Los Angeles/Santa Monica, California

Saturday, March 4, 2023
UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, California  90404
First Floor Auditorium (Room G340)
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Note: We have reached capacity for the conference. We have started a Wait List. Please register and we will keep in touch with you about the meeting. Thank you.

REGISTER FOR Los Angeles/Santa Monica here!


Schedule, Topics, and Speakers (Preliminary)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration Packet Pickup, Social Networking and Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Education Program

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions & Today’s Program

Tanaz A. Kermani, MD, Founder and Director of the UCLA Vasculitis Program
Read more: https://www.uclahealth.org/providers/tanaz-kermani

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Role of Integrative Medicine in Vasculitis Care

Mihaela B. Taylor, MD, UCLA Rheumatology Division, Westwood Specialty Care
Read more: https://www.uclahealth.org/providers/mihaela-taylor

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (VPPRN)

Jenn Gordon, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
https://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/team/jennifer-gordon-2/

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Morning Break

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Introducing Victory Over Vasculitis (VOV) 
A Support and Wellness Program Where Everyone Can Celebrate Their Victories
Art Diaz, VOV Ambassador
Read more: https://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/vov-physical-wellness-and-movement/

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Coping and Resilience
Stephen Sideroff, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Rheumatology at UCLA’s School of Medicine, and Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics
Read more: https://drstephensideroff.com/about/

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Final Comments and Break for Lunch and Roundtable Discussions!
Lunch and Roundtable Discussions (outside on the patio; lunch is provided)

Note: We have reached capacity for the conference. We have started a Wait List. Please register and we will keep in touch with you about the meeting. Thank you. 

REGISTER FOR Los Angeles/Santa Monica today!


Important Things to Remember:

1.  These conferences are in-person ONLY; we will not be recording the sessions and there will be no virtual component.
2.  Registration is free!
3.  Pre-registration is required for each conference.
4.  All speakers and attendees will be required to wear masks at each conference venue. And, yes, we will be repeating this quite often.
5.  Social distancing will be encouraged and registration #s will be limited for each venue to ensure this is possible.