May 2017 Conference

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Guest Speaker:  James J. Curran, MD

"The Synthetase Syndromes"

Special notice to members -- We regret that our guest speaker, Dr. Robyn Domsic, is unable to join us next week due to illness.  We certainly hope for her speedy recovery!  In the meantime, Dr. James J. Curran, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, has agreed to step in for this conference.  He will be speaking on myositis with a focus on synthetase syndrome.

Location -- Maggiano's Little Italy Downtown

Meeting Information

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Location:  Maggiano’s Little Italy; 516 N. Clark Street, Chicago
Date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time:  6:00 p.m. - Reception/Exhibitors
            6:45 p.m. - Dinner & Lecture
            8:00 - Adjourn



This Month's Guest Speaker

Note - Dr. Domsic is unable to participate in this meeting due to illness.  Dr. James J. Curran of the University of Chicago will be speaking in her place.  We hope to reschedule Dr. Domsic at a later time.

Robyn T. Domsic, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Pittsburgh, PA

Education & Training
BS; University of Iowa, 1996
M.D.; University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2001
M.P.H.; University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Internship; Duke University Medical Center, 2002
Residency; Duke University Medical Center, 2004
Fellowship; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2006

Dr. Domsic's research interest centers around improving the care of patients with scleroderma. Her research to date has focused on creating and testing risk stratification strategies for scleroderma patients. These tools can be used to improve both patient care and clinical trial design. Her second main area research interest is Raynaud phenomenon and the vascular manifestations of scleroderma. Specifically she is interested in novel imaging techniques for vascular involvement in scleroderma and assessing new outcome measures for testing therapies treating Raynaud phenomenon.

Meeting Registration

Advance registration is required for this conference. Please complete the online registration form or download and print the PDF form and return it to the CRS office no later than May 22nd.  Your pre-registration helps us to properly plan so you have an enjoyable evening.  Annual CRS dues includes attendance at the dinner meetings. Therefore, there is no charge for members in good standing.

For non-members and guests, the registration fee is $75. Residents & fellows in training are not charged a registration fee, but advance registration is still required.

You may mail your form paper registration form to the CRS administrative office: 10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120, Vernon Hills, IL  60061; or send by fax to: 847/680-1682

Educational Items and CME Credit

Course Director: Lori Siegel, MD
Target Audience: Practicing rheumatologists, rheumatology fellows and interested professionals

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, the participant should be able to:

1. Describe the key clinical factors in diagnosing diseases and conditions associated with sclerosis, such as scleroderma.

2. List various treatment options available to the clinician in managing patients with sclerotic conditions, and their efficacy.

3. Discuss new ways to treat scleroderma cases and describe how these potential treatments may be more effective options for patients.

CME - This activity is planned and implemented by Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology (IAO) and the Chicago Rheumatism Society. IAO is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing education for physicians.

Credit Designation for Physicians
IAO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Exhibitors – Exhibiting companies participating will be acknowledged at the time of the meeting.


Please direct any questions or concerns to the Chicago Rheumatism Society administrative office --
     10 W. Phillip Rd., Suite 120
     Vernon Hills, IL  60061-1730
     Phone: 847-680-1666
     Fax:  847-680-1682
     Email:  [email protected]


Last Updated on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 07:44 AM