Rheumatology Nurses Society | Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum
Virtual PCRF2021
February 4-6, 2021

Join us online, February 4-6, for the 2021 Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) Virtual Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum, the essential learning experience for registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other healthcare professionals who are engaged in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy for the care of adult and pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases.

Accredited Education

Join us for an impactful, two-day, evidence-based educational experience taught by leading healthcare professionals. Earn up to 8.0 continuing nursing contact hours.

Accredited Education

Participants have the potential to receive a maximum of 8.0 continuing nursing contact hours.

Prizes & Giveaways

All Attendees have the opportunity to win incredible prizes throughout the event, including an iPad Pro, Apple Airpods Pro, RNS Membership, and so much more!

Members Attend at No Cost!

Enjoy complimentary access to this amazing content when you register as an RNS member.

Earn up to 8.25 Continuing Nursing Contact hours

Accredited Session Topics

Navigating the COVID-19 Vaccines with Your Patients

An Overview of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

Latest Treatments and Guidelines in Vasculitis and Giant Cell Arteritis

The Role and Impact of Infusible Therapies on Your Practice

The Progression of Lupus and Research

Pregnancy and Women’s Health in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Clinical Perspectives of Psoriatic Arthritis Through the Eyes of Dermatology and Rheumatology

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rheumatic Diseases

Understanding Thyroid Eye Disease and How it Relates to Rheumatology

ANCC Accredited Provider with Distinction

Participants will receive up to 8.0 continuing nursing contact hours by actively participating in education sessions and completing an online evaluation upon completion of the program.

The Rheumatology Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider No. P0500).


More coming soon!

Prizes & Giveaways

We will be giving away great prizes during each event. Make sure to join us for your chance to win an iPad Pro, Apple Airpods Pro, RNS Membership, Uber Eats Gift Cards, and so much more!

Referral Contest

Tell your friends and articipate in our referral contest for a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 6! LEARN MORE
PCRF2021 - Forum in a Box

While Supplies Last

PCRF in a Box

PCRF in a Box is designed to bring the RNS Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum experience right to your home. It will be full of great material from our sponsors, the Forum Journal, as well as an awesome selection of RNS swag. Our PCRF in a Box is included with your registration and supplies are limited, be sure to sign up today so you don’t miss out!

The Rheumatology Nurses Society is thankful for our Forum Sponsors:

2021 PCRF Registration Rates

RNS Members & Student Members


Best pricing available. RNS Membership rates start as low as $85 a year, $35 for student members. Not a member? Purchase options available at checkout.

Standard Registration


Not too late to save! Get your best rate by becoming a member today. Purchase options available at checkout.

Standard Student Registration


Every dollar counts! RNS student memberships are $35 a year. Attend the forum for free + all the other membership benefits.

2021 PCRF Registration

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Are you an RNS Member? Register at no cost!

RNS Members and Student Members can attend the 2021 Virtual Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum at no cost. Log in today to get your complimentary ticket.

NOTE: Full membership required. Guest membership does not qualify for membership discounts.

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Not an RNS Member?

Membership is not just about COMPLIMENTARY Forum registration and other great discounts. The RNS offers many benefits for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice providers (APPs)—including nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians assistants (PAs). Membership is for those seeking to develop knowledge in their field, learn up-to-date patient care, and gain access to a wide range of engaging accredited events as well as a wealth of educational materials and content. Become a member today to begin influencing the world of your patients toward better treatment and advancing in the field of rheumatology.

NOTE: Guest membership does not qualify for membership discounts.

If you are interested in becoming an RNS member, options will be available at checkout:

Students, please register using the link below:


Exhibit With Us

We invite you to join us for an incredible Exhibitor Experience where you will have the opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals, and share about the latest news and products associated with your company.

RNS Live Virtual Events
PCRF Referral Contest - Win an Apple Watch Series 6

Chance to Win!

2021 PCRF Referral Contest

We encourage you to refer a friend or colleague to attend this event for YOUR chance to win an Apple Watch (Series 6)!

In order for the entry to count, you must attend this event and your referral must (a) include your first and last name in the referral field on their registration form, and (b) attend the 2021 RNS Virtual Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum. Spread the word and increase your chance to win!

Session Description

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Rheumatic Diseases

In this panel presentation, you will hear from multiple specialities regarding the best practices on treating rheumatic diseases.

Session Description

Differentiating Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Other Hypermobility Syndromes

Take an assiduous look at the complexities between Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and other hypermobility syndrome (HMS) as we discuss clinical manifestations, the diagnostic workup, and what long term outcomes are for the hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes patient.

Session Description

Pregnancy and Women’s Health in Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

In this session you will learn about how Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) impacts your pregnant patients and the latest American College of Rheumatology guidelines.

Session Description

Treating Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) in Sarcoidosis

Interstitial lung disease (ILD), sarcoidosis is lesser known in the specialty of rheumatology and requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This session will provide the pathophysiology and disease process in interstitial lung disease, as well as treatment and support considerations in interstitial lung disease patients with sarcoidosis.

Session Description

An Integrative and Alternative Approach to Rheumatology Patient Care

In this session, we will take a look at an integrative approach to patient care, combining complementary and alternative treatments in addition to medical therapies commonly applied in rheumatology.

Session Description

An Overview of Vasculitis for the Nurse and Advanced Practice Provider

Vasculitis can range from mild to life threatening symptoms, so it is important as providers to know where your patient falls on the spectrum. This session will cover a global overarching review of the disease, including detection, manifestations, and treatments.

Session Description

What Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) Looks Like in the Rheumatology Patient

In this session, we will be walking through diagnosis to care for our patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We will be discussing pathophysiology, immunology, differential diagnosis, clinical presentation, and treatment of antiphospholipid syndrome.

Session Description

A Deeper Dive into Spondylitis with You and Your Patient

Though patients may not pay attention to codes that their healthcare providers jot down, nurses and advanced practice providers know just how important that clerical detail can be. In this session, we will break down what the recent ICD-10 classification of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) means for you as a provider and the future treatment of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis.

Session Description

Updates on Guidelines in Treating Your Gout Patients

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis seen in rheumatology patients, and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) released in 2020 new Guidelines for the Management of Gout. In this learning session we will be exploring the these updated treatment guidelines as well as recent and pipeline treatments so we can best serve our patients with the most current research released.

Session Description

Where Are We Now? A Look Back Through COVID-19 as of Fall 2020

It’s been nearly one year since COVID-19 was first identified as an infectious disease. Through the evolution and spread of the disease, we have learned a lot about what works and what we should avoid. In this session, we will talk about the most recent updates to treatment options for patients, particularly those with rheumatic diseases.

Session Description

How Genetics Will Impact the Future of Rheumatology

In this session, we will introduce translational genetics and genomics through the lenses of rheumatic diseases, such as Behcet’s Disease, Stills Disease, and Systemic Onset Juvenial Idiopathic Arthritis (SoJIA).

Session Description

Pregnancy and Women's Health in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presents differently throughout a woman’s journey into motherhood. From disease activity improvements to flare ups, learn what rheumatoid arthritis looks like from conception to post-partum, and how best to support mothers throughout the process.

Session Description

Transitioning your Lupus Patient from Pediatric to Adult Care

Transfer of care from pediatrics to adults can be difficult for patients, especially for patients diagnosed with lupus, a disease with a high rate of comorbidity. In this session, we will address comorbid manifestations in lupus, and how to best prepare our patients for their transition to adult providers.

Session Description

Immunology in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In this session, we will discuss the application of the fundamentals of immunology in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Session Description

Of Mice and Men: DMOAD Therapy for the Osteoarthritic Knee

This session will focus on the common findings, challenges, and targets of therapy including the use of disease modifying osteoarthrits drugs (DMOADS) in patients with osteoarthritic knees.


Our individual sessions are not yet available for registration

We will be getting this registration up and running in the next couple of days.

Please check back soon!

Session Description

An Overview of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Ehler's Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

A rapid fire approach to understanding Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR).

Session Description

Latest Treatments and Guidelines in Vasculitis and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)

In this session, we will cover giant cell arteritis (GCA) as the most common form of vasculitis.

Session Description

The Role and Impact of Infusible Therapies on Your Practice

In this session, learners will develop an understanding of the role and impact of infusion therapies and it’s impact in clinical rheumatology practice.

Session Description

The Progression of Lupus and Research

In this session, we will explore the history and progression of lupus and research in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis (LN).