Vessel Vasculitis, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis and More Research Updates from #ACR18

Illustration by Wendy Gu

The world’s largest Rheumatology meeting, the American College of Rheumatology's Annual Meeting (ACR/ARHP 2018), took place last month (Oct. 20-23) in Chicago. The meeting brought together more than 15,000 advocates, healthcare providers and researchers to advance care for patients.

Popular session topics included updated classification criteria for large vessel vasculitis...

Emerging perspectives on the role of the microbiome...

Lupus...

Ankylosing Spondylitis...

Osteoarthritis....

Rheumatoid arthritis and its comorbidities...

...as well as the potential for alternative therapies.

The annual Great Debate focused on hydroxychloroquine dosing for systemic lupus erythematosus

New this year was increased emphasis on patient perspectives…

All in all, it was a productive meeting! The 2019 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place Nov. 8-13 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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