Corporate Members
2017- Planned Events  For Providers:

- Annual Case Sharing (Part 2):
Cases from UCSF, UC Davis, Stanford, Community Cases
Target Date: April 2017
Location: SF
Speakers:  TBD

- Post-EULAR Clinical Update
Target Date: July 2017
Faculty: TBD
Speakers: TBD

- Disease/ Clinical Update - Location: Upper Peninsula
Target Date: Sep 2017
Speakers: TBD
Upcoming Public Events
Event Sponsors:
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2014 - 2017 Rheumatology Related Conferences

    State/ National Programs:
California Rheumatology Alliance (CRA)- 10th Annual Medical & Scientific Meeting
    - May 17-18, 2014  Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA
    - April 10-12, 2015 Marina del Rey Marriott, Marina del Rey, CA
    - May 21-22, 2016 Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA
    - April 7-9, 2017 Marina del Rey Marriott, Marina del Rey, CA

Rheumatology Nurses Society  annual Meeting
    - Aug 7-9, 2014 - Louisville, Kentucky
    - Aug 6-8, 2015  - Orlando, FL
    - Aug 4-6, 2016  - Cleveland, OH

National Organizations for Rheumatology Managers (NORM) Annual Meeting
    - Sep 12-13, 2014  - Louisville, Kentucky
    - Sep 18-19, 2015  - Bellevue, WA
    - Sep 15-17, 2016 - Mobile, Alabama
    - Sep 14-16, 2017 - Kansas City, MO
    - Oct 4-6, 2018 - Tampa, FL

American College of Rheumatology 13th Annual Scientific Meeting
    - Nov 14-18, 2014 - Boston, MA
    - Nov 6-11, 2015 - San Francisco, CA
    - Nov 11-16, 2016 - Washington DC

    SF Bay Area Programs:
Arthritis Walk   May 16, 2015 Livermore; May 30, 2015 San Francisco
Arthritis Walk   May 14, 2016 Livermore; May 21, 2016 San Francisco
Arthritis Foundation -
Knowles Lecture  5/5/2016

    International Conferences:
EULAR (the EUropean League Against Rheumatism)  
    - June 11-14, 2014  Paris, France,
    - June 10-13, 2015  Rome, Italy
    - June 14-17, 2016 London, UK
    - June 14-17, 2017  Madrid, Spain
2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis -
Tri-Valley at Livermore CA
Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 San Francisco Walk to Cure
Arthritis  Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Walk to Cure Psoriasis May 17, 2014 (Sat)
San Francisco, Justin Herman Plaza
1K and 5K walks along the Embarcadero
Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.;
Health Fair & Program begins at 9:00 a.m.;
Walk at 09:45 a.m.
Sunday, June 8, 2014. Start Time: 9:00 am.
West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga

3rd Annual Palo Alto Patient & Family Education Symposium
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel, Cypress Ballroom
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
April 4, 2014 (Saturday) from 8:30am - 1:00pm
2016  Events
Other Rheumatology Related Events
Call (510)204-5888 to register!
Seminar space is limited.

For information about arthritis or the EXPO,
please call the
Arthritis Foundation
at 888-391-9389  option 101 or visit
Previous Public Events
For General Public/Patients:

2016 Rheumatology Patient & Family Symposium
Date: May 7, 2016 (Sat) 8AM-3PM  
(More info )  Video Recordings on
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark-Fremont
(near 880 & Stevenson Blvd)  39900 Balentine Dr, Newark, CA 94560
valid till 2/29/2017
Reimbursement Reality 2016:
The Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Practices

Date: 3-17-2016 (Thursday) 6PM - 9PM  
Speaker: Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
Location: Viognier Restaurant
(upstairs at Dragger's Market)  650-685-3727
222 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401     www.viognierrestaurant.com

Leverage 2016's key changes – what's next for Medicare reimbursement, its impact on specialties
and CPT® changes in 2016 that could affect you, including the new advanced care planning codes.  
Determine the impact of ICD-10. Successfully participate in the government's incentive programs –
keys to successfully attest for Stage Two Meaningful Use for 2015/2016 by the end of February or
apply for the hardship exception.Get the skinny on the new government program, the MIPS (Merit-
based Incentive Payment System) & and how to avoid future penalties now, PQRS, VBPM.

