32nd Annual UCSF Rheumatology Board Review and Clinical Update

Aug 22 - 24, 2024
Course# MDM25F01
San Francisco, CA
*Onsite + Live Stream*

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August 22 - 24, 2024
Mission Bay Conference Center • San Francisco, CA
Course# MDM25F01 - Department: Medicine



Registration Fees

$985 Physicians

$875 Advanced Practice Professionals/Nurses

$600 Residents/Fellows

$1,200 Industry Representatives

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before August 1, 2024 will be refunded, less an administrative fee of $100. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected].



This three-day course presents major clinical topics in the field of Rheumatology to assist physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine(ABIM) Subspecialty Examination in Rheumatology, and the practicing clinician seeking to update their knowledge and care for rheumatology patients. The course overall focuses on diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic disease, disease-management problems and key advances in practice over the past 10 years.


hybrid iconOnsite and Remote Learning Options:
The course sessions will take place at the Mission Bay Conference Center.  Live Stream and Onsite registrants will receive instructions along with the digital syllabus a week before the conference.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference for a limited time period. You must tune in to live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.  All course times listed are Pacific Standard Time.



Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply current, evidence-based, standards of care to rheumatic diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, other systemic, autoimmune diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, seronegative arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, crystalline arthritis, and soft tissue pain syndromes);
  2. Improve diagnostic accuracy by application of best available recent data and expert guidance;
  3. Refine, optimize and monitor rheumatic disease treatments based on new knowledge of efficacy and safety;
  4. Adopt newly approved treatments appropriately based on the latest medical evidence;
  5. Refine approach to pain control based on the latest evidence;
  6. Increase utilization of self-assessment.



In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, Continuing Education and Cultural and Linguistic Competency.  

The approved credits shown above include 2.75 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Pain Management
The approved credits shown above include 8.25 credits toward meeting the requirement under California assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and end-of-Life Care.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 26.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.  Attendees must complete the course evaluation within 30 days of the activity completion in order to receive MOC credit.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.   

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course Outline

Download 2024 Agenda

(subject to change) | All times Pacific (PDT)

Time P/G Subject Speaker
7:00am   Registration and Continental Breakfast | Exhibits Open  
8:00am   Welcome and Overview Drs. Mary Nakamura, Lianne Gensler & Brett Dietz
8:05am   Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Dr. Maria Dall’Era
9:25am   Q&A  
9:30am   Myositis and Myositis Mimics Dr. Andrew Mammen
10:40am   Q&A  
10:45am   Break & Exhibits  
11:00am P Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis Dr. Mary Beth Humphrey
12:00pm   Q&A  
12:05pm   Lunch (on your own)  
1:10pm PG RA Epidemiology, EAMs & Complications Dr. Ted Mikuls
2:10pm   Q&A  
2:15pm   Autoinflammatory Disease Dr. Dan Kastner
3:15pm   Q&A  
3:20pm   Break & Exhibits  
3:35pm   Interpretation of Imaging Studies Dr. Thomas Link
4:35pm G Quick Clinical Cases: A Photographic Review Dr. Lester Miller
5:35pm   Adjourn  
7:30am   Continental Breakfast & Exhibits  
8:00am   Vasculitis Dr. Peter Merkel
9:20am   Q&A  
9:25am   Systemic Sclerosis  Dr. Francesco Boin
10:40am   Q&A  
10:45am   Break & Exhibits  
11:00am PG Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy: 202 Dr. Jonathan Graf
12:20pm   Q&A  
12:25pm   Lunch  
1:35pm P Antiphospholipid Syndrome Dr. Sarah Goglin
2:35pm   Q&A  
2:40pm   Sports Medicine for the Rheumatologist: Knee, Shoulder, Hip Dr. Carlin Senter
3:40pm   Q&A  
3:45pm   Break & Exhibits  
4:00pm   Sports Medicine for the Rheumatologist: Soft Tissue Injuries and Nerve Entrapments Dr. Carlin Senter
5:00pm   Adjourn  
7:30am   Continental Breakfast & Exhibits  
8:00am   Spondylarthritis I (Axial SpA, IBD Arthritis & Reactive Arthritis) Dr. Lianne Gensler
9:15am   Q&A  
9:20am   Systemic Diseases with Rheumatic Manifestations Dr. Jonathan Graf
10:35am   Q&A  
10:40am   Break & Exhibits  
10:50am   Autoimmune Disease and the Lung Dr. Erin Wilfong
12:00pm   Q&A  
12:05pm G Infectious Disease and Rheumatology Dr. Brett Dietz
12:55pm   Adjourn  
    Medication Safety and Prevention      Dr. Gabby Schmajuk
  P Crystal Disease Dr. Ken Scalapino (60)
  P Spondyloarthritis II: Psoriatic Arthritis Dr. Lianne Gensler (60)
    Mechanisms of Biologic Medication Dr. Judith Ashouri-Sinha (60)
  P Pediatric Rheumatology Dr. Erica Lawson (60)
  P Osteoarthritis Dr. R. Krishna Chaganti (65)

P = Pain Credit | G = Geriatric Credit


Course Chairs

Mary C. Nakamura, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
University of California, San Francisco

Lianne Gensler, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Brett Dietz, MD, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco



UCSF Faculty

(Department of Medicine unless otherwise indicated)

Judy Ashouri, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

R. Krishna Chaganti, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine

Maria Dall'Era, MD
Professor of Medicine
UCSF Rheumatology Division Chief

Brett Dietz, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Lianne Gensler, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, UCSF Rheumatology Fellowship program

Sarah Goglin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief, Rheumatology Education

Jonathan Graf, MD
Professor of Medicine

Erica Lawson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship program

Thomas Link, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Division Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology

Lester Miller, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Gabriela Schmajuk, MD, MAS
Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, San Francisco VA Medical Center

Carlin Senter, MD
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Guest Faculty

Francesco Boin, MD Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Kao Multispecialty Scleroderma Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Mary Beth Humphrey, MD, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Section Chief of Rheumatology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Daniel Kastner, MD, PhD
NIH Distinguished InvestigatorMedical Genetics Branch

Andrew Mamman, MD, PhD
Senior InvestigatorMuscle Disease Section

Peter Merkel, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief, Division of Rheumatology,
University of Pennsylvania

Ted R. Mikuls, MD, MSPH
Stokes-Shackleford Professor of Rheumatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center and
Omaha VA Medical Center

Kenneth Scalapino, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
Oregon Health Sciences University

Erin Wilfong, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Immunology
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care
Vanderbilt University


Travel & Lodging

Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143-3008
MBCC Phone:  415-476-2019

Area Hotels

Hotel Luma - https://www.lumahotels.com/san-francisco
Hotel Via - https://www.hotelviasf.com/
Hyatt Place - https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-place-san-francisco-downtown/sfozs


UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
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Exhibit Fee: $4,000 - Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

Exhibit Description


Exhibit Hours

(subject to updating)

Thursday 8/22/24  
7:00 - 8:00AM Exhibit Area open during Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:45 -11:00AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
3:25 - 3:40PM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
Friday 8/23/24  
7:30 - 8:00AM Exhibit Area & Continental Breakfast
10:45 - 11:00AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
3:35 - 3:50PM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
Saturday 8/24/24  
7:30 - 8:00AM Exhibit Area & Continental Breakfast
10:35 - 10:50AM Coffee Break in Exhibit Area