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Pre-course Workshops: Friday 27 September 2013

3rd Abu Dhabi Advanced Rheumatology Review Course
Program Agenda for Day 0

Time Agenda Speakers
11:45 – 13:00 LUNCH & PRAYERS
13:00 -14:00 Workshops Registration
14:00 – 15:30 Ultrasound Workshop (1A) (Basic): Hands and Wrists (Group 1) Hatem El-Azizi, MD
MRI Workshop (1B) (Basic) (Group 1) Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail, MD
15:30- 16:00 COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 17:30 Ultrasound Workshop (2A) (Basic): Hands and Wrists (Group 1) Hatem El-Azizi, MD
MRI Workshop (2B) (Basic) (Group 1) Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail, MD
17:30- 18:00 COFFEE BREAK
Time Agenda Speakers

DAY 1: Saturday 28 September 2013

3rd Abu Dhabi Advanced Rheumatology Review Course
Program Agenda for Day 1

Time Agenda Speakers
07.20 – 08.20 Registration Opens
08.20 – 08.30 Welcome Remarks Mustafa Al Maini MD
Session 1: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
08:30 – 09:20 Lessons Learned from Lupus Clinical Trials in SLE: What Worked and What Did Not? Richard Furie, MD
09:20 – 10:10 Lupus Nephritis Treatment Without Oral Steroids: a Paradigm Shift Liz Lightstone, MD
10:10 – 10:40 COFFEE BREAK
Session 2: Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
10:40 – 11:30 New Therapies in Osteoarthritis Marc Hochberg, MD
11:30 – 12:20 Recent Recommendations on Steroid-induced Osteoporosis: More Targeted, but More Complicated Ego Seeman, MD
12:20 – 12:35 SHORT BREAK  
12:35 – 13:45 LUNCH SYMPOSIA  
13:45 – 14:05 SHORT BREAK
Session 3: Connective Tissue Diseases and Beyond
14:05 – 14:55 Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis Complications:
What to Use When First-line Treatment Fails
Virginia Steen, MD
14:55 – 15.45 Reproduction Issues in Rheumatic Disease Monika Ostensen, MD
15:45 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
Workshops
16:15 – 17:15 Early Treatment Scleroderma Virginia Steen, MD
Managing the patient with RA in Pregnancy Monika Ostensen , MD
Difficult SLE Richard Furie, MD
Difficult Lupus Nephritis Management Liz Lightstone, MD
Treatment Guidelines of Osteoarthritis Marc Hochberg, MD
DXA Interpretation Ego Seeman, MD
Quality Measures in Rheumatic Diseases Jeffrey Chapman, MD
16:15 – 17:45 MRI Workshop (Basic) (Group 2) Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail, MD
16:15 – 19:15 Ultrasound Workshop (Basic): Hands and Wrists (Group 2) Hatem El-Azizi, MD
17:15 / 17:45 / 19:15 End of Day 1
Time Agenda Speakers

DAY 3: Monday 30 September 2013

3rd Abu Dhabi Advanced Rheumatology Review Course
Program Agenda for Day 3

Time Agenda Speakers
07.20 – 08.20 Registration Opens
08.20 – 08.30 Welcome Remarks Mustafa Al Maini, MD
Session 7: Vasculitis and the Behcet’s Disease
08:30 – 09:20 GCA and Takayasu’s Arteritis: The Same or Different? Gary S. Hoffman, MD
09:20 – 10:10 Update on Treatment of Behcet’s Disease Fereydoun Davatchi, MD
10:10 – 10:40 COFFEE BREAK
Session 8: Imaging in Rheumatic Diseases
10:40 – 11:30 Ultrasound in RA: What do you Need to Know? Peter Vince Balint, MD
11:30 – 12:20 Update on Radiology for Rheumatologists David Salonen, MD
12:20 – 12:35 SHORT BREAK  
12:35 – 13:45 LUNCH SYMPOSIA  
13:45 – 14:05 SHORT BREAK
Session 9: Vaculitis and Future of Rheumatology
14:05 – 14:55 Vasculitis Treatment: Is it Time to Change the Standard of Care for ANCA-associated Vasculitis? Gary S. Hoffman, MD
14:55 – 15:45 The Future of Rheumatology and Individualised Medicine Timothy Spector, MD
15:45 – 15:50 CLOSING REMARKS Mustafa Al-Maini, MD
15:50 – 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
Workshops
16:15 – 17:15 Vasculitis Mimickers: Why it is Still an Important Issue? Gary Hoffman, MD
Behcet’s Disease Fereydoun Davatchi, MD
Difficult SLE Richard Furie, MD
Practical Aspects of Osteoporosis Timothy Spector, MD
Difficult Lupus Nephritis Management Liz Lightstone, MD
Difficult Cases of RA Andrew Ostor, MD
16:15 – 17:45 Ultrasound Workshop (Intermediate): Shoulders Peter Vince Balint, MD
Imaging Update: Understanding Scoring Methods in Clinical Trials David Salonen, MD
17:15 / 17:45 End of Day 3
Time Agenda Speakers

