Join us February 13-16, 2019

The 12th Annual Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium – THE Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting Meeting – will be held from February 13 to February 16, 2019 at the Wailea Beach Marriott in Maui, Hawaii, USA.

This outstanding meeting, run by a world-class faculty, will review key and novel aspects relevant to the approach to and treatment of rheumatic diseases. The format has been specifically designed to allow optimal time for discussions and interactions.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2019 symposium has ended.
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Key Topics

The RWCS agenda covers the whole gamut of conditions, treatments, and methodologies most crucial to today’s rheumatologist, including:

  • Rheumatoid Arthitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythema
  • Gout
  • Scleroderma
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Sondyloarthritis
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Athersoclerosis
  • Immunology
  • Vasculitis
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Using Social Media
  • Vasculitis
  • Telemedicine
  • Imaging
  • Dermatology for Rheums

For more information, visit the complete agenda.

Innovative Program

You won’t just be sitting in your seat!  The RWCS program is presented in innovative and interactive formats, including:

Rheumatology 2018: Year in Review
Important papers/abstracts/news stories/etc from the previous year on key topics.
“Outside the Box” and Special Seminars
One speaker will cover a topic relevant to but perhaps outside of traditional rheumatology topics.
“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.
Hot Topic
One speaker will cover a topic of particular new relevance to rheumatologists, presenting the latest evidence, recommendations, etc
Two speakers have 15 minutes each to take opposite sides of the statement proposed, using the best data to support their arguments.
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.
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
Hands on sessions, with real subjects, supplemented by a lecture and discussion, with the goal of allowing clinicians to learn about novel techniques.

And ALL of our sessions include plenty of time for questions and discussion between the audience and faculty!  For more information, visit the complete agenda.

Premier Faculty

Our world-class faculty includes some of the best-known, well-respected, and dynamic leaders in their field.The intimate nature of RWCS provides ample opportunity for interaction with these thought-leaders; prepare to be inspired and motivated by their commitment to ongoing rheumatology education. 

Program Chairman: Arthur Kavanaugh, MD
 • Paul Emery, MBBS (recipient of the RWCS 2019 Kahuna award for lifetime excellence in rheumatology education)
 • Marty Bergman, MD
 • Jack Cush, MD
 • Roy Fleischmann, MD
 • Aryeh Fischer, MD
 • Mark Genovese, MD
 • Allan Gibofsky, MD JD
 • Uma Mahadevan, MD
 • George Martin, MD
 • Anna Postolova, MD
 • Eric Ruderman, MD
 • Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
• Orrin Troum, MD
• Alvin Wells, MD, PhD


Never Stop Learning!

RWCS provides up-to-the-minute continuing education throughout the year with breaking news and highlights from the conference.



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