Continuing Education

Statewide Rheumatology Conference

The field of Rheumatology continues to evolve rapidly, and the need for new information on the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic conditions is increasing exponentially. There are challenges in treatment, diagnostic criteria, and reimbursement in the care of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and other rheumatic and arthritic conditions. Our community of specialists needs to have venues to distribute and absorb this information.

Each year, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center presents the Statewide Rheumatology Conference.  This conference hosts physicians, researchers and numerous other health-care professionals for a three-day seminar of diverse presentations contributing to Continuing Medical Education.  The conference provides a valuable opportunity for increased awareness of a variety of scientific discoveries and new avenues to disease treatment and prevention.  

The 2014 Statewide Rheumatology Conference was held in Sedona, Arizona, June 6-8, 2014. The conference entertained approximately 50 health-care professionals from throughout the Southwestern United States.  



We invite you to view the following presentations from this year's conference:
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"Advances in the Management of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Alan L. Epstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"Picture That-Winners and Losers from Recent Additions to the ACR Image Collection" (slide collection)
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Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR
Professor of Medicine
The University of Arizona College of Medicine

"Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis; Patient Evaluation and New Approaches to Therapy"
Thomas A. Medsger, Jr., MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Role of Autoantibodies in Systemic Sclerosis: Relevance in Clinical Practice"
Thomas A. Metsger, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Utlization of Viscosupplement in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Identifying The Best Patient Candidate"
John Tesser, MD, FACP, FACR
Clinical Lecturer, the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates