RWCS 2025 – The Premier International Academic Rheumatology Meeting

18th Annual Program – 2025

RWCS 2023

Time (HST)

Wednesday
(2/12/25)

Thursday
(2/13/25)

Friday
(2/14/25)

Saturday
(2/15/25)

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 2024: Year in Review. New developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis
.
Jack Cush, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

Rheumatology 2024: Year in Review. What’s new in Psoriatic Arthritis
.
Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD

s and Exhibits

Rheumatology 2024: Year in Review. New therapies for systemic inflammatory autoimmune diseases
.
Roy Fleischmann, MD
Rheumatology 2024: Year in Review. What’s new in Spondyloarthritis
.
Eric Ruderman, MD
Artie Kavanaugh, MD
9:10 – 9:45 AM“Whatever happened to…”; What we can learn from failed Rheumatology Trials
.
Roy Fleischmann, MD
Outside the Box:
What’s new in hip and knee replacement:
Progress and Pitfalls
.
William Bugbee, MD
Beyond the package insert:
Colchicine: A new look at an old therapy
.
Eric Ruderman, MD
Outside the Box:
Joint Preservation Surgery;
Is there a new reality in the surgical management of degenerative joint disease?
.
William Bugbee, MD
9:45 – 10:20 AMState of the Art: Personalized medicine in rheumatology: Focus on PsA
.
Yoshiya Tanaka, MD, PhD
State of the Art:
Updates in systemic sclerosis -precision medicine and emerging therapies
.
Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, MS
RWCS Kahuna Teaching Award 2024:
RA: What have we learned from translational research?
.
Yoshiya Tanaka, MD, PhD
How I do it: Allergic Diseases: New concepts, new treatment approaches
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Anna Postolova, MD
10:20 – 11:05 AMBreak: fellow posters, discussion, exhibitsBreak: fellow posters, discussion, exhibitsBreak: fellow posters, discussion, exhibitsBreak: fellow posters, discussion, exhibits
11:05 – 11:40 AMEvidence based medicine: Progress in the diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis
.
Anisha Dua, MD
Outside the box: Update in Pediatrics relevant to Rheumatology
.
Susan Shenoi, MD
Hot topic:
Personalized care for rheumatic disease associated ILDs
.
Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, MS
Evidence based medicine: New developments in JIA for adult rheumatologists
.
Susan Shenoi, MD
11:40 AM – 12:15 PMAsk the Consultant:
Immunology – review and significant new concepts
.
Anna Postolova, MD
Hot topic:
Rheumatology workforce
.
Anisha Dua, MD
Dermatology 2024; Year In Review. Key progress relevant to Rheumatology
.
George Martin, MD
Ask the Consultant:
Gastroenterology Update for the Rheumatologist
.
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
State of the Art:
Key Advances in the imaging of rheumatic diseases
.
Orrin Troum, MD
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Case presentations: faculty panel with audience participation.
– challenging scenarios
– treatment conundrums
.
All faculty panel
Panel Discussion: Rheumatology 2024/2025: What were the key events of last year, and what is in store for the coming year?
.
All faculty panel
Afternoon Workshops
1:25 – 3:30 PM
Optimal use of X-rays: A case-based discussion
.
Alvin Wells, MD, PhD
Orrin Troum, MD
Rash decisions: approaching the diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions
.
George Martin, MD
Presentation skills: 101 (live) and 201 (virtual)
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Faculty panel
Meeting Closes

RWCS 2025 Speakers: William Bugbee, MD, Jack Cush MD, Anisha Dua,MD, Roy Fleischmann MD, Artie Kavanaugh, MD, Uma Mahadevan MD, George Martin MD, Anna Postolova MD, Eric Ruderman MD, Susan Shenoi MD, Orrin Troum MD, Elizabeth Volkmann, MD, MS, Alvin Wells MD PhD and Yoshiya Tanaka, MD,PhD (RWCS 2025 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 2024: 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

Wednesday 2/12/25
8:15 to 8:30 am: RWCS meeting introduction and welcome
6:00 to 9:00 pm: Welcome dinner

 

Questions?

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