American College of Rheumatology

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The American College of Rheumatology is an organization of and for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that advances rheumatology through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support that foster excellence in the care of people with arthritis and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.[1]

It organizes scientific meetings, publishes two medical journals Arthritis & Rheumatism and Arthritis Care & Research, and promotes (through the Research and Education Foundation) research into rheumatological conditions, including the formulation of diagnostic criteria for diseases.[2] Its division, the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, represents non-physician health care professionals in the field.[1]

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  1. ^ a b American College of Rheumatology. "About the ACR". Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  2. ^ American College of Rheumatology. "Classification and Response Criteria for Rheumatic Diseases". Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 

American College of Rheumatology. "Classification and Response Criteria for Rheumatic Diseases". http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Classification/Classification_Criteria_for_Rheumatic_Diseases/ retrieved 2014-03-17

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