Pre-Meeting Courses

Destin, FL
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • 8:00 a.m.

    Immunology for the Rheumatology Provider:  A Disease-Based Approach

    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Emerald E 

    North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Emerald A,B,C,D

  • 1:00 p.m.

    1:00 p.m.            Janssen  Advisory Board
    Pelican Room

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  • 6:00 p.m.

    6:00 p.m.       Coastal A Ballroom Dinner
                                Non-CME  Symposium

    AWARE Real World Evidence for Golimumab & Infliximab in Moderately to Severely Active RA  
    Joe Grisanti, M.D.

  • 6:00 p.m.

    7:00 p.m.  Seagar's Steakhouse                             Non-CME  Dinner Symposium

    Joint and Skin Relief That Goes Deeper for Patients With Active Psoriatic Arthritis and Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    Anthony Turkiewicz, M.D.

Meeting Agenda

DESTIN, FL
Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • 7:00 a.m.


    6;45- Coastal A Ballroom Breakfast Non-CME Session
    An Oral Option for First line Systemic Use in Psoriatic Arthritis Patients 
    Michael Weitz, M.D.
    7:00 - Continental Breakfast 
    Exhibits Open
    7:50 - Welcome and Announcement
    David A. McLain, M.D.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    8:00 - Targets for Biologics in SLE
    Ronald van Vollenhoven, M.D.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    9:00 - Can We Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    Paul Emery, M.D. 

  • 10:00 a.m.

    10:00 - Break
    10:15 -  Biomarkers in Systemic Lupus & Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Ronald van Vollenhoven, M.D.

  • 11:00 a.m

    11:15 - What's New in Behçets Disease
    Yusuf Yazici, M.D.

  • Noon

    12:15 - Lunch, Exhibits
    Coastal A Ballroom Non-CME Lunch Program
    Treatment Developments in Rheumatology 
    Michael Weitz, M.D.

    Seagar's Steakhouse Non-CME Lunch Program
    Navigating Immune Response                
    Anthony Turkiewicz, M.D.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    1:15 - What Should We Do For the Patient in Remission?
    Paul Emery, M.D.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    2:15 - What's New in Ankylosing Spondylitis?
    Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., M.P.H.

  • 3:00 p.m.

    3:15 - Break
    3:25 - Comorbidity Conundrums & Therapeutic Controversies in Gout
    Kenneth Saag, M.D., M.Sc

  • 4:00 p.m.

    4:25 - Poster Rounding
    Judith James, M.D., Ph.D. & Fredrick Wigley, M.D.

  • 5:00 p.m.

    5:25 - Adjourn

  • 6:00 p.m.

    Coastal Ballroom A -  Extra CME  Offered

    6:00 - Advances in the Management of Gout
    Alan L. Epstein, MD; Lawrence Edwards, MD; Joan McTigue, MS, PA-C and Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc 

    7:00 -  Individualizing Treatment Strategies for the Management of Osteoporosis
    Alan L. Epstein, MD; N. Lawrence Edwards, MD; Beth Kitchin, PhD, RDN and Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc

  • Seagar's Steakhouse

    6:00 - Clinical Data for an Oral Prescription Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), With a Focus on Arthritis Pain
    Gino DiVittorio, M.D.

Friday May 3, 2019
  • 6:00 a.m.

    6:30 -  Coastal A Ballroom Breakfast Non-CME Session
    Postmenopausal Osteoporosis: Past and Present
    Managing Patients at High Risk for Fracture

    Andrew J. Laster, M.D.
    6:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open

  • 7:00 a.m.

    7:30 -Biomarkers in Connective Tissue Diseases
    Judith James, M.D.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    8:30 - Update in Safety Issues with Biologics & DMARDs
     John Cush, M.D.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - What's New in Scleroderma?
    Fred Wigley, M.D.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    10:45 - Rheumatology Year in Review 2019
    John Cush, M.D.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    11:45 - Update on Sjogren's Syndrome
    Steve Carsons, M.D.

  • Noon

    12:45 - Lunch, Exhibits

    Coastal A Ballorrm Non-CME Lunch Symposium
    A Treatment Option For Adult Patients With Uncontrolled Gout Refractory to Conventional Therapies
    Jeff Peterson M.D.

