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World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders North American Conference 2012


October 4-6, 2012

 

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
Cleveland, OH

 

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Overview

The World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Diseases (WASOG) is an international organization dedicated to the study and advancement of research, clinical care, and dissemination of knowledge regarding sarcoidosis and other diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. The objective of this course is to share recent advances in sarcoidosis pathophysiology, stimulate multi-disclipinary discussion about sarcoidosis, and provide new tools for clinicians and researchers.

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Target Audience

This activity is directed toward physicians, researchers and other health care professionals who have an interest in sarcoidosis and other systemic granulomatous diseases.

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Objectives

  • Describe most recent evidence on pathophysiology of sarcoidosis and its effect on diagnosis and treatment;
  • Compare and contrast clinical endpoints used to assess sarcoidosis results in clinical trials;
  • Debate clinical trial design from viewpoints of the FDA, NIH, industry, and patient groups;
  • Describe current knowledge of specific organ involvement associated with sarcoidosis;
  • Critically review current and new technologies to detect organ involvement and describe their use in clinical practice;
  • Describe appropriate use of biologics for the treatment of sarcoidosis;
  • Create an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis.

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Activity Director

Daniel Culver, DO
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Organizing Committee

Robert Baughman, MD
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Daniel Culver, DO
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Atul Mehta, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Joseph Parambil, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Anita Reddy, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Milton Rossman, MD
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

 

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Faculty

Elliot Barnathan, MD
Janssen Research and Development, LLC
Malvern, PA

Joseph Barney, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Robert Baughman, MD
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

David Birnie, MD
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ontario, Canada

Michael Brines, MD, PhD
Araim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ossining, NY

Leonard Calabrese, DO
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Catherine Chapelon-Abric, MD
Chu Pitie Salpetriere
Paris, Frnace

Edward Chen, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Ulrich Costabel, MD
University of Duisburg-Essen
Essen, Germany

Elliott Crouser, MD
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Wonder Drake, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Marjolein Drent, MD, PhD
University of Maastricht/Faculty of Health Medicine
and Life Science
Maastricht, The Netherlands

Raed Dweik, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Carol Farver, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Annegret Fischer, PhD
Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology
Kiel University (CAU)
Kiel, Germany

Andrew Fontenot, MD
University of Colorado, Denver
Aurora, CO

Jeffrey Gelfand, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Alicia Gerke, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Johan Grunewald, MD, PhD
Karolinska University Hospital Solna
Stockholm, Sweden

Nabeel Hamzeh, MD
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Elske Hoitsma, MD, PhD
Diaconessenhuis Leiden
Leiden, The Netherlands

Sandra L. Hodge, MBA
Hodge Enterprises Inc.
Oberlin, OH

Douglas Jabs, MD
The Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Adam Jacobi, MD
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Marc Judson, MD
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY

Mani Kavuru, MD
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

James Kiley, PhD
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Bethesda, MD

Carol Langford, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Craig Lipset
Pfizer
New York, NY

Careen Lowder, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Lisa Maier, MD
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Juan Maña, MD
University Hospital of Bellvitge
Barcelona, Spain

Courtney Montgomery, PhD
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Oklahoma City, OK

Joseph Parambil, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Karen Patterson, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Richard Ransohoff, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Milton Rossman, MD
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

John Routes, MD
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

William Sauer, MD
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Richard Silver, MD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Barney Stern, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Eugene Sullivan, MD
EJS Consulting, LLC
Silver Spring, MD

Nadera Sweiss, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey Swigris, DO
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Balajt Tamarappoo, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Jinny Tavee, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Dominique Valeyre, MD
University Paris Nord
Paris, France

Nizar Zein, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

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Agenda

Thursday, October 4, 2012
7:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Posters
8:00 am

