Join us for the
2018 VFC Fall Lectures
The many faces of Vasculitis
Saturday October 27, 2018
St. Joseph’s Health Care
268 Grosvenor Street
Our VFC Fall Lecture morning guest speakers include:
9:50AM – 10:00AM - Welcome and Introductions
10:00AM – 10:30AM- Lillian Barra, M.D., MPH, FRCP(C) Associate Professor, Vasculitis Clinic, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health Care London/ London Health Sciences Centre, ON.
10:30AM - 11:15AM - Jennifer Mandzia, M.D., PhD FRCP(C) Assistant Professor, Vasculitis Clinic, Department of Neurology, St. Joseph’s Health care London/ London Health Sciences Centre, ON.
11:15AM - 12:00 Noon - Katherine Siminovitch, M.D., FRCP(C), Professor of Medicine, Rheumatologist, Geneticist, Senior Investigator at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON.
12:00 PM-12:45PM - LUNCH
Please Note: Lunch is not provided.
There is no "food court" or any on site food service available!
We strongly suggest ordering a boxed lunch, which you can pre-order at the time of your online registration for$13.50 (tax included)
Your boxed lunch includes your choice of four sandwiches, which you will select when you register for the Fall Lecture.
Sandwich choices include the following:
Roast beef w/cheese
The boxed lunches also include veggies and dip, one cookie, as well as one bottle of water.
Our afternoon VFC guest speakers include:
12:50PM – 1:35PM - Lillian Barra, M.D., MPH, FRCP(C), Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Vasculitis Clinic, Division of Rheumatology, St. Joseph’s Health Care London/ London Health Sciences Centre, ON.
Dr. Barra returns this afternoon with a review of Takayasu’s disease in both children and adults in a Canadian population. She will also provide a revealing look at research she has conducted at St. Joseph’s, with the help of advanced MRI and PET scan imaging of Takayasu patients that may change the methods of diagnosing and treating Takayasu patients. She will also review the currently available and new and upcoming tools for diagnosing, as well as therapies for Takayasu’s arteritis.
1:35PM – 2:10PM - Lulu Bursztyn, M.D., MSc, FRCP(C) Assistant Professor, Vasculitis Clinic, Department of Ophthalmology, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, ON.
2:10PM – 3:05PM - Erkan Demirkaya, M.D., FRCP(C) Professor, Vasculitis Clinic, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, London Health Sciences Centre, ON.
It’s hard to believe but VFC has never done a dedicated session on Ear, Nose and Throat, (ENT), involvement in vasculitis, and GPA and EGPA in particular, yet it affects many vasculitis patients and can be a defining symptom of GPA and EGPA with ENT involvement estimates, by some accounts, running from 50 to 90% over a patient’s lifetime. This session will cover everything you need to know about ENT manifestations in vasculitis and a review of upper respiratory disease in GPA and EGPA. Topics covered will include symptoms, crusting, irrigation, infection, saddle nose deformity, and surgery options. Learn what to look for and when to do something about the symptoms before the onset of more severe consequences!
3:50PM – 4:00PM - Wrap-up and Good Bye
We are looking forward to seeing, and meeting as many of you as possible at this year's VFC Annual Fall Lecture. It is a great opportunity to get involved in your organization, learn about your disease, meet new friends and share your experiences with people who understand.
President, Vasculitis Foundation Canada
To learn more about the vasculitis, or become a member, or make a donation, you can visit our VFC website at www.vasculitis.ca and or download our Vasculitis Foundation Canada brochure.
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As always, Lecture Registration is FREE for VF Canada members, (whose memberships are current!), non-members can attend by becoming a member with a $20 Canadian membership, or a dual Canada/U.S. membership for $60. You can pay for your CDN or dual membership at the same time when you register for the VFC Fall Lecture. For questions on membership, or you current status please reach out to Carol Moller at: email@example.com
Mark your Calendars! Tentative 2019 Meeting Dates
AGM - April 13 or 20 (Sat.)
Walk/Picnic - June 22 (Sat.)
Fall Meeting - October 26 (Sat.) - Toronto, ON