Join us on Wednesday, September 25th for the The North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum Presents - Fellows' Poster Session, where you can showcase your research to esteemed faculty judges and fellow peers.

Key Reasons To Submit

Showcase your research, gain global visibility, receive travel support, and network with leading experts in rheumatology

Poster Presentation

Rheumatology fellows and residents are invited to submit clinical and research-based abstracts, as well as intriguing cases, for the special West poster session. This is an exceptional platform to showcase their expertise and skills to a global audience.

Travel & Accommodation

Eligible participants can apply for travel stipends and access a limited number of discounted rooms. This support ensures that fellows can attend and present their work without financial burden.

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Networking and Complimentary Registration

Participants will have the opportunity to network with renowned rheumatologists, researchers, and fellows from around the world at CCR-West. Additionally, accepted poster submissions grant complimentary registration to the CCR event, enhancing professional growth and connections.


Wednesday, September 25th

8:00 AMNYRIF Poster RoundingLeonard H. Calabrese D.O.
8:00 AMNYRIF Poster RoundingJanet Pope M.D., MPH
8:00 AMNYRIF Poster RoundingArthur Kavanaugh M.D.
8:00 AMNYRIF Poster RoundingAlan L Epstein M.D.
8:00 AMNYRIF Poster RoundingRichard A. Furie M.D.
8:00 AMNYRIF Poster RoundingStephen M. Lindsey, M.D., MACR
10:15 AMBreak
10:25 AMOpening remarksAlan L Epstein M.D.
10:30 AMImmunology and Immunologically Targeted Therapy of Psoriatic ArthritisArthur Kavanaugh M.D.
11:30 AMIntroduction to Immunology for the Rheumatology ProviderAlan L Epstein M.D.
1:00 PMLunch Non-CME Product Theater by Sanofi: Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica:Pathophysiology, Presentation, and PainAlan L Epstein M.D.
2:00 PMInterferon Biology in Health and DiseaseLeonard H. Calabrese D.O.
3:00 PMImmunopathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Immunologically Targeted TherapiesAlan L Epstein M.D.
4:00 PMAdvances in Immunosuppressive and Immunomodulatory TherapiesLeonard H. Calabrese D.O.

Attend Immunology

As a participant in the NYRIF Fellows' Poster Session, you'll not only have the chance to present your research and receive a free CCR West full conference pass, but you'll also enjoy complimentary access to the Immunology for the Rheumatology Provider CME course. This invaluable pre-conference session is designed to bridge the gap between foundational immunology and its practical application in treating autoimmune diseases. Led by top experts, this course offers 5.5 CMEs and 5.5 MOC points, providing both educational enrichment and professional advancement. With both virtual and on-site attendance options, you'll gain actionable knowledge to stay at the forefront of the latest trends and advancements in rheumatology and immunology.

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Faculty Panel

We've brought together leading professionals from across the nation to serve as faculty panel judges.

Leonard H. Calabrese D.O.

Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, RJ Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology, Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Alan L. Epstein M.D.

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Richard A. Furie M.D.


Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal & Hematopoietic Diseases, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Northwell Health, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Arthur Kavanaugh M.D.

Professor of Medicine

The University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, Director, Center for Innovative Therapy, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology.

Stephen M. Lindsey, M.D., MACR

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Interim Chief, Section of Rheumatology, Fellowship Program Director, LSU Health Science Center School of Medicine.

Janet Pope M.D., MPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, Division Head in Rheumatology, St. Joseph's Health Centre.


Submit Abstract

During the CCR registration, submit your clinical or research-based presentation. Selected presentations will receive free CCR Conference pass.


Prepare Your Poster

Once your abstract is accepted, create an engaging and informative poster that highlights your research findings and prepares you for insightful discussions with faculty and peers.



Travel to San Diego and present your poster to an esteemed panel of faculty and fellow rheumatology professionals, gaining valuable feedback and networking opportunities.

Submit Today

Submit today to secure your chance to present at the premier rheumatology forum and elevate your research to a global audience.

All abstracts must be received via online submission by 11:59 PM CST on July 31, 2024.

Location Information

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, situated on the scenic waterfront of San Diego Bay, offers stunning views and luxurious accommodations. This premier location is just steps away from the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The hotel features contemporary rooms, exceptional dining options, a full-service spa, and state-of-the-art meeting facilities, making it an ideal destination for both leisure and business travelers. Fellows' can enjoy easy access to nearby attractions such as the San Diego Convention Center, Petco Park, and the beautiful beaches of Southern California. Discounted rooms are available for NYRIF Participants, and those with accepted presentations are eligible to receive a travel stipend.

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