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.

2018-2019 Schedule 

Date Topic
 11/2/18   ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. S. Naides: Diagnostic laboratory testing in rheumatology part I
 11/9/18 ACTRI room 3W234
Core Curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Ceponis MSK workshop
11/16/18 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Fellows meet with Dr. Bridges/Professor rounds

***10:30-11:30am***
Dr. M. Guma: Metabolic Bone Disease; followed by metabolic disease case conference with Dr. Guma; fellows present a case for group discussion
11/23/18  No conference Thanksgiving Weekend
11/30/18 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr. Gary Firestein: RA; followed by RA case conference with Dr. Firestein: fellows present a case for group discussion

***11:00AM***
Dr. Gregg Middleton
"Practice Related Issues"
12/7/18 ACTRI room 3W234
Dr. M. Kohler: (cont) vascular ultrasound Demo /and hands on
 12/14/18 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr. A. Kavanaugh: Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies and Psoriatic arthritis; fellows present a case for group discussion
 12/21/18  No conference: Holiday
 12/28/18   No conference: Holiday
 1/4/19  No conference: Holiday
 1/11/19 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)
 1/18/19 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)
10:30-11:30am  Ceponis MSK workshop
 1/25/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr Pedersen - Infection and Arthritis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

10:30-11:30am  Ceponis MSK workshop
 2/1/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr. David Ward: Renal pathology in systemic diseases
 2/8/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr. Langford: Vasculitis pearls
 2/15/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only 
Dr. K. Kalunian – Lupus and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
 2/22/19  ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Bottini: Systemic Sclerosis, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

10:30-11:30am Ceponis MSK workshop
 3/1/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:  Fellows only
Dr. Middleton: Osteoarthritis clinical aspects; followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion

10:30-11:30am  Ceponis MSK workshop
 3/8/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr. Robert Terkeltaub OA- cartilage metabolism, and pathology, etiology and pathogenesis of OA, clinical aspects (small vs large joint OA, etc), OA management
 3/15/19  ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr N. Voskanian: Clinical assessment of the hip and thigh pain
 3/22/19  ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows and Faculty welcome
CNS vasculitis group case discussion
Fellows bring in a case for discussion
09:30 a.m. Center for neural Behaviour  (CNBC, main west campus)
 3/29/19  No conference: Cesar Chavez Day
 4/5/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
Core curriculum conference:Fellows only
Dr Kalunian- Interpretation and practical relevance of clinical trial results

10:30-11:30am  Ceponis MSK workshop
 4/12/19 ACTRI room 3W234 
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)
 4/19/19 Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. H. Hofflich- Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease
 4/26/19  ACTRI room 3W234
Starts at 09:30 a.m.
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. S. Naides: Diagnostic laboratory testing in rheumatology part II
 5/3/19  ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Maripat Corr:Heritable CTD, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
 5/10/19  ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. Choi- Sjogren’s syndrome, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
 5/17/19  ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. A. Singh: Arthritis accompanying systemic disease, followed by fellows presenting a case for group discussion
 5/24/19 ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr. S. Stanford -  Immunetolerance
 5/31/19 ACTRI room 3W234
Core curriculum conference: Fellows only
Dr K. Nguyen:Challenges of Rheumatology practice
 6/7/19  Back up slot
 6/14/19  No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up
 6/21/19  No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up
6/28/19   No conference: end of year meetings and wrap up