UA Faculty and Researchers to Present at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

Oct 21, 2015

Ten members of the University of Arizona College of Medicine faculty and research teams have been invited to present at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., being held Nov. 6-11 in San Francisco.  The conference is the premier scientific meeting for professionals involved in research or health care delivery for patients with arthritis, rheumatic or musculoskeletal diseases.

Led by University of Arizona Arthritis Center Director and UA Division of Rheumatology Chief C. Kent Kwoh, MD, the topics being presented span a vast range.

Following are the UA presenters and their topics:

Usman Ajaz, MD and Dominick Sudano, MD (senior author), Podium Presentation
Update in the Management of Biologic Response Modifiers and Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs Following Coccidioidomycosis

Tomoko Fujii, MD, MPH*; C. Kent Kwoh, MD (senior author), Podium Presentation
Are General and Central Adiposity Associated with MRI-Assessed Structural Changes in the Knees of Older Adults?

Rafael Grau, MD (senior author), Poster Presentation
Outpatient Consultation Requests: A Failure to Communicate

C. Kent Kwoh, MD, Podium Presentation
Incident Frequent Knee Pain Is Associated with Changes in Semi-Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers of Inflammation

Javad Razjouyan, PhD, Podium and Poster Presentation
Knee Pain Burden Is Associated with Decreased Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative; Knee Pain Burden Is Associated with Decreased Motor Performance: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Ernest Vina, MD, MS, Poster Presentation
Patient Preferences for Total Knee Replacement Surgery:  Two-year Follow-up

Jin Zhou, PhD, Podium Presentation
Impact of Knee Pain Frequency on Physical Function in the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Additionally, Dr. Kent Kwoh will moderate two Clinical Symposia: All Things Arthroplasty: Outcomes and Complications; and Racial Disparities in Rheumatic Diseases.  Dr. Ernest Vina will present an invited lecture entitled Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Dr. Michael Dohm will present an invited lecture entitled Unusual Complications in Arthroplasty for the Rheumatologist. Drs. Eric P. Gall and Jeffrey R. Lisse will host Meet the Professor’ sessions on Osteoporosis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, respectively.

*University of Pittsburgh