2017 International Vasculitis Symposium Schedule
Preliminary Schedule
Friday, June 23, 2017
10:00 – 6:00 p.m. Informational Desk Open
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Experienced Patients – What’s new for you?
  Vasculitis 101 – Newly Diagnosed Patients – How to symposium
  Pediatric Vasculitis – Parents & children joint session
2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Overview of specific diseases: GPA; MPA; EGPA; Behcet’s; GCA/PMR; Orphan vasculitides
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Special Interest
  Social Media Round Table for FB Group Moderators
  Young Adult’s session (15-22) – patients only, no parents/guardians
  Youth movie making without parents
  Parents’ meeting without patients
 7:30 p.m.  Dessert Reception – Welcome and introductions and Keynote Speaker
Saturday,  June 24, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Mindfulness: Managing Stress
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Genetics Talk with Sharon Chung
  Ethics of Research: Open forum discussion
11:15 – 12:15 Special Interest
  Vaccinations
  Practicing Mindfulness: Hands on practice
  Guidelines for when to get vascular imaging tests in GCA/TAK/PAN
  Maintaining kidney function; When is it time to consider a transplant or dialysis?
  Making the most of your doctors’ visits
 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch: Sit with people from your geographic area
 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network: Q & A
 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. New Disease Specific Therapies
  GPA and MPA
  EGPA
  GCA
  Takayasu’s
  Orphan Vasculitides
 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.  Afternoon Break
 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Special Interest
  Lungs/pulmonary
  Pain management
  Ophthalmology
  Steriods 101
  ARAMIS Study
  Managing Work
 4:14 – 5:30 p.m. Yoga for all levels
 6:00 p.m. Celebration Banquet
Sunday June 25, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  Annual Membership Meeting
   Advocacy 101
 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Special Interest Breakout Session
   Newly diagnosed patient check-in
   Caregivers for 25 – 55 year olds
  Pediatrics: Parents and children combined session
  Nutrition and Exercise
  My vasculitis is in remission- what can my doctor do to keep it from flaring?
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Special Interest Breakout Session
  Complementary Therapies
  Balancing Family, Work & Life
  Sinuses
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Get ENGAGED!…with the VF
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Vasculitis research needs you! Why you should participate in research.
11: 30 Goodbye! Safe Travels