there for your patients.
About ACR/ARP Members
More than 8,500 rheumatologists and rheumatology professionals, representing 110 countries, make up the ACR/ARP membership. These members are dedicated to improving the care of patients with rheumatic diseases and advancing the rheumatology subspecialty.
Awards & Grants
There is no shortage of outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of rheumatology! From excellence in patient advocacy and clinical expertise, to recognition of mentoring and service to the rheumatology community, the ACR/ARP boast extensive awards and recognition programs.
The Rheumatology Research Foundation's awards and grants support the training and development of rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals, as well as nurture novel research ideas for the future. Additionally, fellows in training, interprofessionals, students, and residents have access to a wide range of grants and scholarships.
Rheumatology Change Makers
Anyone in the field of rheumatology working to start or support an initiative or intervention, bring a program or idea to reality, or improve the quality of life of a group or community is a Change Maker! Change Makers inspire others, show how just one person can affect change, raise awareness, and move the rheumatology field forward. Since 2020, ACR/ARP is proud to recognize and honor these heroes of rheumatology through the Rheumatology Change Maker program.
Code of Ethics
The primary purpose of the ACR's Code of Ethics is to support the ACR's mission: To empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. Maintaining its reputation in the scientific and medical communities and with the general public as a credible, objective, and unbiased force whose statements, activities, and relationships are beyond reproach is the barometer of ACR’s success in this mission.