The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) newsroom is a rheumatology news and information center for the media that contains press releases, policies, and other resources for journalists. The ACR’s public relations department serves as a resource and referral center for the press - both lay and scientific - and the general public. Our public relations staff offers members of the media rapid access to scientific and medical experts, press releases, background research, and much more. We also distribute information about the latest in practice quality, educational programs, and health policy issues that affect rheumatologists and their patients.

ACR News & Press Releases

Read the latest news and press releases from the ACR.

Press Pass Request

The ACR organizes several events throughout the United States for which the media can apply for a press pass. See current opportunities and apply for a press pass.

If you are a member of the media and need additional assistance, please contact the ACR’s public relations department at 404-633-3777 or

Media Resources

Find an Expert
Request an interview with a rheumatologist or rheumatology health professional.

Advocacy News
Learn about the ACR’s latest advocacy efforts and the legislative priorities affecting rheumatologists and their patients.

Clinical Resources
Read the ACR's latest documentation on clinical practice guidelines, classification criteria, and position statements.

Multimedia Resources
Listen to the ACR’s two podcasts, ACR on Air and ACR Journals on Air, which both dive into topics such as research on rheumatic disease, global rheumatic care, practice management issues, legislative policies impacting patient care, recently published studies and more. New episodes are released weekly.

Rheumatology Research Foundation News
The Rheumatology Research Foundation is the largest private funding source for rheumatology research and training in the U.S.

Patient Resources
Learn more about common rheumatic diseases, treatments, and tips for living well with rheumatic disease.

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