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Duke Children's Community Symposium: Update on Rheumatology

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Duke Medicine Pavilion

The Duke Children's Community Symposium is a conference designed to update providers on meaningful clinical problems in the care of children. Each session addresses a different topic in pediatric care, bringing together providers ranging from medical and surgical specialty disciplines to primary care physicians. Sessions in this series of conferences include lectures from 4-8 speakers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to participants as part of the lecture series. The March session will focus on clinical challenges in the care of pediatric rheumatologic disease. Topics will include common screening tests, arthritis, lupus, periodic fever syndromes, vasculitis, and chronic pain.

Target audience

Pediatricians, family medicine providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses working with pediatric age patients.

Category 1: Participation in this event will provide Duke University Health System 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 5.0 American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part 2 points

For sign-up and additional information about the event, please visit:

For questions, assistance with signing up, or dietary limitations, please contact the course director, Mary Boruta, MD, at

Symposium Details

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2019

Time: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Duke Medicine Pavilion (DMP)
Room 2W93
10 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710

Registration fee: $35

Schedule of Events
7:30 to 8:00  Registration
8:00 to 8:05  Welcome
Egla Rabinovich, MD
8:05 to 8:45  Overview of Duke Rheumatology/Uveitis
Egla Rabinovich, MD
8:45 to 9:15 Common Screening Tests for Rheumatologic Diseases
Stephen Balevic, MD
9:15 to 10:00  Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Cory Stingl, MD
10:00 to 10:15  Break
10:15 to 10:45

Juvenile Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD

10:45 to 11:15 

Periodic Fever Syndromes
Jeffrey Dvergsten, MD

11:15 to 12:00 

Vasculitis in the Pediatric Patient
Mara Becker, MD, MSCE

12:00 to 12:15 

Lunch Break

12:15 to 1:00

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain in the Pediatric Patient
Kaveh Ardalan, MD

1:00 to 1:30

Question Review and Panel Discussion
Mary Boruta, MD

1:30 Closing