Symposium Program

09:00-10:00  Registration Opens + Exhibit

10:00-10:15  Opening Remarks

10:15-10:45 -
Rheumatology 101
    -Basic immunology for everyone.   
    ~Barry Shibuya M.D.

10:50-11:30 Breakout Session 1: Disease Topics:
    1A: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis
    ~Sangeetha Balasubramanian M.D.

    1B: Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain
    ~Sabiha Rasheed M.D.

    1C: Fibromyalgia, Lupus
    ~Barry Shibuya M.D.

11:35-12:15  Breakout Session 2: Disease Topics:
    2A: Psoriatic Arthritis, Spondyloarthropathies
    ~Sangeetha Balasubramanian M.D.

    2B: Osteoporosis, Gout
    ~Sabiha Rasheed M.D.

Lunch + Exhibit

13:15-13:45  - Insurance Issues
    ~Speaker: Amanda Baldwin, MSW
    Legal Assistance for Seniors
    Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

13:45-14:45  -Incorporating Integrated Medicine,
    Life Style changes – Nutrition, Physical
    Activities, joint protection etc.
    ~Speaker: Barry Shibuya M.D. and
        Kathy Hesser, RN

14:45-15:15  Closing Remarks & Adjournment
Thank you
2012 Rheumatology Patient and Family Education Symposium [PDF tri-fold flyer]
~ Designed to help empower a healthier YOU!

Saturday, March 3, 2012
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Washington Hospital West -Anderson Auditorium
2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538
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A rheumatologist is a medical specialist in musculoskeletal
disorders who diagnoses and treats arthritis and other
diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Most often, a
patient is referred to a rheumatologist by the Primary Care
after presenting symptoms of swelling and pain in joints,
muscles and bones.

What Kind of Training do Rheumatologists Have?

4 years of medical school + 3 years of internal medicine
training + additional 2 or 3 years of specialized
rheumatology fellowship program

When Should You See a Rheumatologist?

Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified
in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained
to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause
of swelling and pain. It’s important to determine a correct
diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can prevent
long term disability.

Because some rheumatic diseases are complex, one visit
to a rheumatologist may not be enough to determine a
diagnosis and course of treatment. These diseases often
change or evolve over time. Rheumatologists work closely
with patients and their Primary Care to identify the
problem and design an individualized treatment program.
What do the RHEUMATOLOGISTS treat?

Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases,
musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are
more than 100 types of these diseases…

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), Antiphospholipid Syndrome
, Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
Back Pain
Behçet’s Disease, Bursitis
Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition
Disease (CPPD/Pseudo Gout)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Dermatomyositis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Familial Mediterranean Fever (Juvenile)
Fibromyalgia (FMS), Fifth Disease
Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)
Glucocorticoid-induced Osteoporosis, Gout
HCV-Associated Arthritis
HIV-Associated Rheumatic Disease Syndromes
Hypermobility, Juvenile Arthritis
Localized Scleroderma, Lyme Disease
Metabolic Myopathies, Marfan Syndrome
Myositis, Myopathies
Osteoarthritis, Osteonecrosis (of the Jaw (ONJ))
Osteoporosis, Paget’s Disease
Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis,
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Psoriatic Arthritis, Raynaud's Phenomenon
Reactive Arthritis
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma, Sjögren's Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis
Spondyloarthritis, Spondyloarthropathy, Still's Disease,
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
Takayasu's Arteritis, Tendonitis / Bursitis
Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic
Syndrome, Vasculitis
Wegener's (Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
The event is provided at no cost, with a
suggested donation of $5 per person
to our non-profit organizations.