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12th Annual RWCS Program

RWCS 2019 –  The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

 

TimeWednesday (2/13/19)Thursday (2/14/19)Friday (2/15/19)Saturday (2/16/19)
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 – 9:15 AM

Rheumatology 2018: Year in Review. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Recent developments

Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2018: Year in Review. Update on SLE, scleroderma, OA, gout, vasculitis

Alvin Wells, MD,PhD
Orrin Troum, MD

Rheumatology 2018: Year in Review. What’s new in Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis

Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2018: Year in Review. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Newer Therapies.

Roy Fleischmann, MD
Mark Genovese, MD

9:15 – 9:50 AMState of the Art:
Pulmonary manifestations of rheumatic diseases.Aryeh Fischer, MD
How I do it:
Recent trends in Allergy key for RheumatologistsAnna Postolova, MD
Evidence Based Medicine:
ILD and PAH – the role of the Rheumatologist.Aryeh Fischer, MD
State of the Art:
The mosaic of immunodeficiency and autoimmunityAnna Postolova, MD
9:50 – 10:25 AMSpecial Seminar: The
Optimal Use of Imaging in RheumatologyPaul Emery, MBBS

Medico-Legal Issues in Rheumatology: Cases

Allan Gibofsky, MD JD

RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award – 2019:
The Evolution of RA TherapyPaul Emery, MBBS
How I do it:
What’s new in Pediatric Rheumatology?Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
10:25 – 11:05 AMBreak: Posters & ExhibitsBreak: Posters & ExhibitsBreak: Posters & ExhibitsBreak: Posters & Exhibits
11:05 – 11:40 AMHot Topic:
What’s New in Immunology?Anne Stevens, MD, PhD

Evidence Based Medicine: Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis

Eric Ruderman MD

FDA 101:
How drugs come to marketMark Genovese, MD
Evidence Based Medicine:
Diagnostic Rheumatology Lab Tests: A PrimerOrrin Troum, MD
11:40 AM – 12:15 PMHow I do it:
Statistical considerations from the Rheumatology literatureMarty Bergman, MD
State of the Art:
Dermatology update for RheumatologistsGeorge Martin, MD
Hot Topic:
Physician burnout –Rheumatology perspectiveMarty Bergman, MD
Outside the Box:
Gastroenterology Update for the RheumatologistUma Mahadevan, MD
12:12 – 12:25 PMBreakBreakBreakBreak
12:25 – 1:25 PM
‘Bite-sized learning’ –
lunch and discussion
Biosimilars – 2019
Clinical and EconomicsRoy Fleischmann, MD


Regulatory and Legal

Allan Gibofsky, MD JD

Point-Counterpoint:
“Patients with pre-RA should be treated with DMARDS / biologics”Roy Fleischmann, MD
Jack Cush, MD

Case Presentations

  • “Virtual Curbside”
  • Challenging Dx / Rx
  • Ethical Issues

All Faculty Panel

Panel Discussion:
Rheumatology 2018/2019:
What were the key events of last year, and what is in store for the coming year?All Faculty Panel
1:25 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Workshops

“The Hot Seat”: Rheumatic Diseases – Cases and Discussion.

Jack Cush, MD and a Faculty Panel

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: theory and practical/hands-on

Alvin Wells, MD, PhD

How I do it: The business of medicine

George Martin, MD

Meeting Closure

RWCS 2019 Speakers:

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, Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Uma Mahadevan MD, George Martin MD, Anna Postolova, 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, discuss topics from the lectures, and view the exhibit area. Faculty will be in the breakfast area meeting informally with the attendees.

Rheumatology 2018: Year in Review.
Two speakers will present and discuss the most relevant and important papers/abstracts/news stories/etc from the previous year. At the end, there will be time for audience Q&A and discussion.

Outside the Box
One speaker will cover a topic relevant to but outside traditional rheumatology subjects with ample time for audience Q&A and discussion.

“How I do it” Seminar:
One speaker will cover a crucial topic in rheumatology from their personal perspective, supplemented by literature review, followed by audience Q&A and discussion.

Hot Topic
State of the Art
One speaker will cover a topic of particular new relevance to rheumatologists, presenting the latest evidence, recommendations, and supporting data, followed by audience Q&A and discussion.

Point – Counterpoint:
Two speakers will defend opposite sides of a statement proposed, related to a controversial subject, using the best data to support their arguments.

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, followed by audience Q&A and discussion.

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.

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 sessions will cover practical issues relevant to the clinic in detail


Questions?

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