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Topic: Gout: Fact Versus Fiction – Clearing Up Misconceptions About this Treatable Chronic Condition
When: May 2018
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ted Fields, MD, Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery & Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis caused by excess uric acid deposits, especially in the joints and the tissues around the joints. Gout tends to affect more men than women, and is commonly misunderstood. Despite being among the most effectively treated of all rheumatic diseases, where “cure” is achievable for the vast majority of people who stay on medication, gout is one of the worst managed rheumatic conditions long term. Why do people often think that gout flares cannot be prevented? Why do they believe that diet changes alone will control gout?
Topic: Patient Health Data and Record Linkage
When: April 2018
Guest Speaker: Hye-Chung Kum, PhD, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University
Topic: Pregnancy and Family Planning Concerns of Women with Autoimmune Conditions
When: March 2018
Guest Speaker: Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University
Topic: Cardiovascular Disease Risk in RA: Can a Clinical Trial Discover What Helps?
When: Febuary 2018
Guest Speakers: Joan Bathon, MD, Columbia University Medical Center (NYC) and Daniel Solomon, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Topic: Is it Possible to Predict & Prevent Autoimmune Conditions?
When: January 2018
Guest Speaker: Kevin Deane, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver
Topic: Pain Management Opportunities and Challenges
When: December 2017
Guest Speaker: William C. Becker, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine), Yale School of Medicine
Topic: Glucocorticoids (steroids): A love/hate relationship
When: October 2017
Guest Speaker: Michael George, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania
These webinars are conducted in partnership with the Autoimmune and Systemic Inflammatory Syndromes Collaborative Research Group (ASIS CRG) to raise awareness about research priorities and gaps in evidence within autoimmune and systemic inflammatory conditions.
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