Ultrasound

1. Basic Workshop

The Basic Workshop is addressed to those Healthcare Physicians/Rheumatologists with no prior or with limited experience in Ultrasound Scanning and who would like to be briefly, but effectively, introduced in the use of this Imaging tool. Ultrasound can support and improve their everyday practice as well as enhance the efficacy and efficiency of the treatment of their patients.


Ultrasound Workshop (Basic) – Dr. Hatem El-Azizi

(Group 1)
Friday 27 September (Pre-course workshop)
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Duration: 3 hours with breaks (this course is limited to 30 participants)

  • Introductory Course to Ultrasound Physics and Basics – Lecture (Physics, Modes, Knobology, Artifacts, Orientation, Terminology)
  • Basic Sonoanatomy Lecture (Muscles, Tendons, Bursae, Ligaments, Nerves, Cartilage, Joint Space, Joint Recesses, Joint Capsules and Bony Cortex)
  • Hands on Session – Supervised Workshop in US Machines

Ultrasound Workshop (Basic) – Dr. Hatem El-Azizi

(Group 2)
Saturday 28 September
Time: 16:15 – 19:15
Duration: 3 hours (this course is limited to 30 participants)

  • Introductory Course to Ultrasound Physics and Basics – Lecture (Physics, Modes, Knobology, Artifacts, Orientation, Terminology)
  • Basic Sonoanatomy Lecture (Muscles, Tendons, Bursae, Ligaments, Nerves, Cartilage, Joint Space, Joint Recesses, Joint Capsules and Bony Cortex)
  • Hands on Session – Supervised Workshop in US Machines

2. INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP

This is an open Course with Lecture and Live Ultrasound Scanning from Dr. Balint for those Physicians that have some experience and understanding (Intermediate) of the pathologies and their appearance and interpretation in Ultrasound.

Ultrasound Workshop (Intermediate): Hands and Wrists – Dr. Peter Vince Balint

Sunday 29 September
Time: 16:15 – 17:45
Duration: 1:30 minutes (this course is limited to 40 participants)

  • The Rheumatoid Shoulder – Sonoanatomy of the Shoulder – Lecture and Live Demo with standardized Scanning of the Shoulder, Common Findings, US Lesions and Semiology

Ultrasound Workshop (Intermediate): Shoulders – Dr. Peter Vince Balint

Monday 30 September
Time: 16:15 – 17:45
Duration: 1:30 minutes (this course is limited to 40 participants)

  • Small/Superficial Joints – Sonoanatomy of the Hand and Wrist – Lecture and Live Demo with standardized Scanning of the Hand and Wrist, Common Findings, US Lesions and Semiology

MRI

Further details on the MRI Workshops will be available shortly.

MRI Workshop (Basic) – Dr. Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail

(Group 1)
Friday 27 September
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Duration: 3 hours (this course is limited to 30 participants)


MRI Workshop (Basic) – Dr. Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail

(Group 2)
Saturday 28 September
Time: 16:15 – 17:45
Duration: 1:30 minutes (this course is limited to 30 participants)


Controversies in Conventional Radiography in Sponsyloarthritis – Dr. Walter Maksymowych

Sunday 29 September
Time: 16:15 – 17:45
Duration: 1:30 minutes (this course is limited to 40 participants)

Guest Speakers

Pre-course Workshop Speakers


Khalid Abdullah Al-Ismail, MD (Saudi Arabia)


Hatem El-Azizi, MD (Egypt)

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Dr. Hatem is Associate Professor Radio-diagnosis in Cairo University Hospitals. He received his MD in Radio Diagnosis from Al-Kasr El Aini School of Medicine, Cairo University. Dr. Hatem has great experience in Musculoskeletal and Gastroenterology ultrasonography.


Course Speakers

Daniel Aletaha, MD (Austria)

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Daniel Aletaha is a consultant rheumatologist and Associate Professor at the Medical University of Vienna. He has been doing clinical and translational research since 1998 with a major interest in rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory rheumatic diseases; therapies and treatment strategies; epidemiology and outcomes research; translational research. He is the author or co-author of (currently) 148 publications, as well as of numerous oral and poster presentations at various national and international meetings.


