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AWIR 2020 on August 13th – 16th
was recorded and available for viewing.

See below for more information.

AWIR 2020 on August 13th – 16th
was recorded and available for viewing.

See below for more information.

AWIR’s National Conference is still open for new registrants.

Sonesta Hilton Head Hotel, 130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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AWIR Annual Conference 2021

Sonesta Hilton Head Hotel, 130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Full information

To view the recorded presentations, including the Spotlight Sessions on COVID-19 and Rheumatic Diseases, click on the button below to register on the event site.

As a new registrant, the post-meeting costs to access the entire program:

$25

for Members

Member Benefits

$50

for non-Members, and complimentary for ex-US Rheumatologists

Once registered, you will receive a link to the AWIR 2020 web-based meeting app with recorded sessions, posters, downloadable resources, and more.

If you have already registered for the National Conference and have your meeting credentials, click here to attend the Virtual meeting on the AWIR Meeting App.

Please contact meetings@awirgroup.org with any questions.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, AWIR is pivoting to offer both a live and virtual program with:

  • Clinical updates
  • Networking opportunities
  • Professional training
  • Wellness focus and
  • Sense of fun
  • We have engaged a cutting-edge technology platform to support the entire meeting.
  • STRICT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR ALL LIVE EVENTS

Virtual registration and attendance is open until Dec 31, 2020. Recordings of the LIVE sessions is available 

early bird registration ends April 15

4th ANNUAL AWIR IMMUNOLOGY BOOTCAMP

  • This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education (6 CEU)
  • This activity is supported by educational grants
  • 6 CME/MOC credits are available for the LIVE event until Aug 23, 2020.
  • CEUs will be available in September 2020 for the Enduring program.

Chair:

  • Dr Grace C Wright

Course Directors:

  • Dr Leonard Calabrese, RJ Fasenmeyer Chair of Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic
  • Dr Grace C Wright

Faculty

Dr. Grace C. Wright

Dr. Leonard Calabrese

Dr. Jeffrey Kaine

Dr. John Tesser

Agenda

Mini Biologics Summit:

  • Patient vignettes and pathways involved in SLE, AxSpA, PsA, Primary Sjogrens syndrome, OA, Vasculitis, Progressive Systemic Sclerosis
  • Signal Transduction Hubs and Small Molecule-targeted therapies in Rheumatic Disease

Panel Discussion:

  • Effective Patient Conversations in Virtual Care

Lifestyle Approaches in Rheumatic Diseases:

  • Clinician and Patient Perspectives

Highlights in Basic/Clinical Translational Immunology for the Busy Clinician in 2020 – Rheumatic Immune-related Adverse Events

AWIR National Conference Agenda Overview

Special Series:

Intersection of COVID-19 and Rheumatic Diseases

Leadership Development Series: Part 4

Practice Development Series: Part 4

  • Medical Practice: Insights shared by Experienced Attorneys in the era of COVID-19

Creative Writing led by 2 Novelists: Urologist & Rheumatologist

Personal Development Series:

  • Fellows Forum
  • Advance Practice Provider Forum
  • Wellness and Mindfulness

Scientific Updates:

  • Medical Cannabis & CBD
  • Precision Medicine in RA
  • Axial PsA or Axial Spondyloarthritis
  • Empathy & Immunology
  • and MORE....

Advocacy Updates: AWIR on the Hill

Educational & Product Symposia:

Poster Sessions:

  • Separate e-Poster sessions to facilitate Updates presented at ACR, EULAR and other Congresses....

Networking:

  • Daily Live and Virtual Networking Events to Optimize time with your Colleagues

Community Building:

  • Sunrise Walk: Greet the sunrise with your fellow attendees on the beach
  • Dinners with Opportunities to increase your Engagement and Connections
  • Strict social distancing and safety precautions required

Fellows & Trainees:

  • FELLOWS use your discount code given with your MEMBERSHIP registration. You will find this on your member profile page, and is only valid for Fellow-in-Training Members.
    You must enter this code at checkout to receive free Meeting registration.
    Attendance is required at all General Sessions and workshops.

AWIR 2020 Exhibitor Sponsors

Platinum

ABBVIE
GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK)
ELI LILLY
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer
Pfizer/ELI LILLY
Sanofi Genzyme
UNION CHIMIQUE BELGE (UCB)

Silver

ABBVIE MEDICAL
AMGEN
EXAGEN
HORIZON THERAPEUTICS
JANSSEN
ELI LILLY

Bronze

AMGEN
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB (BMS)
GENENTECH
GILEAD
HEALIO RHEUMATOLOGY
MEDEXUS
NOVARTIS MEDICAL
SCIPHER MEDICINE

Non-profit

Canadian Journal of Rheumatology
National Organization of Rheumatology (NORM)

ePoster

BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB (BMS)
GENENTECH
GILEAD
GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK)
ELI LILLY
NOVARTIS

Other Sponsorships

Product Theater SponsorsABBVIE
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB (BMS)
GLAXOSMITHKLINE (GSK)
PFIZER
SANOFI
UNION CHIMIQUE BELGE (UCB)
Scientific Session SponsorsBRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB (BMS)
NOVARTIS
GILEAD
NetworkingMYRIAD
KeycardNOVARTIS
WiFiELI LILLY
Other SponsorsCESAS MEDICAL
JANSSEN, A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY OF J&J

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AWIR Summit – San Diego, CA

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit - San Diego, CA

Chairs: Dr Thaila Ramanujam, Dr Robin Dore

AWIR Summits are an extraordinary opportunity to network with your colleagues, receive CME and new educational content, and share your Best practices in the care of your Rheumatic patients. Please join us!

