Congress of Clinical Rheumatology (description)

"Congress of Clinical Rheumatology"

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Address:Sandestin Hilton Destin, Alabama, US Virgin Islands 32550
Event dates:4/2/2009 - 4/5/2009 (This event has already taken place)
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“Well arranged information…with a great location.”
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Topics to be Covered:

  • David Isenberg Yehuda Shoenfeld M. Catherine Bushnell Leonard Calebrese George Papaliodis John Varga Ted Pincus Lynn Webster Steve Cummings Ken Brandt Ken Saag Art Kavanaugh
  • Rheumatology, Lupus, Autoimmunity, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Immunology, Pain, Fibromyalgia
Organizer phone:2058772555
Offering type:Congress
Event frequency:Never
First Meeting:1983
Total events:24
Est. attendance: 400
Target audience:Rheumatologists
Other target audiences:Internists, RAHP
Host Sponsor:Virginia Commonwealth University
Est. # of exhibitors:30
Currency:US Dollars
CE Credits:Accreditation and Credit Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and A&R Educational Group, LLC. VCU is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. VCU designates this educational activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This continuing education activity meets the criteria of Virginia Commonwealth University and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 2.2 CEUs will be awarded and recorded with the University. Additional CME credit will be available for symposia being held in conjunction with the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution.
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An advanced rheumatology congress providing cutting-edge information of clinical importance to the rheumatologist. Highly acclaimed with world-renowned faculty and excellent organization.


Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
6:30 AM Continental Breakfast Opens
7:30 AM George N. Papaliodis.
"Inflammatory Eye disease in rheumatology"
8:30 AM Christopher Ritchlin
"Beyond Back Pain: Old and New Treatments for Spondyloarthritis"
9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM Kenneth Brandt
"Chondroprotective Drugs for Osteoarthritis:
Are We Looking Under the Wrong Lamp Post?"
10:45 AM M. Catherine Bushnell
"Brain dysfunction in fibromyalgia"
11:45 AM Lynn R. Webster
"Avoiding Opioid Abuse While Managing Pain"
12:45 PM Lunch Exhibits
2:00 PM Evan Siegel, M.D.
"The Diagnosis and Management of Psoriatic Arthritis"
3:15 PM Richard Haddad, M.D.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology Practice Hands-On Session
5:15 PM Adjourn
Dinner on your own

Friday, April 3rd
6:30 AM Continental Breakfast Opens
7:30 AM John Varga
"Scleroderma and Vasculopathy/Vascular changes"
8:30 AM David Isenberg
"The BSR biologics register - following the fortunes of 16,000 RA patients;
just how good are the TNF alpha blockers long term?"
9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM Arthur Kavanaugh
"Coming therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis"
10:45 AM Leonard H. Calabrese
"Vasculitis UpdateÑEvidence based treatment, 2009"
11:45 AM John Varga
"Scleroderma and Fibrosis"
12:45 PM Lunch Exhibits
2:00 PM "The Impact of Inflammation on the Safety and Efficacy of Therapeutic Agents"
Faculty: TBA
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM "Mechanisms of Immune Mediated Inflammation and Tissue Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Nora Singer, M.D.
5:15 PM Adjourn
Dinner on your own

Saturday, April 4th
6:30 AM Continental Breakfast Opens
7:30 AM Steven A. Greenberg
"Inflammatory Myopathies: Disease Mechanisms and Developing Treatment Strategies"
8:30 AM Yehuda Shoenfeld
"To Smell Autoimmunity"
9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:45 AM David Isenberg
"SLE - outcome and origins"
10:45 AM Yehuda Shoenfeld
"Prediction and prevention of autoimmune rheumatic diseases"
11:45 AM David Isenberg
"The biologic therapies for SLE - trials, troubles, and tribulations...and solutions?"
12:45 PM Lunch Exhibits
1:00 PM CSRO Update
Gregory Schimizzi
2:00 PM Optional Golf Tournament,
2.00 pm at Baytowne
"Play for RA" Tennis
Tournament to Benefit Arthritis Foundation
2:00 PM at Sandestin Resort
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Banquet begins
7:00 PM David McLain
"A Look Back at the Past 25 years of Rheumatology on the Beach"
7:30 PM Theodore Pincus
"25 years of progress - what a great time to be a Rheumatologist"

