Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

America's Premier Rheumatology Symposium

Expand your knowledge, enhance your practice!

CCR West: September 26th – 29th, 2024

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Destin, FL San Diego, CA
About the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology

Our Mission

The Congress of Clinical Rheumatology (CCR) is dedicated to providing rheumatologists and rheumatology providers with the latest information, tools, and resources to enhance their knowledge and expand their skills. Our team of experts has created a dynamic and engaging event that combines clinical relevance sessions with a stunning location. Join us in the spring at the Hilton San Destin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL. or in the fall at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and discover the latest advancements in rheumatology while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

We Strive For Clinical Relevance

Our Agenda is Designed For You



  • Up-to-date information on treatments and advancements in the field of rheumatology
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Advanced Practice Provider (APPs)

  • Opportunities to earn CME/MOC credits and enhance their practice
Medical Book

Fellows & Prospective Fellows

  • Showcase your research, learn the latest in the field of rheumatology & network with other fellows and experts in the field

Pharm Ds

  • Gain valuable insights into the latest therapeutic developments, safety concerns, and treatment strategies in rheumatology
Starting back in 1983

A History We Are Proud Of

The Congress of Clinical Rheumatology, previously known as Rheumatology on the Beach, started in 1983 as a Rheumatology Update course in Birmingham, Alabama, organized by David McLain, M.D. with the guidance of Charles Porter, M.D. There were two successful meetings in Birmingham, but limited interest from physicians outside of Alabama. As a result, in 1985, the meeting was moved to Destin, Florida and renamed “Rheumatology on the Beach,” with half-day sessions to allow time for participants to enjoy the surroundings. The meeting has since grown significantly, with physicians attending from various parts of the world. In 2022, 1300+ physicians and practitioners, mostly specializing in rheumatology, attended the meeting from 45 states, 6 provinces of Canada, and 11 countries, with many considering it the best meeting they attend all year.

39 Years of History

In the Numbers

CCR is Growing!

Worldwide Participants

2022 Virtual and Onsite Attendance!

Amazing Locations

Experience CCR on both the East and West Coast!


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Participant Feedback

What our attendees are saying

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Great Experience

I attended virtually but the platform was very user friendly and easy to follow.

2022 Attendee

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Clinically relevant

Wonderful conference as usual. Very clinically relevant!

2022 Attendee

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Clinical Approach

Excellent conference. I appreciate the more clinical approach.

2022 Attendee

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20 Years and Counting

Always a good conference I have been attending these conferences for over 20 yrs!

2022 Attendee

Why CCR is the attend conference of the year:

The Ultimate Destination for Rheumatology
Knowledge and Growth

#Relevant Agenda

Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing education and the pursuit of excellence in your field

Obtaining Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits is an important aspect of professional development for healthcare professionals, including physicians and nurse practitioners. CME credits demonstrate a commitment to ongoing education and the pursuit of excellence in one’s field.

  • Supports the goal of providing the highest standard of care to patients
  • Improves job performance and enhances professional reputation
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing education and professional development
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