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Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium a tremendous success!

Click here to access the final symposium schedule,  speakers’ biographies, and PPT presentations.


THANK YOU to our 2017 International Vasculitis Symposium Speakers!

Many thanks to all of the speakers who participated in the 2017 Symposium. We are grateful to all of them for sharing their knowledge, expertise, and time with our community.

Amy Archer, MD, PhD, Northwestern University
Teri Bodeman, Benefit Boost, Inc.
George Casey, MBA, V-PPRN Co-Investigator
Sharon Chung, MD, University of California – San  Francisco
Divi Cornec, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic/Brest  University
Anisha Dua, MD, University of Chicago
Geetha Duvuru, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Jeff Fishbein, PsyD., Fishbein & Associates,  Performance Consulting
Sharyl Fishbein
Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, Northwestern  University
Peter Grayson, MD, NIAMS Translational  Research Program

Eric Hoy, PhD, SI, ASCP, University of Texas
Tanaz Kermani, MD, PhD, University of  California – Los Angeles/Santa Monica
Marisa Klein-Gitelman, Northwestern University
Anjum Koreishi, MD, Northwestern University
Arti Lakhani, MD, Amita Cancer Institute
Carol Langford, MD, MHS, Cleveland Clinic
Robert Lebovics, MD, Head & Neck Surgical  Group
Peter Merkel, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Micheletti, MD, University of  Pennsylvania
Paul Monach, MD, Boston University
Patrick Nachman, University of North Carolina
Marty Oppenheimer, Akron, Ohio

Deborah Pergament, Esq., Children’s Law Group
Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Northwestern  University
Jennifer Rodrigues, MD, PhD, McMaster  University
Eric Ruderman, MD, Northwestern University
James Sosebee, Sinclair College
Ulrich Specks, MD, Mayo Clinic
Jason Springer, MD, University of Kansas
Marinka Twilt, MD, University of Calgary
Alex Villa-Forte, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Linda Wagner-Weiner, University of Chicago
Yusuf Yazici, MD, New York University
Kalen Young, MA, Network Manager, V-PPRN


Visit our gallery of photos from the weekend!

2017 Symposium General Session

Young Adult Moderators:  Allison Lint, Ben Wilson, Brandon Hudgins (not shown Kate Tierney)

2017 Vasculitis Update CME course speakers

View videos of presentations from the Symposium – just click on the images!

“Research as Self-Care”
Dr. Peter Merkel
“Monitoring Strategies in Vasculitis”
Dr. Carol Langford


Thank you to our sponsors!  Your generous support made the symposium possible!  Thank you!

Many thanks to Genentech Biogen, Idec for their ongoing support of the VF’s educational programs, including the 2017 Symposium.

Many thanks to BMS for their support of this educational program.

Many thanks to Chemocentryx for sponsoring the Saturday luncheon.  Learn more about their ADVOCATE Study, a Phase 3 trial which is enrolling patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis.