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American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2018

This year, the ACR is holding their annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois at the McCormick Place from October 19-24. The VERITY team is excited to attend and present. Not only will VERITY be present at the meeting, but some of the VERITY/Brigham Course in Rheumatology Clinical Research attendees will be presenting on the projects they worked on while attending the course back in May 2018. Please see below for meeting/presentation details. For more information on the ACR and the annual meeting, please visit the ACR website.

VERITY at the ACR

Leaders of the VERITY team will be present at the Meet the Funders: NIH & Foundation Roundtable Grant Discussion being held on Monday, October 22 from 8:30AM-10:00AM in McCormick Place, W181c.

Stop by for details about VERITY, the VERITY Cores, to sign up for VERITY Membership and much more. 

The meeting will be attended by Daniel Solomon (VERITY PI), Katherine Liao (VERITY Bioinformatics Core PI), Elena Losina (VERITY Methodology Core PI), Jeffrey Sparks (VERITY Course Director) and other team members of VERITY. 

VERITY Course Attendees at the ACR

In May of 2018, trainees and junior faculty from across the US, arrived at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA for the VERITY/Brigham Course in Rheumatology Clinical Research. While attending the course, the attendees developed and refined their research projects, focusing on their specific aims or methods sections. Below is a list of course attendees that are presenting related projects at the ACR. 

Julia Ford, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Title: Impact of Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Autoantibody Level on Progression to Rheumatoid Arthritis Among CCP-Positive Patients without RA in a Clinical Setting

Session Title: 4M101 ACR Abstract: Epidemiology & Pub Health II: RA Risk: Education, Obesity, Smoking, or Biomarkers? (1905–1910)

Session Date/Time: Monday, October 22, 2018, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Evan Mulvihill, MD, FAAP, Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Ohio State University

Title: Patients with Childhood-Onset SLE (cSLE) and Hypertension Have Consistently Higher Serum Concentrations of C3 and C4 Than Those without Hypertension

Session Title: Pediatric Rheumatology – Basic Science Poster

Session Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 9:00AM-11:00AM

Shima Yasin, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Title: An Epidemic: Severe Lung Disease in Patients with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Risk Factors and Predictors

Session Title: 6W008 ACR Abstract: Pediatric Rheum–Clinical III: Assessment Tools & Biomarkers (2916–2921)

Session Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:00AM-10:30AM

 

For more information about the VERITY/Brigham Course in Rheumatology Clinical Research, please click here. 

 

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