YouTube Education

The Vasculitis Foundation is committed to providing the most current information on diagnosis, treatment and research efforts.

The YouTube VF Education Channel features presentations, interviews and webinars by vasculitis experts defining vasculitis and explaining diagnostic procedures, treatment options and the latest in research efforts.

2012 Cleveland Clinic Patient Educational Series:
These videos, sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic’s RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology, feature presentations on:

Introduction to vasculitis
Central nervous system vasculitis
Churg Strauss syndrome
Giant cell arteritis in a man
Giant cell arteritis in a woman
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s)
Henoch-Schonlein purpura
Takayasu’s arteritis

2012 Regional Symposium – Rush University, Chicago, Illinois

What is the “State of the Art for Treatment of Vasculitis”
What does the Future Hold that is Even Better?

Coming soon! 2012 Regional Symposium – Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

2010 Vasculitis Symposium – Long Beach, California
Vasculitis 101
An Overview of Vasculitis and the Individual Diseases
New and Emerging Therapies in Vasculitis Treatment
Small Vessel Vasculitis
Large Vessel Vasculitis
Gastrointestional Issues in Vasculitis
Ear/Nose/Throat in Vasculitis
Lung Issues for the Vasculitis Patient
Kidneys in Vasculitis
Building a Team: Patient and Physician Communication
Understanding Lab Results for the Vasculitis Patient
Reproductive Health Issues for Women and Men with Vasculitis
Vasculitis Medication Review
Peripheral Neuropathy Associated with Vasculitis
Disability and Workplace Issues for Vasculitis Patients

2008 Vasculitis Symposium – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Vasculitis: What you Need to Know, What to Expect at Different Stages
Advances in Basic Research and What They Mean for the Vasculitis Patient
State of Clinical Research for Vasculitis Patients
Why Vasculitis Patients Should Participate in Clinical Research
Clinical Lab Monitoring of the Vasculitis Patient
The Skin of the Vasculitis Patient
Complementary Medicine and the Vasculitis Patient
Individualized Medicine and What it Means to Vasculitis Patients
Ear/Nose/Throat Clinical Presentations
Nutrition: Back Away from Those Cheeseburgers!
Remission: Getting There
Managing Ongoing Symptoms
Quality of Life
Subglottic Stenosis and Vasculitis Patients
Kidneys:  Strategies for Maintaining Kidney Function
Pharmacist: Just Say No to Echinecea
Laboratory Testing in Vasculitis Patients
Better Care through Better Communication
Developing Drugs and Medical Devices: Making Treatments Safer for Vasculitis Patients

Visit the YouTube VF Education Channel for a complete listing of the educational videos available.

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VCRC-VF Fellowship Program

The Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium-Vasculitis Foundation Fellowship is a mentored training program of up to two years for physician-investigators who have a strong interest in vasculitis and wish to pursue a period of specialized training with an emphasis on clinical and/or translational patient-oriented clinical investigation.

The trainee will undertake the Fellowship between 2014-2019 at a VCRC-affiliated site in North America that has an established distinct clinical and research program in vasculitis and availability of senior faculty mentors.

"The Vasculitis Foundation is committed to creating greater awareness and interest in vasculitis," said Joyce Kullman, executive director of the VF. "We hope that the VCRC-VF Fellowship will encourage medical professionals to pursue careers in patient care and research linked to vasculitis."

To support the VCRC-VF Fellowship, please visit the donate page.

Medical Institutions

The Vasculitis Foundation encourages vasculitis patients to seek expert medical care for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The VF works closely with vasculitis experts and centers around the world to ensure patients have access to the most up-to-date medical care.

The Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) is an integrated group of academic medical centers, patient support organizations, and clinical research resources dedicated to conducting clinical research in different forms of vasculitis and improving the care of patients with vasculitis.