Welcome and Introductions
Daniel Culver, DO

Moderator: Johan Grunewald, MD, PhD
8:05 am Keynote Address - Sarcoidosis Around the World: Past, Present, and Future
Ulrich Costabel, MD
9:10 am Genomewide Association and Targeted Sequencing of Sarcoidosis in Europeans and African-Americans
Courtney Montgomery, PhD
9:40 am Genotype-phenotype Relationships in Sarcoidosis
Annegret Fischer, PhD
10:10 am Refreshment Break/Posters
Granulomatous Diseases Similar to Sarcoidosis
Moderator: Lisa Maier, MD
10:50 am Sarcoidosis: Its Morphology and its Mimics
Carol Farver, MD
11:10 am Granulomatous and Lympocytic Interstital Lung Disease in Common Variable Immunodeficiency 
John Routes, MD
11:40 am Chronic Beryllium Disease: When to Suspect It and What Can We Learn About Sarcoidosis
Milton Rossman MD
12:10 pm Lunch
Janssen Trial Results
Marc Judson, MD
Barriers and Opportunities for Clinical Trials
Moderators:  Craig Lipset and Leonard Calabrese, DO
1:45 pm Where Are We Now?: Sponsored Research in Sarcoidosis
Robert Baughman, MD
2:10 pm Lessons Learned From Successes and Failures in Rheumatology
Carol Langford, MD
2:30 pm Why What Works in Rheumatology Will Not Work in Sarcoidosis
Edward Chen, MD
2:50 pm NIH Viewpoint
James Kiley, PhD
3:20 pm Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters
3:50 pm Patient Perspective
Sandra Hodge, MBA
4:00 pm FDA Perspective
Eugene Sullivan, MD
4:25 pm Industry Perspective
Elliot Barnathan, MD
4:50 pm Moving Forward
Daniel Culver, DO
5:15 pm Adjourn
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Friday, October 5, 2012
7:00 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits/Posters
7:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Daniel Culver, DO
Organ Involvement in Sarcoidosis
Moderators: Elliott Crouser, MD, and Mani Kavuru, MD
7:50 am New Proposed Organ Involvement Tool
Marc Judson, MD
8:35 am Hepatosplenic Sarcoidosis
Alicia Gerke, MD
8:55 am New Tools for Assessment and Follow-up of Liver Disease
Nizar Zein, MD

9:15 am What is Uveitis and How Do We Treat It?
Douglas Jabs, MD

9:40 am Ocular Manifestations of Sarcoidosis
Careen Lowder, MD, PhD

10:00 am Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Poster Viewing
Poster Presenters will be available at their posters for discussion

Poster Moderators:
Alicia Gerke, MD
Andrew Fontenot, MD
Mani Kavuru, MD
Laura Koth, MD
Samar Farha, MD
Johan Grunewald, MD, PhD

Neurosarcoidosis Symposium
Moderator: Elske Hoitsma, MD, PhD
11:30 am Multiple Sclerosis Insights in Sarcoidosis
Richard Ransohoff, MD

12:00 noon Neurologic Sarcoidosis: Diagnosis and Treatment
Barney Stern, MD

12:20 pm Evaluation of Disease Activity and Follow-up of Central Nervous System Sarcoidosis
Jeffrey Gelfand, MD

12:50 pm Lunch
Includes Meet the Professor/Cases for Trainees

Meet the Professor/Cases Lunch for Trainees
Moderator: Joseph Parambil, MD
Discussants: Marjolein Drent, MD, PhD; Ulrich Costabel, MD
Carol Farver, MD; Lisa Maier, MD; and Juan Maña, MD

Original Research
Moderators: Raed Dweik, MD and Lisa Maier, MD
2:15 pm Mechanisms of Fibrosis in Granulomatous Inflammation       
Andrew Fontenot, MD

2:40 pm Serum Amyloid A in Sarcoidosis
Edward Chen, MD

3:05 pm Abstract Award Winners

Decreased Numbers of Activated Regulatory T Cells in CVID Patients with Granulomatous Interstitial Lung Disease (GILD)
Antje Prasse, MD

Macrophage-specific PPAR Deletion Exacerbates Carbon Nanotube-elicited Granulomatous Lung Inflammation
Mary Jane Thomassen, PhD

3:35 pm Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters
4:00 pm Impaired T Cell-Signaling and Infectious Agents
Wonder Drake, MD

4:25 pm Latent Tuberculosis Infection as a Model of TH1-Mediated - Lessons for Sarcoidosis
Richard Silver, MD

4:50 pm Abstract Award Winners

Fine-mapping of Sarcoidosis Risk Loci in Regions of Admixture Linkage among African Americans
Albert Levin, PhD

Cardiac Sarcoidosis (CS) May Manifest as Ventricular Arrhythmias
Edwin Jackson, DO

5:20 pm Adjourn

Reception

5:20 - 6:15 pm

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Saturday, October 6, 2012
7:00 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits/Posters
Cardiac Sarcoidosis Workshop
Moderators: David Birnie, MD and Dominique Valeyre, MD
8:00 am What is Known and What We Would Like to Know
Nabeel Hamzeh, MD