Peter Vince Balint, MD (Hungary)

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Peter V. Balint became a physician at Semmelweis University in Budapest. He has been working for the National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy since 1989. Currently, he is the Head of Dep. at 3rd Rheumatology Department. Since 1990 he has published more than 115 papers, 18 books and book chapters (total impact factors without abstracts: 262,141, H (Hirsch) index: 22, independent citations:1406), has been an invited speaker for more than 50 international meetings, and organizer and convenor at several musculoskeletal ultrasound courses.


Thomas Bardin, MD (France)

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Thomas Bardin is the Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France and professor of Rheumatology at Université Paris VII. Dr. Bardin received his medical degree from the University Paris V in 1980, and he was accredited in rheumatology in 1981. He is a board member and past-president of the Société Française de Rhumatologie and a member of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Bardin has published over 200 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He is the editor or co-editor of more than 20 books in the field of rheumatology.


Jeffrey Chapman, MD (UAE)

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Jeffrey Chapman is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He received training in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University. Presently Dr. Chapman is chief of the Respiratory and Critical Care Institute and the Quality and Patient Safety Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.


Fereydoun Davatchi, MD (Iran)

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Fereydoun Davatchi is Head Division of Rheumatology at the Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Chairman of the APLAR Special Interest Group (SIG) for Behcet`s Disease. Council Member of the International Society of Behcet`s Disease. APLAR COPCORD Coordinator. Senior Editor, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.


Richard Furie, MD (USA)

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Richard Furie is a rheumatologist whose activities for the last several decades have focused on patient care, physician education, and clinical research in the area of anti-rheumatic drug development. Dr. Richard Furie is currently Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Allergy-Clinical Immunology, North Shore LIJ Health System and Professor of Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.


Marc C. Hochberg, MD (USA)

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Marc C. Hochberg, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health and Head of the Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received the Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the Arthur Modell Presidents Award from the Arthritis Foundation in 2013. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles and 60 book chapters, and is an editor of several textbooks including: “Rheumatology, the 5th edition” (Mosby/Elsevier, 2011). His research focuses on the clinical epidemiology and treatment of osteoarthritis and is funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health.


Gary S. Hoffman MD (USA)

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Gary S. Hoffman’s prior work experience as a clinician-investigator and team leader in vasculitis started when he joined Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Vasculitis and Related Diseases Section at the NIH (1987-1992) and later became the Head of that Section. Since 1987 his patient care and research focus has exclusively been in the field of vasculitis. He has lead large research teams and performed first and unique studies in the field of vasculitis. He founded the Cleveland Clinic Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Founded and Chaired the International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides (INSSYS) and was among the founding members of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. His recent work has focused on factors that may be involved in determining organ vulnerability and selective targeting. Testimony to getting projects done is reflected in: authorship of over 270 articles and chapters and being the editor or co-editor of 3 books, one journal and being the recipient of numerous awards.


Liz Lightstone, MD (UK)

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Liz Lightstone is an academic nephrologist at Imperial College London and working at the Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre at The Hammersmith Hospital. She has a long standing interest in lupus nephritis and she and her colleagues care for ~400 patients with lupus / lupus nephritis in the multidisciplinary Imperial College Lupus Centre. She also established and runs a renal obstetric clinic which provides preconception counselling and antenatal care for women with increasingly complex kidney problems and multisystem disorders including significant numbers with lupus.


Walter P. Maksymowych MD (Canada)

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Walter P. Maksymowych is a Senior Medical Scientist of Alberta Innvovates-Health Solutions, Chief Medical Officer of Canadian Research and Education (CaRE) Arthritis, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta. His special interests include the imaging, therapy, and surrogate technologies of spondyloarthritis.


Monika Ostensen, MD (Norway)

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Monika Ostensen, MD, PhD, is a consultant for the Center for Pregnancy and Rheumatic Diseases at the University Hospital of Trondheim, Norway, as well as a consultant for the High Risk Pregnancy Unit, Department of Rheumatology at the Sörlandet Hospital in Kristiansand, Norway.


Andrew Ostor, MD (UK)

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Abrar A. Qureshi, MD (USA)

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Dr. Abrar Qureshi is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chair of the Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. In 2003, he helped found the Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and has been working with rheumatology one-on-one since then. The Center provides clinical care one half-day per week and also is a focal point for clinical research. Majority of patients care present with complex psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, although patients with lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma/morphea, pyoderma gangrenosum and hidradenitis suppurativa are also seen. The strength of the Center is in co-management of patients with skin and musculoskeletal problems, a feature that attracts trainees at all levels.


