Register NOW for the 2014 Michigan Vasculitis Patient Conference

Henry Ford logo_homeThe Vasculitis Foundation and the vasculitis experts from the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital are pleased to announce the Michigan Vasculitis Patient Conference, to be held on September 20, 2014.  The 1/2 day conference will include lectures, Q&A sessions and the opportunity for attendees to meet and network with each other and the physicians.

Date:  Saturday, September 20, 2014

Location:  Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple, West Bloomfield, MI  48322

Registration fee:  $15/person; some scholarships are available.

Please email the VF office if you would like to apply for a scholarship.

Registration deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.

Click here to register online.

Preliminary Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.     Registration and Networking

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Kathleen M. Maksimowicz-McKinnon, DO, Division of Rheumatology, Henry Ford Health System

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Immunizations and Infection Prevention
John E. McKinnon, MD, Infectious Diseases, Henry Ford Health System

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Lungs in Vasculitis:  Promoting and maintaining good lung health and function|
Krishna Thavarajah, MD, Pulmonary Diseases, Henry Ford Health System

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Morning Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Genetics of Vasculitis and Update on Current Research
Amr Sawalha, MD, Division of Rheumatology, University of Michigan Health Center

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Vasculitis Fallout:  Dealing with the side effects caused by the disease and/or treatment (avascular necrosis, depression, weight gain, diabetes, cancer risks, etc.)
Kathleen M. Maksimowicz-McKinnon, DO, Division of Rheumatology, Henry Ford Health System

12:00 noon
Closing Remarks
Grace Eisen, President, VF Board of Directors

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Vasculitis Foundation

The Vasculitis Foundation is the international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them.