Program Agenda:         
6:00pm - 6:45pm         Reception/Networking
6:45pm - 7:00pm         Intro/Welcome/Announcements
7:00pm - 8:45pm         Featured Presentation, Q&A
8:450pm – 9:15pm       Post-event reception/networking

About the speaker: Elizabeth W. Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC, has focused on medical practice
operations and revenue cycle management for 20 years. Combining innovation and analysis to
teach practice operations, she has delivered presentations at regional and national conferences to
more than 150,000 physicians and managers. In addition to her popular e-mail newsletters, she
has authored 10 best-selling practice management books, and published dozens of articles in
national health care management journals. Elizabeth is a Fellow in the American College of Medical
Practice Executives and a Certified Professional Coder.

Transportation/ Car Ride assistance: If there are 3 providers (in this instance, Practice Manager)
coming from the same location, NCRS will arrange a Taxi/Uber ride pickup-return between your
location and the event location.

Please RSVP by 3/8/2016 via email to NorCalRheumatology@Yahoo.com
or eVoice: 415-735-6277 to leave a message
2016 - Events For Providers:
- Reimbursement Reality 2016:
The Challenges and Opportunities for Medical Practices
Date: March 17, 2016 (Thursday) 6PM - 9PM  
Speaker: Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC
Location: Viognier Restaurant,
222 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

- Advances in Rheumatology: What have we learned? (*CME event)
"Highlights from EULAR"
  Agenda Details
Date: July 23, 2016 (Saturday) 8AM - 3PM (pre-post conference events)
Location: Double Tree Hilton (near SFO)
Speakers: Arthur Kavanaugh M
- Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Topics:
-Knowing Your Practice Options: Benefits of Merging, Buying, Selling etc.
-Debunking the Myths of Asset Protection and Estate Planning
-BofA-ML Research on The Election and The Economy -and- Wealth Planning

Date: Sep 1, 2016 (Thursday) start time 6:30pm
Topic: Latest Biologic Clinical Updates & Case Sharing (Part 1)
-- Jeremy Sokolove M.D. of Abbvie,
-- Mark Snyder Ph.D. of Pfizer,
-- Nay Wei Soong Ph.D. of Janssen
-- Case Sharing 1: Christine Elias MD – Community case
-- Case Sharing 2: Lester Miller MD – Community case
Location: Four Seasons Hotel - Silicon Valley/Palo Alto
2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Free parking)

Date: Nov 3, 2016 (Thursday) 6:00pm - 9pm
6:45pm - 8:30pm:
Medicare Updates: MACRA (MIPs, APM) -including
(This event is open to all Managers also)
Speaker: Lotita Jacobe of CMS  
Prospect Restaurant SF
300 Spear St. San Francisco, CA 94105  (cross street: Folsom St)   Tel:(415)247-7770

Date: Feb 9, 2017 (Thursday) 6:30pm
Lupus Management in Pregnancy (special grant from AHRQ)
Location TBD
Faculty: Megan Clowse MD - Duke University  

Annual Case Sharing (Part 2) - is delayed to 2017 April
- We are recruiting 3 cases/presenters -- UCSF? UC Davis? Stanford?
2016 Events
NCRS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to provide support and  
advancement of education in this regional rheumatology community.
We are NOT a
covered/reporting entity within Open Payments Act (Physician Payment Sunshine Act), no
meal values will be reported.
For Office Staff/Managers:  CA Rheumatology Alliance (CRA)
- In partnership with CRA Rheumatology Manager’s Meeing
Date: May 21, 2016
(Sat) at Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
Date: April 8, 2017 (Sat) at Marina Del Ray Marriott/ Los Angeles
Next Event for Rheumatologist
Note: Educational dinner events are Free to all community and academia
(including fellows and those in retirement). Suggested donations $100
per year to support our non-profit organization.