CCR East
May 9th - 12th Destin, FL

Join us online or at the beautiful Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa! The best rheumatology event of the year! Elevate your expertise with over 25 hours of CME credits at the CCR event!

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Enhance your knowledge, expand your skills, and enjoy stunning Destin beaches!

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About CCR East

Our Purpose

The Congress of Clinical Rheumatology (CCR) event is a premier destination for healthcare professionals looking to stay up-to-date on the latest treatments and advancements in the field of rheumatology. With talks from renowned speakers, up-to 25 hours of CME/MOC credits, and a stunning location in Destin, FL, the CCR event provides a platform for learning, growth, and professional development. Whether you’re a practicing physician, fellow, nurse practitioner, or exhibitor, the CCR event is designed to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. So join us for an unforgettable experience that will inspire and inform you, and help you take your skills and knowledge to the next level.

The Rheumatology Event of the Year

Key Event Features

CME/MOC credits

Over 25 hours of CME/MOC credits, allowing attendees to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional development.

Engaging and clinically relevant

Agenda designed to be engaging and clinically relevant, ensuring that attendees leave with a wealth of new information and knowledge.

Renowned speakers

Featured talks from renowned speakers from around the world, providing attendees with the latest information on treatments and advancements in the field of rheumatology.

Stunning location

Held at the Hilton San Destin Golf Resort and Spa, surrounded by the award-winning Destin beaches; making the event a truly unique and memorable experience.

Networking opportunities

Provides attendees with the opportunity to network with their peers, exchange ideas, and build professional relationships. These connections can provide valuable opportunities for collaboration, learning, and support

We strive to make CCR

The Rheumatology Event of the Year

Luxury, relaxation, and stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico come together for the ultimate getaway

Experience paradise at the Hilton Sandestin

Learn About Our

World-Renowned Speakers

Daniel Aletaha, M.D., MSc, MBA,

Vienna, Austria

Adam Brown, M.D.,

Cleveland, OH

Leonard Calabrese,

Cleveland, OH

Felicia Cosman, M.D.,

West Haverstraw, NY

Alan Epstein,

Philadelphia, PA

Joerg Ermann, M.D.,

Boston, MA

Alisa Femia, M.D.,

New York, NY

Kevin Hill, M.D., MHS,

Boston, MA

Laura Hummers, M.D., Sc. M.,

Arthur Kavanaugh, M.D.,

San Diego, CA

Jonathan Kay, M.D.,

Worcester, MA

Stephen Lindsey,

New Orleans, LA

Sarah McCoy, M.D., Ph.D.,

Madison, WI

David McLain,

Birmingham, AL

Julie Paik, M.D., M.H.P.,

Baltimore, MD

Michelle Petri, M.D., MPH,

Baltimore, MD

Virginia Steen, M.D.,

Washington, DC

John Stone, M.D., M.H.P.,

Boston, MA

Nadera Sweiss, M.D.,

Chicago, IL

Four Days of Amazing Sessions


Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Start Time Title Location Speaker(s)
06:45 AM Continental Breakfast, Conference Area, Exhibits Open Coastal A Ballroom  
07:50 AM Welcome and Announcements Emerald Ballrooms David McLain,  
08:00 AM What is the Right Target in RA and PSA? Emerald Ballrooms Daniel Aletaha, M.D., MSc, MBA,  
09:00 AM Comparison of New Therapies for SLE Emerald Ballrooms Michelle Petri, M.D., MPH,  
10:00 AM Break  
10:15 AM Psoriatic Arthritis: Newest Approaches to Therapy? Emerald Ballrooms Arthur Kavanaugh, M.D.,  
11:15 AM Hurdles on the way to Disease modification of Lupus: LLDAS and Remission Emerald Ballrooms Michelle Petri, M.D., MPH,  
12:15 PM Lunch & Exhibits Coastal A Ballroom  
01:15 PM ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Emerald Ballrooms John Stone, M.D., M.H.P.,  
02:15 PM Biosimilars: How Similar Are They? Emerald Ballrooms Jonathan Kay, M.D.,  
03:15 PM Break  
03:25 PM Update on Sarcoidosis Emerald Ballrooms Nadera Sweiss, M.D.,  
04:25 PM CCR Thieves Market Emerald Ballrooms Alan Epstein,  
05:25 PM Adjourn Emerald Ballrooms  