David Salonen, MD (Canada)

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David Salonen completed his undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Mechanical Engineering and his medical degree at University of Toronto. He did his training in Diagnostic Radiology at University of Toronto and his fellowship in Osteoradiology at University of California, San Diego where he held a position as Lecturer. He returned to a faculty position at University of Toronto, where he is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Orthopedics. He is an attending physician at the University Health Network, Mount Sinai, and Women’s College Hospital. He previously was the Chair of Examinations for Diagnostic Radiology at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Salonen’s interests are in sports medicine, total joint reconstruction, and arthritis and are presently a member of the Arthritis Center of Excellence at the University Health Network and a member of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC).


Ego Seeman, MD (Australia)

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Ego Seeman is Professor of Medicine at the Austin Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in the field of osteoporosis research for over 30 years and has over 300 publications in the field.


Timothy Spector, MD (UK)

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Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Director of the TwinsUK Registry at Kings College, London. He trained in rheumatology and epidemiology, but moved into genetic epidemiology in 1992 when he founded the UK Twins Registry, with currently 11,000 twins, which is one of the richest collections of genotypic and phenotypic information on twins worldwide. Its breadth of research has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common complex traits, many previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment. Through GWAS studies his group have found over 400 novel gene loci in over 30 disease areas. He has published over 700 research articles and is an NHS NIHR Senior Investigator. He is PI of the Wellcome Trust MuTHER study and the EU Treat-OA, Eurobats, EurHealth and EpiTrain consortia. He was awarded in 2009 an European Research Council (ERC) Senior Investigator award to study epigenetics. He is the author of several books, focusing on osteoporosis, genetics and epigenetics.


Virginia Steen, MD (USA)

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Virginia D. Steen, MD, is Professor of Medicine with Tenure and Rheumatology Fellowship Director at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington. DC. Dr. Steen received her MD from University of Pittsburgh, residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh where she was on faculty before coming to Georgetown in 1995. Dr. Steen’s career has focused on the epidemiology and natural history of the Systemic Scleroderma primarily using the important Pittsburgh Scleroderma Database. In recent years she has been a leader in the many clinical trials in scleroderma and a large scleroderma pulmonary hypertension cohort.


Sponsors

Abu Dhabi Advanced Rheumatology Review Course acknowledge the following Sponsors:

Government Sponsors

  • Mafraq Hospital
  • SEHA Hospital
  • Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau

Diamond Sponsors

  • Pfizer

Platinum Sponsors

  • Abbott
  • Bristol-Myers Squible

Gold Sponsors

  • Roche

Silver Sponsors

  • Janssen
  • NewBridge

Conference Partners

  • Actelion
  • Algorithm
  • Amgen
  • GSK
  • BIOTECH PHARMA (Metoject)
  • MSD
  • Novartis
  • Philips
  • Sobi

Hotel Information

We are pleased to confirm room allotments have been reserved at the following hotels. Hotel rooms at special room rates can be booked by using a unique Group Code and the online booking sites provided.

*Please note visa applications will only be accepted by the Conference Secretariat if hotel accommodation is booked through the Conference Secretariat /Conference hotels. More information can be found here.


Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi. With its striking, contemporary design, this beachfront hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance throughout its 369 rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy world class on-site amenities, including private sandy beaches, an Olympic-length swimming pool, covered children’s pool, separate ladies’ and mixed-use gyms, business services and state-of-the-art conference facilities.

Add to this an awarding winning portfolio of eight dining options; all delivered with genuine Arabic hospitality – the result is certain to exceed every guest’s highest expectations.

For more information, visit www.fairmont.com/babalbahr.
Please click here to book your accommodation at special rates at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Beri, Abu Dhabi.


Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Ideally located in the Qaryat Al Beri complex, which houses the Shangri-La hotel, Shangri-La Residences, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, The Villas by Shangri-La and a souk, Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, five minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and 15 minutes from the city centre. It overlooks its own private beach and is directly across the water from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi offers comfortable, functional and efficient facilities for business and leisure travellers. Recreation facilities available include a 24-hour gymnasium featuring a full range of cardiovascular equipment, an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach. Guests also enjoy cross-signing privileges at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La and at the hotel’s sister property, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. Traders Hotel is walking distance only to Fairmont Hotel:

Please click here to book your accommodation at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.