In the summer of 2022, the Vasculitis Foundation had planned to host the 2022 International Vasculitis Symposium. When news hit that COVID was still a high concern for many of our immunocompromised patients, families, physicians, and researchers, the VF pivoted to create a series of smaller, regional one-day stops in order for our community to meet in person without traveling long distances. Tour stops will include educational presentations along with opportunities to mingle and make new friends. We hope to bring a conference to your area as the pandemic allows.
The VF is partnering with Vasculitis Centers and Clinics around the United States to host these conferences. Each conference will feature different speakers and topics. All of the speakers and attendees will be required to wear masks while at the conference, no matter what the local government regulations/guidelines state. The VF strongly believes that wearing masks (correctly) helps protect ourselves, our loved ones, and others in our community.
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 (correctly) 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.
The series of tour stops will start in September 2022 and continue until Spring 2023. We will be adding cities as we finalize the dates! Here is the current list of Tour stops (as of August 15, 2022):
San Francisco/Bay Area!
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: San Francisco/Bay Area
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation
Don Tatzin Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, California 94549
Pre-registration is required for all conferences. The registration deadline for the Bay Area is now Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
Please note: We are limiting registration to 90 attendees to be able to maintain social distancing.
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|8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Packet Pickup and Socializing (safely!)|
|9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.||Welcome/Introductions/Road Map for the Day|
|9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||Optimizing Your Telehealth Experience
Sarah Goglin, MD, Associate Professor, Associate Director, Vasculitis Clinic, UCSF Health, San Francisco, California
|9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||New Treatments in Vasculitis
Sharon Chung, MD, MAS, Associate Professor, Director, Vasculitis Clinic, UCSF Health, San Francisco, California
|10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Navigating the World as an Immunosuppressed Person
Audra Horomanski, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, Immunology & Rheumatology, Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, California
|10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||Morning Break|
|11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||Introducing Victory Over Vasculitis (VOV)
Art Diaz, VOV Ambassador
|11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (VPPRN)
Jenn Gordon, PhD, VPPRN Co-Principal Investigator
|11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. noon||Panel Discussion with Q&A: Drs. Chung, Goglin, Horomanski, and Suzanne DePaolis, Past-President, VF Board of Directors|
|12:00 p.m.||Concluding Remarks|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Social Hour: Please stay and meet your fellow vasculitis patients and family members. Light snacks will be served but not lunch. (There are many restaurants in downtown Lafayette for lunch after the social hour!)|
Kansas City, Missouri/Overland Park, Kansas!
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: University of Kansas, Edwards Campus, BEST Building, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kansas 66213
Schedule and registration coming soon!
NEW DATE! Saturday, December 10, 2022
The VF is partnering with Dr. Sebastian E. Sattui, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Location: Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, 16066
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Schedule and registration coming soon!
Past Tour Stops
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Rubenstein Auditorium (on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania)
Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
|Join us for in-depth discussions on:|
|Featured Sessions will include:|
|Don’t miss out on our panel of expert faculty:|
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. ET.
Questions regarding the Philadelphia conference? Please contact Christine Yeung at [email protected].
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