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Giving TuesdayThe Vasculitis Foundation will once again participate in the
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November 29, 2016.

Your donation on Giving Tuesday will help fund a new Continuing Medical Education (CME) course about vasculitis for healthcare professionals!

Healthcare professionals receive credit for participating in a CME course, and the courses help to expand their clinical knowledge so they can better serve patients.

“We always get feedback from patients that educating doctors about vasculitis is a primary goal,” says Joyce Kullman, Executive Director of the VF.  “We believe that designing an educational program about vasculitis is a great way to provide this education.  We are designating Giving Tuesday 2016 to ask people to donate funds toward the development of this vasculitis course.”

The Vasculitis Foundation is partnering with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research to host the CME course “Primary Vasculitides:  Best Practices and Future Practices” on April 5, 2017.

Overview:  This symposium features an update on the current standard of care and management of patients with primary vasculitides. Advances and future development in the treatment of primary vasculitides will be shared by the experts in this field.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of systemic vasculitic diseases in patients presenting with immunologic-associated conditions.
  • Summarize efficacy and side effect data on the use of conventional immunosuppressive agents to treat systemic vasculitis.
  • Critically appraise the efficacy and side effect profiles, indications, and patient selection criteria for biologics in patients with systemic vasculitis.
  • Provide an analytical review of the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of CNS vasculitis.

Who Should Attend:  This symposium is directed towards rheumatologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, neurologists, allergists, immunologists, and advanced practice clinicians interested in vasculitis.

Topics: Will include podium sessions, parallel sessions, and Ask the Professor

CNS Vasculitis
Central Nervous System Vasculitis: Diagnostic Update

EGPA/Churg-Strauss Syndrome
EGPA: Challenges and Prognosis
EGPA: Look Carefully at the Heart
Would EGPA be Treated with Biologics?

Giant Cell Arteritis
Giant Cell Arteritis: How do I Take Care of my Patient?
Biologic Future in GCA

GPA/Wegener’s and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
GPA and MPA: Is There Still Role for Conventional Therapy?
GPA and MPA: Future Outlook

Click here to learn more about the course.

What is Giving Tuesday?  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

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