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11th Annual RWCS Program

RWCS 2018 –  The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

TimeWednesday (2/7/18)Thursday (2/8/18)Friday (2/9/18)Saturday (2/10/18)
7:30 – 8:30 AMBreakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
(Intro starts 8:15 am)
Breakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
Breakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
Breakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
8:30 – 9:10 AMRheumatology 2017: Year in Review.  Rheumatoid Arthritis: Recent concepts
Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Rheumatology 2017:  Year in Review. Recent developments in SLE, scleroderma, and gout.
Alvin Wells,, MD, PhD
Orrin Troum, MD
Rheumatology 2017: Year in Review.
Psoriatic Arthritis
Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Rheumatology 2017: Year in Review. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Newer Therapies.
Mark Genovese, MD
9:10 – 9:40 AMRheumatology 2017: Year in Review. New trends in RA therapy.
Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Evidence Based Medicine:
Outcome Measures for Rheumatic Diseases
Marty Bergman, MD
Rheumatology 2017: Year in Review.
Spondyloarthritis
Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Outside the Box:
Emergency Medicine; Update for the Rheumatologist
Leslie Bilello, MD
9:40 – 10:20 AMSpecial Seminar:
Accelerated athersosclerosis in rheumatic diseases
Bevra Hahn, MD
Outside the Box:
Emergency Medicine; Rheumatologic Issues
Leslie Bilello, MD
RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award.
SLE: past, present, and future
Bevra Hahn, MD
Special Seminar:
Basic Immunology: Update for the Clinician
Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
10:20 – 11:00 AMBreak / ExhibitsBreak / ExhibitsBreak / ExhibitsBreak / Exhibits
11:00 – 11:40 AMHow I do it: Pediatric Rheumatology for the Adult Rheumatologist
Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
Evidence Based Medicine:
Vasculitis Update
Eric Ruderman, MD
Hot Topic:
Tele-medicine and Tele-rheumatology
Orrin Troum, MD
Evidence Based Medicine: Imaging in Rheumatology
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Orrin Troum, MD
11:40 AM – 12:20 PMEvidence Based Medicine:
Statistics and the Rheumatology literature
Marty Bergman, MD
Outside the Box:
Dermatology update for Rheumatologists
George Martin, MD
Beyond the Package Insert: Osteoporosis – New Therapies and Concepts
Mark Genovese, MD
Outside the Box:
Gastroenterology Update for the Rheumatologist
Uma Mahadevan, MD
12:20 – 12:40 PMBreakBreakBreakBreak
12:40 – 1:30 PM
Lunch and Lecture
“The Hot Seat”: Rheumatic Diseases – Cases and Discussion.
Jack Cush, MD and a faculty panel
Evidence vs Experience: Do these  rheumatic diseases actually exist??
All faculty
Case presentations, including the “evolving case”
All faculty
Panel Discussion: Rheumatology 2017/2018: What were the key events of last year, and what is in store for the coming year?
All faculty
1:30 – 1:40 PMBreakBreakBreakBreak – Meeting Closure
1:40 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Workshops
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: hands-on experience with patients
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Outside the Box:
Social Media for Rheumatologists
Jack Cush, MD
How I Do It:
Optimal use of Dermatologic Therapeutics
George Martin, MD
6:00 – 9:00 PM“Reception and Dinner
Under the Stars”
“Reception and Dinner
Under the Stars”

RWCS 2018 Speakers:

Marty Bergman MD, Leslie Bilello MD, Jack Cush MD, Mark Genovese MD, Bevra Hahn MD (recipient of the RWCS 2018 Kahuna award), Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Uma Mahadevan MD, George Martin MD, Eric Ruderman MD, Anne Stevens MD PhD, Orrin Troum MD, Alvin Wells MD PhD.

Activities

Breakfast and Breaks: Posters and Exhibits
At the breakfast session and at the breaks between sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to review poster presentations, interact with the authors, and view the exhibit area. Faculty will be in the breakfast area meeting informally with the attendees.

Session Descriptions

Rheumatology 2017: Year in Review
Two speakers will have about 15 minutes each to present and defend their choice for the important papers/abstracts/news stories/etc from the previous year on key topics. At the end, there will be 10 minutes available for audience Q&A and discussion.

“Outside the Box” and Special Seminars:
One speaker will cover a topic relevant to but perhaps outside of traditional rheumatology topics. 30 minutes for lecture, 10 minutes for Q&A.

“How I do it” Seminar:
One speaker will cover a topic in rheumatology from their personal perspective, supplemented by literature review, and presented in case format for 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A.

Hot Topic:
One speaker will cover a topic of particular new relevance to rheumatologists, presenting the latest evidence, recommendations, etc. 20-30 minutes for lecture, 10 minutes for Q&A.

Point Counterpoint: Two speakers have 15 minutes each to take opposite sides of the statement proposed, using the best data to support their arguments. 10 minutes for Q&A.

Evidence vs Experience: Rheumatology E-Consult
Faculty will describe their approaches to clinical problems that are common, but for which there is a lack of high quality evidence; speakers must defend their remarks citing published literature or relying on their clinical experience.

Beyond the Package Insert:
One faculty member will review the history, literature, and, most importantly, relevant issues concerning optimal current usage of a rheumatology therapeutic agent.

Evidence Based Medicine:
One faculty member reviews and presents the best available evidence for a key topic. 30 minutes for lecture, 10 minutes for Q&A.

The Hot Seat:
One faculty member presents cases to a panel of faculty and to the audience to stimulate discussion on approaches to challenging rheumatology cases.

The Evolving Case:
A case will be developed with the help of audience input to facilitate discussions among various faculty concerning touch areas in rheumatology practice.

Panel Discussions:
All faculty and the audience members participate and give their assessment of and opinions on key topics in our field

Afternoon Workshops:
These 110 minute sessions will cover practical issues relevant to the clinic. The format will be hands on, with subjects, supplemented by a lecture and discussion, with the goal of allowing clinicians to learn about novel techniques.

Please Note: Speakers and sessions are subject to change.

Questions?

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