ATLANTA, Aug. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association for Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) welcome members of the press to write about research presented at the 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Press members will receive complimentary press registration, an embargoed press kit, access to on-site press conferences, free access to videos of recorded sessions via SessionSelect, assistance in scheduling interviews with speakers, and access to an on-site newsroom equipped with printers and computers where registered press can work away from the hustle and bustle of the meeting.

This year's meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11 – 16. More than 450 sessions will offer a superior combination of basic science, clinical science, tech-med courses, career enhancement education and interactive discussions on improving patient care. A program preview with details of this year's meeting is available at

Details about eligibility requirements and how to apply for press credentials are available online at If you have questions about the registration process or press policies/procedures, contact Jocelyn Givens at

The American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,400 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to Advance Rheumatology! In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit

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