Cleveland Clinic – Vasculitis Foundation
Patient and Caregiver 1/2 Day Conference
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Registration Fee $20/person
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017 (pre-registration is required)
Phone: 816.436.8211

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Joyce A. Kullman, Executive Director, Vasculitis Foundation
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic

1:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to Vasculitis
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS

1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s, GPA) and Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)
Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH
Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss, EGPA
Hiromichi Tamaki, MD, The VF Gary S. Hoffman Vasculitis Fellow
Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Cleveland Clinic

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.    Break

3:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Giant cell arteritis and Takayasu’s arteritis
Carmen Gota, MD
Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis
Rula Hajj-Ali, MD
Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Research Update
Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS

5:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Goodbye
Joyce A. Kullman