Past Conferences

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Guest Speaker: Richard Furie, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Northwell Health; Professor of Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Title: Novel Therapies for SLE

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Guest Speaker: Daniel Furst, MD, MACR, Professor of Medicine at the University of California(emeritus), Los Angeles (UCLA), Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Title: Scleroderma- a Treatable Disease

Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Guest Speaker: Daniel Arkfeld, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Title: Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia – Update

Date: Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Guest Speaker: Julius Birnbaum, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, John Hopkins Medicine
Title: The Neurological Complications of Sjogren’s Syndrome

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Guest Speaker: Cornelia M. Weyand, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: Large Vessel Vasculitis

Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Kay, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research, Division of Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Title: Biosimilars for Inflammatory Diseases: “O Brave New World”

Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Guest Speaker: Rajan Saggar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Title: Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Complicating Connective Tissue Disease: An Overview and Update

Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Guest Speaker: Leonard Calabrese, DO, Vice Chair of Rheumatology and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic
Title: Dysregulation of Immune Responses in RA: Focus on IL-6 and B Cells

Date: Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Guest Speaker: Atul Deodhar, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Rheumatology Clinics, Oregon Health & Science University
Title: Controversies in the field of Spondyloarthritis

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Guest Speaker: George A. Karpouzas, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine-UCLA Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Title: Cardiovascular risk stratification in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Guest Speaker: Ralf G. Thiele, M.D., RhMSUS, Associate Professor of Medicine / University of Rochester, Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Division
Title: Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Management of Gout

Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Guest Speaker: Arthur Kavanaugh, MD, Professor of Medicine / University of California, San Diego
Title: Treatment update in Psoriatic Arthritis

Date: March 19, 2014
Guest Speaker: Vibeke Strand, MD, FACP, Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Division of Immunology/Rheumatology at Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: Lessons Learned from Biologics in Rheumatology: Immunogenicity

Date: December 4, 2013
Guest Speaker: Andreas Reiff, MD, Head, Division of Pediatrics Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Professor of Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
Title: Autoinflammatory Disorders

Date: October 14, 2013
Guest Speaker: Kevin Deane, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Title: Can (and should) we Try to Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Date: June 26, 2013
Guest Speaker: Michelle Petri MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: Update on Lupus Nephritis and Guidelines

Date: March 28, 2013
Guest Speaker: Dilrukshie Cooray, MD, Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Title: TITLE: Tuberculosis and the Dilemma with the TNF-inhibitors

Date: December 11, 2012
Guest Speaker: Marc Riedl, MD, MS, Assistant Professor and Section Head UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Department of Medicine
Title: Prophylactic Management of Hereditary Angioedema

Date: August 30, 2012
Guest Speaker: Yusuf Yazici, M.D.
Title: Behcet’s Syndrome: A 2012 Update

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