Upcoming Conferences and Symposiums

The Vasculitis Foundation hosts international biennial and regional conferences for patients, their families, friends and medical professionals. The conferences feature recognized vasculitis experts presenting the most current information on diagnosis, treatment and research efforts.


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The University of Kansas Medical Center and the Vasculitis Foundation Present: 

The Kansas City Patient Vasculitis Symposium – 1/2 Day Educational Conference

Saturday, July 12, 2014
12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
KU Edwards Campus, Best Building, 12600 Quivira Rd., Overland Park, Kansas (click here to view campus map)
Registration: $15/person; Click here to register. Updated! New registration deadline is Thursday, July 10. No refunds will be issued after  that date.

Click here to learn more about the University of Kansas Medical Center

Tentative Schedule

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Reception with Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.  Opening Remarks
Jason Springer, MD,  Vasculitis Clinic Director, 
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Kansas University Medical Center

12:50 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.  Introduction to Vasculitis:  Large Vessel Vasculitis
Mehrdad Maz, MD,   Associate Professor, Division Director of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Kansas University Medical Center

1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Small Vessel Vasculitis
Jason Springer MD

1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.  Round-table Discussion

1:40 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.  Break

1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.  Cardiovascular Disease in Vasculitis
Kamal Gupta, MD, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Kansas University Medical Center

2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Kidney Disease in Vasculitis
Mireille El Ters, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Kansas University Medical Center

2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.  Round-table Discussion

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break with snacks

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.  Peripheral Nerve Involvement in Vasculitis
Mazen M. Dimachkie, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director of Neurophysiology Division & of Neuromuscular Section, Kansas University Medical Center

3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.  Vasculitis in Children
Mara Becker MD MSCE, Division Director, Children’s Mercy Hospital

3:40 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.  Round-table Discussion

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Break

4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.  Coping with Chronic Disease
Wendi Born, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Research Division, Kansas University Medical Center

4:40 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Round-table discussion

4:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.                       Adjourn

 


To view sessions from previous symposia, please visit the VF’s YouTube Education Channel

 


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The Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship is possible thanks to the generous support of Genentech, Inc., and Biogen Idec and many other generous individual and corporate donors. For more information on how you may donate to the Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship, visit the donate page.

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