HSS-where-the-world-comes-logo2014 New York City Vasculitis Patient Conference
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center
2nd Floor Conference Center
535 East 70th Street, New York, NY  10021

Registration fee: $15/person; Parking vouchers available for day of event for $10.00.
Registration closed.



Watch the following videos for a preview of the upcoming conference! Dr. Robert Lebovics and Dr. Lindsay Lally, organizers of the upcoming patient and family conference in New York City talk about the topics and speakers who will be presenting.  

NYC Conference Overview by Dr. Lebovics

Steroids in Vasculitis: Dr. Lally previews her talk about prednisone and how to manage the drug.

Pediatric Session Overview by Dr. Lebovics

Preliminary Schedule
8:15 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 9:05 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:10 am – 9:30 am
Sebastian Unizony, MD:  Large Vessel Vasculitis- Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment, Future Directions
Assistant in Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Division
Massachusetts General Hospital Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

9:40 am – 10:00 am
Robert F. Spiera, MD:  Therapy of Small Vessel Vasculitis:  Where We’ve Come From, Where We’re Going
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medical College, Director, Scleroderma, Vasculitis & Myositis Center, Hospital for Special Surgery

10:10 am – 10:30 am
Lisa Imundo, MD:  Special Considerations in Treating Vasculitis in Children and Teens (pediatric)
Director of Adolescent Rheumatology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

10:40 am – 11:00 am
Paul Latkany:  Vasculitis and Vision – An Overview
Co-Director of Uveitis, Department of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt

11:10 am – 12:00 pm break/lunch

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm
Lindsay Lally, MD:  Steroids in Vasculitis: A User’s Guide
Vasculitis Fellow, Hospital for Special Surgery

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm
Robert Lebovics, MD, F.A.C.S.:  The Upper Airway in Vasculitis – Past and Future
Site Director, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Co-Director, Airway Program Mt. Sinai Roosevelt, Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospitals, Head & Neck Surgical Group

Faiz Bhora, MD, Director of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Co-Director Airway Program, Associate Program Director, Director of Thoracic Surgery Research,
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt and Continuum Cancer Centers of New York

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
Gary S. Hoffman:  Vasculitis Care and Research in the Future
Professor of Medicine, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

1:55 pm – 2:10 pm
Question and Answer Session