Friday, May 5th, 2023
Saturday, May 6th, 2023
Sunday, May 7th, 2023
CCR East

By The Numbers

Credit Hours
Secure Your Spot at This Year's Meeting

Register Now

Join the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology and earn 25 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Learn from renowned speakers, network with peers, and take your practice to the next level. Register now and secure your spot at this exciting event.

Congress of Clinical Rheumatology

Registration Pricing

Registration Type Onsite Virtual


$575.00 $350.00

Retired Physician

$320.00 $150.00


$225.00 $150.00

Nurse or Nurse Practitioner

$495.00 $250.00

Physicians Assistant

$495.00 $250.00


$225.00 $150.00


$495.00 $250.00


$495.00 $250.00
Immunology Course (Separate CME Activity) Immunology Course

Physician & Retired Physician

$250.00 $99.00

Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner

$175.00 $99.00
Active Military Contact us for discount details: Contact us for discount details:
Pre-Conference Events

Additional CME Available

Immunology for Rheumatology Providers : A Disease Based Approach

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

Start Time Title
09:00 AM Immunology for the Rheumatology Provider
10:30 AM Immunopathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Immunologically Targeted Therapy 2023
11:50 AM Immunology of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) and Immunologically Targeted Therapy 2023
02:05 PM The Biology of Complement and its Importance in ANCA Vasculitis
03:05 PM Immunopathogenesis of Systemic Lupus and Immunologically Targeted Therapy


A Separate CME Activity

Are you a rheumatology provider looking to expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in immunology? Don’t miss out on the must-attend additional CME opportunity of the 2023 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology.

With the rapid expansion of targeted treatments for autoimmune diseases, understanding the mechanisms of action and differences between these drugs has never been more crucial. This exclusive course is specifically designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills required to navigate the increasing number of biologics available, and to help you make informed decisions for your patients.

Unlike other immunology courses that may overwhelm you with advanced concepts, this program presents the basic immunology that is most relevant to rheumatology, as it relates to specific disease states. Led by renowned experts in the field, you’ll learn in a collaborative and interactive environment, and gain practical insights that you can apply in your practice immediately.

Secure your spot now and join us at the 2023 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology. Add “Immunology for the Rheumatology Provider: A Disease-Based Approach” during your registration to attend this separate CME activity.

  • Accredited: 5 .5 CMEs (CEUs) & 5.5 MOC will be available for MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs and PharmDs.
  • This course is organized, concise, presented in an easy to understand format.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and advancements​
  • Virtual and On-site Attendance Available
  • Physician & Retired Physician - Onsite $250
  • Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner $175
  • All Attendees - Virtual $99
North American Young Investigators Forum
Call for Submissions

CCR Thieves’ Market

Present Your Case at This Year's Conference

On Friday, May 5, 2023  CCR will host a Thieves’ Market moderated by Dr. Alan Epstein, M.D. of the University of Pennsylvania. Cases are being solicited from all attendees of CCR. Submissions deadline will be announced soon.


