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Saturday, February 17, 2024
All times in Mountain Standard Time

7:15 AM
7:45 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Session I: The Immune System at 30,000 Feet and Hot Topics in Basic and Clinical Immunology
Moderator: Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

8:00 AM
Lessons from COVID 19 on How to Understand the Integrated Immune Response in 2024
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
8:45 AM
To B or Not B Depleted-CAR T Cells Enter the Treatment Arena of IMIDS
William Rigby, MD
9:15 AM
Panel Discussion
Session Faculty
9:35 AM
Refreshment Break & Exhibits
Yoga Break with Judi Bar
10:00 AM
FcRN Inhibitors – A New Age in Immune-Based Therapeutics
John Looney, MD
10:30 AM
Inside the Brain of Abatacept: Multi-Omics Dissection of How it Works to Halt RA Pathogenesis
Gregg Silverman, MD
11:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Session Faculty
11:20 AM
Flipped Classroom
In this session attendees can sit with faculty of their choice and engage in informal discussions regarding areas of interest in the field of basic and clinical immunology
  • COVID and Infections - Leonard H. Calabrese, DO (available for live stream)
  • Allergy, Infectious Diseases, and Immunodeficiency States - John Looney, MD
  • CAR T cells, Immunology, and treatment of IMIDS and beyond - William Rigby, MD
  • B cells, T cells, Lupus, and the microbiome - Gregg Silverman, MD

12:00 PM
Lunch & Non-CME Satellite (in-person)

Session II: Insights and Advances in Biologic Therapies of Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases
Moderator: M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

1:00 PM
Unveiling Novel Pathways: Exploring Immune Dysregulation in Spondyloarthropathy
Philip J. Mease, MD
1:30 PM
Guidelines Unveiled: Navigating Spondyloarthropathy Treatment Pathways – Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe?
M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH
2:00 PM
Beyond TNF Blockade: Breakthroughs in Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis
John R.P. Tesser, MD, FACR
2:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Session Faculty
2:45 PM
Refreshment & Exhibits Break

Vasculitis and Crystal Mediated Inflammatory Diseases
Moderator: M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

3:15 PM
What’s New in Vasculitis
Adam Brown, MD

Gout Mechanisms Unraveled

3:45 PM
Crystal Clear: Critically Appraising the Role of Biologic Therapies in Crystal-Related Diseases
Brian Mandell, MD, PhD
4:15 PM
Panel Discussion
Session Faculty
4:30 PM
Session Adjourns
4:30-5:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Our welcome reception offers an exceptional opportunity to reconnect with old friends, forge new connections, and engage in enlightening discussions about the day's insightful sessions. In the spirit of scientific camaraderie, we invite you to share your thoughts, test your ideas, and uncover fresh insights amidst the bootcamp conference goers. For in-person participants.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024
All times in Mountain Standard Time

Scientific Advances in Holistic and Integrative Care of IMIDS

7:15 AM
Breakfast & Non-CME Satellite (in-person)

Session III: Pain and Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases (IMIDS)
Moderators: Leonard H. Calabrese, DO and M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

8:00 AM
Keynote: Integrative Medicine and Rheumatology: Why it’s Important in IMIDS
Neha S. Shah, MD
8:30 AM
Advances in Fibromyalgia: Science and Care
Philip J. Mease, MD
9:00 AM
Multimodal Care of Chronic Pain
Pavan Tankha, DO
9:30 AM
Roundtable Discussion
Session Faculty
10:00 AM
Refreshment Break & Exhibits
10:20 AM
Rationale and Mission of The Society for Integrative Rheumatology
Olga Kromo, MD and George Munoz, MD

Fatigue Across IMIDS – Meeting the Challenge in Care and Research
Moderators: Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, and M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH

10:45 AM
The Matrix of Fatigue Across Fibromyalgia: ME/CFS and Long COVID- Same or Different
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
11:15 AM
Rehabilitative Approaches to Fatigue in Immune Mediated Diseases
Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD
11:45 AM
Roundtable Discussion
Session Faculty
12:15 PM

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