14th Annual RWCS Program

RWCS 2021 – The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

Feb 9th – Registration: 2 PM – 6 PM

TimeWednesday (2/10/21)Thursday (2/11/21)Friday (2/12/21)Saturday (2/13/21)
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 2020: Year in Review. New developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2020: Year in Review. What’s new in Spondyloarthritis

Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2020: Year in Review. What’s new in Psoriatic Arthritis

Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Eric Ruderman, MD

Rheumatology 2020: Year in Review. Novel Therapies – RA, SLE, OA, etc:

Roy Fleischmann, MD
Alvin Wells, MD,PhD

9:10 – 9:45 AMState of the Art:
Checkpoint inhibitors – update and focus on rheumatologic events

Eric Ruderman, MD

Evidence Based Medicine: Combination therapy in rheumatology – what are the data?

Roy Fleischmann, MD

Evidence Based Medicine:
Diet and Rheumatic Diseases – Fact vs Fiction

Orrin Troum, MD

State of the Art: Novel concepts in Pediatric Rheumatology

Susan Shenoi, MD

9:45 – 10:20 AMHow I do it: Biosimilars – review and real word experience

Glenn Haugeberg, MD, PhD

Outside the Box:
Osteoimmunology – osteoporosis and beyond

Glenn Haugeberg, MD, PhD

RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award 2021. Pediatric Rheumatology – past, present and future

Anne Stevens, MD, PhD

Hot Topic: Cormobidity and outcomes in Rheumatology

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD MSCE

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 AMBeyond the Package Insert: IV IgG – history, data and Rheumatologic considerations

Anna Postolova, MD

State of the Art: Clinical Epidemiology for the Rheumatologist

Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD MSCE

Outside the Box: Hot topics in Allergy / Immunology for the Rheumatologist

Anna Postolova, MD

Hot Topic: TeleRheumatology Update: Post-Covid, Pre-??

Alvin Wells MD, PhD

11:40 AM – 12:15 PMEvidence-Based Medicine: Data from trials of ANCA-associated vasculitis

Marty Bergman, MD

Point-Counterpoint: Sub-subspecialization is the future of Rheumatology

Marty Bergman, MD
Orrin Troum, MD

How I do it: Autoimmune Dermatologic Diseases – Diagnosis and Therapy

George Martin, MD

Outside the Box: What’s new in Gastroenterology?

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

Jack Cush, MD and a Faculty Panel

Hot Topic: MAS and HLH – Immunologic basis and clinical characteristics.

Anne Stevens, MD, PhD
Susan Shenoi, MD

Case presentations, with audience interaction:

  • “virtual curbside consult”
  • diagnostic dilemmas
  • treatment approaches

All Faculty Panel

Panel Discussion: Rheumatology 2020/2021: 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
COVID-19: Lessons learned – an autoimmune disease viewpoint

George Martin, MD

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: update, theory and practice

Alvin Wells, MD, PhD

Social Media: What it is, how to do it, and why you should!

Jack Cush, MD

Meeting Closes
6:00 – 9:00 PMReception and Dinner
Under the Stars
Reception and Dinner
Under the Stars

RWCS 2021 Speakers:

Ann Stevens MD PhD – (RWCS 2021 Kahuna award recipient; “lifetime excellence in rheumatology education”), Marty Bergman MD, Jack Cush MD, Roy Fleischmann MD, Glenn Haugeberg MD PhD, Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Uma Mahadevan MD, George Martin MD, Anna Postolova, MD, Eric Ruderman MD, Susan Shenoi MD, Alexis Ogdie 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 2020: 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.


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