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Rheumatology Conferences

Didactic Program

Summer Conference Series Series of core lectures that introduce pathogenesis, presentation and management of various rheumatic diseases presented by faculty between July and September each year. 
Rheumatology Core Conferences Mix of basic and clinical rheumatology and immunology topics presented by faculty and fellows between October and June each year.
Patient Management Conferences Clinical case presentations with value based on diagnosis/management points presented by fellows and fostering discussion with faculty monthly. 
Rheumatology Board Review Review of high-yield topics and board type questions with faculty twice to three times a month. 
Journal Club Basic and clinical sciences articles with significant impact presented by faculty and fellows twice a month. 
Immunology Review Review of immunology topics with basic science faculty once a month alternating years. 
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshops Basics of musculoskeletal ultrasound with opportunity to practice obtaining normal scans with musculoskeletal ultrasound trained faculty once a month alternating years.
Radiology Conferences
  • Musculoskeletal radiology topics presented by a musculoskeletal radiologist every other month.
  • Interesting or challenging cases provided by faculty and fellows and reviewed by a musculoskeletal radiologist every other month.
Pathology Conferences
  • Combined rheumatology-neurology case conference four times a year.
  • Combined rheumatology-nephrology case conference twice a year.
  • Dermato-pathology case conference twice a year.
Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds Clinical or translational conferences for all members of the Department of Internal Medicine weekly. 

National/Regional Conferences

  • 1st year fellows attend ACR annual meeting if they have poster or oral presentation accepted.
  • 2nd year fellows attend ACR annual meeting on FIT travel scholarship.
  • All fellows attend Utah Rheumatology Association Conference yearly.
  • Fellows also attend: 
    • ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium, Chicago, IL
    • Annual Meeting – SPARTAN Group
    • The Rheumatology Summit for Fellows, Orlando, FL
    • Advances for Rheumatic Diseases, Sun Valley, ID