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ACR Convergence - where rheumatology meets


ACR Convergence 2023, the world’s premier rheumatology experience, will be held November 10–15 at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. All presentations will be available for conference attendees to watch online. The daily schedule below lists the presentations by NIAMS IRP researchers. The full program is available on the ACR conference website.

If you are attending in person, we encourage you to visit the NIAMS/NIH Exhibit Booth, #2720. NIH program and grant review staff will be at the booth during select times to consult with you about the scientific review process, grant and fellowship opportunities, NIH institute-specific interests, and other funding and training opportunities:

  • Sunday, November 12, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Monday, November 13, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 AM–2:30 PM

Daily Schedule

Friday November 10, 2023

Global Summit
Session

10F103: Actions with Impact: Health Policy and Global Rheumatology

  Laura B. Lewandowski, MD, MSc (Moderator) (Conference Schedule)
  November 10. 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM PT

Panel
Session

FIT Program: Finding and Applying for Jobs

  Herbert Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR (Conference Schedule)
  2:25 PM - 3:15 PM PT

Session
FIT Program: Roundtables

Challenging Vasculitis Cases with an Expert

  Peter Grayson, MD, MSc (Conference Schedule)
  November 10. 3:45 PM - 5:25 PM PT

Session
FIT Program: Roundtables

NIH Pathway

  Laura B. Lewandowski, MD, MSc (Conference Schedule)
  November 10. 3:45 PM - 5:25 PM PT

Saturday November 11, 2023

Talk
Review Course

An Update on Relapsing Polychondritis

  Marcela Ferrada, MD (Conference Schedule)
  November 11. 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Sunday November 12, 2023

Poster Session
(0229–0251) Metabolic & Crystal Arthropathies – Basic & Clinical Science Poster I

0230: Looking Beyond Infections in Job Syndrome: Peripheral Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease in a Cohort of Patients with Job Syndrome

  Sandra Ogbonnaya-Whittlesey, MD (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(0283–0307) Muscle Biology, Myositis & Myopathies – Basic & Clinical Science Poster I

0283: Transcriptomic Profiles in Muscle Biopsies from Systemic Sclerosis Patients with Different Autoantibodies

  Maria Casal-Dominguez, MD, PhD (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(0013–0039.5) Genetics, Genomics & Proteomics Poster

0039: Enrichment of Rare Variants of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Genes in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

  Mariana Correia Marques, MD (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(0229–0251) Metabolic & Crystal Arthropathies – Basic & Clinical Science Poster I

0246: Safety & Efficacy of SEL-212 in Patients with Gout Refractory to Conventional Treatment: Primary Outcomes from Two Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Phase 3 Studies

  Herbert Baraf, MD, FACP, MACR (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(0176–0195) Healthcare Disparities in Rheumatology Poster I: Lupus

0195: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Black and Latino Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  Glorielly Gonzalez, BA (she/her/hers) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(0345–0379) Pediatric Rheumatology – Clinical Poster I: JIA

0370: Clinical Disease Manifestations Associated with TNF Inhibitor Non-Response in Juvenile Spondyloarthritis

  Hemalatha Srinivasalu, MD, MBBS (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Talk
Pediatric Year in Review

Basic Science Research Review

  Hanna Kim, MD, MS (Conference Schedule) 
  November 12. 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM PT

Monday November 13, 2023

Talk
ACR-EULAR Criteria for Clinical Response in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: A Composite Outcome Measure

Results of the Systematic Literature Review and Delphi Exercise

  Kaitlin Quinn, MD, MHS (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 7:40 AM - 7:50 AM PT

Poster Session
(0899–0933) SLE – Etiology & Pathogenesis Poster

0902: Neutrophils in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Demonstrate Heterogeneity Based on Sex

  William Ambler, MD (he/him/his) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(1488–1512) SLE – Treatment Poster II

1510: Efficacy of Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRHa) in Ovarian Preservation in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Receiving Cyclophosphamide (CYC)

  Jun Chu, APRN, CRNP (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(1442–1487) SLE – Diagnosis, Manifestations, & Outcomes Poster II

