Keynote Lecture: Physician, Patients and the Nature of Heroism in Medicine

  • November 12, 9:00–9:45 AM ET
    Speaker: Abraham Verghese, MD
    Abraham Verghese, MD, vice chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and New York Times best-selling author, will be presenting the keynote lecture, Physician, Patients, and the Nature of Heroism in Medicine, on November 12. Dr. Verghese will discuss how meaning and the nature of heroism can be extracted from human experiences on the scale of the present pandemic. Dr. Verghese will also explore the physician-patient relationship, particularly in the context of rheumatology.

ARP Keynote: Passion in Practice

  • November 13, 10:30–11:30 AM ET
    Speaker: Kathleen Flarity, PhD, DNP
    Do you need powerful practical tools to build resiliency in your career? During this session, Dr. Flarity will bring her 40 years of leadership in the U.S. Air Force and personal illustrations to help define caregiver resiliency, as well as share her implementable, evidence-based, simple, and powerful tools for resiliency.

Trans-omics Dissection of Gene Regulation in Immune-mediated Diseases: A Joint JCR/ACR Session

  • November 13, 4:30–6:00 PM ET
    Speakers: Yoshiya Tanaka, MD, PhD, and Yukinori Okada, MD, PhD
    Recent advances in omic technologies, such as next-generation sequencing, single-cell analysis, and high-resolution imaging, provide us with new insights into immune-mediated pathology. In this session, scientists from the Japan College of Rheumatology (JCR) will present the latest integrative analysis of trans-omics technologies in rheumatic diseases.

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