Core Curriculum

This is a fellows' conference in which cases are discussed (and other issues of interest can be discussed). Fellows on the clinical services at UCSD and the VA Medical Center are required to have cases to present and discuss. Fellows must come prepared to present.

2020 Schedule

Date Topic

FELLOWS ONLY 
Fellowship Core Curriculum and case conferences 9:15 -10:30 AM  
Boot camp sessions typically go from 8 AM to 12 noon
All conferences are held at the ACTRI room 3W234 unless otherwise is noted

​3/27/20
​VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Karen Chen,  Imaging in rheumatology: spine/DISH, bone/periostitis, and miscellaneous (e.g. endocrine, sarcoid, etc) didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases  

10:30-11:30am
Dr. Ceponis: MSK workshop: Hip ultrasound and ultrasound billing

​4/3/20
TBA
​4/10/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis: Salivary gland ultrasound
​4/17/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only

Connie Eckenrodt: Billing /documentation and common CTPs in rheumatology practice

​4/24/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis, Antiphospholipid syndrome; fellows presenting a case for group discussion

​5/1/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Heather Hofflich, Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease

​5/8/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Maripat Corr: non-articular and regional musculoskeletal, fellows presenting a case for group discussion
​5/15/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Soo Choi,  Sjogren’s syndrome, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
​5/22/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Abha Singh: Arthritis accompanying systemic disease; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
​5/29/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Chelsey Smith: Management of systemic inflammatory disease in pregnancy
​6/5/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr. Natalie Voskanian: Clinical assessment of shoulder pain
​6/12/20
Core curriculum conference - Fellows only
Dr Katherine Nguyen: Challenges of Rheumatology practice
​6/19/20
​No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up
​6/26/20
​No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up