The Vasculitis Foundation is pleased to partner with the vasculitis experts from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research to present this educational program for patients, family members, friends and caregivers.

The half-day program will discuss the challenges of, and strategies for, living with vasculitis. Attendees 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.

Date: April 30, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Registration fee: $20/person

Registration deadline EXTENDED to Friday, April 26, 2013

Phone:  800.277.9474

Space is limited, so please register early.

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Schedule

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.       
Welcome and Introductions
Edward Becker, Director and Founder, PAN Support Network, VF Board of Directors

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.
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic

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
Carmen E. Gota, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Large Vessel Vasculitis:  Clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of Giant cell arteritis and Takayasu’s arteritis
Eamonn Molloy, MD, MS, MRCPI, Consultant Rheumatologist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin

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
Atul Khasnis, MD, Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A Focus on Neurological Manifestations of Vasculitis:
  How can vasculitis affect the nerves?
Rula Hajj-Ali, MD, Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic

  • 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
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS

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