Agenda

Friday, March 22, 2019

4:00 - 5:30 - Vendor registration and setup

5:30 - 6:30 - Registration and Welcome Reception

(Columbia Foyer)


6:30 - 8:00 - Opening Lecture: Clinical Cannabinoids Debate –

Pros/Cons in the use of Cannabinoids

Alvin Wells, MD

Rheumatology and Immunology Center

Franklin, Wisconsin

Duane Pearson, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine


8:00 - 8:30 - Take tram to Seven Glaciers 

       
8:30 - 10:30 - Welcome Dinner at Seven Glaciers (SOLD OUT)

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 - Breakfast Buffet 


8:30 - 9:10 - Session 1:  American College of Rheumatology Update

Angus Worthing, MD;

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

 

9:10 - 10:00 - Session 2:  Rheumatology Year in Review 

Martin Bergman, MD;

Taylor Hospital; Ridley Park, PA


10:00 - 10:50 - Session 3:  Axial Spondyloarthritis:

Evolving Concepts of Disease, New Insights into Pathophysiology and Management.

Alvin Wells, MD

Rheumatology and Immunology Center

Franklin, WI

 

10:50 - 11:20 - Break/Exhibits

    
11:20 - 12:00 - Session 4: Vaccinations in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Speaker:  Orrin Troum, MD

Providence Saint John's Medical Center

Santa Monica, CA


12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch: Patient Resources/Advocacy

Steven Newmark,
Director of Policy and General Counsel
Global Healthy Living Foundation 


1:00 - 1:50 - Session 5: Dermatologic Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease

Kristin Eastman, MD

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Clinic of Alaska
Soldotna, AK


1:50 - 2:40 - Session 6: Lupus

Sheetal Desai, MD; UC Irvine- Lupus Clinic Director


2:40 - 3:30 - Session 7: Understanding the Science of Wellness

Elizabeth Perkins, MD 

Rheumatology Care Center

Hoover, Alabama

Psychology speaker:

Natalie Velasquez, MD

Anchorage/Wasilla, AK


3:30 - 4:30 - ARA Business Meeting 


5:30 - 7:30 - Sponsored Symposium:  Jack Sprat –

Gout; Updates from the Annual Meeting Symposium    

Speaker: Nathan Roe, PhD

Discussion facilitators:

Jeff Peterson, MD

John Botson, MD, RPh

  • All sessions will take place in the Columbia Ballroom.

  • The schedule or order is subject to change.

  • Lectures are not eligible for CME credit.

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Snowscape photograph © 2019 by Kelly Gray

Alaska Rheumatology Alliance 

P.O. Box 231131, Anchorage, Alaska 99523-1131