2012 UCSF Rheumatology Board Review and Clinical Update
Westin San Francisco Market Street
50 Third Street San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, California
The Rheumatology Board Review and Clinical Update course has been offered since 1992. This three-day course presents major clinical topics in the field of Rheumatology to assist physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Subspecialty Examination in Rheumatology. Trainees preparing for their initial Board exam — as well as Rheumatologists who are candidates for ABIM recertification — are the target audience. The diagnosis and management of difficult and unusual clinical problems will be emphasized; an overview of important advances related to clinical rheumatology will also be included. Seventeen lectures by distinguished clinician-professors will be supplemented by a detailed syllabus to emphasize the issues frequently covered by qualifying examinations, as well as a review of clinical and therapeutic updates. Each lecture will be followed by a multiple-choice “exam type” question. This course is presented by the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, and is sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. 

    Accurately assess differential diagnosis in Rheumatology;
    Identify consultative functions of Rheumatologists when clinically appropriate;
    Improve treatment of rheumatic diseases based on the latest medical evidence;
    Prepare those preparing to take the certification or recertification examination.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, August 23, 2012
07:00:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 Course Welcome and Introduction Wallace V. Epstein, David Wofsy
08:15:00 Immunology of Rheumatic Diseases John B. Imboden
09:15:00 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus David Wofsy
10:15:00 Break
10:30:00 Vasculitis Gary Hoffman
11:30:00 Inflammatory & Non-Inflammatory Myopathies Robert L. Wortmann
12:30:00 Lunch on own
13:30:00 PG Laboratory Tests and Clinical Decisions Mary C. Nakamura
14:30:00 Cutaneous Manifestations of Rheumatic Diseases M. Kari Connolly
15:30:00 Break
15:45:00 Horror Autoinflammaticus Daniel Kastner
16:45:00 Pediatric Rheumatology | Clues to Remember Emily von Scheven
17:30:00 Adjourn
Friday, August 24, 2012
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 P Rheumatoid Arthritis: Extra-Articular Features, Complications and Differential Diagnosis Lester D. Miller
08:50:00 P Rheumatoid Arthritis: Therapy 2012 James R. O'Dell
10:00:00 Break
10:15:00 Updates on Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis Mary Beth Humphrey
11:15:00 Spondyloarthritis Lianne S. Gensler
12:15:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS: "Ask the Professor" Session Registration will be available on August 24, 2012 . No additional fee is required to participate. Limited to one session per person.
12:20:00 A: Rheumatoid Arthritis James R. O'Dell, Lester D. Miller
12:25:00 B: Vasculitis Gary Hoffman, Sharon Chung
12:30:00 C: Myopathies/Scleroderma Robert L. Wortmann, M. Kari Connolly, Tamiko Katsumoto
13:30:00 Lunch on own
14:30:00 PG Low Back Pain Rajiv K. Dixit
15:30:00 PG Osteoarthritis for the Boards R. Krishna Chaganti
16:30:00 Adjourn
Saturday, August 25, 2012
07:00:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00:00 G Systemic Diseases with Rheumatic Manifestations Jonathan Graf
09:00:00 Imaging in Rheumatic Diseases Including MRI Lynne Steinbach
10:30:00 Break
10:45:00 PG Crystal-Induced Arthropathy Kenneth J. Scalapino
11:45:00 Adjourn
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