Track: Clinical Practice

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Friday, November 4, 2011

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course and Examination
ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course
Antanya Chung; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice

Saturday, November 5, 2011

11:00 AM-5:00 PM

ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Course and Examination
ACR Certified Rheumatology Coder Examination
Melesia Tillman; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice

Sunday, November 6, 2011

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

ACR Practice Issues
Health Information Technology and Informatics to Promote High Quality Rheumatologic Care
Rod Piechowski; Healthcare Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago, IL and Itara Barnes, BS; Quality, Registries, and Health Informatics, American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

ACR Medical Aspects of Rheumatic Diseases
Lipid-Lowering Therapy 2011
Neil J. Stone, MD; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Clinical  Clinical Practice  Audience Response System  SessionSelect
ACR Practice Issues
Utilizing Media Relations to Build Your Practice
Jana Leigh Thomas, MPA; Health & Social Marketing, Porter Novelli, Atlanta, GA and Stanley B. Cohen, MD; Metroplex Clinical Research Centre, Dallas, TX
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Difficult Raynaud's Phenomena
Fredrick M. Wigley, MD; Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Management of Antiphospholipid Syndrome-From Controversies to Consensus
Doruk Erkan, MD; Rheumatology Dept, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, Munther A. Khamashta, MD; Lupus Research Unit, The Rayne Institute, Kings College London School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom and Lisa R. Sammaritano, MD; Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Clinical Practice  Pediatrics and Clinical  Patient Safety  SessionSelect
ACR Special Sessions
Legislative Update from Capitol Hill
Dennis Hastert; Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Washington, DC
Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

Monday, November 7, 2011

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

ACR Special Sessions
Clinicopathologic Conference: A 40 Year-Old Male with Dyspnea on Exertion
Nadera J. Sweiss, MD; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Amit Patel, MD; Cardiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, Aliya Husain, MD; Pathology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL and John F. Beshai, MD; University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Clinical  Clinical Practice  Patient Safety  SessionSelect

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

ACR Medical Aspects of Rheumatic Diseases
Anemia of Inflammatory Disease
Brady L. Stein, MD; Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Clinical Practice  Pediatrics and Clinical  Audience Response System  SessionSelect
ACR Practice Issues
RAC and Roll – How to Perform Complex Chart Audits
Melesia Tillman; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

10:30 AM-11:30 AM

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Curbside Consults - Ask the Professors
Laura K. Hummers, MD, ScM; Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, Robert L. Wortmann, MD; Rheumatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med Ctr, Lebanon, NH and Michael D. Lockshin, MD; Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Clinical  Clinical Practice  Audience Response System  SessionSelect
ACR Practice Issues
The Road to Meaningful Use and Beyond: A Simple Overview of a Complex Topic
Robert W. Warren, MD, PhD, MPH; Pediatric Rheumatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Laura Zaremba, BA, MA; Illinois Office of Health Information Technology, Chicago, IL
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Did You Brush Your Teeth Today?
Michele Ravenel, DMD; Stomatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Clinical Practice  Pediatrics and Clinical  SessionSelect

2:30 PM-4:00 PM

ACR Special Sessions
Thieves' Market: Show Me Your Best Cases
Brian E. Daikh, MD; Rheumatology Associates PC, Portland, ME, Jeffrey Tsai, MBBS; Rheumatology, Royal Newcastle Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Grace Ahn, MD; Rheumatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, David A. Kandiah, FRACP, MPH, PhD; University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia, Kimberly Legault, MD; Rheumatology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, Sharon Dowell, MBBS; Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD and Kenneth J. Warrington, MD; Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Clinical Practice  Pediatrics and Clinical  Audience Response System  Patient Safety  SessionSelect

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Difficult to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Case Studies
Victoria P. Werth, MD; Dermatology/2nd Fl, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia V.A. Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, David A. Isenberg, FRCP, MD; Centre for Rheumatology Research, Division of Medicine, University College London, London, United Kingdom and Søren Jacobsen, Professor, DMSc, MD; Department of Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology, Section 4242, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

