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Core Curriculum

This is a fellows' conference at which expert faculty provides didactic teaching often followed by case discussions and hands on training.

2020-2021 Schedule

Date
Topic

Fellows preparation for core curriculum session include:
1) Mandatory reading of the corresponding Textbook chapters
2) Reading of Faculty assigned 2-3 review papers
3) Bringing in relevant case for clinical discussion


FELLOWS ONLY 
Fellowship Core Curriculum and case conferences 9:15 -10:45AM  
Boot camp sessions typically go from 8 AM to 12 noon
MSKUS workshops typically go from 11:00am-12pm
All conferences are held at the ACTRI room 3W234 unless otherwise is noted
​07/03/20
​No conference: Independence Day
​07/10/20
ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 
Educational resources for rheumatology fellows – Dr. Pedersen
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - ACR ViP Program - July 6 lectures
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ACR ViP Program - July 9 lectures
2:30 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m.
Review of educational video material on joint aspiration/injection and virtual joint exam-supervised by Chief Fellow Dr. B. Jacobs

Joint aspiration techniques
http://www.rheumtutor.com/msk-injection-techniques-teaching-demonstration-series/
https://www.rheumtutor.com/injection-techniques/

Virtual joint exam
https://rheumnow.com/video/virtual-joint-exam
07/17/20ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - ACR ViP Program – July 13 lectures
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Organizational aspects and challenges during Rheumatology Fellowship (MedHub, communication, evaluations, duty hours, jury duty, etc) - Amanda Williamson
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
ACR ViP Program – July 16 lectures
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Review of MSK examination and special tests in rheumatology practice – Dr. Ceponis
07/24/20ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  – ACR ViP Program – July 20 and July 23 lectures
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  Review of SLE and Sjogren's Basics - Dr. Kalunian
1:30 p.m.  - 2:30 p.m.  - Review of laboratory testing in rheumatology practice – Dr. Bottini
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Introduction to Rheumatology Training and review of our Program- Dr. Ceponis
7/31/20ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  – ACR ViP Program – July 27 and July 30 lectures
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Review of Scleroderma and Myositis Basics - Dr. Ceponis
1:30 p.m. -  2:30 p.m. Rheumatology fellowship: Insights from senior fellows - Dr. Jacobs and Dr Tsaltskan
08/07/20ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. – ACR ViP Program – August 6 lectures
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Safety and Quality issues in Rheumatology practice (screenings, vaccinations, fertility, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, etc) – Dr. Kavanaugh
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  -  Review of Systemic Vasculitis Basics – Dr. Choi
1:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. - ACR ViP Program – August 10 lectures
08/14/20ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Rheumatology and Orthopedics Interfaces - Dr. Middleton
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - ACR ViP Program – August 13 lectures
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - ACR ViP Program -August 20 lectures
08/21/20ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Review of Basic Immunology of Rheumatic diseases - Dr. Corr
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  - Review of Spondyloarthropathies Basics – Dr. Corr
12:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m. - ACR ViP Program - August 3 and August 17 lectures
8/28/20
ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. G. Firestein: Rheumatoid arthritis
Fellows presenting cases for group discussion
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ACR ViP Program - August 24 lectures
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ACR ViP Program - August 27 lectures
09/04/20No conference: Labor Day Weekend 
09/11/20VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. K. Chen: Imaging in rheumatology: Basics of joint imaging, and Imaging of RA (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases)
09/18/20
 
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Gregg Middleton: Practice Based Issues (how to be efficient, working for health care system, contract negotiations, etc)
09/25/20
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI Room 3W-234
Fellows only
Self-study, followed by lunch and virtual tour with fellowship applicants
10/02/20
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI Room 3W-234
Fellows only
Self-study, followed by lunch and virtual tour with fellowship applicants
10/09/20
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI room 3W234
Fellows only
Noon- 1 p.m. lunch and virtual tour with fellowship applicants 
ACTRI Room 3W-234
​10/16/20
ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis: MSK Ultrasound Basics
Core curriculum conference
​10/23/20
ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. M. Guma: Myositis 
Fellows presenting cases for group discussion
MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis - Hand and wrist Ultrasound
10/30/20
ACTRI room 3W234
Fellows only

12:00-1:30pm Dr Choi – DMARDs
11/06/20
​ACR
11/13/20ACR
11/18/20
Wednesday
Eleventh Annual Nathan J. Zvaifler
Lecture in Rheumatology
Virtually presented by Ellen Gravallese, MD
11/20/20VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. K. Chen: Imaging in rheumatology: Spondyloarthropathies - AS, PsA, ReA (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases)
11/27/20No conference: Thanksgiving weekend
12/04/20ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference:
Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis: Interventional MSK Ultrasound
12/11/20

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. R. Keating: Vasculitis mimics

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Elbow Ultrasound

12/18/20ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. N. Lane: Challenges in Osteoporosis
12/25/20No conference: Holiday
01/01/21No conference: Happy New Year!
01/08/21
ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. A. Kavanaugh: Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies and Psoriatic arthritis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
​01/15/21
ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Bottini: Systemic Sclerosis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Shoulder Ultrasound
01/22/21VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. K. Chen: Imaging in rheumatology: DJD/OA and crystal arthropathies - gout, CPPD (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases)
01/29/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
TBA
02/05/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. K. Kalunian – SLE and MCTD; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Knee Ultrasound

2/12/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr Pedersen - Infection and Arthritis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
02/19/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. D. Ward - Renal pathology in systemic diseases
02/26/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Dan H. Solomon – An Update on the Safety of NSAIDs and Coxibs
03/05/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Faculty TBA - Application of evidence-based medicine in Rheumatology practice
MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Foot and ankle Ultrasound
03/12/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Cornelia Weyand- Diagnosing and managing Vasculitis informed by understanding the pathogenesis
03/19/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Fellows only
9:30 – noon - ITE prep - Group or Self-study

12:30- 2 p.m. Dr Pedersen - Review of ACR Imaging bank

03/26/21No conference: Cezar Chavez day
04/02/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows onlyhttps://hsmail.ucsd.edu/owa/14.3.409.0/themes/resources/clear1x1.gif
Dr K. Nguyen: Challenges of Rheumatology practice

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Hip Ultrasound

04/09/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Choi- Sjogren's syndrome, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
04/16/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. R. Terkeltaub- Crystal arthropathies
followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
04/23/21VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. K. 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)
04/30/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. H. Hofflich- Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
05/07/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. N. Voskanian- Clinical assessment of hip pain
05/14/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Corr – Heritable CTD diseases fellows presenting a case for group discussion
05/21/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Ch. Smith Management of systemic inflammatory disease in pregnancy
05/28/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. A. Singh: Arthritis accompanying systemic disease; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
06/04/21No conference: Eular conference in Paris, June 2-5
06/11/21ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Middleton: Osteoarthritis clinical aspects; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
06/18/21No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up
06/25/21No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up