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Rheumatology Grand Rounds

Unless otherwise specified, the conferences are held at Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), 3W 232 conference room on Fridays between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The Basic Science Course & Med 256: Immunological Basis of Rheumatic and Allergic Diseases Journal Club is presented as a part of the Grand Rounds. 

Our program is ACCME accredited program that focuses around education on prevention, diagnoses, and management of rheumatic diseases, and dissemination of clinical evidence-based and scientific advances in the field. 

The target audiences range from physicians rheumatologists to rheumatology trainees, medical residents, medical and PhD students and allied health professionals, as well as industry and patient representatives. 

The syllabus includes lectures on specific topics, sessions on ACR and EULAR reviews, case-based conferences, trainee and faculty scholarly activity presentations, monthly journal club style conferences, twice yearly "Citywide Grand Rounds" (rotated between UCSD, and community colleagues). These sessions are held weekly throughout the academic year. Each session is moderated by expert faculty.  

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.

2022-2023 Schedule

​Date​Grand Rounds 8-9am
07/01/22 Fellows boot camp clinical conference 
07/08/22 Fellows boot camp clinical conference 
07/15/22 Fellows boot camp clinical conference 
07/22/22 Fellows boot camp clinical conference 
07/29/22 

Fellows boot camp clinical conference 

08/05/22 

Fellows boot camp clinical conference 

08/12/22 Fellows boot camp clinical conference 
08/19/22 Fellows boot camp clinical conference 
08/26/22 

Case conference / Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

09/02/22 

No conference: Labor Day Weekend  

09/09/22 

Journal Club 
Dr. Maripat Corr
"Spondyloarthropathies"

09/16/22 

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Nancy E. Lane
UC Davis Health
Osteoporosis and bone health updates 

09/23/22 

Journal Club 
Dr. Tony Yaksh
"Pain"

09/30/22
Fellowship interviews 

Dr. Artie Kavanaugh
Division of RAI, UCSD
Review of the 2021 EULAR conference
(confirmed for 2023)

10/07/22
Fellowship interviews 

Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at UCSD (venue and format TBD)
(UCSD speaker Dr. R. Dhital)

10/14/22
Fellowship interviews 

Guest Speaker
Dr. Marcela Ferrada
NIH
Relapsing polychondritis
(confirmed) 

10/21/22 

Journal Club 
Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh
"Targeted Therapies in Inflammatory Arthritis"

10/28/22 

Guest speaker
Dr. Laura Donlin
Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
"Precision medicine in Rheumatoid arthritis"

11/04//22 

Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics 

11/11/22 

No conference: ACR Convergence, Philadelphia
 Nov 10-14 

11/18/22 No conference: ACR Convergence Nov 10-14, Philadelphia 
11/25/22 No conference: Thanksgiving weekend
12/02/22 

Journal Club 
Dr. Monica Guma
 "The Microbiome"

12/09/22 

ACR Review by Fellows, Part 1
Dr. R. Dhital
Dr. T. Lwin 

12/16/22 

ACR Review by Fellows Part 2
Dr. M. Kaur
Dr. N. Singh 

12/23/22 

No conference: Holiday
12//30/22 

No conference: Happy New Year 

01/06/23 

Journal Club 
Dr. Ken Kalunian
"Lupus"

01/13/23 Guest Speaker
Dr. Rohit Aggarwal
Medical Director, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
"Management of inflammatory myopathies"
01/20/23 

Guest speaker
Dr. J. Cush
Director of Clinical Rheumatology at the Baylor Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas
"The safety of Biologic & Newer Therapies"

01/27/23 Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics 
02/03/23 

Journal Club 
Dr. Mark Ginsberg
"Adhesion Molecules & Inflammation"

​02/10/23
Guest speaker 
Dr. Iain McInnes 
Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life ScieAdhesion Molecules & Inflammationnces    
Muirhead Chair of Medicine/Versus Arthritis Professor of Rheumatology   
University of Glasgow   

02/17/23 Guest speaker
Dr. David T. Felson
Boston University Medical Center
"Advances in OA"
02/24/23 Guest speaker
Dr. Sheetal Desai
Interim Chief, Division of Rheumatology,
Director, Lupus Clinic, UCI
"Women in Academia and Female leadership"
03/03//23 

Journal Club 
Dr. Abha Singh
"MSK UltraSound"

03/10/23 

Guest speaker
TBD 

03/17/23

Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

03/24/23 

 

Dr Richard Keating
Scripps Rheumatology

Thursday, ​03/30/23
Joint Dermatology-Rheumatology Case Conference 
UC San Diego Department of Dermatology & UC San Diego Division of Rheumatology 
7:30-8:30AM 

03/31/23 

No conference: Cezar Chavez day 

04/07/23 

Journal Club 
Dr. Gregg Middleton
"Sports Medicine"

04/14/23 

Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics 

04/21/23 

Guest Speaker

04/28/23 

Dr. Tara Paravar
Department of Dermatology, UCSD
Dermatologic presentations of systemic disease

05/05/23 Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics 
05/12/23 

Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at SCRIPPS
(UCSD case presented by 1st year Fellow)
(confirmed)

05/19/23

Journal Club 

05/26/23 Back up Slot
06/02/23 

No conference
EULAR 

06/09/23 Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics 
06/16/23 

Journal Club 

06/23/23 Review of Fellow's Scholarly activity.  2ndyear Fellows present 
06/30/23 Review of Fellow's Scholarly activity.  1st year Fellows present 

 

 

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 or virtually via zoom.

Course Director
: Arnold Ceponis, MD., PhD.

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Contact Info:

Amanda Williamson
aswilliamson@ucsd.edu
Phone:(858) 246-0938