Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

NEW DATE!  Saturday, December 10, 2022

Location:  Pittsburgh Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, 16066
Time:  12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The VF is partnering with Dr. Sebastian E. Sattui, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to present this meeting.

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Pittsburgh Schedule, Topics, and Speakers

11:30 a.m.
Check-in/Registration (pick up boxed lunch)

12:00 p.m.
Welcome/Introductions:
Beth Westbrook, VF Senior Director of Outreach

12:15 p.m.
Six Things You Need to Know about Vasculitis:
Sebastian Eduardo Sattui Cortes, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine

12:30 p.m.
What’s New in Vasculitis:
Sebastian Eduardo Sattui Cortes, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Syeda Behjat Ahmad, MD, Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Kinanah Yaseen, MD, Staff Member, Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases

1:00 p.m.
Resources for Patients in Pittsburgh – An Overview of the UPMC Vasculitis Center (Renal Clinic, Fast Track):
Sebastian Eduardo Sattui Cortes, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Syeda Behjat Ahmad, MD, Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

1:30 p.m.
Break & Refreshments

1:45 p.m.
Introducing Victory Over Vasculitis (VOV):
Kathy Olevsky, VOV Ambassador, Wake Forest, North Carolina

2:00 p.m.
Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network (VPPRN) Research in Action – Vasculitis Strong Study:
Sebastian Eduardo Sattui Cortes, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine

2:15 p.m.
VF Programs – Education, Fellowship Award, Spanish Videos and Educational Materials:
Sebastian Eduardo Sattui Cortes, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine

2:30 p.m.
Question & Answer Session:
Sebastian Eduardo Sattui Cortes, MD, MS, Director of the Vasculitis Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Syeda Behjat Ahmad, MD, Nephrology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Kinanah Yaseen, MD, Staff Member of Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases; Patient Representative

2:45 p.m. (45 minutes)
Wrap-up/Social Time/Talk Time

SPECIAL SESSION!  Attend a Special Session to Learn about Tavneos® (avacopan)
Amgen, who recently acquired ChemoCentryx, will host a special session for patients to learn about avacopan, which was approved by the FDA in 2021 for the treatment of GPA and MPA. A representative from the pharmaceutical company, which developed avacopan, will give the presentation. Participation is limited.

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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.

We look forward to seeing you on the new date of December 10, 2022!

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