STiR: Selected Topics in Rheumatology 2024

Las Vegas, NV US
March 7, 2024 to March 9, 2024

This course offers Live (In-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options.

Course Directors: Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., John M. Davis, III, M.D., Michael M. Pham, M.D.

Selected Topics in Rheumatology (STiR) 2024 is a 3-day postgraduate course designed to update clinicians on a curated range of relevant rheumatology topics related to the busy rheumatology clinician across various rheumatology sub-disciplines. The course draws together experts and experienced clinicians from multiple sub-disciplines including inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Through a combination of lectures, literature and guideline review, and interactive discussion during breaks to discuss cases with course participants, STiR delivers up-to-date and cutting-edge information to be directly integrated into clinical practice. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows and allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Compare pearls and pitfalls in tailoring individualized rheumatoid arthritis treatment arising in context of common clinical problems, complex co-comorbidities, and difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Recognize psoriatic arthritis clinical phenotypes and individualize optimal treatment.
  • Review the latest advances in disease activity assessment formulations in axial spondylitis.
  • Identify recently approved biologic treatment for polymyalgia treatment.
  • Recognize the complex heterogeneity of VEXAS syndrome and autoinflammatory diseases.
  • Select novel biologic agents for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis.
  • Summarize the significance of ILD across rheumatologic disease and management paradigms.
  • Identify how to use belimumab, voclosporin, and anifrolumab in clinical practice. 

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.75 AAPA Category 1
  • 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.75 ANCC
  • 18.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
03/07/2024 - 7:45am
Event ends: 
03/09/2024 - 12:15pm

STiR 2024:

Selected Topics in Rheumatology

March 7-9th |Las Vegas, NV Live & Livestream

All Times listed in Pacific Time Zone

Thursday, March 7

7:15 am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45 am

Day One Welcome
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

8:00 am

Raynaud’s Phenomenon: What is New?
Ashima Makol, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester

8:30 am

Scleroderma Treatment Update 2023
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona

9:00 am

Interstitial Lung Disease and the Rheumatologist
Vivek Nagaraja, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona

9:30 am

Panel Question & Answer
Ashima Makol, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
Vivek Nagaraja, M.B.B.S., M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona

9:45 am

Break & Exhibitors

10:00 am

Defining Synovitis – Update on Imaging in Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthriti
Gavin A. McKenzie, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

10:30 am

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Approach to Individualizing Therapy
Elena Myasoedova, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

11:00 am

Difficult-to-treat Rheumatoid Arthritis – Approach to the Patient Who Does Not Get Better or Has Multiple Comorbidities
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

11:30am

Panel Question & Answer
Gavin A. McKenzie, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Elena Myasoedova, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

12:00 pm

Lunch Break & Exhibitors

1:00 pm

Gout – What's New in Diagnosis and Treatment
Lynne S. Peterson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

1:30 pm

Beyond Pseudogout – New Insights About Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
Kerry Wright, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:00 pm

Panel Question & Answer
Lynne S. Peterson, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Kerry Wright, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:15 pm

Individualizing Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis Based on Clinical Phenotypes
Delamo I. Bekele, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:45 pm

Treating Axial Spondyloarthritis to Target – Where Are We In 2023?
Vikas Majithia, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Mayo Clinic Florida

3:15 pm

Panel Question & Answer
Delamo I. Bekele, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Vikas Majithia, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Mayo Clinic Florida

3:30 pm

Adjourn

Optional Workshop (Live only)

3:30pm

Nailfold Capillaroscopy Workshop
Ashima Makol, M.B.B.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona

5:00pm

Adjourn

Friday, March 8

7:15 am

Breakfast

7:45 am

Day Two Welcome
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

8:00 am

Glucocorticoid Induced Adrenal Insufficiency:  Insights from an Adrenal Endocrinologist
Irina Bancos, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

8:30 am

Nonpharmacologic Therapies for RA and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Courtney A. Arment, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

9:00 am

Vaccination for Patients with Rheumatic Diseases
Priya Sampathkumar, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

