Americas Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders Annual Conference

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Conference ID

D6004-17-Z

Purpose

The purpose of the AASOG annual meeting is to bring together stakeholders in the sarcoidosis community, ranging from basic scientists to practicing clinicians, so they can explore and share new developments in the understanding and treatment of this disease. An emphasis on the disease’s overrepresentation in the minority community is stressed.

Audience

Physicians, advanced practitioners, basic scientists, or any health professionals that are involved in the research, care and treatment of patients with sarcoidosis.

Credit

AMA

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and Americas Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders (AASOG). Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday/Saturday – 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Saturday – 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in up to 10.75 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing.

Agenda

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • 9 a.m. | Check in
  • 9:30 a.m. | AASOG Executive Meeting
  • 11 a.m. | Opening Remarks
    Lisa Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP – AASOG President

Oral Session 1: Challenges in Diagnosis, Treatment and Access to Care of Minorities with Sarcoidosis

  • 11:10 a.m. | Refractory Pulmonary Sarcoidosis in Minorities – Bridging the Gap
    Nadera Sweiss, MD
  • 11:35 a.m. | Using Knowledge Networks to Improve Sarcoidosis Care: Focus on Minority and Disadvantaged Patients
    Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA
  • Noon | Barriers in Diagnosis and Treatment for Minority Residents at an Inner City Clinic Despite Close Proximity to a Large Regional Suburban Academic Medical Center
    Richard Bernstein, MD
  • 12:25 p.m. | Lunch

Oral Session 2: Immunology, Microbiome and Genetics

  • 1:10 p.m. | Targeting Th17/Treg Dysfunction to Halt Progression of Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
    Wonder Puryear Drake, MD
  • 1:25 p.m. | Promise of the Microbiome in Sarcoidosis and other Diseases – Will it be Fulfilled?
    Ronald Collman, MD
  • 2 p.m. | Identifying T Cell Epitopes in Human Disease
    Andrew Fontenot, MD
  • 2:25 p.m. | Further Information Learned from the Genomic Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis (Grads) Study
    Edward Chen, MD
  • 2:50 p.m. | Modeling The Granuloma – The Critical Battlefield in Host Immunity and Disease
    Larry Schlesinger, MD
  • 3:15 p.m. | Break

Oral Session 3: Genetics Continued and Miscellaneous Topics

  • 3:35 p.m. | Modeling Sarcoidosis from a Genetic Perspective
    Courtney Montgomery, PhD
  • 4 p.m. | Analysis of Quality of Life for Sarcoidosis Associated Pulmonary Hypertension – from the ReSAPH Database
    Eva Carmona Porquera, MD, PhD
  • 4:25 p.m. | Early Detection and Treatment of Active Cardiac Sarcoidosis
    Elliott Crouser, MD
  • 4:50 p.m. | Biologic Models for Sarcoidosis – Funding Opportunities
    Ginger Spitzer
  • 5:30 p.m. | AASOG Membership Committee Meeting
  • 6:30 p.m. | Dinner

Saturday, April 8, 2017

  • 8 a.m. | President-Elect Address
    Elliott Crouser, MD
  • 8:15 a.m. | Keynote Address: A Historical Perspective on Sarcoidosis
    Herbert Reynolds, MD

Oral Session 4: Neurosarcoidosis – Biomarkers and Small Fiber Neuropathy

  • 8:40 a.m. | Biomarkers in Neurosarcoidosis
    Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, MD
  • 9:05 a.m. | Difficulties in the Diagnosis of Small Fiber Neuropathy
    Divpreet Kaur, MD
  • 9:30 a.m. | Management of Small Fiber Neuropathy in Sarcoidosis
    Dan Culver, DO
  • 9:55 a.m. | Break

Oral Session 5: Neurosarcoidosis — Fatigue, Imaging and Mimicking Other Diseases

  • 10:15 a.m. | Measurement of Fatigue in Sarcoidosis
    Marc Judson, MD
  • 10:40 a.m. | Cognitive Failure and Fatigue — How the Lessons in Multiple Sclerosis can be Applied to Sarcoidosis
    Walter Royal III, MD
  • 11:05 a.m. | Neuroimaging in Sarcoidosis
    Tao Oyang, MD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Sarcoidosis Mimicking Other Neurologic Conditions
    Carlos Pardo-Villamizer, MD
  • 11:55 a.m. | Lunch and Abstract Viewing

Oral Session 6: Miscellaneous

  • 12:55 p.m. | Sarcoidosis Registry — Lessons learned from the IPF Registry
    Rebecca Bascom, MD, MPH
  • 1:20 p.m. | Sarcoidosis — The UCSF Experience
    Laura Koth, MD
  • 1:45 p.m. | What Do We Know About the Occupational and Environmental Causes of Sarcoidosis?
    Lisa Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP
  • 2:10 p.m. | Break
  • 2:30 p.m. | Oral Presentation of Winning Abstracts
  • 4:20 p.m. | Closing Comments

Planning Committee

Richard C. Bernstein, MD
Lisa Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP
Elliott Crouser, MD

Faculty

Rebecca Bascom, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Richard Bernstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Eva Carmona Porquera, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
Associate Consultant in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Edward Chen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Ronald Collman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division Department of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Elliott Crouser, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Sarcoidosis Specialty Clinic
Department of Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Daniel Culver, DO
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Respiratory Institute
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Wonder Puryear Drake, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Andrew Fontenot, MD
Henry N. Claman Professor of Medicine
Head, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Alicia Gerke, MD, MBA
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Marc Judson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

Divpreet Kaur, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Laura Koth, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, UCSF Sarcoidosis Research Program
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Lisa Maier, MD, MSPH, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Science
National Jewish Health
Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Department of Environmental/Occupational Health
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Courtney Montgomery, PhD
Associate Member
Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK

Tao Ouyang, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology Program
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology and Pathology
Neuroimmunopathology Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Herbert Reynolds, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA

Walter Royal III, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Director, Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research
Associate Director for Research, VA Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence-East
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Larry Schlesinger, MD
Samuel Saslaw Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity
Director, Center for Microbial Interface Biology and the Medical Scientist Training Program
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Ginger Spitzer
Executive Director
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
Chicago, IL

Nadera Sweiss, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sarcoidosis and Scleroderma Clinic
Director, Rheumatology Clinical Research and Cold Hand Clinic
Director, Sarcoidosis Translational Advanced Research Program Institute for Personalized Respiratory Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Fee

For Friday/Saturday, the cost is $175. For Saturday only, the cost is $115.

Room Block

A block of rooms has been reserved for a rate of $179 (single room) at:

Hershey Lodge
325 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Rooms reserved after March 7, 2017, are at regular rates and will be based on availability. We recommend that you make reservations as early as possible.

You can make reservations online or by calling 1-855-729-3108.

Conference Goals

To share the latest basic and translational research in the area of sarcoidosis

  • To discuss the disproportional impact that sarcoidosis has on the minority community, especially African Americans
  • To have a special focus and in depth discussion on neurosarcoidosis, one of the most difficult areas in sarcoidosis to treat
  • To foster an environment of collaboration and networking among individuals and institutions dedicated to the care of sarcoidosis patients

Cancellations

Cancellations received after March 30, 2017, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be available after April 3, 2017.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

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