Sunday, April 5th
6:15 AM Breakfast buffet with Omelet Station Opens (meeting room)
7:15 AM Osteoporosis Minisymposium
Steven Cummings

"Controversies in Osteoporosis"
8:15 AM Kenneth Saag
"Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis: Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Care"
9:15 AM Steven Cummings
"Upcoming Treatments for Osteoporosis"
10:15 AM CCR Adjourns for 2009

Registration Fee Details:

Symposium Fees
On or before 2/28/09 After 2/28/09
Physicians Registration Fee $450 $525
Physician DAY Registration higher golf tournament fee) SPECIFY DAY(S) $185/day $185/day
Rheumatology AHP
(Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Rheumatology Nurses, Ph.D.s, Pharmacists--PharmD, RPh) $400 $475
Rheumatology AHP DAY Registration
(higher golf tournament fee) SPECIFY DAY(S) $150/day $150/day
Physicians in Training
(Residents, Fellows) with letter from Program Director $200 $225
Retired Physicians
(with a letter from your accountant) $250 $300
Golf Tournament fee - Registrant
Saturday afternoon, 4/4/09, Baytowne, includes Green Fees $100 $100
Golf Tournament Fee - Spouse
Guest--Saturday afternoon, 4/4/09, Baytowne, includes Green Fees $100 $100
Golf Tournament Fee - DAY Registrant
Saturday afternoon, 4/4/09, Baytowne, includes Green Fees $110 $110
Banquet Saturday Night - Max. 2 per registrant
1.5 hours of CME, MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND, Ticket Event. $0 $0
Banquet Saturday Night
On Site Surcharge
*Charged on April 2nd or after onsite $0 $25*

Other items that tuition includes:

Registration, Course Syllabus, Breakfast every morning (Omelette station on Sunday morning), Lunch every day, Banquet on Saturday night with cocktail reception, Congress bag, Congress T shirt.

Travel and hotel arrangements:

Register directly with the hotel. Links are at . To receive our discounted rate, register with the meeting. 
Contact Person:David McLain, M.D.
TitleSymposium Organizer
Organizer Address 16225 Cahaba Valley Road
Organizer CityBirmingham
Organizer State: (US)Alabama
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)Al Hufuf
Organizer Zip or Postal Code35242
Organizer CountryUnited States of America
Organizer Phone2058772555
Organizer Fax2058772790
Structural makeupEducational
Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsVirginia Commonwealth University
Event Site/VenueSandestin Hilton
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Manufacturer and Organizational Sponsorships:Virginia Commonwealth University Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists
Peripherally organized activities:Golf Tournament, Baytowne Course, Sat, April 4, 2009, 2 PM Tennis Tournament, "Play for RA", Sat, April 4, 2009, 2 PM
Statistics available for most recent event held in:2008
Average number in event attendance of:Rheumatologists
Number in attendance of:Physicians
# of staff in attendance: 8
total attendance #: 350
Target BoundariesNational
Refund Policy:Cancellation fee: $50 prior to March 31, 2009, $100 on or after March 31, 2009
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
Web Page
Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?Yes
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?Yes
Details:ROB 2008 - Thursday April 24th 2 disc DVD set of the sessions given at the 2008 Rheumatology on the Beach on Thursday April 24th, 2008. These ... $35.00 ROB 2008 - Friday April 25th 2 disc DVD set of the sessions given at the 2008 Rheumatology on the Beach on Friday April 25th, 2008. These DVD's ... $35.00 ROB 2008 - Saturday April 26th 2 disc DVD set of the sessions given at the 2008 Rheumatology on the Beach on Saturday April 26th, 2008. These ... $35.00 ROB 2008 - Sunday April 27th DVD of the sessions given at the 2008 Rheumatology on the Beach on Sunday April 27th, 2008. This DVD includes all ... $25.00 ROB 2008 - Complete DVD Set DVD SET of the sessions given at the 2008 Rheumatology on the Beach. These DVD's include all lectures and questions ... $100.00
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?Yes
Will there be shuttle service available?Yes
Details:There is a shuttle between the Bayside of Sandestin and the Beachside. Our meeting is on the Beachside.
Are there any particular aspects of your conference that you consider unique to your field?Relaxing atmosphere; World-renowned faculty; Excellent organization; Great networking.

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