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Winter (Volume 28, Number 4)

Update from the CRA Residents' Pre-Course Committee

By Dharini Mahendira, MD, FRCPC, MScCH; and Shahin Jamal, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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As in years past, the CRA Residents’ Pre-Course will precede the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Montreal on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. This full-day program features a broad range of relevant topics, from basic science and clinical assessment to practice management strategies.

The Residents’ Pre-Course Committee, comprised of Drs. Jamal, Mahendira, Cui, Hewson, and LeBlanc, have crafted a program to expand participants’ knowledge of rheumatic diseases. An exciting line-up of dynamic speakers will be delivering the program, comprised of both national and international experts. The pre-course content has been carefully constructed, based on topics of interest identified by current rheumatology residents. While designed for PGY4-5 rheumatology residents, this program is also open to all medical students (including CRA summer students), as well as internal medicine and pediatric residents interested in rheumatology.

This year’s program will not disappoint! The curriculum includes: immunology 101, opthalmologic screening in patients with rheumatic diseases, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome as well as an immunization update for the rheumatologist. Attendees will also benefit from case-based presentations, X-ray interpretation challenges and practice-based pearls. Furthermore, we cordially invite trainees to partake in a career fair hosted immediately following the Residents’ Pre-Course. We look forward to you joining us!

Shahin Jamal, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Co-chair, Residents' Pre-Course Program Committee
Rheumatologist, Vancouver General Hospital

Dharini Mahendira, MD, FRCPC, MScCH
Co-chair, Residents' Pre-Course Program Committee
Rheumatologist, St. Michael's Hospital

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