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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.

2020-2021 Schedule

​Date
​Topic
07/03/20
No conference: Independence Day
07/10/20
Fellows boot camp clinical conference
07/17/20
Fellows boot camp clinical conference
07/24/20Fellows boot camp clinical conference
7/31/20Fellows boot camp clinical conference
08/07/20Fellows boot camp clinical conference
08/14/20Fellows boot camp clinical conference
08/21/20

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

08/28/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Guest speaker
Dr. Hall Hoffman, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, UCSD Auto-inflammatory disease update
(confirmed)
09/04/20No conference: Labor Day Weekend 
09/11/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club
Dr. Maripat Corr      
"Spondyloarthropathies"
09/18/20
 
Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at UCSD (venue TBD, but likely virtual)
(UCSD speaker Dr. V. Tsaltskan)
(confirmed)
09/25/20
Fellowship interviews
Zoomed only, no live attendance
Review of the 2020 EULAR conference
Dr. Artie Kavanaugh, UCSD
(confirmed)
10/02/20
Fellowship interviews
Zoomed only, no live attendance
Gout is simple.....NOT! - New concepts in gout
Dr R. Terkeltaub, UCSD /LJ VA
​10/09/20
Fellowship
interviews
Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club
Dr. Monica Guma   
"The Microbiome"

10/16/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
10/23/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club
Dr. Tony Yaksh   
"Pain"            
10/30/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
11/06/20No conference: ACR Nov 6-11, Washington DC
11/13/20No conference: ACR Nov 6-11, Washington DC
11/18/20
Wednesday
Zoomed only, no live attendance
Eleventh Annual Nathan J. Zvaifler
Lecture in Rheumatology
Virtually presented by Ellen Gravallese, MD
11/20/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
ACR Review
 by Fellows, Part 1
Dr. Barbara Jacobs - SLE
Dr. Vladislav Tsaltskan - RA
11/27/20No conference: Thanksgiving weekend
12/04/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
ACR Review by Fellows Part 2
Dr. P. Hsu - TBA
Dr. O. Stens - TBA
12/11/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club 
Dr. Amnon Altman   
"T cell activation & signal transduction"
12/18/20 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Visiting speaker
Dr. Nancy Lane
UC Davis Health.
Osteoporosis updates
(virtual format, confirmed)
12/25/20No conference: Holiday
01/01/21No conference: Happy New Year!
01/08/21 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Journal Club
Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh
"Target Therapies in RA"
01/15/21 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Review of Fellow's Scholarly activity (all fellows)
01/22/21 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Guest speaker
Haewon Lee, MD, Department of Orthopedics, UCSD
Back pain / non-operative management
(confirmed)
01/29/21 Zoomed only, no live attendance
Guest or visiting speaker
TBA
02/05/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
Dr. Abha Singh
"MSK UltraSound"
2/12/21ACTRI 3W232
Guest speaker
 Dr R. Keating, Scripps Rheumatology
(confirmed)
02/19/21ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
02/26/21ACTRI 3W232
Visiting speaker
Dr. Dan H. Solomon
Harward Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Title: RA and cardiovascular diseases
03/05/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
Dr. Mark Ginsberg
"Adhesion Molecules & Inflammation"
03/12/21ACTRI 3W232
Guest speaker
Dr. Cornelia Weyand, Director, Center for Translational Medicine,Stanford University
Immunometabolism in Rheumatoid arthritis
03/19/21ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
03/26/21No conference: Cezar Chavez day
04/02/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
Dr. Ken Kalunian
"SLE"
04/09/21ACTRI 3W232
Visiting Professor 
Dr. Francesco Boin, Director of Scleroderma Center, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, LA
Scleroderma 2020
(confirmed)
04/16/21ACTRI 3W232
Guest speaker
 Dr. T. Paravar, Department of Dermatology, UCSD;
Dermatologic presentations of systemic disease
(confirmed)
04/23/21ACTRI 3W232
Guest speaker
Dr. Doruk Erkan, MD., MPH
Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
Updates in Antiphospholipid syndrome
04/30/21 Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at SCRIPPS
(UCSD case presented by 1st year Fellow)
(confirmed)
05/07/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
Dr. Gregg Middleton
"Sports Medicine"
05/14/21ACTRI 3W232
Guest Speaker
Dr. Peter Weis, Chief of SCRIPPS Rheumatology
(confirmed)
05/21/21ACTRI 3W232
Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
05/28/21ACTRI 3W232
Journal Club
David Boyle
"Synovial Pathology"
06/04/21No conference: EULAR conference, Paris, June 2-5, 2021
06/11/21ACTRI 3W232
Review of Fellow's Scholarly activity.  2ndyear Fellows present
06/18/21ACTRI 3W232
Review of Fellow's Scholarly activity.  1st year Fellows present
06/25/21No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up
 

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