Registration is required. There is no cost to attend: CLICK HERE to register


DATE
:
Sunday, Oct 11, 2020
11:30 am - 5:30 pm PST

LOCATION: Virtual Event

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MEETING AGENDA

11:30 am Wellness Activity: Virtual Yoga

12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:10 pm Educational Symposium

13:00 pm Spondyloarthritis and the Spine: AxSpA and Axial PsA

14:00 pm IL-17 and IL-12/23 Overview, Vibeke Strand MD

15:00 pm BREAK

15:10 pm Telehealth Regulatory Updates, Robin Dore MD

16:00 pm EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

16:30 pm Mindfulness and Wellness

17:00 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: San Diego Jeopardy & Sip 'n Share. Enjoy your Purple Beverage!

17:20 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements:

AcademicCME designates this live education for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 CNE contact hour (3.0 CNE pharmacotherapeutic contact hours). Provider number P0491.

SPONSORS

Platinum:

BMS, GENENTECH, AURINIA

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

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17

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AWIR Summit – Orlando, FL

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit - Orlando, FL

Chair: Dr Priya Reddy

AWIR Summits are an extraordinary opportunity to network with your colleagues, receive CME and new educational content, and share your Best practices in the care of your Rheumatic patients. Please join us!

Registration is required. There is no cost to attend: CLICK HERE to register

DATE:
Saturday, October 17, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Virtual Event

VIRTUAL: LOGIN to JOIN the Virtual meeting. Your Password is included with your confirmation email

MEETING AGENDA

12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks, Priya Reddy MD

12:10 pm Disparities in Healthcare: The Impact of Gender, Race, Socioeconomics, Irene Blanco MD

13:00 pm COVID-19 and Health Disparities, Priya Reddy MD

13:15 pm Inclusiveness in Clinical Research: Obstacles & Solutions, Ashira Blazer MD

14:15 pm BREAK 

14:25 pm Lupus Care and Treatment through the Lens of Disparity

15:10 pm Educational Symposium: IMID IMPACT: Underdiagnosed. Undertreated, (sponsored by UCB, Priya Reddy MD, Julio Gonzalez MD)

16:00 pm Exhibitor Roundtable

16:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: DISNEY Jeopardy & Sip 'n Share. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:55 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements:

AcademicCME designates this live education for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 CNE contact hour (3.0 CNE pharmacotherapeutic contact hours). Provider number P0491.

SPONSORS

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

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18

Oct

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AWIR North Carolina Local Chapter Meeting

Virtual Event

Wisdom, Wine and Ways to Connect

Join us for a dynamic Sunday afternoon conversation, exploring tips for more effective Tele-Connection & a virtual tasting.

Explore effective ways to "Bring your Patient into the Virtual Room"

Host: Gwenesta Melton MD

Attendance: North Carolina LC Members Only (by invitation only)

Date: Sunday, Oct 18, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

November

8

Nov

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AWIR Georgia Local Chapter Meeting

Virtual Event

Wisdom, Wine and Ways to Connect

Join us for a dynamic Sunday afternoon conversation, exploring tips for more effective Tele-Connection & a virtual tasting.

Explore effective ways to "Bring your Patient into the Virtual Room"

Host: Cynthia Lawrence-Elliott MD

Attendance: Georgia LC Members Only (by invitation only)

Date: Sunday, Nov 8, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

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AWIR END OF YEAR SUMMIT – Pennsylvania

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit -END OF YEAR -Pennsylvania

Chairs: Dr Grace Wright, Dr Gwen Melton

AWIR Summits are an extraordinary opportunity to network with your colleagues, receive CME and new educational content, and share your Best practices in the care of your Rheumatic patients. Please join us!

Registration is required. There is no cost to attend: CLICK HERE to register

LOGIN to JOIN the meeting. Your Password is included with your confirmation email

DATE:
Saturday, Nov 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Virtual

MEETING AGENDA:

12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:10 pm Educational Symposium

12:50 pm Educational Lectures

15:50 pm AWIR Global Year in Review

16:10 pm CORPORATE Member Roundtable

16:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: Pittsburgh Jeopardy & Sip n' Share. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:55 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements:

AcademicCME designates this live education for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 CNE contact hour (3.0 CNE pharmacotherapeutic contact hours). Provider number P0491.

SPONSORS

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS, ELI LILLY

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August 2021

12

Aug

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AWIR Annual Conference 2021

Sonesta Hilton Head Hotel, 130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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Immunology Bootcamp

AWIR San Francisco, Ca

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