9:30 am

Panel Question & Answer
Irina Bancos, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Courtney A. Arment, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Priya Sampathkumar, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

9:45 am

Break & Exhibitors

10:00 am

Giant Cell Arteritis – Updates on Treatment
Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

10:30 am

Polymyalgia Rheumatica – The Biologic Era
Tanaz A. Kermani, M.D., UCLA Health

11:00 am

GIOP Management
Robert A. Wermers, M.D, Mayo Clinic Rochester (virtual)

11:30am

Panel Question & Answer
Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Tanaz A. Kermani, M.D., UCLA Health
Robert A. Wermers, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester (virtual)

12:00 pm

Lunch Break & Exhibitors

1:00 pm

Vasculitis Mimics – Case Based Discussion
Matthew J. Koster, M.D. , Mayo Clinic Rochester

1:30 pm

ANCA Associated Vasculitis – Management
Ulrich Specks, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:00 pm

Panel Question & Answer
Matthew J. Koster, M.D. , Mayo Clinic Rochester
Ulrich Specks, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:15 pm

Current Treatment and Novel Therapies on the Horizon for Lupus Nephritis
Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

2:45 pm

Diagnosis and Management of Cutaneous Lupus
Julio C. Sartori Valinotti, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

3:15 pm

Panel Question & Answer
Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Julio C. Sartori Valinotti, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

3:30 pm

Adjourn

Saturday, March 9

7:15 am

Breakfast

7:45am

Day Three Welcome
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

8:00am

Addressing Fibromyalgia as a Co-Morbidity of Rheumatic Diseases
Benjamin Wang, M.D., Mayo Clinic Florida

8:30am

Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases
Michelle L. Mauermann, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

9:00am

Updates in Autoimmune Myositis
Floranne C. Ernste, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

9:30am

Panel Question & Answer
Benjamin Wang, M.D., Mayo Clinic Florida
Michelle L. Mauermann, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Floranne C. Ernste, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

9:45am

Break & Exhibitors

10:00am

Immune-Related Adverse Events – What the Rheumatologist Should Know
Uma Thanarajasingam, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

10:30am

Autoinflammatory Diseases
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

11:00am

VEXAS Syndrome
Matthew J. Koster, M.D. , Mayo Clinic Rochester

11:30am

Panel Question & Answer
Uma Thanarajasingam, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Matthew J. Koster, M.D. , Mayo Clinic Rochester

12:00pm

Course Recap & Closing Remarks
John M. Davis III, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Ali A. Duarte Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester
Michael M. Pham, M.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
Kenneth J. Warrington, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester

12:15pm

Adjourn


Program subject to change.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States

The special room rate for the conference is $155.00. 

The above-noted rates are plus tax for single occupancy. Each additional person will be charged a rate of $30.00 per person, per night. 

Reserve your hotel room online 

A processing fee is applied to phone reservations; it is recommended you reserve your room using the dedicated website link. The reservation phone number is 1 (800) 223-7277; indicate you are reserving a room in group code SCMAY4, Mayo Clinic Selected Topics in Rheumatology.

A daily resort fee of $45.95 per room, per night plus the current occupancy room tax will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above. This fee includes:

  • Unlimited local phone calls (no long distance or international calls),
  • Two (2) Guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center (does not include use of the spa),
  • In-Room Internet access to include two (2) device per room per day (Property-wide roaming may be available for an additional fee),
  • Unless otherwise specified, the resort fee will be posted to the individual’s room account. Taxes are subject to change without notice.

A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate.

Reservations must be made by Monday, February 13, 2024, or before the group rooms are sold out, whichever comes first. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability.

Group rates apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates, based on availability.

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.


Credit Statements:

AMA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 18.75 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AAPA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

DayCredit
Thursday6.50
Friday6.50
Saturday4.25
Total General Session17.25
Optional Workshop1.50
Total Available18.75

 

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Available Credit

  • 18.75 AAPA Category 1
  • 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 18.75 ANCC
  • 18.75 Attendance

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

STiR: Selected Topics in Rheumatology 2024 course is pleased to offer the opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services.  If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the course, please contact Kris Jones for additional information.

 
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