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Several of our speakers have been gracious enough to allow RSDC members to download their talks. Click here to access some of the great programs which have been hosted by the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia.

Upcoming Events:

Event Title Location Date Time Description
Advances in Surgical and Non-Surgical Spine Disease Management Bethesda North Marriott 10/18/2017 6:30 PM Dr. Seyed Babak (Bobby) Kalantar, MD, is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and performs surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Kalantar is the chief of the Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and the Co-Director of MedStar Spine Center. RSVP
Perioperative Management of Biologic and Non-Biologic DMARDs Bethesda North Marriott 12/13/2017 6:30 PM Dr. Mike George is from The University of Pennsylvania where he also did his fellowship and residency. Dr. George graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He will speak about perioperative management of biologic and non biologic DMARDs. RSVP
Autoimmune Neurologic Conditions for the Rheumatologist Bethesda North Marriott 1/17/2018 6:30 PM Dr. Julius Birnbaum received his M.D. from Columbia and completed his Residency in Neurology at Mount Sinai, a Residency in Internal Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center, and a Rheumatology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Birnbaum is the only physician in this country who is board-certified in Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Rheumatology. His clinical and research interests pertain to the neurological complications of rheumatic syndromes, with a focus on Sjögren’s Syndrome. RSVP
PD1 Inhibitor Induced Autoimmune Disease. Implications for the Rheumatologist Pooks Hill Marriott 2/21/2018 6:30 PM Dr. Laura Cappelli is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she also completed her medical school, residency and fellowship. Dr. Cappelli's research focuses on different forms inflammatory arthritis. Specifically, she studies a new type of inflammatory arthritis due to immunotherapy treatments for cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. RSVP
Advanced Xoncepts in the Etiology, Detection, and Management of Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome Pooks Hill Marriott 3/14/2018 6:30 PM Dr. Jane Salmon is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Collette Kean Research Professor at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Salmon’s research has focused on elucidating mechanisms of tissue injury in lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Her basic and clinical studies have expanded our understanding of pregnancy loss and organ damage in SLE and the determinants of disease outcome in lupus patients with nephritis, pregnancy, and cardiovascular disease. RSVP
16th Annual Fellows Forum MedStar Washington Hospital Center True Auditorium 5/19/2018 9:00 AM Save the Date! Speaker to be determined. RSVP

 

Previous Events (select a year to open the tab):

2016-2017
Event Title Location Date Time Description
Metallosis, Hip Replacement Recall and Trunnioniosis Bethesda North Marriott 1/18/2017 6:30 PM Dr. Raymond Scalettar is one of the longest serving members of the Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia. Dr. Scalettar and Dr. Robert Bunning of the NRH will give a tag-team approach talk regarding the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of cobalt/chromium poisoning related to metal on metal total hip replacement.
Updates in the Diagnosis and Management of Gout Pookshill Marriott, Bethesda 2/15/2017 6:30 PM Dr. Allan Gelber is Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director for Education and Faculty Development in the Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and is Associate Faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Currently, Dr. Gelber serves as Thayer Firm Faculty Leader of the Osler Medical Training Program.
Casing the Joint: How do we manage refractory RA? Pookshill Marriott, Bethesda 3/15/2017 6:30 PM Dr. William Rigby is a Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth in Hanover, NH. His research examines the changes that accompany clinical responses in patents with rheumatoid arthritis treated with biologics as well as examining the role of the CD40 ligand and cytokine expression in RA as well as the genetic and epigenetic factors regulating its expression.