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2024 Comprehensive Update on Large Vessel Vasculitis & Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop

PLEASE NOTE: The Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop is an optional add-on
 

 

A comprehensive update on large vessel vasculitis (LVV), with a hands-on vasculitis ultrasound workshop. Sessions will discuss the epidemiology of LVV and cover recommended practices in disease diagnosis and treatment for several specific types of LVV.


Registration Fees:

Registration Type Extra Early Bird
(March 18, 2024 – May 15, 2024)
Early Bird
(May 16, 2024 – June 30, 2024)
Regular Tuition
(Beginning July 1, 2024)
Vasculitis Lectures $399.00 $499.00 $599.00
Vasculitis Lectures – Fellows/Trainees $299.00 $299.00 $299.00
Vasculitis Lectures – Industry $599.00 $599.00 $599.00
Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop $499.00 $599.00 $699.00
Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Fellows/Trainees $399.00 $399.00 $399.00
Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Industry $699.00 $699.00 $699.00
Vasculitis Lectures AND Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop $898.00 $1,098.00 $1,298.00
Vasculitis Lectures AND Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Fellows/Trainees $698.00 $698.00 $698.00
Vasculitis Lectures AND Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Industry $1,298.00 $1,298.00 $1,298.00

Target audience

This activity is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other members of the healthcare team.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the epidemiology and the spectrum of clinical manifestations associated with different types of LVV (e.g. giant cell arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis).
  2. Differentiate between the strengths and limitations of various LVV diagnostic methods (e.g. biopsy, vascular ultrasound, advanced imaging modalities [CTA, MRA, PET/CT]) while understanding the test performance of each procedure.
  3. Employ the ability to create a comprehensive management plan for patients with LVV including immunomodulation when needed, prevention of treatment-related side-effects (e.g. glucocorticoid-toxicity, immunization), and longitudinal monitoring for disease relapse and disease-related vascular damage.

 

Registration instructions

Registration Type Extra Early Bird
(March 18, 2024 – May 30, 2024)
Early Bird
(May 31, 2024 – June 30, 2024)
Regular Tuition
(Beginning July 1, 2024)
Vasculitis Lectures $399.00 $499.00 $599.00
Vasculitis Lectures – Fellows/Trainees $299.00 $299.00 $299.00
Vasculitis Lectures – Industry $599.00 $599.00 $599.00
Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop $499.00 $599.00 $699.00
Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Fellows/Trainees $399.00 $399.00 $399.00
Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Industry $699.00 $699.00 $699.00
Vasculitis Lectures AND Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop $898.00 $1,098.00 $1,298.00
Vasculitis Lectures AND Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Fellows/Trainees $698.00 $698.00 $698.00
Vasculitis Lectures AND Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop – Industry $1,298.00 $1,298.00 $1,298.00

 

 

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before August 23, 2024 will be refunded, less a $95 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after August 23, 2024 will not be refunded.

Contact partnerscpd@partners.org if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.

Additional information

Massachusetts General Hospital & Mass General Brigham 

Faculty credentials

Course Directors

Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS
Sebastian H. Unizony, MD
Zachary S. Wallace, MD, MSc
​​​​Minna J. Kohler, MD, RhMSUS (Vasculitis Ultrasound Workshop only)

 

Faculty

Maria C. Cid, MD
Paul DeMarco, MD, RhMSUS
Tanaz A. Kermani, MD
Minna J. Kohler, MD, RhMSUS
Naomi Patel, MD
Kaitlin A. Quinn, MD
Hamid Shokoohi, MD, MPH
James Stone, MD, PhD
Ken Warrington, MD

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham 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 Designation Statements

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program

2024 Comprehensive Update on Large Vessel Vasculitis

Friday, September 6, 2024 | 8:00am – 4:50pm

8:00am Course Registration, Welcome & Breakfast
8:30

Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation of LVV (GCA, TAK, CIA, other types of LVV) |
Ken Warrington, MD

9:20

GCA Diagnosis: Vascular Ultrasound | Mark A Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS

10:00

LVV Diagnosis and Monitoring: Advanced Vascular Imaging | Kaitlin A. Quinn, MD

10:40 Morning Break
11:00

LVV Diagnosis: Pathology | James Stone, MD, PhD

11:40

Pathophysiology of LVV with Focus on Treatment Targets | Maria C. Cid, MD

12:20

Lunch Break

1:20

GCA treatment: standard of care and future perspectives | Sebastian H. Unizony, MD

2:00

TAK treatment: standard of care and future perspectives | Tanaz A. Kermani, MD

2:40

Treatment of other LVV types (CIA, IgG4-RD, etc.) | Zachary S. Wallace, MD, MSc

3:20

Adjunctive treatments in LVV (GIOP, immunizations, etc.) | Naomi Patel, MD

4:00

Large Vessel Vasculitis Speaker Panel

4:40

Concluding Remarks

4:50pm Adjourn

*Please Note: Agendas Are Subject To Change
 

Vascular Ultrasound Workshop

Saturday, September 7, 2024 | 7:30am – 12:00pm

7:30am

Welcome and Introduction to Vasculitis Ultrasound | Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS

7:45

Basics of Vasculitis Ultrasound: Machine & Doppler Settings, and Protocol | Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS

8:00

Q&A

8:15

Live Demonstration: Temporal and Axillary Artery | Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS

8:25

Hands on Vasculitis Ultrasound Scanning: Temporal Arteries |
Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS
Minna J. Kohler, MD, RhMSUS
Hamid Shokoohi, MD, MPH
Paul DeMarco, MD, RhMSUS

9:30 Morning Break
9:45

Pitfalls, Tips, and Tricks in Vasculitis Ultrasound | Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS

10:15

Hands on Vasculitis Ultrasound Scanning: Axillary and Temporal Arteries | 
Mark A. Matza, MD, MBA, RhMSUS
Minna J. Kohler, MD, RhMSUS
Hamid Shokoohi, MD, MPH
Paul DeMarco, MD, RhMSUS

11:30

Lunch Break

12:00pm

Adjournment of Vascular Ultrasound Workshop

*Please Note: Agendas Are Subject To Change

Course Summary
  • Available credit
    10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    10.75 Participation
  • Formats
    Live
  • Categories
    Rheumatology
  • Course opens
    March 8, 2024
  • Course expires
    October 8, 2024
  • Event starts
    September 6, 2024, 8:30 am EDT
  • Event ends
    September 7, 2024, 11:00 am EDT
  • Price
    $599.00
  • Register for this course
Event location
  • Venue
    Mass General Brigham
    399 Revolution Drive
    Somerville, MA 02145 US
  • This is a live event.
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