1472: Prevalence of Hepatic Injury in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A 28-Year Single Center Experience

  Sarfaraz Hasni, MD, MSc (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(0899–0933) SLE – Etiology & Pathogenesis Poster

0918: Network Analysis of Genome Sequences Identifies Important Pathways in the Pathogenesis of Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  Katharina Heitzman, BS (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Poster Session
(1082–1099) Measures & Measurement of Healthcare Quality Poster I

1085: Utilizing a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 Quality Improvement Project to Improve Data Completeness in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Registry

  Hemalatha Srinivasalu, MD, MBBS (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Talk
Scientific Session

13M137: Cutting Through the Brain Fog: Cognitive Dysfunction in Lupus

  Sarfaraz Hasni, MD, MSc (Moderator) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Abstract
Abstracts: Pediatric Rheumatology – Clinical II: Connective Tissue Disease (1621–1626)

1622: Myositis-associated Autoantibodies in Juvenile Myositis Are Associated with Severe Disease Features and Mortality

  Matthew Sherman, MD, MHS (Conference Schedule)
  2:15 PM - 2:25 PM PT

Abstract
Abstracts: SLE – Diagnosis, Manifestations, & Outcomes II: Omics (1693–1698)

1696: Multi-Omic Profiling Reveals Immune Cell Priming Signature Linked to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Prognosis

  Sarfaraz Hasni, MD, MSc (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 4:45 PM - 4:55 PM PT

Abstract
Abstracts: Pediatric Rheumatology – Basic Science (1657–1662)

1660: Still’s Disease Patients with High Interferon-stimulated Gene Expression Have Enrichment of Rare, de Novo and Recessive Protein Altering Variants in Innate Immune Pathways

  Michael Ombrello, MD (Conference Schedule) 
  November 13. 4:45 PM - 4:55 PM PT

Tuesday November 14, 2023

Talk
Scientific Session

14T121: Spondyloarthropathy: Comparing Adult and Pediatric Diseases

  Robert Colbert, MD, PhD (Moderator) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Talk
Flexing Strong Science on Weak Muscles: Genetics, Genomics, and Autoantibodies in Myositis

Autoantibodies and Gene Expression Contributions into the Pathogensis of Myositis

  Andrew Mammen, MD, PhD (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PT

Poster Session
(1945–1972) Muscle Biology, Myositis & Myopathies – Basic & Clinical Science Poster III

1961: Anti-PM/Scl Autoantibodies in Juvenile Myositis Are Associated with a Distinct Phenotype Resembling Anti-synthetase Syndrome

  Matthew Sherman, MD, MHS (Conference Schedule)
  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Talk
Spondyloarthropathy: Comparing Adult and Pediatric Diseases

Updates and Differences in Management

  Hemalatha Srinivasalu, MD, MBBS (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM PT

Talk
Scientific Session

14T131: Cardiovascular Rheumatology: Lessons Learned from Targeting Inflammation to Modulate CV Risk

  Sarfaraz Hasni, MD, MSc (Moderator) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

Abstract
Abstracts: Muscle Biology, Myositis & Myopathies – Basic & Clinical Science I (2461–2466)

2461: Transcriptional Derepression of CHD4/NuRD-regulated Genes in the Muscle of Patients with Dermatomyositis and anti-Mi2 Autoantibodies

  Iago Pinal-Fernandez, MD, PhD (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM PT

Abstract
Session

14T152: Abstracts: Muscle Biology, Myositis & Myopathies – Basic & Clinical Science I (2461–2466)

  Hanna Kim, MD, MS (Moderator) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PT

Abstract
Session

14T159: Abstracts: Spondyloarthritis Including Psoriatic Arthritis – Basic Science (2437–2442)

  Robert Colbert, MD, PhD (Moderator) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PT

Talk
Session

14T165: Pediatric Thieves Market: Show Me Your Best Cases!

  Hanna Kim, MD, MS (Moderator) (Conference Schedule) 
  November 14. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

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