May 17th - 20th, 2018

What is the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology?

We provide a cutting-edge, educational conference for clinical rheumatologists. Unlike other conferences, our agenda is up-to-date, clinically relavant with evidience-based guidelines and expertise that can be easily incorporated into your day-to-day practice. Our esteemed faculty are experts in their field, international, and provide valuable patient insight with one-on-one questions and answers.

Renowned Faculty

We invite faculty who are world renowned on their topics to bring you the most up-to-date, cutting edge therapeutics and evidenced based guidelines to incorporate into your practice.

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Amazing Location

Come see why Mirarmir Beach (Destin, FL.) was named Travel Channel's best family beach of 2013. Traveling to CCR is easier than you may think! Direct flight are available from most major airports.

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Amazing Agenda & CME Opportunity

CCR is presented in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University Continuing Medical Education.

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A Proud History

Originating in 1983 as a Rheumatology Update course in Birmingham, Alabama, 31 yeas later, CCR stands as the largest independent Rheumatology symposia.

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CCR Poster session

Call For Abstracts!

For the first time, CCR will hold a poster session with faculty rounding as a part of the regular agenda. Thursday afternoon, Dr. Michelle Petri and Dr. Janet Pope will lead the poster rounding. Participants of CCR may submit their CVs and abstracts through the online registration portal or submission link below.  Additional information and submission guidelines may be found here. For additional questions, please email







2017 Congress of CLinical rheumatology Venue

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa


(850) 267-9500

Questions or comments

Traveling to Destin is easier than you may think! Direct flights are available from most major airports. Direct flights are now available on Southwest (to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport at Panama City [Airport code: ECP]) from Baltimore and Nashville, direct flights on Delta from Atlanta, direct flights on Silver Airlines from Orlando and Tampa, and direct flights on United from Houston.

The closest airport is Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) at Fort Walton Beach. Direct flights are available on American from Dallas and Charlotte, on United from Houston, and on Delta from Atlanta.