DC Rheum
The Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia

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.

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

Event Title Location Date Time Description
Hydroxychloroquine Retinal Screening: Are we being myopic? Pooks Hill Marriott 9/12/2018 6:30 PM Sam Lim, MD, MPH: Professor of Medicine & Clinical Director, Emory University School of Medicine Division of Rheumatology Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University Chief of Rheumatology, Grady Health Systems Director, Grady Lupus Clinic and Emory Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium
Ultrasound Course TBD 9/29/2018 TBD Save the date for this year's ultrasound hosted by Dr. Paul DeMarco and colleagues. Details to follow.
ACR Meeting Review Pooks Hill Marriott 11/14/2018 6:30 PM Dr. John Cush, MD: Director of Clinical Rheumatology for Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and is a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
Inflammatory Atherogenesis Pooks Hill Marriott 1/9/2019 6:30 PM Dr. Nehal Mehta, MD, M.S.C.E, F.A.H.A: Chief, Section of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
MDA-5 Dermatomyositis Pooks Hill Marriott 2/13/2019 6:30 PM Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine, MD, MPH: Associate Professor of Medicine and Neurology, Director, Johns Hopkins Myositis Center
Giant Cell Arteritis/Large Vessel Vasculitis Pooks Hill Marriott 3/13/2019 6:30 PM Dr. Cornelia Weyand, MD, PhD: Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Updates in ANCA Vasculitis Pooks Hill Marriott 4/10/2019 6:30 PM Dr. Eli Miloslavsky, MD: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director, Vasculitis and Glomerulonephritis Center
17th Annual Fellows Forum Night Pooks Hill Marriott 5/15/2019 6:30 PM New format this year! Spend an evening hearing presenations and looking at posters from trainees in the DC region. Vote on the most outstanding posters during the meeting as awards will be given!
Event Title Location Date Time Description
IgG4 Related Disease Bethesda North Marriott 9/20/2017 6:30 PM Dr. Zachary Wallace, is a Georgetown Medical School alumni and now a faculty member at Massachusetts General Hospital, who will talk to us about updates on IgG4 related diseases.
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.
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.
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.
PD1 Inhibitor Induced Autoimmune Disease. Implications for the Rheumatologist Pooks Hill Marriott 3/14/2018 6:30 PM *NEW DATE* 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.
Advanced Concepts in the Etiology, Detection, and Management of Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome Pooks Hill Marriott 4/18/2018 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.
16th Annual Fellows Forum MedStar Washington Hospital Center True Auditorium 5/19/2018 9:00 AM Save the Date! Speaker to be determined.
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.