15th Annual RWCS Program

RWCS 2022 – The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

Time

Wednesday (2/16/22)

Thursday (2/17/22)

Friday (2/18/22)

Saturday (2/19/22)

7:30 – 8:30 AMBreakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
(Intro starts 8:15 am)
Breakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
(Intro starts 8:25 am)
Breakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
(Intro starts 8:25 am)
Breakfast with faculty,
Posters and Exhibits
(Intro starts 8:25 am)
8:30 – 9:10 AMRheumatology 2021: Year in Review. New developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Jack Cush, MD /
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Rheumatology 2021: Year in Review. What’s new in Spondyloarthritis
.
Eric Ruderman, MD / Artie Kavanaugh, MD
Rheumatology 2021: Year in Review. What’s new in Psoriatic Arthritis
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Artie Kavanaugh, MD /
Eric Ruderman
State of the Art:
SLE Update – Novel treatments, and how we assess them
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Roy Fleischmann, MD
9:10 – 9:45 AMHot Topic:
Neuroimmunology
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Eric Ruderman, MD
Beyond the package insert:
JAK inhibitors (jakinibs) – safety issues
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Roy Fleischmann, MD
Hot Topic:
Vasculitis: mimics, related conditions, new diseases
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Anisha Dua, MD
Hot Topic:
Disparities in Rheumatology
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Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
9:45 – 10:20 AMSpecial Seminar:
The lung in Rheumatologic diseases
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Virginia Steen, MD
How I do it: New developments in Allergy / Immunology
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Anna Postolova, MD
RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award 2022.
Scleroderma: past, present, future
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Virginia Steen, MD
Evidence based medicine:
New developments in imaging: Rheumatology implications
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Orrin Troum, MD
10:20 – 11:05 AMBreak: fellow posters, discussion, exhibits.Break: fellow posters, discussion, exhibits.Break: fellow posters, discussion, exhibits.Break: fellow posters, discussion, exhibits.
11:05 – 11:40 AMEvidence Based Medicine:
Clinical Epidemiology 201
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Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD
State of the Art:
What’s new in Vasculitis?
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Anisha Dua, MD
Evidence Based Medicine:
Biologics in Allergy, and allergy to biologics
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Anna Postolova, MD
How I Do It:
New developments in Pediatric Rheumatology
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Susan Shenoi, MD
11:40 – 12:15 PMMedicine:
CBD in Rheumatology
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Orrin Troum, MD
Hot Topic:
JIA; new therapies, new guidelines?
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Susan Shenoi, MD
Outside the Box:
Outcomes in Rheumatology- do you PROMIS?
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Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, 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: Treat to Target in Rheumatology – Sublime or Suspect?
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Marty Bergman, MD
Jack Cush, MD
Case presentations; faculty, fellows, and attendees
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All Faculty Panel
Panel Discussion: Rheumatology 2021/2022: What were the key events of last year, and what is in
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All Faculty Panel
1:25 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon lecture and workshop
State of the Art: What’s new in Dermatology? update for Rheumatologists
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George Martin, MD
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: update, theory and practice
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Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Hot Topic:
Rheumatologist burnout: what’s new and how can we manage it?
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Marty Bergman, MD
Meeting Closes
6:00 – 9:00 PMDinner Under the StarsDinner Under the Stars

RWCS 2022 Speakers:

Virginia Steen, MD (RWCS 2022 Kahuna award recipient; “lifetime excellence in rheumatology education”) Marty Bergman MD, Jack Cush MD, Anisha Dua, MD, Roy Fleischmann MD, Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Uma Mahadevan MD, George Martin MD, Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, MD, Anna Postolova, MD, Eric Ruderman MD, Susan Shenoi, MD, Orrin Troum MD, Alvin Wells MD PhD.

Activities and Sessions

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 2021: 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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