May 2nd - 5th, 2019

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 relevant with evidence-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.  The closest airport is Fort Walton Beach (Valpariso), FL.

New in 2019, come see the historic Hotel Del Coronado, featured in numerous films and host of multiple Presidents and celebrities.  Maintaining CCR's long standing beachfront motif, the Del Coronado is now home to CCR for CCR-West September 26-29, 2019.
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Amazing Agenda & CME Opportunity

CCR is presented in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University Continuing Medical Education.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of VCU Health Continuing Medical Education and A&R Educational Group, LLC.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 27 hours of MOC credit.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 27 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (AIBM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purposes of granting ABP MOC credit. 

CCR is also presented with Academic CME to provide continuing medical education for nurses.  In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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A Proud History

Originating in 1983 as a Rheumatology Update course in Birmingham, Alabama, 36 yeas later, CCR stands as the largest independent Rheumatology symposia.

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NEW FOR 2019

Immunology Review

CCR 2019 Poster Session:
Call For Abstracts

Again at Destin in 2019, CCR will hold a poster session with faculty rounding as a part of the regular agenda. Thursday afternoon, Judith James, M.D. and Fredrick Wigley, M.D. will lead the poster rounding and choose the Outstanding Poster. 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.  Disclosures must be on all abstracts and on all posters in order to be accepted0.  For additional questions, please email







2019 Congress of CLinical rheumatology Destin 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 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.