Advances in Rheumatology 2022

Somerville, MA US
September 17, 2022 to September 20, 2022
This is a hybrid event


For more than 40 years, “Advances in Rheumatology” has been influential in educating generations of clinicians on over 100 rheumatic conditions, which now encompass the specialty. A collaboration between Harvard Medical School’s two largest teaching hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the course not only focuses on rheumatic diseases, but offers additional perspectives from other medical disciplines, such as pulmonology, dermatology, oncology, ophthalmology, and endocrinology. “Advances in Rheumatology” targets the practicing clinician seeking to enhance their clinical skills and increase their knowledge with the latest breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment, and pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases.

The course consists of four days of live CME activities formatted with lectures by leading experts on topics pertaining to their special areas of interest, curbside consult sessions in which an expert presents difficult clinical scenarios and his or her approach to the problem and panel discussions in which a group of experts in a particular disease entertain questions solicited from the audience. The full range of rheumatic disease is covered every year over the span of this course.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Oncology and Hematology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Preventative Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology, Urology, Allergy and Immunology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Advances in Rheumatology, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the latest scientific advances in the field of rheumatology.
  2. Analyze insights from pathology, immunology, and pharmacology that pertain to specific rheumatologic issues.
  3. Translate the latest developments in the field of rheumatology to clinical practice.
  4. Integrate new treatment approaches for patients with rheumatic disease.
  5. Apply new diagnostic techniques in their patient population.

MOC Completion Criteria

Participant completion for MOC points will be reported to the boards at the conclusion of the course. 

Please have your ABIM ID available when completing the evaluation at the end of the course.

Instructions: Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program

Upon successful completion of this activity, if you wish to receive MOC Part 2 points you will need to enter your ABIM ID number in the post-course evaluation. The Mass General Brigham Office of Continuing Professional Development will verify completion of your activity and report to the ABIM. Diplomates must check their ABIM Portfolio for confirmation of your MOC Part 2 points.

 MOC Recognition Statement 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 28.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Additional Information

Provided by: 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, & Mass General Brigham 



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 28.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 28.50 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/17/2022 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/20/2022 - 4:30pm EDT

Please note: the agendas are tentative and subject to change

All times are in EDT

The Row Hotel
360 Foley Street
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

The Advances in Rheumatology course will be held at the Row Hotel in Boston’s neighboring city, Somerville MA. The Row Hotel at Assembly Row, Autograph Collection is an original boutique hotel located in Somerville, MA and designed for the modern traveler!  Just a little over 5 miles from Boston’s Logan International airport, The Row hotel is a quick ride combining historic charm with a modern twist. This once Ford Motor Assembly Plant offers travelers an escape from the predictable in vibrant Assembly Row– a center of shopping, dining and entertainment near Boston.  With plenty of dining options and activities to do, you can also explore Boston’s newest premier casino, Encore, located less than 5 minutes from The Row Hotel.  If you are looking to travel into the city for a night cap or other dining experiences, the T is also accessible providing transit service to downtown Boston, TD Garden, Fenway Park, and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Please visit  The Row Hotel at Assembly Row ‘s website to find out more!


Discounted Rates available for the Advances in Rheumatology course

Discounted rates have been extended for the Advances in Rheumatology course at The Row Hotel but are only available for a limited time.

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Advances in Rheumatology Course Directors

John H. Stone, MD, MPH 
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
The Edward A. Fox Chair in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Michael Weinblatt, MD
John R. Riedman Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Co-Director, Clinical Rheumatology,
Associate Director, Center for Arthritis and Joint Diseases,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Advances in Rheumatology Faculty

Gerald Appel, MD
Co-Director, Clinical Nephrology,
Columbia University Irving Medical Center; 
Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Lisa Christopher-Stine, MD, MPH
John Hopkins University

Meghan Clowse, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Duke University

Christopher Denton, MD
University College London

Flavia Fedeles, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Stacey T. Gray, MD
Director, Sinus Center,
Vice Chair of Otolaryngology Education,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear;
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery,
Vice Chair of Otolaryngology Education,
Residency Program Director,
Harvard Medical School

