UCLA Health and The Vasculitis Foundation Present: DREAM BIG IN CALIFORNIA. Please check back later for and registration details.


9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Registration, Light Continental breakfast

9:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS
Director, UCLA Vasculitis Program
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Rheumatology, UCLA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Vasculitis Risk
Lindsy Forbess, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Earlier Diagnosis of Vasculitis
Antoine G. Sreih, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Penn Vasculitis Center
University of Pennsylvania

11:00-11:15 a.m.
Morning Break

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Vasculitis Foundation and Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network
Joyce Kullman,
Executive Director, Vasculitis Foundation
Kalen Young, MA
Vasculitis Patient Powered Research Network (V-PPRN) Network Manager

11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

Speaker to be announced

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nerve Involvement in Vasculitis
Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
Neuromuscular specialist, Vasculitis Program
Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Neuromuscular Division
Neurology, UCLA

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Dealing with Nerve Involvement from Vasculitis
Francy Shu, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
Department of Neurology

1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Q&A Regarding Nerve Involvement in Vasculitis
Dr. Shieh and Dr. Shu

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Stephen Sideroff, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA School of Medicine
Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Vasculitis, Looking Ahead
Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, MS
Director, UCLA Vasculitis Program,
Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Rheumatology, UCLA

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Joyce A. Kullman