Santa Monica 1/2 Day UCLA Vasculitis Patient Conference – October 18, 2014 – Registration Closed

The UCLA Medical Center and the Vasculitis Foundation are pleased to present:

UCLA Vasculitis Patient Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2014
UCLA Medical Center
First Floor Auditorium
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, California  90404

Registration fee:  $15/person
Registration deadline:  Registration is closed for this event. 

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Click here to download the schedule and registration form

Preliminary Schedule

9:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS, Division of Rheumatology, UCLA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Vasculitis, A Year in Review – Find out about key research advances made in the past year and its implications for our patients
Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UCLA

10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Interventions for vasculitis. When to proceed? A vascular surgeon’s perspective on the role of the imaging modalities and interventions that can help our patients with vasculitis
David Rigberg, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Vascular Surgery, UCLA Gonda (Goldschmied) Vascular Center

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Current advances in the  diagnostic imaging for vasculitis. CAT scan, MRI, PET? Which to choose?
Kenneth J. Warrington, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Gonda Vasculitis Center, Mayo Clinic

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Break with food.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
My doctor says my vasculitis is in “remission”; so why do I still feel unwell? The current state of damage and disease activity assessment in vasculitis. Strategies to minimize disease- and treatment-associated morbidities.
Kenneth J. Warrington, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Gonda Vasculitis Center, Mayo Clinic

1:50 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
What’s ahead? How advances in genetics, therapeutics, and patient participation will shape the future care of patients with vasculitis.

Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UCLA

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