Washington Rheumatology Alliance Annual Meeting 2017
Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, WA ~ September 15-17, 2017

Draft schedule as of 7-14-17 (all programs in Chapel Theatre unless noted) (Topics/speakers subject to change)

9/15/17 – Friday evening
7-9 p.m. Welcome reception in exhibit hall (Salmon Gallery) for all attendees, speakers, family and exhibitors
9 – late After hours social time in “The Grotto”
9/16/17 – Saturday
7-8 a.m. Satellite Symposium/Breakfast sponsored by Pfizer–not for CME (only physicians attend) (Woodpecker)
8:15-9:15 Pregnancy and Rheumatic Disease
Kathryn Dao, MD
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Vasculitis: Pearls for Practice
Kathryn Dao, MD
10:15 a.m. Break with exhibitors in Salmon Gallery
10:45 -11:45 a.m. Opportunistic Infections and Tuberculosis Risk Management Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Noon – 1 p.m. Satellite Symposium/Lunch – Speaker and topic coming soon. Not for CME (only physicians attend) (sponsored by the France Foundation) (Woodpecker)
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Update on Safety of JAK Inhibitors
Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
2:15 – 3:15 Lupus: What’s Next? Examining Mechanisms, Monitoring, and Medication Updates (speaker TBD)   (sponsored by the France Foundation)
3:15 – 6 p.m Physicians have free time (Practice Management Program continues until 4 p.m.)
6-7 p.m. Keynote presentation – Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Vice President of CSRO,  speaking on Drug Pricing and PBMs
7 – 7:30 p.m. Reception in exhibit hall (Salmon Gallery) for all attendees, speakers, family and exhibitors
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Annual Banquet – attendees, families, speakers and exhibitors are invited to participate
9/17/17 – Sunday
7-8 a.m. Continental breakfast with exhibitors in Salmon Gallery
8 – 9 a.m. Practical Management of the Perioperative Rheumatic Patient Sergio Schwarzman, MD
9 – 10 a.m. New Management Options for Psoriatic Disease
Sergio Schwarzman, MD
10-10:30 a.m. Break and refreshments with exhibitors
10:30 -11 a.m. Dr. Dick Whitten of Noridian
11 a.m. to noon Advocacy Panel. Panelists to include:

Steven Schultz
State Director, Advocacy & Access at Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Foundation


Sean Graham
Associate Director of Policy and Political Affairs
Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)

Noon to 1 p.m. WRA annual business meeting
1 p.m. Meeting adjourns

Note: 11 a.m. is check out time for those staying at Sleeping Lady. Attendees and their families staying later should check out and remove their items from their rooms by 11 a.m. You can request a “resort key” to use for the amenities until ready to leave the property.