CME: Update on the Studies to Evaluate the Etiology and Public Health Burden of Rheumatic Diseases
Jeffrey A. Sparks, MD, MMSc -Division of Rheumatology/Immunology & Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sparks is a rheumatologist and population scientist with an overall focus on using patient-oriented and epidemiologic research studies to evaluate the etiology, outcomes, and public health burden of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In particular, he performs studies to evaluate the genetic, environmental, serologic, and familial risk factors for RA, clinical trials for RA prevention, RA outcomes research focusing on the respiratory burden of RA, evaluates metabolic factors such as weight loss for RA outcomes, and investigates rheumatic manifestations of osseous sarcoidosis.
6:30 – 7:30 pm Registration
7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentation and dinner
Nieman Marcus, Zodiac Room, Hwy 40 and
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