Additional Activities

CCR Provides a Variety of

Additional Activities

Learn more about each of our pre-conference events and additional CME activies


Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

  • Why Attend?
  • Targeted Education: The Immunology for the Rheumatology Provider course is specifically designed to provide targeted education for rheumatology providers on the latest developments and mechanisms of action of biologics used to treat autoimmune diseases.
  • Renowned Experts: The course is led by renowned experts in the field of rheumatology, providing attendees with high-quality and practical insights that can be applied immediately in their practice.
  • Accredited CMEs: The course offers 5 CMEs (CEUs) for MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs, and PharmDs, providing an opportunity for attendees to earn credits and further their professional development.
  • Flexibility: The course offers both virtual and on-site attendance options, making it accessible for healthcare providers regardless of their location or schedule. Additionally, the course is perfect as a refresher course for rheumatologists or as an important review of targeted rheumatologic drugs for MDs, PAs, NPs, PharmDs, or nurses, providing flexibility to attendees with varying levels of experience.

Thieves' Market

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

  • Why Submit?
  • Unique Opportunity: Submitting an abstract to CCR Thieves' Market provides a unique opportunity for attendees to present their cases as "stumpers" in the Thieves' Market style, which can be an exciting and engaging way to share knowledge and engage with the audience.
  • Award Recognition: The event provides a chance for attendees to be recognized and celebrated by their peers, as there will be an award for the top presentation selected by the audience.
  • Educational Value: The cases presented should have an extremely high educational value, making it an excellent opportunity to share unique and informative cases with the rheumatology community.
  • Professional Development: Presenting a case at CCR Thieves' Market can also contribute to attendees' professional development and offer a chance to network with other professionals in the field.
  • Must be registered for CCR

Faculty Poster Rounding

Friday, May 5th, 2023

  • Why Submit?
  • In-Depth Feedback: Poster rounding session provides an opportunity for presenters to receive in-depth feedback on their research or clinical cases from a group of interested and engaged attendees.
  • Interactive Discussion: The group setting of poster rounding sessions allows for interactive discussion between presenters and attendees, promoting a deeper understanding of the research or clinical cases presented.
  • Networking Opportunities: Presenting at a poster rounding session provides an opportunity for presenters to connect with other researchers or clinicians with similar interests or expertise, facilitating networking and potential collaborations.
  • Broad Exposure: Poster rounding session provides a chance for presenters to showcase their research or clinical cases to a wider audience of conference attendees who may not have attended a specific oral presentation, thereby increasing the exposure and impact of their work.
  • Must be registered for CCR

North AMerican Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum (NYRIF)

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

  • Why Submit?
  • Gain Recognition: Submitting an abstract to NYRIF offers an amazing opportunity to present your research and gain recognition in the rheumatology community.
  • Network and Collaborate: The forum is designed to be stimulating, interactive and constructive, providing an opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas and develop invaluable networks with the faculty and their peers.
  • Advance your Career: Presenting your abstract at NYRIF can help advance your career in rheumatology, as it allows you to share your findings with a diverse audience of your peers and gain valuable feedback on your work.
  • Waived Registration Fee: All accepted abstract registrants have their registration fee waived for the 38th Annual Congress of Clinical Rheumatology that will immediately follow, providing an opportunity to attend two major events for the price of one. Additionally, attendees can enjoy the beach while in Destin, which has been voted #5 as a Spring Beach getaway in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Accepted abstracts get free attendence to CCR