Core Curriculum

This is a fellows' conference in which cases are discussed (and other issues of interest can be discussed). Fellows on the clinical services at UCSD and the VA Medical Center are required to have cases to present and discuss.  Fellows must come prepared to present.

2016 - 2017 Schedule

Date Topic
7/1/16

No conference
7/8/16

Fellows only- Boot Camp Clinical Conferences

9 AM- 10 SLE and Sjogren’s basics -Dr. Kalunian

10-11 AM Dr. Spondyloarthropathies basics – Dr. Corr

11AM-noon -Scleroderma and Myositis basics - Dr. Ceponis

7/15/16

In Room MTF 175 Fellows only- Boot Camp Clinical Conferences- 

9 AM Joint exam - Hands on session

10 AM - noon –Dr. Ceponis and Judith Davis - Introduction to Rheumatology Training and our Program

7/22/16

In Room MTF 175 Fellows only- Boot Camp Clinical Conferences- 

Moderator Dr. Guma

Quality issues in Rheumatology practice

9:00 Vaccinations- 9:30  Dr. Kavanaugh

09:30 – 10:00 Pregnancy/Fertility/Lactation Dr. Kavanaugh

10:00-10:30  Osteoporosis / Dr.  Christensen

10:30-11:11  Atherosclerosis/ Dr. Smith

7/29/16

In Room MTF 175

Boot Camp Clinical Conferences 

9 AM Dr. Terkeltaub Infections that Cause Arthritis

10 AM-11 AM Dr. Terkeltaub Crystal Arthritis

8/5/16

In Room MTF 175

Fellows only- Boot Camp Clinical Conferences

9 AM – 10 AM Review of educational video material on joint aspiration/injection (supervised by Chief Fellow Dr. Christensen, material provided by Dr. Ceponis)

8/12/16

In Room MTF 175

Fellows only- Boot Camp Clinical Conferences

9 AM – 10 AM Vasculitis basics – Dr. Ceponis

8/19/16

No conference: Summer Break
8/26/16

No conference: Summer Break
9/2/16 No conference: Labor Day Weekend
9/9/16 Interview with future fellows
9/16/16 Interview with future fellows
9/23/16 Interview with future fellows
9/30/16 From 10:00-11:00AM
In Room 1034 at the VA

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only Dr. K. Chen: Imaging in rheumatology: Basics of joint imaging, and Imaging of RA

(didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases)

10/7/16

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr Gregg Middleton: Practice Based Issues
10:30 -11:30 Joint Rheumatology and Infectious dz case conference with Dr. J Fierer

10/14/16

In Room MTF 175

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only Dr Ceponis: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound basics 2, includes hands on

 10/21/16 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only

Dr. Bottini: Systemic Sclerosis (etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management; followed by Scleroderma case conference with Dr. Bottini; fellows present a case for group discussion.

 10/28/16  ACTRI room 3W234

Dr. Paravar to meet with the Fellows for case discussions of Derm-Rheum cases presented by the Fellows

11/4/16  No conference: ACR 
11/11/16 No conference: ACR week 
11/18/16  ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only

Dr. G. Firestein: RA – etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, diagnoses, assessment of disease activity /outcome measures, management; followed by 
RA case conference with Dr. Firestein; fellows present a case for group discussion.

11/25/16 No conference: Thanksgiving
12/2/16 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr. Ginsberg – topic TBD 

 12/9/16 VA room 1034

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. K. Chen: Imaging in rheumatology: AS, PsA, ReA Imaging of RA (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases) 

 12/16/16 No conference
 12/23/16  No conference: Holiday
 12/30/16  ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only

Dr. A. Kavanaugh: Spondyloarthropathies (etiology, pathogenesis, classification, diagnoses, assessment of disease activity / outcome measures, management); followed by Seronegative arthritis case discussion with Dr. Kavanaugh; fellows present a case for group discussion.

 1/6/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Terkeltaub – Crystal arthritis- etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical aspects, management; followed by Crystal arthropathy case discussion with Dr. Terkeltaub; fellows present a case for group discussion.

 1/13/17

ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Guma- Vasculitis -etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical aspects/diagnosis, management; followed by Vasculitis case discussion with Dr. Guma; fellows present a case for group discussion.

 1/20/17 ACTRI room 3W234 or MTF 175

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only- Dr Lee: Practical Ultrasound

 1/27/17 VA room 1034

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only-
Dr. K. Chen: Imaging in rheumatology: DJD/OA and crystal arthropathies - gout, CPPD (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases) 

 2/3/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only Dr Lee: DMARDs and Biologics 

 2/10/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Raz- Innate 

 2/17/17 Joint Faculty - Fellow meeting at the ACTRI, followed by EMG/NG session with Dr. Konersman at the VA from noon-1pm.

 2/24/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only-
Group study /CARE questions

 3/3/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Group study /Care questions
Special pre-ITE CARE questions session for Fellows only 

 3/10/17

No conference

 3/17/17 ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum: Fellows only
Dr. M. Guma: Muscle disease alternating every other year with Metabolic Bone Disease; followed by Muscle or metabolic disease case discussion with Dr. Guma; fellows present a case for group discussion.
 3/24/17 In Room MTF 175

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only-Dr. K. Chen. Imaging in rheumatology: spine/DISH, bone/periostitis, and miscellaneous (e.g. endocrine, sarcoid, etc) (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases)

 3/31/17 No conference: Caesar Chavez Day
 4/7/17

In Room MTF 175
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis Interventional ultrasound alternating every other year with Antiphospholipid syndrome; followed by APS case discussion with Dr. Ceponis; fellows present a case for group discussion.

 4/14/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr. Kalunian Clinical trial design and critical interpretation of trial

4/21/17  No conference
4/28/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr. A. Singh:  "Arthritis accompanying systemic disease"

 5/5/17 ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr. K. Kalunian – Lupus and Sjogren’s – ethiology, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical aspects, outcome measures, management followed by Lupus or Sjogren’s disease case discussion 
with Dr. Kalunian; fellows present a case for group discussion


5/12/17  ACTRI room 3W234

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr Corr -Heritable Connective Tissue Diseases alternating every other year with Regional pain syndromes 

5/19/17  Location and time TBD

Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr Pedersen - Infection and Arthritis (Lyme dz, viral arthritis, atypical joint infections, HIV and rheumatic manifestations, etc). 

5/26/17  ACTRI room 3W234

Dr Stephanie Stanford Immunotolerance 

 6/2/17 In Room VA
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. K. Chen. Imaging in rheumatology: spine/DISH, bone/periostitis, and miscellaneous (e.g. endocrine, sarcoid, etc) (didactics, followed by case discussions, fellows bring in their cases
6/9/17   TBA
6/16/17 ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Bryan (this year) alternating every other year with Dr. Terkeltaub (next year): OA- cartilage metabolism, and pathology, etiology and pathogenesis of OA, clinical aspects (small vs large joint OA, etc), OA management
6/23/17 ACTRI 3W232
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis
Interventional ultrasound
6/30/17  No conference