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Elevate Your Practice

CCR West
September 7th-10th
San Diego, CA

CME/MOC Credits

Up-to 27.5 hours of CME/MOC credits, allowing attendees to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional development.

Engaging and Relevant

Agenda designed to be engaging and clinically relevant, ensuring that attendees leave with a wealth of new information and knowledge.

World-Renowned Speakers

Dynamic presentations delivered by international experts, equipping participants with up-to-date insights into advancements and treatment in rheumatology.

Networking Opportunities

Provides attendees with the opportunity to network with their peers, exchange ideas, and build professional relationships. These connections can provide valuable opportunities for collaboration, learning, and support.

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Experience the Future of Rheumatology

Practical Agenda for Today's Practice

Get ready to elevate your skills and knowledge with the latest updates and advancements in the field of rheumatology. At the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology, you’ll be immersed in a dynamic and engaging event, with talks from renowned speakers, up-to 27.5 hours of CME/MOC credits, and a stunning location in San Diego, CA. Whether you’re attending in-person or virtually, you’ll benefit from evidence-based guidelines, one-on-one Q&A with esteemed faculty, and valuable patient insights that you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day practice. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience that will inspire and inform you, and help you take your career to the next level. Register now to secure your spot!”

  • Stay Up-to-Date: With the latest information, tools, and resources in the field of rheumatology, the CCR event is a perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge and expand your skills. You'll learn from renowned speakers, participate in evidence-based guidelines, and gain valuable patient insights that can easily be incorporated into your day-to-day practice.
  • Earn CME/MOC Credits: The CCR event offers up to 27.5 hours of CME/MOC credits, making it an excellent opportunity for healthcare professionals to earn credits, improve their skills, and grow their professional development.
  • Network and Connect: The CCR event is designed for networking and connection. Whether you're a practicing physician, fellow, nurse practitioner, or exhibitor, you'll have the opportunity to meet with peers, experts in your field, and build professional relationships that can last a lifetime. With onsite and virtual attendance options, you can connect with attendees from all over the world and expand your network.
Elevate Your Practice

Attending Makes a Difference

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Experienced Notable Improvements in Patient Care

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Love to Learn and Network Each Year at CCR Events

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The Perfect Place to Get Your Continuing Medical Credits

Experience San Diego's Beauty and Excitement from the Waterfront Oasis of the

Marriott Marquis San Diego

The Attend Rheumatology Event of the Year

Key Event Features

CME/MOC credits

Up-to 27 hours of CME/MOC credits, allowing attendees to expand their knowledge and enhance their professional development.

Engaging and clinically relevant

Agenda designed to be engaging and clinically relevant, ensuring that attendees leave with a wealth of new information and knowledge.

Acclaimed speakers

Experience engaging presentations by internationally acclaimed speakers who will share cutting-edge insights and updates in the field of rheumatology, offering attendees the latest information on treatments and advancements.

Stunning location

Held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, a waterfront hotel near popular attractions and offers impressive views of the city or San Diego Bay from every room.

Networking opportunities

Provides attendees with the opportunity to network with their peers, exchange ideas, and build professional relationships. These connections can provide valuable opportunities for collaboration, learning, and support

Learn About Our

World-Renowned Speakers

Frank Behrens, M.D.
M.D.

Frankfurt, Germany

Hermine Brunner, M.D., MSc, MBA
M.D., MSC, MBA

Cincinnati, OH

Lisa Christopher-Stine, M.D., M.P.H.
M.D., M.P.H.

Baltimore, MD

Karen Costenbader, M.D., M.P.H.
M.D., M.P.H.

Boston, MA

John Cush, M.D.
M.D.

Dallas, TX

Alan Epstein, M.D.
M.D.

Philadelphia, PA

Susan Goodman, M.D.
M.D.

New York, NY

Kenneth Kalunian, M.D.
M.D.

La Jolla, CA

Yvonne Lee, M.D., MMSc
M.D., MMSC

Chicago, IL

Michael McClung, M.D., FACP, FACE
M.D., FACP, FACE

Portland, OR

David McLain, M.D., FACP, MACR
M.D., FACP, MACR

Birmingham, AL

Pamela McLain, M.D., FAAD
M.D., FAAD

Peter Merkel, M.D., MPH
M.D., MPH

Philadelphia, PA

Jeffrey Sparks, M.D., MMSc
M.D., MMSC

Boston, MA

Ruth Ann Vleugels, M.D., MPH, MBA
M.D., MPH, MBA

Boston, MA

Elizabeth Volkmann, M.D., M.S.
M.D., M.S.

Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Ziegler, Ph.D., J.D.
PH.D., J.D.

Portland, OR

Four Days of Amazing Sessions

Agenda

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

Start Time Title Location Speaker(s)
06:45 AM Continental Breakfast, Conference Area, Exhibits Open  
07:50 AM Welcome and Announcements Marriott Grand Ballroom David McLain, M.D., FACP, MACR 
08:00 AM How Does the Efficacy of Targeted & Non-Targeted Molecules Vary in Specific Psoriatic Arthritis Subsets? Marriott Grand Ballroom Frank Behrens, M.D. 
09:00 AM Pre-Clinical Autoimmunity: Identifying Risk Factors & Developing Strategies Against Disease Development in SLE Marriott Grand Ballroom Karen Costenbader, M.D., M.P.H. 
10:00 AM Break  
10:15 AM Cutaneous Manifestations of Rheumatologic Disease Marriott Grand Ballroom Ruth Ann Vleugels, M.D., MPH, MBA 
11:15 AM Biologic & tsDMARDs Choices for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Does it Matter? Marriott Grand Ballroom Jeffrey Sparks, M.D., MMSc 
12:15 PM Lunch & Exhibits  
01:15 PM Clinical Pearls from the Dermatology-Rheumatology Clinic Marriott Grand Ballroom Ruth Ann Vleugels, M.D., MPH, MBA 
02:15 PM What's New in Osteoarthritis? Marriott Grand Ballroom Kenneth Kalunian, M.D. 
03:15 PM Break  
03:25 PM Difficult to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis Marriott Grand Ballroom Jeffrey Sparks, M.D., MMSc 
04:25 PM CCR Thieves’ Market Marriott Grand Ballroom Alan Epstein, M.D. 

Friday, September 8th, 2023
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Early Bird Pricing Ends August 16th, 2023

Registration Pricing

Registration Type On-Site Virtual
Physician $575.00 $345.00
Retired Physician $320.00 $192.00
Fellow* $225.00 $135.00
Nurse or Nurse Practitioner $495.00 $297.00
Physicians Assistant $495.00 $297.00
Resident* $225.00 $135.00
PharmD $575.00 $345.00
PhD $575.00 $345.00
Immunology Course (Separate CME Activity)
Physician & Retired Physician $250.00 $150.00
Nurse, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner $175.00 $105.00
Secure Your Spot at This Year's Meeting

Register Now

Join the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology and earn 27 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Learn from renowned speakers, network with peers, and take your practice to the next level. Register now and secure your spot at this exciting event.

Pre-Conference Events

Additional CME Available

Introduction to Immunology: The Immunologically Targeted Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases

May 8th, 2024

Start Time Title
10:30 AM Opening Remarks
10:40 AM Immunology for the Rheumatology Provider
11:40 AM The Immunopathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Immunologically Targeted Therapy
01:40 PM Psoriatic Arthritis- The Immunologic Basis for Current and Emerging Therapies
02:55 PM Advances in T cell biology in IMIDs: CarT cells, Checkpoints and Beyond
03:55 PM Complement in Health and Disease: Advances in Therapeutics
05:00 PM Adjourn

A Separate CME Activity

The Course

With the increasing number of biologics available that are targeted treatments for autoimmune diseases, it is increasingly important to understand the mechanisms of action and differences between these drugs. Unlike other immunology courses that try to teach more advanced immunology, this course presents the basic immunology that is pertinent for rheumatlogy as it relates to the specific disease states.

Speaker(s)

Talks will be given by renowned physicians: Coming Soon

Attendance
This course is perfect as a refresher course for rheumatologists or as an important review of targeted rheumatologic drugs for MDs, PAs, NPs, PharmDs, or nurses.

Accredited
CMEs (CEUs) will be available for MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs and PharmDs.

  • Accredited: CMEs (CEUs) will be available for MDs, NPs, PAs, RNs and PharmDs.
  • This course is perfect as a refresher course for rheumatologists or as an important review of targeted rheumatologic drugs for MDs, PAs, NPs, PharmDs, or nurses.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and advancements
  • Virtual and On-site Attendence Available
NYRIF Presents: Fellows' Poster Session
Call for Submissions

CCR Thieves’ Market

Present Your Case at This Year's Conference

On Friday, May 10, 2024,  CCR will host a Thieves’ Market moderated by Dr. Alan Epstein, M.D. of the University of Pennsylvania. Cases are being solicited from all attendees of CCR.

