Each January, rheumatologists from across the country gather in Snowmass, Colo., for a 30-year-old tradition of learning, networking, and skiing at the Winter Rheumatology Symposium. This year attendees can go to more than 20 sessions on topics including treatment dilemmas in systemic vasculitis, eicosinoids, targeting tumor necrosis factor, systemic sclerosis-like diseases, and new RA treatments.
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The symposium atmosphere offers a small, intimate setting for meeting attendees to network with speakers and their colleagues. “The Winter Rheumatology Symposium is a weeklong intensive review of the latest clinical and scientific information relevant to the field of rheumatology,” says Robert Wortmann, MD, one of the volunteer meeting planners. “The unique format of meetings in the morning and early evening provides opportunities for speakers and attendees to exchange ideas in informal settings as well as during the traditional presentations, and lets them take advantage of the recreational and cultural amenities of the Aspen-Snowmass area.”
With networking receptions on both Friday and Saturday evenings, this meeting offers something for everyone. “The people who get the most out of this meeting are those who are interested in not only the state-of-the art in rheumatology, but where the field is headed,” says Dr. Wortmann.
This year the Winter Rheumatology Symposium will be held January 27–February 2. Register and book your hotel room early, as registration is limited. For a complete program or to register online, visit www.rheumatology.org/meetings/wr07.