Rheumatology Grand Rounds

​​​​​​The conferences are currently held in a virtual format (zoom) on Fridays between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. 

The Basic Science Course & Med 256: Immunological Basis of Rheumatic and Allergic Diseases Journal Club is presented as a part of the Grand Rounds. 

Our program is ACCME accredited program that focuses around education on prevention, diagnoses, and management of rheumatic diseases, and dissemination of clinical evidence-based and scientific advances in the field. 

The target audiences range from​ physicians rheumatologists to rheumatology trainees, medical residents, medical and PhD students and allied health professionals, as well as industry and patient representatives. 

The syllabus includes lectures on specific topics, sessions on ACR and EULAR reviews, case-based conferences, trainee and faculty scholarly activity presentations, monthly journal club style conferences, twice yearly "Citywide Grand Rounds" (rotated between UCSD, and community colleagues). These sessions are held weekly throughout the academic year. Each session is moderated by expert faculty.  

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this educational activity for one credit per hour in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

2023-2024 Schedule

​Dr. Shyamanga Borooah
“Update on screening for plaquenil toxicity: Ophthalmology perspective”
No conference: Labor Day Weekend 
Journal Club:
Dr. Brian Pedersen
UCSD Fellows: Dr. Roel Sanchez and Dr. Omar Abialmouna
"Ar​tificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Rheumatology
Dr. Benjamin Schmiedel: La Jolla Institute of Immunology
"Gentic Approaches to identify Novel Drug Targets for Immune-Mediated Disease"
Faculty Only
Faculty Development Session
​Dr. Larry Loo
"Are Your Learners Safe? The Role of Psychological Safety in Improving the Clinical Learning Environment"​​​​
Fellowship Interviews
​Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh
Review of the 2023 EULAR conference

Dr. Robert Terkeltaub
"Game-changing developements in Gout"
Fellowship Interviews
​Dr. Ken Kalunian
"Systemic Lupus Erythematosus"
Fellowship Interviews
Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at UCSD
UCSD Fellow: Dr. Manmeet Kaur
Scripps Fellow:Dr. Samuel Ng
Topic: Lupus Nephritis
​Dr. Tim Fernandes and Dr. Jenny Yang
UCSD Division of Pulmonary
"Pulmonary Hypertension in Connective Tissue Disease"
Veteran's Day
​ACR Convergence​
November 11-15, 2023
No conference: Thanksgiving Holiday
​ACR Review by Fellows, Part I
​Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh
"Psoriatic Arthritis/Axial Spondyloarthropathy"
​Journal Club:
Dr. Neha Singh
Dr. Manmeet Kaur
ACR Review by Fellows, Part II
No conference: ​Holiday Week
Journal Club:
Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh
​"Ethical Issues in Clinical Research"​

​"Faculty Development Series Part 3:                                                 Dr. Charles Goldberg 
“Working with Today’s Learners”   


​"Dr. Heather Hofflich and Dr Gina Woods
UCSD Division of Endocrinology 
“Osteoporosis Treatment”

​No Grand Round 
UCSD Scientific Retreat

​Journal Club:
 Dr. David Boyle
 "Biomarkers in Rheumatic Diseases"                                             UCSD Fellows Dr. Manmeet Kaur and Dr. Roel Sanchez                                                                                      

​Dr. Nancy Lane from UC Davis
"Osteoporosis Update" 
Case conference by UCSD Rheumatology Fellows  
 Dr. Neha Singh and Dr. Justin Putz

​Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics.
Dr. Omar Abialmouna and Dr. Manmeet Kaur

​Journal Club:
 Dr. Chelsey Smith
 "Health Disparities"

​Dr. Hal Hoffman "Autoinflammation for the rheumatologist: immune dysregulation without autoimmunity"


​Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​Case conference / Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​No conference: Cezar Chavez day
​Journal Club

​Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics​
​Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics

​Dr. Monica Guma and Dr. Susan Lee 
"Diet and Microbiome"

​Dr. Tara Paravar 
Department of Dermatology, UCSD. 
Dermatologic presentations of systemic disease"

​Dr. Nunzio Botini  Kao Autoimmunity Institute and Division of Rheumatology Cedars-Sinai Medical Center​

​Journal Club

​Citywide Rheumatology Grand Rounds at SCRIPPS 
(UCSD case presented by 1st year Fellow)
No conference 
​Case conference /Fellows present teaching cases and review related topics
Journal Club
​Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity. 2nd year Fellows
​Review of Fellow’s Scholarly activity. 1st. year Fellows​



Quick Glance

Date: Every Friday
Time: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Location: virtually via zoom.

Course Director
: Susan Lee, M​D



Contact Info:

Amanda Williamson
Phone:(858) 246-0938