Alan Epstein, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Thieves' Market

Points to note:
  • Cases are to be presented as “stumpers” in the Thieves’ Market style.
  • Each presenter is provided up to 15 minutes including discussion. 
  • There will be an award for the top presentation selected by the audience.
  • You need to be a registered attendee of the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology to present a case.
If you are intersted in submitting a case, please email your case submission to thieves@ccrheumatology.com.
 
Thieves’ Market Submission Guidelines
Cases should be submitted as a PowerPoint file and include:
  • Name
  • Mailing Address (including city, state and zip)
  • Daytime Phone Number
  • Evening Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Brief paragraph describing the proposed presentation and title
  • Presentation in PowerPoint format
The following rules apply:
Submit a truly unique case with an extremely high educational value.
Presentations must be in PowerPoint© format and be 10 minutes in length, allowing 5 minutes for questions.
 
Although there is an emphasis on pictorial displays of interesting physical findings or imaging studies, each case should have a brief introduction and a summary at the end of the presentation. It should also include a limited number of relevant references at the end of the case. Cases that are excessively long or in formats other than PowerPoint© cannot be reviewed.
 
The deadline for submission of cases Coming Soon.
 
Fellows need to register to present a case. 
Importantly, a fellow can present the same case at both NYRIF and Thieves’ Market, however, the format would need to be changed.
Amplify Your Research: Connect, Share, and Learn at the

CCR West Poster Rounding

Friday September 8th, 2023
The Congress of Clinical Rheumatology West event features a unique faculty poster rounding session, where presenters can display their groundbreaking research or intriguing clinical cases to an audience of eager attendees. This provides an invaluable opportunity to glean constructive feedback and foster robust discussions on the details of their work.

This collaborative session is designed to stimulate interactive conversations, allowing everyone involved to gain a richer comprehension of the research or cases on display. It’s an environment conducive to forging potential collaborations and fruitful networking among participants with shared interests or complementary expertise.

By participating in the poster rounding session, presenters can amplify their work’s reach, engaging a more diverse array of conference attendees who might not be present at specific oral presentations. Consequently, this significantly elevates the exposure and resonance of their work, thereby enhancing its impact.

The faculty poster rounding session is a unique feature of our CCR event. To participate, individuals must be registered for the conference and adhere to the provided submission guidelines. Don’t miss this opportunity to enlighten, engage, and inspire through the presentation of your research or clinical cases. Experience the poster rounding session, where interactive feedback, networking opportunities, broad exposure, and the chance to increase the impact of your work all converge.

  1. Interactive Feedback: By participating in the poster rounding session, you have the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on your research or clinical cases from a diverse group of informed and engaged attendees, promoting an enriched understanding of your work.
  2. Networking and Collaborations: The session serves as a platform to connect with other professionals in your field, opening up avenues for potential collaborations and providing valuable networking opportunities to expand your professional sphere.
  3. Broaden Your Impact: Presenting at the poster rounding session amplifies the reach of your work, enabling you to engage with a wider audience. This enhanced exposure can substantially increase the impact and recognition of your research or clinical cases.
Additional Conference

Information

CME Details
Travel Information

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Interprofessional Continuing Education
“This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 27 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.”

Continuing Medical Education
AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
 

Up-To 27 Hours of CME

Continuing Nursing Education
AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 27 CNE contact hour (27 CNE pharmacotherapeutic contact hours). Provider number P0491.
 
Continuing Pharmacy Education
AcademicCME designates this continuing education activity for 27 contact hours (2.75 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number – JA4008190-0000-22-006-L04-P; Type of Activity: Application
 
For Pharmacists: Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to the CPE Monitor as required. After receipt of a completed activity evaluation form, you will be provided with instructions to have your credit immediately uploaded to the CPE Monitor.
Need Even More Reasons To Attend?
Data-backed Program Effectiveness

Elevate Your Practice at CCR West 2023

Looking to make a transformative impact on your professional journey? Let the data speak for itself! At the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology (CCR) East, participants have experienced a remarkable increase in cognitive knowledge, with mean test scores surging from 36.63% to 87.5%. This massive gain represents a high benchmark, surpassing the “medium” gain expectation and even reaching into the “high gain” threshold. But it’s not just about the numbers; it’s about the effect on your practice. 

Our post-meeting surveys have revealed that over 94% of participants implemented positive practice changes based on the evidence-based information presented at CCR. Attendees hailed our program as well-organized, relevant, fair, balanced, and unbiased. By joining us at CCR West 2023, you’ll not only have the chance to elevate your professional knowledge and skills, but also bring transformative changes to your practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a congress that is truly reshaping the landscape of rheumatology. Register today and prepare to elevate your practice!

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