Public Events in 2013:
For Rheumatology Providers:  

Date: 7/25/2013 (Thursday)
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:45pm)  

Post EULAR Clinical Update/ Year-In-Review
Speaker: Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh M.D. (UC San Diego)
& Nancy Lane M.D. (UC Davis)
In partnership with The Rheumatology Education Group (TREG)

Location: The Boulevard Restaurant
1 Mission Street, San Francisco.    (Tel: 415.543.6084)

6- 6:45pm : Reception
6:45-8:15pm : Presentation
8:15pm – 8:30pm : Q&A
8:30pm- 9pm: Post-event reception

Free for all community and academic rheumatologist.
Donations are welcome to support our non-profit organization.
Suggested donation of $100 per year.
2013  Events

Date: 9/26/2013 (Thursday) 6:00PM- 8:30PM
Annual Case Sharing Dinner Event:  
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto
2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Dinner menu selection: Salmon, Chicken, or Vegetarian  (after 9/20, default to Chicken)

6- 6:45pm : Reception
6:45-8:30pm : Case presentations
8:30pm – 9:00pm : Post-event reception
A learning and networking event for Rheumatology Physicians and Managers.
- Healthcare News Updates - Policy/Advocacy/Reform
    Speaker: Caren Sykes
    Director, Healthcare Policy and Advocacy, Johnson and Johnson
Main Topic: Strategies for Independent Physicians to
Compete/Collaborate and Protect Patients in the New
Heathcare Landscape
Speaker: Frank Gamma  JD, MBA, FACMPE
- Summarize factors that need to be assessed when evaluating organizational
options - Provide a general overview of options for physicians who wish to remain
independent  - Elements and steps toward a successful group formation,
partnership, or merger
    As in a marriage, good communication and shared values are key to compatibility and
    long term success. In the era of declining reimbursement, economic recessions and new
    organizations such as ACOs and foundation models, consolidating practices can result in
    economies of scale, reduction of overhead, increased power in contracting, increased net
    income, ability to recruit new partners and retire partners.

Date: 4/4/2013 (Thursday)      
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-6:30pm)
Location: Piacere    tel: 650-592-3536
727 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

6- 6:30pm : Reception
6:30-7:15pm : Healthcare News Updates
7:15pm – 8:30pm : Main Topic

Cost: Free.  Donations are welcomed to support our non-profit organization.
Suggested donation of $100 per year to attend ALL 2013 events
(Tax Deductible Receipt will be given at time of donation, Thank you!)
Date: 2/21/2013 (Thursday) Time: 6PM - 8:30PM  (Reception 6-7pm)  
Topic: The Use of Biologic Agents in the Pregnant Patient
Speaker: Uma Mahadevan M.D.    Bio from UCSF website
Location: Ristorante Rocca  Address: 1205 Broadway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650.344.3900

The Arthritis Foundation’s San Francisco office is currently
implementing a new Pediatric Transition program
to address the needs
of adolescent patients who will transition their health care from pediatric to adult
rheumatology providers.  One of the objectives of the program is to educate
pediatric and adult rheumatologists so that they can better assist their patients with
this transition.  

We would like to get your feedback as to what topics might interest you with regard
to transition of care and hope that you will take just a few minutes (less than 5!) to
take our brief online survey here:  If you
are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Emma Davis at or 415-356-5488.
RSVP here
by 9/19/2013
Scleroderma Walk - San Jose
4th Annual "Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma
5k &10k runs, 2M walk"
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Times:        Onsite Registration runs 7:30-9:00
Runs begin at 9am, Walk begins at 9:35am

2013 - San Francisco Patient and Family Education Symposium
South San Francisco Conference Center
Saturday, October 23, 2013  from 10:00am - 3:00pm
2013 Fall Lupus Mini-Conference
Research and Treatment Update
Saturday, November 9, 2013
11 am to 4 pm
Venue: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.

2013 - Fremont Education Program
Crafting Your Personal IBD Nutrition Plan
Washington Hospital, West Building
Anderson Auditorium, Conference Room A
Tuesday, December 3, 2013  from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Transition to Adulthood in Rheumatology
Explore effective practices for transitioning youth from pediatric to adult care in
 Free seminar hosted by the Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration and refreshments begin at 3:30 p.m.

University of California, San Francisco     
Millberry Conference Center,
City Lights Room
500 Parnassus Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94143-0234