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AWIR 2020, August 13th – 16th,
is now both live and virtual!

See below for more information.

AWIR 2020, August 13th – 16th,
is now both live and virtual!

See below for more information.

AWIR National Conference 2020

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

Full information

AWIR National Conference 2021

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

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Register

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

  • Signature medical education programming via the Immunology Bootcamp
  • 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. Check back in June for more information.

Register today and receive a reduced rate. Fully discounted rates are available for financial hardship.

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

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, Sjogrens, Vasculitis etc
  • Signal Transduction Hubs and Small Molecule-targeted therapies in Rheumatic Disease
  • Biosimilars

Panel Discussion:

  • Having Effective Conversations with Different Patient Types

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 from Cancer Immunotherapy

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 an Experienced Attorney

Creative Writing Workshop led by a Novelist & Rheumatologist

Personal Development Series:

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

Scientific Updates:

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

CME Sessions (In-Program):

  • Patient Reported Outcomes. This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education

Advocacy Updates: AWIR on the Hill

Educational & Product Symposia:

Poster Sessions:

  • Separate Poster session to facilitate Updates presented at ACR, EULAR and other Congresses....

Networking:

  • Daily Networking Events to Optimize time with your Colleagues and Partners

Community Building:

  • Sunrise Walk: Greet the sunrise with your fellow attendees on the beach
  • Dinners with Opportunities to increase your Engagement and Connections

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.

2020 Sonesta Resort Exibitor Sponsors

Platinum

ABBVIE
GSK
LILLY

Silver

JANSSEN
J&J
LILLY

Bronze

GENENTECH

Non-profit

Medical Poster

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July

11

Jul

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AWIR Denver-Colorado Local Chapter Virtual Cooking Class

Virtual Event

Join your colleagues in a Virtual Chat 'n Cook session with chef Thuan

"One Night in Bangkok. Thai Street Foods"

  • Papaya Salad with Shrimp (GF, Vegan sub available)
  • Pad Thai (GF, Vegan sub available)
  • Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango Cream (GF, Vegan sub available)

All ingredients  are provided for pickup or delivery.

RSVP by June 3o to secure your seat. Only 10 spots available!

Pre-Registration required. Click HERE to join the meeting

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15

Jul

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Rheumatology in the Crosshairs: COVID-19 from the Rheumatologist’s Perspective

Virtual Event

Join us for Rheumatology in the Crosshairs: COVID-19 from the Rheumatologist's Perspective.

Explore the intersection of Immunology and SARS-CoV-2 Biology. REGISTER below

Wednesday  July 8, 2020 15:00-16:15 PT | 18:00-19:15 EST |  00:00-01:15 CEST
Wednesday  July 15, 2020 07:00-08:15 PT |  10:00-11:15 EST |  16:00-17:15 CEST

This webinar is supported by a partnership between AWIR and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Register

18

Jul

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AWIR Summit – New York City, NY

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit -Greater New York City
Chair: Dr Grace Wright

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 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, July 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Virtual

MEETING AGENDA:
12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:15 pm Disparities in Healthcare: The Impact of Gender, Race, Socioeconomics, Dr Irene Blanco

12:45 pm Panel Discussion: COVID-19 and Health Disparities

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

13:45 pm Panel Discussion: The Physician as a Pupil, a Patient, a Provider, a Person, 

14:30 pm What do we do Next? Crafting a path forward to Inclusivity, Dr Priya Reddy

15:00 pm BREAK

15:10 pm EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

15:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: NY Jeopardy & Happy Hour. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:10 pm SYMPOSIUM: What is the Role of Dual Seropositivity (Anti-CCP and RF) for Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb),

16:55 pm AWIR UPDATE & Closing Remarks

SPONSORS

PLATINUM:

BMS

GOLD:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

Register

25

Jul

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AWIR Summit – Boston, MA

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit - Greater Boston, MA
Chairs: Dr Priya Reddy, Dr Grace Wright

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

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

MEETING AGENDA:

Welcome & Opening Remarks

CME LECTURE: Ensuring Optimal Outcomes in RA Care: Integrating Emerging Treatment
Targets, Options and Goals. Speakers: Olga Petryna MD, Grace C Wright MD PhD FACR


(This activity is provided by PRIME Education. There is no fee to participate. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.)

Please complete your pre-CME activity HERE

 

CME LECTURE: Axial Spondyloarthritis Update-2020, Alan Epstein MD
(AcademicCME designates this live material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

Roundtable Discussion: Healthcare Disparities and the impact on Treating to Target in RA and AxSpA

AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity. Boston Jeopardy & Happy Hour! Bring your own Purple Beverage

EXHIBITOR Roundtable

Symposium: What is the Role of Dual Seropositivity (Anti-CCP and RF) for Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb)

AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

SPONSORS

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

Register

August

13

Aug

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AWIR National Conference 2020

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

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

  • Signature medical education programming via the Immunology Bootcamp
  • 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. Check back in June for more information.

