RWCS 2023 – The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

RWCS 2023

Time (HST)

Wednesday
(2/15/23)

Thursday
(2/16/23)

Friday
(2/17/23)

Saturday
(2/18/23)

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 – 9:05 AM
Q&A: 9:05-9:10

Rheumatology 2022: Year in Review; New developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2022: Year in Review. What’s new in Psoriatic Arthritis

Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2022: Year in Review. Rheum medley (gout, OA, SS, pSS, vasculitis

Marty Bergman, MD
Orrin Troum, MD

Rheumatology 2022: Year in Review. What’s new in Spondyloarthritis

Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

9:10 – 9:40 AM
Q&A: 9:40-9:45

Outside the Box:
Unconventional Rheumatology

Eric Ruderman, MD

Evidence Based Medicine:
Rheumatologic Therapies: Peri-op considerations

Marty Bergman, MD

State of the Art:
IgG4-Related Disease: what’s new?

Anisha Dua, MD

Outside the Box:
Allergy: New developments for Rheumatologists

Anna Postolova, MD

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Q&A: 10:15-10:20

State of the Art:
Pain (simple title, complex issue)

Philip Mease, MD

Hot Topic:
SLE – recent, new and future therapeutics

Roy Fleischmann, MD

RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award 2023. Psoriatic Arthritis – the evolving story

Philip Mease, MD

Beyond the Package Insert: The FDA: History, recent decisions, future issues

Allan Gibofsky MD, JD

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 – 11:35 AM
Q&A: 11:35-11:40

Point-Counterpoint:
X-rays should still be followed in RA and PsA

Roy Fleischmann, MD
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD

State of the Art:
New developments in Pediatric Rheumatology

Susan Shenoi, MD

Hot topic:
Treatment of JIA; what’s new and what’s coming?

Susan Shenoi, MD

Outside the Box:
Rheumatology Education – past, present and future

Anisha Dua, MD

11:40 – 12:10 PM
Q&A: 12:10-12:15

Hot Topic:
Sarcopenia, anti-aging, regenerative medicine; rheumatology relevance

Orrin Troum, MD

Ask the Consultant:
Immunology Update

Anna Postolova MD

Outside the Box:
Key developments in Dermatology relevant to Rheumatologists

George Martin, MD

Ask the Consultant:
Gastroenterology Update for the Rheumatologist

Uma Mahadevan, MD

12:15-12:25 PMBreakBreakBreakBreak

12:25 – 1:20 PM
‘Bite-sized learning’ –
lunch and discussion

Q&A: 1:20-1:25

“The Hot Seat”
Rheumatic Diseases – Cases and Discussion

Jack Cush, MD and a faculty panel

Point-Counterpoint: Rheumatology in 2033- Back to the Future?

Jack Cush, MD,
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD

Case presentations: faculty panel with audience participation.
– challenging scenarios
– treatment conundrums

All faculty panel

Panel Discussion: Rheumatology 2022/2023: What were the key events of last year, and what is in store for the coming year?

All faculty panel

Afternoon Workshops
1:25 – 3:25 PM
Q&A: 3:35-3:30

How I do it: case based dermatology / rheumatology

George Martin, MD

Legal Medicine:
Topics (e.g. patents) and cases for rheumatologists

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: update, theory and practice

Alvin Wells, MD, PhD

Meeting Closes
6:00 PM – 9:00 PMWelcome Reception & Dinner

Dinner Under the Stars

RWCS 2023 Speakers: Marty Bergman MD, Jack Cush MD, Anisha Dua MD, Roy Fleischmann MD, Allan Gibofsky MD, JD, Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Uma Mahadevan MD, George Martin MD, Anna Postolova, MD, Eric Ruderman MD, Susan Shenoi MD, Orrin Troum MD, Alvin Wells MD, PhD and Philip Mease MD (RWCS 2023 Kahuna award recipient; for a “lifetime excellence in rheumatology education”).

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 2022: 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 / How I do it / Ask the Consultant:

One speaker will cover a topic crucial to rheumatologists 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 / Case presentations:

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 clinical practice of rheumatology in great detail.

Questions?

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