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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.

2021-2022 Schedule

Date
Topic
Grand Rounds 8-9 AM
We expect that some of the session will go back to live attendance. We will continue to provide Zoom access to all sessions. Please see each grand rounds announcement for details

​07/02/21​Fellows boot camp clinical conference
07/09/21
Fellows boot camp clinical conference
​07/16/21​Fellows boot camp clinical conference
​07/23/21​Fellows boot camp clinical conference
​07/30/21​Fellows boot camp clinical conference
​08/06/21​Fellows boot camp clinical conference
​08/13/21​Fellows boot camp clinical conference
​08/20/21ACTRI 3W232
Case conference / Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
​08/27/21ACTRI 3W232
Dr. Timothy Fernandez and Dr. Jenny Yang
Division of Pulmonary Medicine, UCSD
Updates on PAH in CTD: Past, Present and Future
(confirmed)
​09/03/21​No conference: Labor Day Weekend 
​09/10/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
​09/17/21ACTRI 3W232
Dr. Alan N. Baer
Director Jerome Greene Sjogren’s Syndrome Clinic, John Hopkins Medical Center
Sjogren’s syndrome updates
(confirmed)
09/24/21
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI 3W232
Dr. Artie Kavanaugh
Division of RAI, UCSD
Review of the 2021 EULAR conference
(confirmed)
10/01/21
Fellowship interviews
​Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at UCSD (venue and format TBD)
(UCSD speaker Dr. Oleg Stens)
(confirmed)
10/08/21
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI 3W232
TBD
 
​10/15/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
​10/22/21ACTRI 3W232
Visiting professor 
Prof. Tomas Mustelin
Division of Rheumatology
Herndon and Esther Maury Endowed Professor in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Associate Director, Center for Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease (CIIID)
University of Washington
SLE pathogenesis: crossing the red LINE?
(confirmed)
​10/29/21

ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​11/05/21​No conference: ACR Convergence Nov 3-10
​11/12/21​No conference: ACR Convergence Nov 3-10
​11/19/21ACTRI 3W232  
Journal Club
​11/26/21​​No conference: Thanksgiving Holiday
​12/03/21ACTRI 3W232
ACR Review by Fellows, Part 1
Dr. Paul Hsu
Dr. Oleg Stens
​12/10/21ACTRI 3W232  
ACR Review by Fellows Part 2
Dr. Rashmi Dhital
Dr.  Thuthiri Lwin 
​12/17/21

ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club 

​12/24/21​No conference: Holiday
​12/31/21​No conference: Happy New Year
​01/07/22ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club​
​01/14/22ACTRI 3W232
Visiting professor 
Dr. Timothy Niewold 
Judith and Stewart Colton Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director, Colton Center for Autoimmunity
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
(confirmed)
​01/21/22ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
​01/28/22ACTRI 3W232
Dr. Laura Cappelli
Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Check point inhibitor induced rheumatologic complication
(confirmed)
​02/04/22ACTRI 3W232
Dr. Walter Maksymowych
Division of Rheumatology
University of Alberta
Key Innovations in Spondyloarthritis Transforming Patient Care
(confirmed)
​02/11/22ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
​Wednesday,
02/16/22
7:30-8:30am
Twelfth Annual Nathan J. Zvaifler Rheumatology Lecture in Rheumatology
Presented by Daniel L. Kastner, MD., PhD.
​02/18/22

ACTRI 3W232  
Dr. Jinoos Yazdany UCSF
Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and the Alice Betts Endowed Professor of Medicine at UCSF
(confirmed)

​02/25/22

ACTRI 3W232  
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​03/04/22ACTRI 3W232
Haewon Lee, MD
Department of Orthopedics, UCSD
Sacroiliac pain
(confirmed)
​03/11/22ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
​03/18/22ACTRI 3W232
Dr Richard Keating
Scripps Rheumatology
(confirmed)
​03/25/22

No conference: Cezar Chavez day

​04/01/22

ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​04/08/22ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
​04/15/22ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
Back up slot
​04/22/22ACTRI 3W232
​Dr. Tara Paravar
Department of Dermatology, UCSD.
Dermatologic presentations of systemic disease
(confirmed)
​04/29/22

ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​05/06/22​Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at SCRIPPS
(UCSD case presented by 1st year Fellow)
(confirmed)
​05/13/22ACTRI 3W232
​Journal Club
​05/20/22ACTRI 3W232
Dr. Peter Weis
Chief of SCRIPPS Rheumatology
(confirmed)
​05/27/22ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics 
​06/03/22​No conference
EULAR
​06/10/22ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
​06/17/22ACTRI 3W232
Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity.  2nd. year Fellows present
​06/24/22ACTRI 3W232
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, unless otherwise indicates.

Course Director
: Arnold Ceponis, MD., PhD.

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Contact Info:

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