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2017 International Vasculitis Symposium

June 23-25, 2017
Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631

What can you expect at the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium!

The 2017 symposium is going to be the best yet! The Vasculitis Foundation has combined the feedback from our 2010, 2013, and 2015 symposiums, as well as our past three years of regional conferences to give you an incredible experience with sessions that address topics that are most important to you!

Registration Information

The Registration fee includes:

  • meals (Friday afternoon break, evening dessert reception, Saturday breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break, banquet, Sunday breakfast and morning break)
  • educational materials
  • handouts and admittance to educational sessions and exhibit area
  • refreshment breaks
  • a VF Symposium 2017 t-shirt!

Cost of Registration

US $200 for VF members
US $230 for non-VF members
Please contact the VF office to confirm your membership status.

Pre-registration is required! The deadline for registering is Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Or, call the VF office to register by phone.

 Hotel Headquarters: Chicago Marriott O’Hare

8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
3 miles from O’Hare International Airport

Room block available June 21 – 26, 2017
Room Rate: $119 per night plus taxes (Deadline is May 31, 2017 to reserve under VF room block)

Click here to reserve your room.

Phone: 773.693.4444

Make the Symposium a Family Vacation!

Only a short train ride (CTA Blue Line) from the thrills of Downtown Chicago, the Chicago Marriott O’Hare hotel places you in the heart of the action. And, you will also enjoy being one “L” train stop from Rosemont, where entertainment, shopping and gourmet dining abound.

Discover Chicago!

  • Navy Pier
  • Field Museum
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Wrigley Field
  • Willis Tower Sky Deck
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Shedd Aquarium

The Rosemont Mini Mile Entertainment District is nearby:

What you can expect

Click the schedule below to see what we have planned for you.



  • Small and Medium Vasculitis Updates
  • Large Vessel Vasculitis Updates
  • Nerve Involvement in Vasculitis
  • Nutrition, Exercise and Fatigue
  • Organizing Your Medical Team
  • Pain Management in Vasculitis
  • Practicing Mindful Awareness
  • Introducing the Northwestern University Chicago Vasculitis Center
  • Wellness: Creating a Positive Lifestyle


  • Research Advances Funded by the Vasculitis Foundation
  • Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (V-PPRN) Update
  • Vasculitis: What’s Ahead for our Patients?


  • Disease Specific Breakouts
  • Focus on Organ Involvement
  • Fertility and Vasculitis
  • Caregiving
  • Pediatrics
  • Creative Art Session for Pediatric Patients

Symposium Speakers

  • Amy Archer, MD, Northwestern University
  • George Casey, MBA, V-PPRN Co-Investigator
  • Sharon Chung, MD, University of California –  San Francisco
  • Geetha Duvuru, MD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Anisha Dua, MD, University of Chicago
  • Jeff Fishbein, PsyD., Fishbein & Associates,  Performance Consulting
  • Sharyl Fishbein
  • Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, Northwestern University
  • Peter Grayson, MD, NIAMS Translational
    Research Program
  • Anjum Koreishi, MD, University of Chicago
  • Carol Langford, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Robert Lebovics, MD, Head & Neck Surgical    Group
  • Peter Merkel, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Micheletti, MD, University of  Pennsylvania
  • Paul Monach, MD, Boston University
  • Patrick Nachman, University of North Carolina
  • Eric Ruderman, MD, Northwestern University
  • Ulrich Specks, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Jason Springer, MD, University of Kansas
  • Tony Sreih, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tanaz Kermani, MD, University of California – Los Angeles
  • Marinka Twilt, MD, University of Calgary
  • Alex Villa-Forte, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • Linda Wagner-Weiner, University of Chicago
  • Yusuf Yazici, MD, New York University
  • Kalen Young, MA, Network Manager, V-PPRN

Hear from our speakers: