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We don't get to see you for Annual Conference in Glasgow this year, but there are still many ways you can access some of the fantastic content we would have been showcasing.

A huge thank you to all of our abstract submitters, who were able to submit their posters electronically this year. We’ve had a great response, with more than 250 posters available to view on the app now.

Session submission will open later than usual this year in July 2020.

This allows us to review the fantastic content submitted for 2020 and decide which sessions will be used in 2021. We will then open a targeted session submission to allow us to fill any gaps in the programme and consider new ideas.

How to download

The easiest way to download the app from here is to download it from the Apple App store or Google Play store.

After installing, you can:

  • Access Annual Conference 2020 by clicking on the respective tile and pressing 'Install'

  • Access the abstracts, posters and ePosters

  • Chat with other attendees and share knowledge with your network

Register your interest for 2021


Date: 26-28 April 2021

Venue: Manchester Central, Manchester

CPD: up to 12 credits


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Is Annual Conference cancelled or postponed?

Annual Conference 2020 is cancelled. With uncertainty around the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, along with its size and complexity, we can't delay it to later in the year.

Where/when will the next one take place?

The next Annual Conference is in Manchester on 26-28 April 2021.

How do I arrange a refund for my conference ticket?

All booked delegates will receive a full refund of the registration fee paid. This has been issued automatically; you don't need to send a refund request. Refunds are credited back onto the card that was used to make the booking, whether this is for an individual or a group.

If you were entitled to complimentary registration, your booking will still be cancelled and you will receive confirmation of this. Due to the large number of cancellations being processed, refunds will be issued by the end of April. We thank you for your patience while we work through this.

Can I claim back my travel expenses?

We are unable to reimburse travel or accommodation costs for delegates. If you are a speaker with entitlements for complimentary travel and accommodation, please cancel and claim refunds directly from providers where possible. If your bookings are non-refundable, we will reimburse you for any expenses incurred up to the date of cancellation (10 March). Please complete your speaker expenses form and send back to Isabelle Hanley Timmins as soon as possible.

Can I transfer my ticket to next year?

We can't transfer tickets to 2021. All delegates are being reimbursed for this year and are invited to register their interest for 2021.

What happens if I am a poster presenter, oral abstract presenter etc?

All poster, ePoster and oral abstract presenters are invited to submit these to be shared digitally on our conference app. Instructions for submitting digitally are available here. All accepted abstracts will be published in Rheumatology journal and will be available online from 20 April 2020.

Are the pre-conference courses going ahead?

The pre-conference courses have been postponed and will be rescheduled. The refund process is the same as for Annual Conference. All booked delegates will receive a full refund of their registration fee. This is issued automatically; you don't need to send a refund request. Refunds are credited back onto the card used to make the booking.

When will session submissions for Annual Conference 2021 open?

Session submission will be slightly different for 2021 and will open later than usual during summer 2020. We'll share more details as soon as possible. 

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