Los Angeles/Santa Monica, California

Saturday, March 4, 2023
NEW LOCATION! Marina Del Rey (MDR) A Double Tree by Hilton
13480 Maxella Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Panache Ballroom)


Capacity is limited and registration will close as soon as we reach 160 people.

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. – 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

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Morning Break

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Victory Over Vasculitis (VOV) 
Stacey Ivits, MSW, RSW, VOV Ambassador

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Introducing Victory Over Vasculitis (VOV): A Support and Wellness Program Where Everyone Can Celebrate Their Victories
Art Diaz, VOV Ambassador

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Coping and Resilience
Stephen Sideroff, PhD, 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/

12:15 p.m.
Final Remarks
Lunch and Roundtable Discussions (outside on the patio)

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.