    Seagar's Steakhouse Non-CME Lunch Symposium
    Combination and Monotherapy with an IL-6R Inhibitor:  An Expert’s Perspective
    Alan L. Epstein, M.D.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    1:45 - Dermatomyositis Update
    Brian Feldman, M.D.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    2:45 - Update on Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
    Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

  • 3:00 p.m.

    3:45 - CCR Thieves’ Market    

    Alan Epstein, M.D.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    4:45 - Emerald Ballrooms -Separate CME Activity 
    A Scientific Update of the Management of Systemic Sclerosis Interstitial Lung Disease
    Lesley Ann Saketkoo, MD, MPH
    Mary Beth Scholand, MD 

  • 5:00 p.m.

    5:45 - Adjourn

  • 6:00 -7:30 p.m.

    Coastal A Ballroom Non-CME  Dinner Symposium
    The Unrecognized Impact of Organ Damage in SLE
    Joan Von Feldt, M.D., MSEd
    Michelle Petri, M.D., MPH

    Seagar's Steakhouse Dinner                      Separate  CME  Offered 

    Applying Novel Approaches in Psoriatic Arthritis to More Effectively Treat Patients
    Alan L. Epstein, M.D. 
    Arthur Kavanaugh, M.D. 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • 6:00 a.m.

    6:30 - Continental Breakfast, Exhibits Open
    6:30 - Coastal A Ballroom Breakfast Non-CME Symposium
    Rheumatology Lab Tools: Myositis, Anti Synthetase and Systemic Sclerosis
    Alan L. Epstein, M.D.

  • 7:00 a.m.

    7:30 - Eye Disorders in Rheumatic Disease 
    James T Rosenbaum, M.D.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    8:30 - What's New in Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis? 
    Brian Feldman, M.D.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    9:30 - Break
    9:45 - Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatologic Disease
    Joseph F. Merola, M.D., M.Sc.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    10:45 - Small Fiber Neuropathy & Chronic Pain: Implications for Rheumatology
    Charles Argoff, M.D.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    11:45 - Lunch. Exhibits
    11:45 - Coastal A Non-CME Lunch Symposium
    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Redefined
    Orrin M. Troum, M.D.

    11:45 - Seagar's Steakhouse Non-CME Symposium
    The Patient Journey in PsA: Treatment Approaches and Administration Options
    Hilary Norton, M.D.

  • Noon

    12:45 - New Treatments in Psoriatic Arthritis
    Philip Mease, M.D.

  • 1:00  p.m.

    1:45 - Intestinal Microbiome in Rheumatic Diseases
    James T Rosenbaum, M.D.

    2:45 -Emerald Ballrooms -Separate CME Activity
    Escape Rheum: Cracking the Code to Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
    Sheetal Desai, M.D., MSEd
    Philip Mease, M.D.

  • 3:00 p.m.

    3:45 - Adjourn
    3:45 - Coastal A Ballroom Non-CME Reception
    Turn-Key in-Practice Serology Lab
    Gerald M. Eisenberg, M.D. & Joe Neikirk MA, MAOL, CADC

  • 6:00 p.m.

    6:30 - Cocktail Reception

  • 7:00 p.m.

    7:00 - Banquet [included but registration required]
    7:15 - Welcome, prize drawings
    7:30 - CME Banquet
    Pain in the Opioid Odyssey
    Lynn R Webster, M.D.

  • 8:30 p.m .

    9:00 - Adjourn

Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • 6:00 a.m.

    Osteoporosis Mini-Symposium

    6:15 - Breakfast Opens With Omlette Station

  • 7:00 a.m.

    7:15 - Individualization of Osteoporsis Treatment in 2019
    Michael McClung, M.D.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    8:15 -  Controversies in Osteoporosis Treatment
    Michael Lewiecki, M.D.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    9:15 -Osteoporosis Challenging Cases
    Michael McClung, M.D.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    10:15 -Dermatology for the Rheumatologist
    Joseph F. Merola, M.D., M.Sc.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    11:15 - Congress of Clinical Rheumatology Adjourns for Destin 2019

    CCR San Diego is September 26-29, 2019