Autoinflammatory and Autoimmune Diseases: Pragmatic Approach & New Advances - 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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MART Auditorium - Stony Brook, NY
1 Day Conference September 7th, 2019
7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


The Center of Autoinflammatory Disease at Stony Brook University Renaissance Medical School is one of the few centers in the United States to provide specialized care for patients and to perform breakthrough research. This center consists of a multidisciplinary team with world-class experts in the field.

Autoinflammatory disease care has increasingly become an integral part of rheumatology practice, and a diagnosis and management of this group of diseases require special knowledge and skills. Genetic and molecular testing is often used. A high quality of care for these diseases involves multidisciplinary team.

The symposium will cover not only monogenic periodic fever syndromes, but also complex autoinflammatory diseases. Autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases are distinct and intertwined, and an update on some autoimmune diseases will be covered as well.

The topics will be lectured by well-known and highly experienced experts, as well as innovative researchers in both clinical care and research of these diseases.

Parking:  If you do not have a SB Parking Permit, please park in the hospital parking garage and your parking will be validated after the event (see Registration Table).

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Dates and Times

Start: 9/7/2019 7:30 AM
End: 9/7/2019 5:00 PM


  • Gain knowledge of this increasingly expanding group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases and of recent practical and research advances for your office.
  • Increase your ability to recognize, properly diagnose and refer patients.
  • Familiarize with the list of autoinflammatory conditions generally resulting from genetic mutations.
  • Diagnose these autoinflammatory syndromes through taking careful and detailed patient history, examination at the time of febrile attacks, consideration of laboratory data and observation of response to specific therapeutic agents known to be effective for these conditions.
  • Differentiate the presenting signs and symptoms of these conditions.
  • Describe clinical phenotypes of NOD2-associated disease and diagnosis.
  • Diagnose and manage some complex autoimmune diseases.


Program Agenda

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Faculty Speakers:

Qingping Yao, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division Chief, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Director, Center for Autoinflammatory Diseases

Berhane Ghebrehiwet, DVM, DSc
Professor, Department of Medicine

Apostolos Kontzias, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Vice Director, Center of Autoinflammatory Diseases

Joann Salvemini, MD
Co-Director of the Dermatology Inpatient Consult Service

Outside Faculty Speakers:

Clara Abraham, MD
Professor of Medicine
Yale University

Peter Gorevic, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital

Allan Klein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Staff Cardiologist
Cleveland Clinic

Timothy Niewold, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
New York University School of Medicine


Tier Price
Stony Brook Physicians $0.00
Stony Brook Other Health Care Professionals $0.00
Physicians $50.00
Other Health Care Professionals $50.00
Patient & Families $25.00


  • Clara Abraham, MD
    • Roles of NOD2 in Immunity
  • Berhane Ghebrehiwet, Other
    • Complement and Autoimmune Disease: Targeting gC1qR for Its Therapy
  • Peter Gorevic, MD
    • Amyloidosis Differential Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Apostolos Kontzias, MD
    • Overview of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases/Periodic Fever Syndromes
    • Pericarditis
  • Timothy Niewold, MD
    • Type l Interferons: Basic Concepts and Clinical Relevance in Systemic Autoimmune (RA, SLE and Myositis) and Autoinflammatory Diseases
  • Joann Salvemini, MD
    • Diagnostic Consideration for Atypical Cutaneous Findings in Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Qingping Yao, MD
    • NOD2-associated Diseases with a Focus on Yao Syndrome: Not Uncommon Disease


  • Physician/Patient Panel Discussion
    • Ms. Andrea Atkins, Other
    • Ms. Alisha Auge Briggs, Other
    • Dr. Apostolos Kontzias, MD
    • Dr. Bradley Morganstern, MD
    • Dr. Farzana Nuruzzaman, MD
    • Dr. Qingping Yao, MD


MART Auditorium
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11741


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Donna Lovaglio
Department: OCME
Phone: (631) 444-2094

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222