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36th Carl M. Pearson Memorial Symposium - Frontiers of Rheumatology
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Activity Name: 36th Carl M. Pearson Memorial Symposium - Frontiers of Rheumatology
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For the past 36 years the Annual Seminar “Frontiers of Rheumatology” has honored the memory of Carl M. Pearson, M.D., the founding chief of rheumatology at UCLA, by gathering a distinguished faculty for three days of interactions, presentations and educational discussions of current topics, recent advances and impending progress of importance to physicians and other providers of care to patients with autoimmune and musculoskeletal conditions. The course has been well-reviewed by participants and by visiting faculty who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, challenging queries from participants and many opportunities for interactions. Many have repeatedly returned to subsequent seminars. Participants rate the quality of each presentation and of the overall course each year. In 2017, of the 198 attendees, 95.4% thought the program taught or verified important information; a gratifyingly high 94.6% felt the information would impact their practices; 99.1% thought the program fulfilled the course objectives; and 100% would recommend the course to others. As before, 95% felt an annual update is needed.

Participants also record their suggestions for future topics and speakers. Their suggestions are used by the organizers, along with comments from the faculty and knowledge of current literature and areas of need, to develop each year’s program. The basic purpose of the course is to maintain and improve the skills of the participants and to improve the care and outcomes of their patients.

Target Audience
This program is intended to provide rheumatologists, interested physicians, health care professionals, and rheumatology fellows with the most current information and insights on treatment of rheumatic disease.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the place of genetics for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, both present and future, of rheumatic diseases
  • Apply the newest approaches to osteoporosis
  • Understand the pathogenesis and even possible prevention of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treat the many faces of alopecia
  • Use the laboratory tests that are emerging for rheumatic diseases
  • Utilize the newest therapies for psoriatic arthritis and understand how they differ from those used to treat RA
  • Improve therapy for Raynauds Phenomenon and vascular aspects of systemic sclerosis
  • Learn about the exciting data coming out of EULAR and ACR in 2017
  • Benefit from the approach of a master when considering SLE
Location Information
Meeting Location: Marina del Rey Marriott
Meeting Location URL:
Location Address: 4100 Admiralty Way
Location City: Marina del Rey
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90292
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 4/13/2018
End Date: 4/15/2018

Before March 1st:

  • $380 MD, PhD
  • $180 RN
  • $80 Trainees/Fellows

After March 1st:

  • $410 MD, PhD
  • $195 RN
  • $80 Trainees/Fellows
Meeting URL:
Printable Materials:
Credit Information
Credit Amount: 16
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 310-794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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