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UA Arthritis Center Members Present at Annual American College of Rheumatology Meetings

Dec 14, 2016

Members of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center faculty and research teams and their collaborators delivered 12 presentations at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Meeting in Washington, DC, in November.  The annual conference is the premier scientific meeting for professionals involved in research or health care delivery for patients with arthritis, rheumatic or musculoskeletal diseases.

Following are the presenters and their topics:

Usman Ajaz, MD, Poster Presentation
Asymptomatic Coccidioidomycosis in Patients with Rheumatic Disease: 8 Years of Experience

Adam Berlinberg, MD, Poster Presentation
Knee Physical Exam Findings and Self-Reported Symptoms Are Associated with MRI-Detected Effusion-Synovitis Among Participants with or at Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)

Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, ‘Meet the Professor’ Presentation
Complementary/Alternative Therapies in Rheumatic Disease

Manjinder Kaur, DO, Poster Presentation
Knee Pain and Patient Preference for Knee Replacement: Healthcare Access Matters

C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Poster Presentation
MRI-Detected Cartilage Damage, Meniscal Damage, and Meniscal Extrusion Prior to Incident Radiographic Osteoarthritis and the Subsequent Trajectory of Joint Space Loss

Drew Kurtzman, MD, Podium Presentation
A Case-Based Discussion of Anti-Melanoma Differentiation-Associated Gene 5 (MDA-5) Dermatomyositis

Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, PhD, Poster Presentation
Analgesic Use and Subsequent Risk of Falls in Participants with or at Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis

Grace H. Lo, MD, MPH (Baylor University), Poster Presentation
Swimming May Associate with Less Osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)

Leena Sharma, MD, (Northwestern University), Poster Presentation
Varus Thrust and Incident and Progressive Knee Osteoarthritis

Jaren Trost, MD, Poster Presentation
Evidence for TMJ Pain as a Component of a Generalized Pain Phenotype

Ernest R. Vina, MD, MS, Poster Presentation
Racial Differences in Self-Reported Pain and Disability: A Longitudinal Study of Knee Osteoarthritis


Over 16,700 attendees from around the world were in attendance at the ACR Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Next year's conference will be held November 3 - 8, 2017, in San Diego, Calif.