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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.

2021-2022 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
Unless otherwise indicated Core Curriculum and Case Conferences are
9:15 -10:30 AM

MSKUS workshops typically go from 11:00am-12:30pm
Please see separate schedule for Board review session

​07/02/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program
Fellows only

8:30-9:30am
Educational resources for rheumatology fellows – Dr. Pedersen

09:45am-12:00pm
Part 1 - Basics of the MSK exam in rheumatology practice – Dr. Ceponis

Part 2 - Shoulder, hip, and knee exam - special tests – Dr. Ceponis

​07/09/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program​
Fellows only

8:30-10:00am – Basic Immunology of Rheumatic diseases – Dr. Corr

10:00am-12:00pm – Differential diagnoses of acute arthritis (focus on infectious arthritis and crystal arthropathies) - Dr. Terkeltaub

1:00-3:00pm -- Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (7/8 Topics)

​07/16/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program
Fellows only


8:00-9:15am - Laboratory testing in rheumatology practice – Dr. Bottini

9:30-11:00am -  SLE and Sjogren’s basics -Dr. Kalunian

11:00am-12:30pm - Scleroderma and Myositis basics - Dr. Ceponis

1:00-3:00pm - Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (7/12 Topics)

​07/23/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program
Fellows only

8:30-10:00am -  Introduction to Rheumatology Training and review of our Program- Dr. Ceponis

10:00-10:30am
Organizational aspects and challenges during Rheumatology Fellowship (MedHub, communication, evaluations, duty hours, jury duty, etc) - Amanda Williamson

10:30-11:30am
Rheumatology fellowship: Insights from senior fellows - Dr. Hsu and Dr Stens

12:00-4:00pm -- Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (7/15 and 7/19 Topics)

​07/30/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program
Fellows only

8:00-9:30am -- Rheumatology and Soft Tissue Disorders and Orthopedics Interfaces - Dr. Gregg Middleton

9:30-11:00am
Spondyloarthropathies basics – Dr. Corr

11:00am-12:00pm
Introduction to DMARDs – Dr Choi

12:00-4:00pm -- Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (7/22 and 7/26 Topics)

​08/06/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program
Fellows only

8:30-10:30am
Safety and Quality issues in Rheumatology practice (screenings, vaccinations, fertility, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, etc) – Dr. Kavanaugh

10:30am-12:00pm
Systemic Vasculitis Basics – Dr. Choi

12:00-4:00pm
Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (7/29 and 8/2 Topics)

08/13/21ACTRI Room 3W-234

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences and Orientation to the program
Fellows only

8:30- 9:30am --  MSK Ultrasound Basics
Dr Ceponis

11:00am-12:00pm
Review of educational video material on joint aspiration/injection and virtual joint exam – supervised by Chief Fellow Dr. Stens

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

12:00-4:00pm -- Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (8/5 and 8/9 Topics)


08/20/21ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. G. Firestein: Rheumatoid arthritis
Fellows presenting cases for group discussion

11:00am-3:00pm -- Virtual Rheumatology Practicum (8/9 and 8/12 Topics)

8/27/21
ACTRI Room 3W-234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Gregg Middleton: Practice Based Issues (how to be efficient, working for health care system, contract negotiations, etc)

09/03/21No conference: Labor Day Weekend 
09/10/21VA 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)
09/17/21
 
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
9:15-10:15am --  Dr. Alan N. Baer – Practical aspects of managing patients with Sjogren’s

11:30am-12:30pm -- Interventional msk ultrasound
Dr Ceponis
09/24/21
Fellowship interviews

ACTRI Room 3W-234
Fellows only

Self-study, followed by Noon- 1 p.m. lunch and virtual tour with fellowship applicants 

2:00-3:00pm -- Clinical Immunology Review I - Dr. Troy R. Torgerson, MD, PhD, Allen Institute

10/01/21
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI Room 3W-234

Fellows only
 Self-study, followed by Noon- 1 p.m. lunch and virtual tour with fellowship applicants 

2:00-3:00pm --  Clinical Immunology Review II - Dr. Troy R. Torgerson, MD, PhD, Allen Institute 

10/08/21
Fellowship interviews
ACTRI room 3W234
Fellows only
Dr. Pércio S. Gulko
Topic TBD
Followed by Noon- 1:00pm  lunch and virtual tour with fellowship applicants
​10/15/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. R. Keating: Rheumatological emergencies

​10/22/21
ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Prof. Tomas Mustelin: Role of endogenous retroviruses in rheumatological diseases

10/29/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Fellows only

Dr. Monica Guma: Myositis
Fellows presenting cases for group discussion

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis - Hand and wrist Ultrasound

11/05/21
​ACR
11/12/21ACR
11/19/21

VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Abha Singh: Arthritis accompanying systemic disease; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Elbow Ultrasound

11/26/21No conference: Thanksgiving weekend
12/03/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference:
Fellows only

Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh: Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

12/10/21

ACTRI room 3W234
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)

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Shoulder Ultrasound

12/17/21

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Susan Lee – DMARDs (12:30-2:00pm)

12/24/21No conference: Holiday
12/31/21No conference: Happy New Year!
01/07/22
ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only
Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh: Psoriatic arthritis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
​01/14/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

9:15-10:15am --  Dr. Timothy Niewold
Topic TBD

01/21/22

VA room 1034
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Bottini: Systemic Sclerosis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Knee Ultrasound

01/28/22

ACTRI room 3W234
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)

02/04/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

9:15-10:15am -- Case-based workshop on the management and imaging interpretation in spondyloarthropathies – Dr W. Maksymowych

2/11/22

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 – Foot and ankle Ultrasound

02/18/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Pedersen - Infection and Arthritis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

02/25/22

Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. D. Ward - Renal pathology in systemic diseases (not confirmed)

03/04/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Terkeltaub - Crystal arthropathies
followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

03/11/22

Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Faculty TBD- Application of evidence-based medicine in Rheumatology practice

03/18/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Fellows only Self-study, preparation for ITE

03/25/22No conference: Cezar Chavez day
04/01/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows onlyhttps://hsmail.ucsd.edu/owa/14.3.409.0/themes/resources/clear1x1.gif

9:30am-12:00pm - ITE prep - Group or Self-study

12:30- 2:00pm - Dr. Pedersen - Review of ACR Imaging bank

04/08/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference

Fellows only

This session will be 1:30- 3:00pm 
Dr. H. Lee - Clinical assessment of neck and shoulder pain
 
MSKUS workshop
Dr. Ceponis – Hip Ultrasound

04/15/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Ceponis - Antiphospholipid syndrome

04/22/22

Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Middleton: Osteoarthritis clinical aspects; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion 

04/29/22

ACTRI room 3W234
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)

05/06/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. H. Hofflich- Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease

05/13/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. N. Voskanian - Clinical assessment of knee pain

05/20/22

ACTRI room 3W234
12:30-1:30pm
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Corr – Heritable CTD diseases fellows presenting a case for group discussion

05/27/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr. Chelsey Smith Management of systemic inflammatory disease in pregnancy

06/03/22No conference: Eular
06/10/22

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference
Fellows only

Dr K. Nguyen: Challenges of Rheumatology practice

06/17/22No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up
06/24/22No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up