Rula Hajj-Ali, MD
Cleveland Clinic

Helena Jonsson, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Guy Katz, MD
Rheumatology Fellow, PGY-6,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jeff Katz, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery,
Harvard Medical School
Director, Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Yumeko Kawano, MD
Rheumatology Fellow,
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Michael Levy, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Brian Mandell, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Peter Merkel, MD
Chief, Division of Rheumatology,
Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology,
University of Pennsylvania

Jacquelyn Nestor, MD
Rheumatology Fellow,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Christian Pagnoux, MD, MPH, MSc
University of Toronto/Mount Sinai Hospital

George Papaliodis, MD
Massachusetts Eye & Ear 

Michelle Petri, MD, MPH
Director, Hopkins Lupus Center,
Professor of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Kaitlin Quinn, MD, MHS
Staff Clinician,
NIAMS Vasculitis Translational Research Program,
National Institutes of Health

William F. C. Rigby, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
Ana Lois Waters Professor,
Director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology,
Director, Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, Bone, and Autoimmunity Center,
Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jose Scher, MD
Steere-Abramson Associate Professor of Medicine,
Associate Director, Research and Transitional Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology,
NYU Langone

Jeff Sparks, MD, MMSc
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital;
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Zahi Touma, MD, PhD, FACP, FACR
University of Toronto

Sebastian Unizony, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Dermatology,
Director, Atopic Dermatitis Program,
Director, Autoimmune Skin Diseases Program,
Director, Connective Tissue Disease Clinics,
Program Director, Dermatology-Rheumatology Fellowship Program,
Associate Director, Education,
Brigham, and Women's Hospital;
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Taylor Wolfgang, MD
Rheumatology Fellow,
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Sook Bin Woo, DMD
Program Director, Graduate Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology,
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity,
Harvard School of Dental Medicine;
Co-Director, Center for Oral Pathology, StrataDx;
Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Pathology,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Malissa Wood, MD
Associate Chief of Cardiology for Diversity and Health Equity,
Co-Director, Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital;
Associate Professor Medicine, Harvard Medical School

In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 28.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 28.50 Participation


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This is a hybrid event


Please note the following before confirming your registration type:  The Advances in Rheumatology course will be presented in a hybrid format with an onsite attendance option for Saturday- Monday’s presentations and fully virtual on Tuesday. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, precautionary measures have been taken into consideration and onsite capacity will be limited to 100 attendees only. All attendees are expected to comply with local and state mandates at the time of the event.

Registration typeEarly Bird Rate (Before June 1st)Standard Rate (After June 1st)
Physician - Onsite$1,000.00$1,100.00
Physician - Virtual$800.00$900.00
Resident/Fellow - Onsite$275.00$375.00
Resident/Fellow - Virtual$175.00$275.00
Nurse - Onsite$150.00$250.00
Nurse - Virtual$100.00$200.00
Other Allied Healthcare Professionals - Onsite$350.00$450.00
Other Allied Healthcare Professionals - Virtual$300.00$400.00

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before September 2, 2022 will be refunded, less a $70 administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after September 2, 2022 will not be refunded.

Contact if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


*We are allowing flexibility in changing your registration type (virtual or in-person) until August 1, 2022. Attendees are responsible for any transaction fees incurred if they so choose to change their registration type. In the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as a COVID-19 surge), the course will transition to a fully remote event and the virtual registration rates will be honored at that time

Tuition includes :

Onsite Attendees (must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at onsite registration)

  • Continental breakfast, snacks during breaks & boxed lunch each day
  • Reduced hotel room rate at the selected venue
  • Electronic Syllabus (accessible on the course webpage on the 1st day of the event)
  • Access to all recorded presentations up to 30 days post event
  • Networking session on Saturday September 17th, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Virtual Attendees

  • Livestreaming of the entire course
  • Interactive Q&A board found on the course’s virtual platform during each presentation and panel sessions
  • Electronic Syllabus (accessible on the course webpage on the 1st day of the event.
  • Access to all recorded presentations up to 30 days post event