Perspectives in Rheumatic Diseases

September 8, 2021 – September 11, 2021

The 14th Annual Perspectives in Rheumatic Diseases CME/CE conference will explore the latest advances in the treatment and management of rheumatic diseases. This conference is an opportunity to catch up on new developments in this complex area of medicine. Leading experts will present clinically relevant information that you will find immediately useful in the care of your patients.



Dear Colleagues: 

It is our pleasure and privilege to welcome you to this virtual conference, the 14th Annual Perspectives in Rheumatic Diseases. From September 8-11, 2021, this innovative CME/CE experience will take you on a unique learning journey, which begins when you enter the Virtual Conference Center. In this space, livestreamed sessions, will present the latest education in rheumatic diseases and discuss practical application of emerging advances into clinical care. The comprehensive agenda includes the most relevant topics that impact rheumatology practice today. 

Nationally renowned faculty experts will engage you and your fellow learners in the live virtual sessions. Take a seat in the Live Theater, where audience interaction will be enhanced by polling and ample time for live Q&A.  

And, as in any live conference venue, you will find robust opportunities to interact with your colleagues beyond the educational sessions. There is much to explore!  We encourage you to take full advantage of these conference features, in which you can:

  • Benefit from peer-to-peer learning in the Virtual Poster Hall
  • Network with other rheumatology specialists and practitioners in the Lounge
  • Visit booths in the Exhibit Hall (without lugging a tote bag)
  • Should you be unable to attend, each recorded and accredited session will be available for on-demand access until November 2021

Once again, Welcome! I hope you will enjoy this one-of-a-kind virtual conference, benefit from the learning opportunities, and gather many clinical pearls to “bring home” to your practice!


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Daniel E. Furst, MD
Conference Chair

Professor of Rheumatology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
University of Florence Medical School
Florence, Italy
Carl Pearson Professor of Medicine
Professor Emeritus
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director of Research
Arthritis Associates of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD, FACR, MACP
Conference Chair

Professor and Chairman of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

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Iain B. McInnes, CBE, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci
Conference Chair

Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences 
Muirhead Chair of Medicine/Versus Arthritis Professor of Rheumatology
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 



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Medscape Education is pleased to donate 100% of the proceeds from
attendee registration to the Rheumatology Research Foundation.


Advance research and training to improve the health of people with rheumatic diseases. The Rheumatology Research Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training in the United States. The Foundation funds research and training for rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals. These programs help researchers pursue promising ideas and support innovative research projects that will improve the lives of people with rheumatic diseases, and even lead to disease prevention and cures.