ACR Medical Aspects of Rheumatic Diseases
Celiac Disease: Immunopathogenesis and Clinical Spectrum Potential
Joseph A. Murray, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR State-of-the-Art Lectures
Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Inflammation and Cardiovascular Health
Artemis P. Simopoulos, MD; Nutrition and Health, Center for Genetics, Washington, DC and Joel M. Kremer, MD; Albany Medical College and The Center for Rheumatology, Albany, NY
Clinical and Research  Clinical Practice  Patient Safety  SessionSelect

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Spondylarthropathies: Recent Insights
Walter P. Maksymowych, FRCP, FRCP(C); Medicine/Rheumatic Dis Unit, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Gabrielle H. Kingsley, FRCP, MBChB, PhD; Academic Rheumatology, Kings College London, London, United Kingdom and John D. Carter, MD; Internal Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

ACR Practice Issues
Understanding Medicare Incentive Programs: e-Prescribing & PQRI
Salahuddin Kazi, MD; Health Informatics Office, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

11:00 AM-12:30 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
The Three Ps of Dermatologic and Autoimmune Disease: Pyoderma, Panniculitis and Pemphigus/Pemphigoid
Jeffrey P. Callen, MD, FACP; Division of Dermatology, Univ Louisville Sch Med, Louisville, KY, Lela A. Lee, MD; Dermatology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO and Victoria P. Werth, MD; Dermatology/2nd Fl, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia V.A. Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR Practice Issues
CORC Forum: Payment Reform Options
Warren Skea, PhD; Health Research Institute Advisory Team, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dallas, TX and Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP; American College of Physicians, Washington, DC
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Hyperuricemia and Gout: Mechanisms and Morbidity
Michael H. Pillinger, MD; Rheumatology, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR Practice Issues
Mastering Patient Flow to Improve Practice Operations
Owen J. Dahl, MBA, FACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB; Owen Dahl Consulting, The Woodlands, TX
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

2:30 PM-4:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Vasculitis: Key Issues for the Clinician in Three Unique Diseases
Michael E. Wechsler, MMSc, MD; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Rula Hajj-Ali, MD; Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH and Peter A. Merkel, MD, MPH; Vasculitis Center, E5, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

4:30 PM-6:00 PM

ACR Clinical Symposia
Challenging Complications of Systemic Sclerosis
Yannick Allanore, MD, PhD; Rheumatology, Paris Descartes University, Rheumatology A department, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France, Romy Christmann, FRACP; Rheumatology, Boston University, Boston, MA and Virginia D. Steen, MD; Dept of Rheumatology, Georgetown Univ Medical Center, Washington, DC
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR Special Sessions
ACR/ARHP Knowledge Bowl
Carlos Gadea, MD1, Elvira Lindwall, MD2, Patricia Hobday, MD3, Robert W. Lightfoot, MD4, Anika Alarakhia, MD2, Theresa Wampler Muskardin, MD3, Christine Chhakchhuak5, Robert Quinet, MD6 and Bryce A. Binstadt, MD, PhD7; (1)Rheumatology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY(2)Rheumatology, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA(3)Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN(4)Division of Rheumatology, Univ of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY(5)Division of Rheumatology, MD, Lexington, KY(6)Rheumatology, Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA(7)Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Clinical and Research  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR Special Sessions
Insurance Roundtable
Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

ACR Practice Issues
ICD-10 & HIPAA 5010 - Ready or Not…It's Coming!
Antanya Chung; American College of Rheumatology, Atlanta, GA
Business of Rheumatology  Clinical  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect
ACR Special Sessions
Rheumatology Roundup: Highlights from the 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting
John J. Cush, MD; Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX and Arthur Kavanaugh, MD; Rheumatology/AllergyImmunology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Clinical and Research  Clinical Practice  SessionSelect