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Meeting Highlights from ACR/AHRP 2018

Meeting Information

October 19-24, 2018
McCormick Convention Center Chicago

The annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in conjunction with the American Reproductive Health Professionals will feature 450-plus sessions led by rheumatology experts. Plus: opportunities for professional development, networking, and first-hand access to the latest rheumatology research and clinical applications. 

 

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From this Meeting:

Certain tests can help determine a proper diagnosis for chronic joint pain in children.
A preview Q&A with Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS
Shared cases differentiate axSpA from similar conditions, reveal disease progression, and provide evidence for emerging treatment protocols, including the use of MRI.
Being open with patients about the connections between joint and tissue pain, and their sexual function, may ease this rheumatic symptom
Promising results for treating rheumatic conditions announced at ACR/ARHP 2018: tanezumab for Hip and Knee OA; cosentyx for Ankylosing Spondylitis; and upadacitinib for RA.
To achieve sustainable patient outcomes in the aging population, pain care strategies should involve biopsychosocial approaches.
Uncovering the potential pathways of osteoarthritis development may provide for new treatment targets and even prevention.
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