Professional Education Days

Professional Education Day on Sjögren’s Syndrome

April 29, 2016

0800 – 16:30

Attendee online registration form | Conference details & printable registration form

 

HILTON MISSISSAUGA/MEADOWVALE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE

6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON

(Located 15 mins west of Toronto Pearson Airport, 25 mins to downtown Toronto)

 

The Division of Rheumatology, Toronto Western Hospital, in Partnership with the Sjögren’s Society of Canada announces a Professional Education Day on Sjögren’s Syndrome.

This is a practical educational encounter that addresses some of the major issues presented by this fascinating and troublesome autoimmune disease. Speakers include Dr. Robert Fox from the Scripps Institute, La Jolla California and Dr. Julius Birnbaum from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The conference will address management of xerophthalmia, management of xerostomia, neurological complications including small fiber neuropathy, insight into the pathology of the disease, minor salivary gland biopsy: what, when and how; and the new role of biologic management. These are world class speakers. The venue allows for you to have your questions addressed.

Fees:  Specialists/Dentists/Healthcare Providers – $199, RESIDENTS – Free

AGENDA & BIOGRAPHIES

Presentations:

Components of Dry Eye Disease and Strategies for Management, ROOKAYA MATHER, MD, FRCSC, Ophthalmologist, Cornea and External Disease

New Approaches to Clinical Trials in Sjögren’s  Syndrome, ROBERT I. FOX, MD, PhD, Rheumatologist

 Dental Deterioration from Xerostomia: Strategies for Management,  LESLIE LAING, BSc, B.Ed, MS., PhD

Managing Systemic Disease: ESSDAI and Biologics, ARTHUR BOOKMAN, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist

Neurological Disease in Sjögren’s  and The Challenge of Small Fiber Neuropathy,

JULIUS BIRNBAUM, MD, MHS, Neurologist/Rheumatologist

The Immune Derangements in Sjögren’s  Syndrome,  JOAN WITHER, , BSc, PhD, MD, FRCPC, Rheumatologist

Mucosal and MSG Pathology, CHRISTINA McCORD, DDS, MSc, FRCDC, Oral Pathologist & Oral Medicine Specialist

Question and Answer Panel: FOX, BIRNBAUM, WITHER, McCORD, LAING, MATHER

  • When should you do a MSG biopsy
  • What is the relationship of anti-Ro to neurological disease?
  • What are the clues to lymphoma?
  • How should you manage parotitis?
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