Rheumatology Grand Rounds & Clinical Conferences

All conferences convene at 8:00 a.m. in the West Pavillion, Room D (unless otherwise specified)






7/2/2015 Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
Jane Knight Lowe 
Professor of Medicine



Clinical Conference

7/16/2015 Clinical Conference  
7/23/2015 Leslie J. Crofford, MD
Professor of Medicine 
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Re-visiting the Role of Prostaglandins in Inflammation and Autoimmunity
7/30/2015 Clinical Conference  
8/13/2015 Michael P. Whyte, MD 
Professor of Medicine
Medical-Scientific Director, 
Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research
Washington University in St Louis
The TNF Family: Its Heritable Disorders Involving The RANKL/OPG/RANK/NF-κB Signaling Pathway
8/20/2015  Nancy E. Lane, MD
Endowed Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Health
UC Davis Health System
No Rheumatology Grand Rounds on August 20. Instead there will be an Osteoimmunology Symposium. For details click here
8/27/2015  Daniel E. Furst, MD
Carl M. Pearson Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
UCLA, Los Angeles CA
 The GI Tract in Scleroderma
9/3/2015 Clinical Conference
Note special time: 7:30 a.m. 
9/10/2015 Clinical Conference  
9/17/2015  Stanley J. Naides, MD, FACP. FACR
Medical Director, Immunology R & D
Interim Scientific Director, Immunology R & D
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
San Juan Capistrano, CA
14-3-3η: A Joint-Specific Biomarker in the Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis
9/24/2015 Clinical Conference 
10/1/2015 John H. Stone, MD
Director, Clinical Rheumatology
Massachusetts General Hospital 
IgG4-Related Disease and BEYOND: Lessons on human immunology from an emerging disease
10/8/2015 Clinical Conference  
10/15/2015 Clinical Conference (at 7:30 a.m.)

Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor, Division of Cellular Biology
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Rheumatology
University of California, San Diego
Synoviocyte Phosphatases as Potential Therapeutic Targets for Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/22/2015 Clinical Conference  (at 7:30 a.m.)

Lisa L. Willett, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Jason R. Hartig, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Faculty Development: Expectations and Evaluation
10/29/2015 Clinical Conference (at 7:30 a.m.)

Michael Pillinger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Rheumatology FlwpPgm Chr
Director of Rheumatology VA
Hyperuricemia and Gout: Emerging Concepts on Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation
11/5/2015 Rae S.M. Yeung, MD 
Professor of Pediatrics, Immunology and Medical Science
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
11/12/2015  Clinical Conference 
11/19/2015 Clinical Conference (8 a.m. 
11/26/2015 Thankgivings Holiday  
12/3/2015 Clinical Conference (at 7:30 a.m.

Liana Fraenkel, MD, MPH 

Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Chief of Rheumatology
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Yale School of Medicine

Howard and Martha Holley Research Seminar Series

Implementing Shared Decision Making in Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/10/2015 Clinical Conference (8 a.m. 
12/17/2015 Peter Nigrovic, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
New mechanisms in arthritis: How I learned to stop worrying and love the mouse
12/24/2015 Christmas Holiday  
12/31/2015 New Year's Holiday
1/7/2016 Clinical Conference (8 a.m. 
1/14/2016 Clinical Conference (8 a.m. 
1/21/2016 Rodney O. Tucker, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine 

Christopher Brainard
Reaching for Excellence (UABHS)
Physician Communication Quality

Physician Star Rating system
1/28/2016 Erika Darrah PhD
Assistante Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
John Hopkins University
Enzyme Activating Antibodies in Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/4/2016 Clinical Conference (8 a.m.
2/11/2016 Howard and Martha Holley Research Prize Winner

George Tsokos, MD

Professor of Immunology
Center for Life Sciences
Harvard Medical School
2/18/2016 Marcus Clark, MD 
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Rheumatology
Co-Director, Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research
Mechanisms of Tubulointerstitial Inflammation in Human Lupus Nephritis 
2/25/2016 Clinical Conference (8 a.m. 
4/7/2016 Sarah D. Berry, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and
Harvard Medical School
4/14/2016 Third Annual Graciela S. Alarcon, MD, MPH Lecture

Jane E. Salmon, MD

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Collette Kean Research Professor Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
4/21/2016 Andras Perl, MD, PhD, MD
Professor of Medicine  
Chief of Rheumatology
5/12/2016 Frank Beier, PhD 
Professor and Assistant Chair Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.
5/19/2016 Edward H. Yelin, PhD
Professor in Residence of Medicine and Health Policy
Division of Rheumatology/Arthritis
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
6/16/2016 Jinoos Yazdany, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Associate Clinical Director of the Lupus Clinic
UCSF School of Medicine
6/30/2016 Timothy B. Niewold, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Immunology Rheumatology
Mayo Clinic


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