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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!


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 and a VF Symposium 2017 t-shirt!

US $200 for VF members
US $230 for non-VF members
Please contact the VF office to confirm your membership status.
Click here to complete your online registration. Or, call the VF office to register by phone.
Pre-registration is required! The deadline for registering is Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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


The VF Scholarship Program offers financial support to patients and their families who may need financial assistance. Click here to learn more.


SPEAKERS (preliminary)

    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
    Peter Grayson, MD, NIAMS Translational
    Research Program

      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
      Christian Pagnoux, MD, University of Toronto
      Eric Ruderman, MD, Northwestern University
      Ulrich Specks, MD, Mayo Clinic
      Jason Springer, MD, Kansas University

        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
        Yusuf Yazici, MD, New York University
        Kalen Young, MA, Network Manager, V-PPRN


        GENERAL SESSION TOPICS

        • 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 UPDATES

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

        BREAKOUT SESSIONS

        • Disease Specific Breakouts
        • Focus on Organ Involvement
        • Fertility and Vasculitis
        • Caregiving

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