Past Conferences

SCRS – T10 2021 Virtual Conference

Date: April 23, 2021
Guest Speaker:
Irene Blanco, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean of Diversity Enhancement
Rheumatology Fellowship Director,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Leature: How to Teach Health Disparities to Rheumatology Fellows (SBP2)

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SCRS – T10 2021 Virtual Conference

Date: April 16, 2021
Guest Speaker:
Jason Kolfenbach, MD
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director,
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Leature: Assessing Competency in Physical Examination (PC2)

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SCRS – T10 2021 Virtual Conference

Date: April 9, 2021
Guest Speaker:
Amy Cannella, MD
Rheumatology Fellowship
Program Director, University
of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Leature: Assessing Fellow Competency in Ultrasound & Arthrocentesis (PC5)

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SCRS – T10 2021 Virtual Conference

Date: April 2, 2021
Guest Speaker:
Anisha B Dua, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Director of the Vasculitis Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Leature: Milestones version 1 vs. 2: Frameworks

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Karina Torralba, MD, MACM
Chief and Fellowship Program Director
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Lecture: Dreyfus, Kirkpatrick, Miller and Bloom: Who They are and Why we Educators should know them

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Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Guest Speaker:
Daniel J Wallace MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Board of Governors
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Director Rheumatology Fellowship Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Title: Lupus Nephritis
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Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Guest Speaker:
Jemima Albayda, MD, Assistant Professor; Division of Rheumatology – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic
Title: Myositis beyond the basics: navigating challenging cases
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Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Guest Speaker:
Minna Kohler, M.D. RhMSUS, Director of the Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS), Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School
Title: The Role of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of Giant Cell Arteritis and Takayasu’s Arteritis


Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Guest Speaker:
Sheetal Desai, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, University of California – Irvine
Lecture: Disease State of Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE): Pathogenesis to Clinical Impact

Nikita Goswami, MD, Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Case Presentation: Difficult or Unusual Lupus

Mehrnaz Hojjati, MD, Director, Vasculitis Center, Division of Rheumatology, Loma Linda University
Lecture: Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA): Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management

Arlene B. Bravo, MD, PhD, Fellow, Division of Rheumatology, University of California – San Diego
Case Presentation: Difficult or Unusual EGPA – Case Presentation

Distinguished Service Award Presented to: Robin K. Dore, MD


Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Guest Speaker:
Mary-Ann Fitzcharles MD ChB, Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Division of Rheumatology and Alan and Louise Edwards Pain Management Unit, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal
Title: Medical Cannabis in Rheumatology Care: a Treasure Chest or Pandora’s Box


Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Guest Speaker:
Willa Hsueh, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Director Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University
Title: Tregs in Human Metabolism: a Translational Investigation


Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Guest Speaker:
Karina Marianne D Torralba, MD, MACM, RhMSUS, CCD, Chief and Fellowship Program Director, Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Kristal S. Choi, MD, Fellowship, Rheumatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA; Member, American College of Rheumatology
Title: Social Responsibility: Taking Medicine Beyond the Clinic


Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Guest Speaker: David Lazar, MD – Vitreoretinal Surgery, The Retina Partners
Title: Retinal Toxicity Associated with Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Use


Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Guest Speaker: Michelle Petri, M.D., P.H., Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Title: Update on SLE: New Outcome Measures, New Trials and New Approaches to Nephritis


Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Guest Speaker: Robin K. Dore, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University California Los Angeles
Title: Hypophosphatasia from Infancy to Adulthood


Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Guest Speaker: Andreas Reiff, MD, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of the, University of Southern California
Title: Biosimilars Science and Economic Impact


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