Register today and receive a reduced rate. Fully discounted rates are available for financial hardship.

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

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, Sjogrens, Vasculitis etc
  • Signal Transduction Hubs and Small Molecule-targeted therapies in Rheumatic Disease
  • Biosimilars

Panel Discussion:

  • Having Effective Conversations with Different Patient Types

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 from Cancer Immunotherapy

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 an Experienced Attorney

Creative Writing Workshop led by a Novelist & Rheumatologist

Personal Development Series:

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

Scientific Updates:

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

CME Sessions (In-Program):

  • Patient Reported Outcomes. This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education

Advocacy Updates: AWIR on the Hill

Educational & Product Symposia:

Poster Sessions:

  • Separate Poster session to facilitate Updates presented at ACR, EULAR and other Congresses....

Networking:

  • Daily Networking Events to Optimize time with your Colleagues and Partners

Community Building:

  • Sunrise Walk: Greet the sunrise with your fellow attendees on the beach
  • Dinners with Opportunities to increase your Engagement and Connections

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.

2020 Sonesta Resort Exibitor Sponsors

Platinum

ABBVIE
GSK
LILLY

Silver

JANSSEN
J&J
LILLY

Bronze

GENENTECH

Non-profit

Medical Poster

Register

September

12

Sep

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AWIR Summit – Austin, TX *New Date*

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit - Austin, TX

Chair: Dr Dianne Petrone

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, Sept 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

LOCATION: Virtual

MEETING AGENDA:
12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:10 pm CME Lecture

13:30 pm COVID Highlights & Roundtable Discussion

14:10 pm Educational Lecture

14:40 pm Educational Lecture

15:00 pm BREAK

15:10 EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

15:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: Austin, TX Jeopardy & Happy Hour. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:10 pm Symposium: What is the Role of Dual Seropositivity (Anti-CCP and RF) for Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb),

16:55 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

Sponsors

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

Register

19

Sep

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AWIR Summit – Charleston, SC

Virtual Event

AWIR Summit - Charleston, SC

Chair: Dr Gwenesta 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, September 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

LOCATION: Virtual

MEETING AGENDA:
12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:10 pm CME Lecture

13:30 pm COVID Highlights & Roundtable Discussion

14:10 pm Educational Lecture

14:40 pm Educational Lecture

15:00 pm BREAK

15:10 EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

15:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: CHARLESTON Jeopardy & Happy Hour. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:10 pm Symposium: What is the Role of Dual Seropositivity (Anti-CCP and RF) for Patients with Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis? (Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb),

16:55 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

SPONSORS

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

Register

October

11

Oct

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AWIR Summit – San Diego, CA

Rancho Valencia, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 US

AWIR Summit - San Diego, CA

Chair: Dr Thaila Ramanujam

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
08:30 am - 3:30 pm PST

LOCATION:

LIVE: Rancho Valencia, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Virtual Event: https://awirgroup-org.zoom.us/

MEETING AGENDA:
08:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

08:45 am Brunch

09:45 am CME Lecture

11:15 am BREAK

11:25 am Lectures & Roundtable Discussions

13:00 pm EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

13:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: San Diego Jeopardy & Happy Hour. Enjoy your Purple Beverage!

14:10 pm Symposium:

15:00 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

SPONSORS:

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS, GENENTECH, ELI LILLY

Register

17

Oct

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AWIR Summit – Orlando, FL

JW Marriott, Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837 US

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: 

LIVE: JW Marriott, Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837 US

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

MEETING AGENDA:
12:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

12:10 pm CME Lecture

13:30 pm Educational Lecture & Roundtable Discussion

14:10 pm Educational Lecture

14:40 pm Educational Lecture

15:00 pm BREAK

15:10 EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

15:30 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: DISNEY Jeopardy & Happy Hour. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:10 pm Symposium:

16:55 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

SPONSOR:

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS

Register

November

14

Nov

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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: AWIR 2020 in Review

12:15 pm AWIR Global in Review

12:45 pm Educational Lecture

14:00 pm CORPORATE Member Roundtable

15:00 pm BREAK

15:10 pm Symposium:

15:40 pm AWIR WELLNESS & Networking Activity: Pittsburgh Jeopardy & Happy Hour. Bring your Purple Beverage!

16:20 pm EXHIBITOR ROUNDTABLE

16:55 pm AWIR Update & Closing Remarks

SPONSORS

Platinum:

BMS

Gold:

EXAGEN, GSK, UCB, NOVARTIS, ELI LILLY

Register

August 2021

12

Aug

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AWIR National Conference 2021

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

Will be updated soon

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12

April

Immunology Bootcamp

AWIR San Francisco, Ca

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