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Calgary Vasculitis Symposium 2015 & Patient/Parent Vasculitis Forum

Alberta Children's Hospital LogoNew Frontiers in Understanding and Treating Childhood and Adult Vasculitis
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Main Auditorium
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta  T3B 6A9  Canada

The Calgary Vasculitis Symposium 2015 is an opportunity for physicians and researchers to learn about recent discoveries in clinical and translational research and innovations in care for patients with vasculitis aiming to improve the long term outcomes.
Click here to download the schedule of events for the Symposium.

The 4th Calgary Patient & Parent Forum, to be held after the symposium, hopes to lessen the isolation that patients and their families experience when these rare life-threatening diseases affect them.  This interactive educational session is committed to improving the lives of all patients living with vasculitis.  This discussion about the disease helps patients and their families build a strong positive outlook while answering questions from different perspectives.
Click here to download the schedule of events for the Forum.


Calgary Vasculitis Symposium Schedule and Speakers

7:30 – 7:50 am     Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:50 – 8:00 am     Welcome and Opening Remarks
Julian Midgley, Paediatric Nephrologist, Calgary, Canada

8:00 –  9:00 am   Treatment and outcome of ANCA-associated vasculitis in 2015
David Jayne, Adult Nephrologist, Cambridge, UK

Theme 1:  Organ disease in systemic vasculitis

9:00 – 9:45 am     Lung disease in vasculitis
Luis Flores Suarez, Internist and Rheumatologist Mexico City, Mexico

9:45 – 10:00 am   Questions and Answers

10:00 – 10:15 am  Coffee Break

10:15 – 10:45 am  CNS Disease in vasculitis
Susa Benseler, Paediatric Rheumatologist Calgary, Canada

10:45 – 11:00 am     Questions and Answers

11:00 – 11:30 am Renal disease in vasculitis
Mike Walsh, Hamilton, Canada Adult Nephrologist

11:30 – 11:45 am  Questions and Answers

Theme 2: New knowledge gained from clinical trials and observational studies in vasculitis

11:45 – 12:15 pm    Optimizing care for patients with vasculitis
Marinka Twilt, Paediatric Rheumatologist Calgary, Canada

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm        Questions and Answers

12:30 pm – 13:00 pm  Lunch break

13:00 –  13:30     Clinical research in adult vasculitis
Christian Pagnoux, Adult Immunologist/Rheumatologist, Toronto, Canada

13:30 – 13:45   Questions and Answers

13:45 – 14:15  Clinical research in childhood systemic vasculitis
David Cabral, Paediatric Rheumatologist, Vancouver, Canada

14:15 – 14:30  Questions and Answers

Theme 3: Bench discoveries in vasculitis

14:30 15:00 Discoveries in childhood vasculitis
Rae Yeung, Paediatric Immunologist/Rheumatologist, Toronto, Canada

15:00 15:15  Questions and Answers

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote presentation: ANCA Associated Vasculitis in 2015
Speaker: Charles Jennette, Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

16:30 16:45 Questions and Answers

16:45 Concluding remarks
Julian Midgley and Susa Benseler

The 4th Calgary Patient & Parent Vasculitis Forum
Main Auditorium, Alberta Children’s Hospital – Dinner buffet

Keynote presentation: My life with systemic vasculitis
Speaker: Jasmin Singh, Toronto, Canada

Expert panel:
David Jayne, Adult Nephrologist, Cambridge UK
Aurora Fifi-Mah, Adult Rheumatologist, Calgary, Canada
Rae Yeung, Paediatric Rheumatologist, Toronto, Canada
Andrew Wade, Paediatric Nephrologist, Calgary, Canada
Joyce Kullman, Vasculitis Foundation, Kansas City, US
Jasmin Singh, Vasculitis patient, Toronto, Canada

Moderator: Julian Midgley, Paediatric Nephrologist, Calgary, Canada
Main Auditorium, Alberta Children’s Hospital – Dinner buffet

Sponsored By:
Dawson Jarock Fund for Education in Paediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology
Children’s Alberta Hospital Foundation
University of Calgary Medicine
Children’s Hospital Alberta Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health