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Program Description

The practice of Rheumatology is constantly evolving, all the more so lately. Recent decades have witnessed dramatic and significant advances in the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of many rheumatic diseases. This has led to improvements in the diagnosis and stratification of patients, development of newer therapies and treatment strategies. Combined, this has improved outcomes for many of our patients. In order to transform this knowledge into better outcomes for patients, rheumatologists require ongoing education and insight regarding the newest developments in patient assessment as well as the benefits and risks of large and expanding number of potential therapeutic agents and treatment strategies.

The goal of this CME activity is to provide rheumatologists with current, evidence-based data that can be translated into clinical practice in order to maximize therapeutic goals and optimize healthcare outcomes for patients with various rheumatic diseases.

This one day, comprehensive program will utilize evidence-based data around the management of rheumatic diseases. Didactic teaching, along with interactive discussions and case-based discussion will enhance the relevancy providing rheumatologists with the ability to apply the latest data into clinical practice. 

Target Audience 

The target audience for this course includes physicians and allied health professionals specializing in rheumatology. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain current knowledge concerning the immunopathogenesis underlying various rheumatologic, systemic inflammatory, autoimmune disorders and define appropriate targets for therapy based on the latest studies presented at international conferences
  • Examine the possible adverse events, common and uncommon, that may be associated with the use of available therapeutic agents
  • Discuss the importance of shared decision making and effective clinician-patient communications
  • Recognize major issues and advances related to the management of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and gout
  • Understand the current role of ultrasound and other advanced imaging modalities in clinical rheumatology
  • Gain a familiarity with the guidelines and management of pregnant patients with rheumatic diseases and other topics in reproductive health
  • Identify the signs of long Covid and implications of Covid-19 infection on the rheumatic disease population

Accreditation

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Agenda

​Saturday, December 10, 2022
​7:30 am
​Registration and Continental Breakfast
​8:20 am
​Welcome & Introduction, Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Chelsey Smith, MD
​8:30 am
SLE: 2022 and Beyond, Kenneth Kalunian, MD
​9:15 am
COVID and long-COVID: Rheumatology considerationsSusan J Lee, MD
​10:00 am
​Break & Visit Exhibits
​10:20 am
​Cool Cases in Rheumatology from the UCSD Rheumatology Fellows
Paul Hsu, MD,PhD  & Rashmi Dhital, MBBS
​11:00 am
Reproductive Health and Rheumatic Diseases, Chelsy Smith, MD
​11:45 am
​Lunch & Exhibits
​12:45 pm
​Highlights from ACR 2022 and EULAR 2022, Artie Kavanaugh, MD
​1:30 pm
Cool Cases in Rheumatology from the UCSD Rheumatology Fellows
Thuthiri Lwin, MD & Oleg Stens, MD
​2:10 pm
​Break & Exhibits
​2:30 pm
Advances in Rheumatologic Imaging, Arnold Ceponis, MD, PhD
​3:15 pm
New ways to think about Gout,  Robert Terkeltaub, MD
​4:00 pm
​Closing Remarks 
​4:10 pm
​Final Adjournment


Course Directors

Arthur F. Kavanaugh, MD                                                                                                                        Director, Center for Innovative Therapy                                                                                                  Professor of Medicine                                                                                                                               Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology                                                                                  University of California San Diego                                                                                                               La Jolla, California

Chelsey J. Smith, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California


UC San Diego Faculty

Arnoldas Ceponis, MD, PhD
Associate professor of medicine
RAI fellowship training director
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Rashmi Dhital, MBBS
Fellow
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Paul Hsu, MD,PhD
Fellow
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
 
Kenneth Kalunian, MD
Associate Director, Center for Innovative Therapy
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
 
Susan J. Lee, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

Thuthiri Lwin, MD
Fellow
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
 
Oleg Stens, MD
Fellow
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
 
Robert Terkeltaub, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology

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Registration

Register Online

​General Registration
$90
​Allied Health and Active Duty Military
$75
Residents & Fellows
​$25

Online registration deadline: December 6, 2022

Paying by check? Please mail to:
Attn: Carissa Aguayo
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0947
La Jolla, CA 92093-0947

Checks must be in US dollars and drawn on a US bank payable to UC REGENTS.

Cancellation Policy: The full course tuition is refundable, less $25 if your cancellation is received in writing, on or before December 5, 2022. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
*Note: No refunds for discounted fee will be allowed.

For further information please contact us at (858) 534-3940 or ocme@health.ucsd.edu. 

Covid-19 Health & Safety
We follow state and local guidelines and protocols related to COVID-19 safety measures. Due to the high risk for transmission in indoor settings, attendees will be required to wear a facemask, regardless of vaccination status.  Individuals who fail to comply will not be able to participate.  In such a situation, no refunds of registration fees or other venue/travel related expenses will be provided.  

A key method to reduce transmission at both indoor and outdoor events is to verify that attendees are fully vaccinated or have recently tested negative for COVID-19. 

We expect all attendees of this educational activity to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or agree to take a COVID-test within 48 hours of the start of the event.  All attendees should be prepared to provide evidence of vaccination status, or negative test results, if asked to do so by conference organizers. 

Location

Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute                                                                              
9452 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Exhibitors

 Exhibit Fee - $2500

  • One 6 foot tabletop exhibit
  • One complimentary registration for exhibitor representatives
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Acknowledged in the handout materials 
  • Access to the digital course syllabus   

Please read the UC San Diego CME Exhibitor Policy and then apply to become an exhibitor.

Please note: Payment is due in full prior to the start of the program and no refunds will be issued for cancellations. Credit card is the preferred method of payment.

For information about exhibit opportunities, please contact:

Maureen Helinski Clarke, CMP
Program Manager 
Phone: (858) 534-1302
E-mail: mhelinski@ucsd.edu

Contact us

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0947
La Jolla, CA 92093-0947
Phone: (858) 534-3940 or (888) 229-6263
Fax: (858) 534-1896
ocme@health.ucsd.edu

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