Alan Epstein, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Thieves' Market

Points to note:
  • Cases are to be presented as “stumpers” in the Thieves’ Market style.
  • Each presenter is provided up to 15 minutes including discussion. 
  • There will be an award for the top presentation selected by the audience.
  • You need to be a registered attendee of the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology to present a case.
If you are intersted in submitting a case, please email your case submission to
Thieves’ Market Submission Guidelines
Cases should be submitted as a PowerPoint file and include:
  • Name
  • Mailing Address (including city, state and zip)
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Evening Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Brief paragraph describing the proposed presentation and title
  • Presentation in PowerPoint format
The following rules apply:
Submit a truly unique case with an extremely high educational value.
Presentations must be in PowerPoint© format and be 10 minutes in length, allowing 5 minutes for questions.
Although there is an emphasis on pictorial displays of interesting physical findings or imaging studies, each case should have a brief introduction and a summary at the end of the presentation. It should also include a limited number of relevant references at the end of the case. Cases that are excessively long or in formats other than PowerPoint© cannot be reviewed.
The deadline for submission of cases is March 5, 2023.
Fellows need to register to present a case. 
Importantly, a fellow can present the same case at both NYRIF and Thieves’ Market, however, the format would need to be changed.
Connect, Share, and Learn: Enhance Your Research at the

CCR Poster Rounding Session

Friday, May 10th, 2024

The faculty poster rounding session at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology East event offers presenters the opportunity to receive detailed feedback on their research or clinical cases from engaged attendees. The interactive discussion and group setting allow for a deeper understanding of the material and promote networking and potential collaborations. Presenters can showcase their work to a broader audience, increasing the impact of their research or clinical cases. To submit a poster, individuals must be registered for the CCR event and follow the submission guidelines provided.

  • 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.
  • Increased Impact: Presenting at a poster rounding session can increase the impact of the presenter’s research or clinical cases, as attendees are engaged and interested in learning more about the material presented.
Additional Conference


Hotel Information
CME Details

Traveling to Destin!

Traveling to Destin is easier than you may think! Direct flights are available from most major aiports. A few of these direct flights include Southwest (to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport at Panama City [ECP] from Baltimore and Nashville. Other direct flights can be found on Delta from Atlanta, Silver Airlines from Orlando and Tampa, as well as on United from Houston.

The closest airport to the conference venue is Northwest Floridal Regional Airport Valpariso [VPS] at Fort Walton Beach. Direct flights are available on American from Dallas and Charlotte, on United from Houston, and on Delta from Atlanta.

Additional Lodging Options

The Congress of Clinical Rheumatology-East 2023 will be held at the Sandestin Hilton and Conference Center in Destin, Florida. This Sandestin resort hosts perfect location for a peaceful learning envoiroment. When the conference is not in session, sink your toes in the sugar-white sands along the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying the breathtaking views of South Walton. The Hilton Sandestin sits direclty on the beach and boasts 3 pools, along with first class amenities such as golf, tennis, and an award winning onsite spa. Dining options include a Four Diamond steakhouse, an Asian restaurant, and a beachside bar and grill.

Room Type Standard Rate (per night)*
Standard Room $289.00
Spa Tower Partial View $289.00
Emerald Tower Deluxe Partial View $289.00
Spa Tower Beach View $299.00
Spa Tower Beach Front $299.00
Emerald Tower Deluxe Beach View $309.00
Spa Tower Lanai $369.00
Emerald Tower Deluxe Lanai Pool View $409.00
Spa Tower King Ambassador Suite $469.00
Emerald Tower Deluxe 1 Bedroom Family Suite $469.00
Emerald Tower Beach Front (King or Double Beds) $469.00
Spa Tower Presidential Suite $1,500.00
A Group Code and Reservation Link will be included in your registration confirmation email. Call (850) 267-9500 or toll free at (800) 367-1271 to make hotel reservations via phone.


Online Reservations: Sandestin Resort
Phone Reservations: 1-800-320-8115
Discount Code: 24S32H
Must book by April 3, 2023


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What Our Participants Say About CCR

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Great Experience

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

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Clinically relevant

Wonderful conference as usual. Very clinically relevant!

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92% Of Participants Saw Improved Health Outcomes In Their Patients

If you have any questions regarding registration, agenda, or general questions about the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology event, we encourage you to use our contact form. Our team will be happy to assist you and provide the information you need to make the most of your experience at the event. The contact form is easy to use and will ensure that your inquiry is directed to the appropriate department. We strive to respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.