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Letter from the Editor

Prof. Dennis McGonagle, University of Leeds, UK
ACR 2020
Dear Reader, The last time the Rheumatology world converged in Washington DC on the ACR Congress in 2016 was memorable with the buzz in the city on the weekend of the Presidential election vote. The ACR Convergence 2020 was also held in Washington DC and co-incidentally in a Presidential election year. The city was again buzzing from a political perspective with the election outcome hanging in the balance but the city was deserted with the expected conference being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ACR went fully virtual with much of the content recorded in advance to facilitate smooth operation. Whilst the US Presidential election outcome was unclear at that time, Dr Ellen Gravalesse, the new ACR President, did a tremendous job in pulling together an excellent virtual meeting. Not having to walk large distances between talks with the assistance of the friendly “Ask me” attendants had certain advantages – especially for Europeans, who, fro...

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