Rheumatology Grand Rounds

All conferences (including Orthopedics-Rehab) will be held at the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), 3W 232 conference room from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM by either a rheumatology faculty member or visiting scholar unless otherwise indicated. Radiology conferences will be held at the Veteran's Administration Radiology Front Conference Room. Focus is directed at the broad scope of divisional research and clinical activities. The Basic Science Course & Med 256: Immunological Basis of Rheumatic and Allergic Diseases Journal Club is presented as a part of the Grand Rounds.


  • To provide an overview of cutting edge topics in the field of rheumatology, allergy and immunology 
  • To offer health science education programs in formats and venues conducive to learning. 
  • To enable physicians to remain informed in multiple areas of medicine including development in fields other than their own. 
  • To foster responsible and balanced debate on conventional and controversial issues affecting health sciences. 
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for one credit per hour in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

2020 Schedule 

Date Topic
Zoomed only, no live attendance
​Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at SCRIPPS
(UCSD case presented by 1st year Fellow)

Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club
​:Crystal Arthritis
Robert Terkeltaub, MD.
Zoomed only, no live attendance
J​oint Dermatology-Rheumatology Case Conference 

UC San Diego Department of Dermatology & UC San Diego Division of Rheumatology 

Zoomed only, no live attendance
​Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

Zoomed only, no live attendance
"An Interesting Case of Hematologic Disease Presenting to the Rheumatologist's Office"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Weis,
Chief of SCRIPPS Rheumatology
Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club: "Vasculitis"
Monica Guma, MD., PhD.
​No conference - Eular June 3-6, 2020 
(Frankfurt, Germany)
Journal Club “COVID-19 treatment  with choloroquine and anti-IL-6R antibody”
Yun-Cai Liu, PhD.
​Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity
2nd. year Fellows present
Dr. Arlene Bravo
Dr. Robert Chao

​Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity
1st.  year Fellows present
Dr. Barbara Jacobs
Dr. Vladislav Tsaltskan


Quick Glance

Date: Every Friday
Time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Location: ACTRI (Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute) room 3W232, unless otherwise indicates.

Faculty Coordinator
: Arnold Ceponis, MD., PhD.



Contact Info

Amanda Williamson