8:20 am Imaging
Adam Jacobi, MD
8:45 am Conventional and Innovative Echocardiography Techniques
Balaji Tamarappoo, MD
9:05 am Optimal Approach to Electrical Problems
William Sauer, MD, FACC
9:30 am Immunosuppressive Therapy of Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Catherine Chapelon-Abric, MD
9:50 am Refreshment Break/Exhibits/Posters
Emerging Therapies
Moderators: Joseph Barney, MD, and Karen Patterson, MD
10:15 am Indications of TNF Antagonists: Management and Problems in Clinical Practice
Marjolein Drent, MD, PhD
10:40 am Predictable and Unpredictable Toxicities From Biologics
Leonard Calabrese, DO

11:05 am Non-TNF Biologics for Sarcoidosis
Nadera Sweiss, MD

WASOG Clinical Endpoints Proposal

11:30 am Section Moderators
12:30 pm Lunch
What the Patient Cares About
Moderator: Joseph Parambil, MD

1:30 pm Choice of Quality of Life Instruments and Validity
Jeffrey Swigris, DO

1:55 pm New Sarcoidosis Health Questionnaire Instrument     
Marc Judson, MD

2:20 pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Small Fiber Neuropathy
Jinny Tavee, MD

2:45 pm Effects of the Innate Immune Modulator ARA 290 on the Small Fiber
Neuropathy of Sarcoidosis

Michael Brines, MD, PhD

3:10 pm Relationship Between Fatigue, Cognitive Dysfunction, and Small Fiber
Neuropathy      
           
Elske Hoitsma, MD, PhD

3:35 pm Conference Summary
Robert Baughman, MD

3:45 pm Adjourn

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Cleveland Clinic and the World Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous Disorders invite you to submit abstracts or original investigations for consideration in the Poster Session.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the online syllabus.

The deadline for submission has been extended to September 1, 2012.  You will be contacted by email after all abstracts have been submitted.

Abstract Style Instructions

  • 11 point font size
  • Figures, graphs, and simple tables are allowed
  • Use of standard abbreviations is desirable; place unusual abbreviations in parentheses after first use of the full term
  • Abstracts must be RECEIVED BY September 1, 2012.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an investigator may submit.
  • If an error is found on an abstract submitted before September 1, 2012, the author may request in writing to withdraw the abstract. A new abstract may be submitted if received by the September 1, 2012 deadline.

Presenting author will be notified of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by
September 20, 2012.

Upon abstract acceptance, registration is required.

Poster Presentations
If your abstract is accepted, your acceptance notice will indicate your poster assignment number. Poster size is 6 ft long x 4 ft high. Text and illustrations must be readable from at least 3 feet. Push pins will be available onsite.

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For questions or additional information, please contact Judy Stone at 216.448.0790.
 

 

 

Location

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999


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Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel for a special rate of $189 single/double (plus tax) and at the InterContinental Suite Hotel located at 8800 Euclid Avenue for a special rate of $159 single/double (plus tax). The Suites Hotel is within walking distance to the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center.  To obtain these special rates, you must make your reservation by 5:00 pm ET on September 3, 2012. To make your reservations, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with the Cleveland Clinic Sarcoidosis Course and refer to the following booking codes:

The InterContinental Hotel is UF1
The InterContinental Suites Hotel is UGL

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Ground Transportation

Taxi service is available from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center.

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Information

For further information about this course, contact the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education at:
Local: 216.448.0770      
Toll Free: 800.238.6750

Web Address: www.ccfcme.org/WASOG12

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Registration and Cancellation

Preregistrations are accepted until 2:00 pm ET October 3, 2012. Please register on-site after this date.  In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by September 21, 2012. After September 21, 2012, a $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required to process your refund. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER OCTOBER 31, 2012.

For questions about registration call 216-448-0777 or email cmeregistration@ccf.org.

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Parking

Parking is available in the East 100th St/Carnegie Ave Visitor's Parking Garage at prevailing rates. Valet parking is available at the hotel for an additional charge.

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Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept at face value the number of contact hours awarded for an educational activity that has been approved for CE by a nationally accredited system of CE approval. Therefore, the 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be accepted for nursing credits.

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Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the activity. 

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Online Registration/Fees

 

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Category On or before
September 4, 2012
After
September 4, 2012
Physician $575.00 $625.00
Resident*/Fellow* $325.00 $375.00
Nurse $325.00 $375.00
Allied Health Professionals $325.00 $375.00
Other - Please Specify $325.00 $375.00

* Letter from Program Director or Chairman must be received in our office prior to the course to receive this fee.

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