13th Annual RWCS Program

RWCS 2020 –  The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

TimeWednesday (2/12/20)Thursday (2/13/20)Friday (2/14/20)Saturday (2/15/20)
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 2019: Year in Review. New developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Rheumatology 2019: Year in Review. What’s new in Spondyloarthritis
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Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Rheumatology 2019: Year in Review. What’s new in Psoriatic Arthritis
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Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Eric Ruderman
Rheumatology 2019: Year in Review. Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc: New Therapies.
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Roy Fleischmann, MD
Mark Genovese, MD
9:10 – 9:45 AMState of the Art:
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH): Diagnosis and therapy.
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Aryeh Fischer, MD
Outside the Box: Total Joint Replacements – 2020 and beyond
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William Bugbee, MD
FDA 201: What happens after approval? Why should Rheums care?
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Mark Genovese, MD
State of the Art:
The mosaic of immunodeficiency and autoimmunity
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Anna Postolova, MD
9:45 – 10:20 AMSpecial Seminar: SLE: criteria, guidelines, and the approach to refractory patients
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Janet Pope, MD
How I do it: Recent developments in Allergy / Immunology key for Rheumatologists
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Anna Postolova, MD
RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award 2020. Scleroderma: from pSS / CREST to systemic sclerosis
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Janet Pope, MD
Outside the Box:
Recent concepts in Orthopedic Surgery
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William Bugbee, MD
10:20 – 11:05 AMBreak: Fellow Posters, Discussions & ExhibitsBreak: Fellow Posters, Discussions & ExhibitsBreak: Fellow Posters, Discussions & ExhibitsBreak: Fellow Posters, Discussions & Exhibits
11:05 – 11:40 AMEvidence Based Medicine: Osteoarthritis – newer concepts in etiology and therapy
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Eric Ruderman MD
State of the Art: What’s new in Dermatology? An update for Rheumatologists
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George Martin, MD
Evidence Based Medicine: Extraarticular manifestations of RA – an update in the biologic era.
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Aryeh Fischer, MD
New developments in Pediatric Rheumatology: Monogenic diseases, interferonopathies, etc.
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Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
11:40 AM – 12:15 PMHot Topic:
Blockchain, AI, Big Data, etc: Rheumatology perspective
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Marty Bergman, MD
Recent Medico-Legal Issues in Rheumatology: Case-based discussion
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Allan Gibofsky, MD JD
Point-Counterpoint: “Telemedicine is the future of Rheumatology”
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Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Orrin Troum, MD
Outside the Box: Gastroenterology Update for the Rheumatologist
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Uma Mahadevan, MD
12:15 – 12:25 PMBreakBreakBreakBreak
12:25 – 1:25 PM
‘Bite-sized learning’ –
lunch and discussion
“The Hot Seat”:
Rheumatic Diseases – Cases and Discussion
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Jack Cush, MD and a Faculty Panel
Point-Counterpoint:
“The Electronic Medical Record; Friend or Foe of Rheumatologists”
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Marty Bergman MD
Orrin Troum, MD
Case Presentations:
with audience interaction

  • “virtual curbside”
  • challenging diagnoses!
  • best treatments?

All Faculty Panel

Panel Discussion:
Rheumatology 2019/2020: What were the key events of last year, and what is in store for the coming year?
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All Faculty Panel
1:25 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Workshops
What’s wrong with rheumatology clinical trials? How to fix them!
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Roy Fleischmann MD
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Update, theory and practice
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Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Medicine and Sport:
A Hawaiian TED talk.
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George Martin, MD
Meeting Closes
6:00 – 9:00 PMReception and Dinner
Under the Stars
Reception and Dinner
Under the Stars

RWCS 2020 Speakers:

Janet Pope, MD (RWCS 2020 Kahuna award recipient; “lifetime excellence in rheumatology education”), Marty Bergman MD, William Bugbee 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 2019: 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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