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Cleveland Clinic to host educational program for Vasculitis Community

January 21, 2013

The Vasculitis Foundation will partner with the staff of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Vasculitis Care and Research to host a half-day program for patients, family members and friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The educational program will discuss the challenges of, and strategies for, living with vasculitis. Patients will learn about advances made in the treatment and management of the disease from leading physicians with expertise about vasculitis.

The conference format will include lectures and a question and answer session, allowing participants the opportunity to ask specific questions to clarify the finer points of the presentations.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
1:00 pm -5:00 pm
InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Registration fee: $20/person

Registration deadline:  Friday, April 19, 2013 (Space is limited so please register early.)

Click here to register online.

Or, call the VF office to register by phone. 800.277.9474.


Dr. Carol Langford and The Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis and Care Research are pleased to present the following educational symposium for patients, family members and caregivers. Each session will include a presentation and Q&A.

 12:00 noon                           Registration Opens (Pre-registration is required. Please register by  phone, online or by mail.)

 1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.         Introduction:   What is Vasculitis? How do we tell different types of vasculitis apart? What are these new names all about? Introduction of the new nomenclature.

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.          Small Vessel Vasculitis: Clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s) and Microscopic polyangiitis

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.         Large Vessel Vasculitis:  Clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of Gian cell arteritis and Takayasu’s areteritis

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Afternoon Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.         Other Forms of Vasculitis:  Clinical features, diagnosis, treatment of Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA/Churg-Strauss syndrome); Polyarteritis nodosa, lgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura), and Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         A Focus on Neurological Manifestations of Vasculitis:  How can vasculitis affect the nerves?

  • Vasculitis affecting the peripheral nerves
  • Vasculitis affecting the central nervous system
  • Vasculitic diseases in which neurological features can be seen
  • Systemic vasculitides (GPA, MPA, EGPA, PAN, Cryo)
  • Primary CNS vasculitis
  • Beyond treating the vasculitis – are there other strategies to improve nerve vasculitis?

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.         What Is New In Vasculitis – Ongoing Research Efforts and What It Means for Patients