US Vasculitis Symposium – Take Part Online!!
The Vasculitia Foundation in the US are holding the 2012 Vasculitis Symposium on Saturday 21st April via webinar. If you are interested in hearing the speakers and topics then follow the links below to access the talks online.
Please note, you will need to register for each session you want to attend. The sessions and registration links are below. Space is limited.
MORNING SESSION: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CDT
Register at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/694259583
What Is The “State of the Art” for Treatment of Vasculitis?
Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH
Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania
What Does The Future Hold That Is Even Better?
Gary S. Hoffman, MD, MS, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic
The VCRC Vasculitis Illness Perception (VIP) Study: Illness Perception,
Fatigue, and Function in Systemic Vasculitis
Peter C. Grayson, MD, Boston University Vasculitis Center
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
Breakout Session 1A: The Newly Diagnosed Patient with Any Form of Vasculitis
Dr. Phillip Seo, The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, and Professor Wolfgang Gross, University of Luebeck, Clinic for Rheumatology, provide an overview of Vasculitis in general, including understanding treatments, tests and procedures, and medications and side effects.
Breakout Session 1B: Small Vessel Vasculitis
Small Vessel Vasculitis [Churg Strauss syndrome, Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s) and Microscopic polyangiitis]
Breakout Session 1C: Behcet’s, Cryoglobulinemia, Polyarteritis nodosa, Central nervous system vasculitis and hepatitis-associated vasculitis
Dr. Kenneth J. Warrington of the Mayo Clinic discusses Behcet’s, Cryoglobulinemia, Polyarteritis nodosa, Central nervous system vasculitis and hepatitis-associated vasculitis.
Breakout Session 1D: Large Vessel Vasculitis (Giant cell arteritis, Polymyalgia rheumatica and Takayasu’s arteritis)
Dr. Antoine G. Sreih of the Rush University Vasculitis Clinic and Dr. Curry L. Koening of the University of Utah discuss Large Vessel Vasculitis (Giant cell arteritis, Polymyalgia rheumatica and Takayasu’s arteritis).
AFTERNOON SESSION: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. CDT
Afternoon Session: What is remission?
Dr. Carol A. Langford of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research discuss what remission means to a vasculitis patient.
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 2A: Vasculitis Fall-Out
Dr. Philip Seo of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center explains the fall-out associated with symptoms and treatment of vasculitis.