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Advances in Rheumatology – Harvard Medical School

September 10, 2016 - September 13, 2016


For nearly 40 years, the Advances in Rheumatology course has been influential in educating generations of physicians and allied health care professionals on the over 100 rheumatic conditions which now encompass the specialty.  A collaboration between Harvard Medical School’s two largest teaching hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the course not only focuses on rheumatic diseases, but offers additional perspectives from other medical disciplines, such as nephrology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and infectious disease.

Advances in Rheumatology targets the practicing rheumatologist, rheumatology trainee, and academic rheumatologist seeking to enhance their clinical skills and increase their knowledge with the latest breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases which have advanced rapidly as laboratory research and clinical trials continually alter standards of care for patients and increase the number of therapeutic options available for physicians.

The course consists of four days of live CME activities, utilizing the following educational formats:

  • Lectures by leading experts in the United States and Europe on topics pertaining to their special areas of interest;
  • Curbside consult sessions in which an expert presents difficult clinical scenarios and his or her approach to the problem; and
  • Panel discussions in which a group of experts in a particular disease entertain questions solicited from the audience.

The full range of rheumatic disease is covered every year over the span of this course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the latest scientific advances in the field of rheumatology
  • Translate the latest developments in the field of rheumatology to clinical practice
  • Integrate new treatment approaches for patients with rheumatic disease
  • Apply new diagnostic techniques in their patient population
  • Analyze insights from pathology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology that pertain to specific rheumatologic issues

Target Audience

This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Medical Trainees. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Dermatology, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Medicine, and Rheumatology.


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