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.

2019 Schedule 

Date Topic
 4/5/19 Clinical Journal Club: 
David Boyle 
Professor of Medicine
Director of Laboratories, Clinical and Translational Research Institute Health Sciences

Dr. Taraneh Paravar
"Derm pathology and clinical correlates in systemic disease"

 4/19/19  Ortho/Sports Med-Rheumatology Conference (tentative)
 4/26/19 Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at SCRIPPS
UCSD case presented by 1st year Fellow
 5/3/19 Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
 5/9/19 Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) 1W-210, Main Level Auditorium
Joint Dermatology-Rheumatology Case Conference 
UC San Diego Department of Dermatology & UC San Diego Division of Rheumatology 
 5/10/19 Clinical Journal Club
 5/17/19 Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Weis,  Chief of SCRIPPS
 5/24/19 Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
 5/31/19 Clinical Journal Club 
 6/7/19 Back up slot
 6/14/19 Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity.  2nd year Fellows present
Dr. Jonathan Mills
Dr. Amy Zhang
 6/21/19  No conference - Eular 13-16 June 2019
 6/28/19  Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity.  1st year Fellows present
Dr. Arlene Bravo
Dr. Robert Chao


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

Email: raidivision@ucsd.edu