ABSTRACT: Recent years have witnessed important developments in rheumatology. Novel diagnostic methods, stratification approaches, and treatment paradigms have been brought into the clinic for a number of rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases. In addition, there have been developments in related medical disciplines that are relevant to the care of patients with rheumatic diseases. Keeping pace with these many developments is a challenge, and clinical rheumatologists have used various methods to educate themselves about these advances. In January 2012, the 5th annual Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium was held. At this meeting, faculty and participants held discussions and exchanged knowledge about new scientific data and how it may impact the care of rheumatology patients. Excerpts from some of the lectures from the Rheumatology Winter Clinical Symposium 2012 are included in this review. These and other presentations can be viewed in their entirety at http://www.r-w-c-s.com.
Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism 06/2012; 41(6):923-6. · 4.72 Impact Factor