The Anatomy of Illness and New Perspectives
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Speaker: Gary S. Hoffman, M.D., M.S., MACR, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research
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Dr. Hoffman will present the final educational webinar of 2015. During his presentation, Dr. Hoffman will address some of the important questions that patients ask:
- How did I get vasculitis?
- Why me?
- What is the cause of vasculitis?
- What do I have to do for a cure?
He will explore the makeup of diseases and some of the new ideas on the cutting edge of research, including the role of the immune system, genetics, infectious diseases, mechanisms and patterns of disease. Dr. Hoffman will also discuss the role of microbiomes and how they interact with genetics, gender, age and immune status to produce disease. As we learn more, will treatments that modify microbiomes control/cure the disease?
Dr. Hoffman joined the Cleveland Clinic in 1992 and is the founder of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research. Dr. Hoffman led investigations of new therapies for vasculitis and coordinated the first international multi-center studies of diagnostic laboratory and imaging tools to assess vasculitis disease activity. These multi-center studies proved that research involving large cohorts of patients could be done successfully by collaborating with other vasculitis researchers around the world.
In January 2015, Dr. Hoffman retired from patient care to focus on research.