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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
19th Annual Fellows Forum Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 5/19/2021 7:00 PM Tune in to see all the great research and cases being presented by fellows and other trainees in the DC area. For now, this event will be planned vitrually with a live zoom session for the top research presentors. Links to other posters will also be provided. RSVP

 

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

2020-2021
Event Title Location Date Time Description
Updates on COVID-19 and Rheumatic diseases Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 9/9/2020 7:00 PM Dr. Philip Robinson is a rheumatologist in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Robinson heads the COVID-19 registry for the Global Rheumatology Alliance, a group that is tracking COVID-19 cases in rheumatology patients worldwide. The group recently published the first set of data from registry in the journal Lancet Rheumatology.
Updates in lupus Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 10/14/2020 7:00 PM Dr. Susan Manzi is Chair of the LFA Board of Directors and also serves as the Foundation’s Acting Medical Director. Dr. Manzi is chair of Allegheny Health Network Medicine Institute and director of its Lupus Center of Excellence. She is a Vice Chair and Professor at Temple University. Dr. Manzi is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in lupus patient care and research, and a pioneer in scientific investigation of cardiovascular disease in patients with lupus.
Osteoporosis- updates on Management and Treatment Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 12/9/2020 7:00 PM Dr. Harold Rosen is an Endocrinologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has over 60 publications related to osteoporosis and is considered one of the national KOLs in this field. He will be presenting on updates and management of this this disease.
Osteoarthritis-new therapies Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 1/13/2021 7:00 PM Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, received his M.D. and M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he also completed his residency and fellowship. He was a member of the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1977 to 1991. He now is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health and Division Chief of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Hochberg’s research focuses on the clinical epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Reproductive Health in Rheumatic Diseases Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 2/10/2021 7:00 PM Dr. Lisa Sammaritano is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery where she has been since completing her fellowship there in 1988. She has a particular interest and expertise in reproductive issues in rheumatic disease patients, including contraception and pregnancy. She helped lead the first ever guideline development for the management of biologic and DMARD therapy during pregnancy and considered a national expert in this area.
Updates in Vasculitis Treatment Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 3/10/2021 7:00 PM Dr. Carol Langford joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 to become Director of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research within the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and was named Vice-Chair of Rheumatology for Research in 2007. In 2011 she became the Harold C. Schott endowed Chair in Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases.
Psoriatic Arthritis Virtual - Zoom link will be given to those who RSVP 4/14/2021 7:00 PM Dr. Chris Ritchlin is the Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Ritchlin is also the Director of the Clinical Immunology Research Unit where he is the principle investigator on several clinical trials testing the efficacy of anti-TNF agents and other biologic molecules in the treatment of psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
2019-2020
Event Title Location Date Time Description
Cardiac Amyloid Pooks Hill Marriott 9/11/2019 6:30 PM Dr. Joseph Krepp is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the GW School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Stony Brook and completed his internship and residency training at Weill Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital. He subsequently completed his fellowship training in Cardiovascular Disease at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, where he served as a Chief Cardiology Fellow. Dr. Krepp is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with valvular heart disease and structural heart disease.
Ultrasound For Rheumatologists: Wrists, Hands, Ankles and Feet Georgetown University School of Medicine Integrated Learning Center 10/5/2019 7:00 AM This years ultrasound course will focus on wrists, ankles, hands and feet. This popular course fills up fast so reserve you spot early. Please note that all RSVPs must be done using THIS form. You can read more about the course and download a flyer HERE
JAK: Past, Present, Future Pooks Hill Marriott 10/9/2019 6:30 PM Dr. John OShea, is the Chief of the Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch and current Scientific Director at NIAMS. Dr. O'Shea has authored more than 225 articles. His area of scientific interest is cytokine signal transduction, dissecting the role of Jaks and Stats family transcription in immunoregulation.
Headaches, Demyelination and Neuromyelitis Optica Pooks Hill Marriott 12/11/2019 6:30 PM Dr. Amanda Tinsley is an Assistant Professor and General Neurologist in the Department of Neurology at The George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Tinsley received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed a neurology residency at Saint Louis University. Dr. Tinsley has a special interest in headache disorders and multiple sclerosis. Her academic interests include multiple sclerosis research, medical student education and resident education.
Gout in 2020 Pooks Hill Marriott 2/12/2020 6:30 PM Dr. Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD, is the Section Chief of rheumatology at BU School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Neogi leads an internationally known research team focused on knee osteoarthritis and gout, pain mechanisms in osteoarthritis and methodologic issues in rheumatic diseases. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.Dr. Neogi is a recipient of the prestigious Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Young Investigator Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award from BUSMs department of medicine.
Updates in Vasculitis - CANCELED Pooks Hill Marriott 3/11/2020 6:30 PM Dr. Carol Langford joined Cleveland Clinic in 2004 to become Director of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research within the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and was named Vice-Chair of Rheumatology for Research in 2007. In 2011 she became the Harold C. Schott endowed Chair in Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases.
15th Annual Kenneth Austin Rheumatology Symposium - CANCELED Howard University Towers Building Auditorium 2041 Georgia Ave NW 4/4/2020 7:00 AM The 15th Annual Kenneth Austin Rheumatology Symposium at Howard University Hospital will be held on April 4, 2020 from 7:00 am to 1:40 pm. This annual activity is made available to regional doctors, nurses, and physician assistants interested in advancing their knowledge of common rheumatic conditions. RSVPs to this event can only be made HERE.
Psoriatic Arthritis - CANCELED Pooks Hill Marriott 4/8/2020 6:30 PM Dr. Chris Ritchlin is the Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Ritchlin is also the Director of the Clinical Immunology Research Unit where he is the principle investigator on several clinical trials testing the efficacy of anti-TNF agents and other biologic molecules in the treatment of psoriatic and rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
18th Annual Fellows Forum Night - CANCELED Pooks Hill Marriott 5/20/2020 6:30 PM Come out to see all the great research and cases being presented by fellows and other trainees in the DC area. Due to the popularity of last years format, again we will host this event in the evening with dinner and drinks. Awards to the top research and posters will be given along with oral presentations of the most outstanding research.
2018-2019
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!
2017-2018
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 Sjgrens 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. Salmons 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.
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.