Corporate Sponsors
2015- Planned Events

For Providers:
- Update in Rheumatology (2015 Spring) Highlights from ACR and EULAR)   
- Half-day conference - Saturday 9AM - 2PM  (pre-conference: 8AM- 8:45)
Date: Feb 28, 2015 (Saturday) Double Tree by Hilton, near SFO

- Clinical topic: Biosimilars
Date: April 23. 2015 (Thursday) 6PM - 8:30PM
Speaker: Vibeke Strand MD
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:45pm)
Location: Piacere Restaurant
  tel: 650-592-3536
727 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

- Post-EULAR Clinical Update - Location: Sacramento
Target Date: late August or Sep 2015
Faculty: in Partnership with TREG?

Post-EULAR Clinical Update - Location: San Francisco
Target Date: late August or Sep 2015
Faculty: in Partnership with TREG?

Clinical Topic?? - Location: South Bay
Target Date: Nov 2015

For Office Staff:  ICD-10 "refresher course" - June 27, 2015 (Sat)

For General Public/Patients:
- Rheumatology Patient and Family Symposium - Spring 2016

Special: NCRS Fundraising Ideas: (pending)
- Arthritis Foundation's Bone Bash - Halloween Weekend? Oct? Aloha Arthritis Concert? Raffle Tickets

We are looking for volunteers to help us organize these fundraising events. If you are interested,
please contact/email us. Thank you.
Upcoming Public Events
Event Sponsors:
Diamond Level:
Silver Level:
Gold Level:
2014 & 2015 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

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

National Organizations for Rheumatology Managers (NORM) Annual Meeting
    - Sep 12-13, 2014  Louisville, Kentucky
    - Sep 18-19, 2015  Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA

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

    SF Bay Area Programs:
Arthritis Walk   May 16, 2015 Livermore; May 30, 2015 San Francisco,

Arthritis Foundation - Knowles Lecture   TBD

    International Conferences:
EULAR (the EUropean League Against Rheumatism)  
    - June 11-14, 2014  Paris, France,
    - June 10-13, 2015  Rome, Italy
Topic: Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis (sIBM): An
Autoimmune vs. Myodegenerative Disease?
in partnership with The Myositis Association
Speaker: Tahseen Mozaffar M.D.  Bio from UC Irvine website

Date: 3/13/2014 (Thursday)
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:45pm)
Location: Viognier Restaurant (upstairs at Dragger's Market)
222 East Fourth Ave, San Mateo , CA 94401  (650) 685-3727  
ICD-10 Rheumatology Specific Training
Date: 5/16/2014 (Friday)  8AM-5:30PM
Registration Website  

Location: Hotel Monaco - Lower level conference room
501 Geary Street, San Francisco, California 94102

NCRS in partnership with ACR is organizing a one-day ICD-10 Rheumatology
Specific Training for providers/coders/billers/managers.

This one-day ICD-10-CM code set training is led by certified ICD-10 instructors
(Melesia Tillman and Antanya Chung). It is a pre-conference course to the California
Rheumatology Alliance’s (CRA) 2014 Annual Scientific Conference.

Regular Registration for ACR/ARHP member: $325.00  (2/1/2014-4/30/2014)
Regular Registration for Non-ACR/ARHP member: $375.00  (2/1/2014-4/30/2014)
Early Registration: $25 off Regular Registration (end 1/31/2014)
Late Registration: ACR/ARHP member = $375 (after 5/1/2014 or onsite)
Late Registration: Non-ACR/ARHP member = $425 (after 5/1/2014 or onsite)

Course Agenda:
• ICD-10 format and structure
• How to look up ICD 10 codes
• ICD-10 Conventions that pertain to rheumatology
• ICD-10 Rheumatology coding guidelines  
PLUS - Case studies that pertain to rheumatology ICD-10 coding.

Note: ​CRA ​will ​be ​held ​at ​the ​Hotel ​Nikko ​on ​5/17-18/2014 ​(which ​is ​2 ​short ​blocks ​walk ​from ​Hotel ​
Monaco) ​with ​conference ​rate ​of ​$249 ​a ​night. ​Please compare with other booking sites for  
alternatives or discounts.
RSVP here
by 3/6/2014
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
Post EULAR Clinical Update
In partnership with The Rheumatology Education Group (TREG)

Date: 7/16/2014 (Wednesday) - Sacramento
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:45pm)  
Speakers: Nancy Lane M.D. & Yusuf Yazici M.D.
Location: The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 Second Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-442-4772
   (Hosted Valet Parking)

Date: 7/17/2014 (Thursday) - Palo Alto
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:45pm)  
Speakers: Philip Mease M.D. & Yusuf Yazici M.D.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel - Silicon Valley/Palo Alto
2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Free parking)

Agenda: 6- 6:45pm : Reception. 6:45-8:30pm : Presentation
8:30pm – 8:45pm : Q&A, 8:45pm- 9pm: Post-event reception

Date: 9/25/2014 (Thursday)  6:00PM- 8:30PM
Annual Case Sharing Dinner Event:  
Location: The Boulevard Restaurant
1 Mission Street, San Francisco.     (Tel: 415.543.6084)
Hosted valet parking!  If you would like to present a case, please contact us!

6- 6:45pm : Reception
6:45-8:30pm : Case presentations
8:30pm – 9:00pm : Post-event reception
RSVP here
by 9/16/2014
2015  Events
2014  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
Most dinner events are Free to all community and academia rheumatologist.
Suggested donations $100 per year to support this non profit organization.
Previous Public Events
Video Recordings from the Rheumatology Patient Symposium  
November 1, 2014 on YouTube
Next Event:

Rheumatology ICD-10 Superbill Training
and Practice Compliance / Improvement
(Agenda & Registration Info)
*** update: 6/15/15 - only 4 seats left!
June 27th, 2015   (Saturday)   8AM- 3:30PM
Double Tree by Hilton (near San Francisco International Airport)  
835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010   T: 650-344-5500
Medical Assistant to engage and learn: