Explore this issueJanuary 2014
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Critical advances have recently been made in the understanding, assessment, and treatment of many pediatric rheumatic diseases. Previously considered a rarity with a significant degree of morbidity, rheumatic diseases in children have long been difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. Many general pediatricians and adult rheumatologists must, therefore, have sufficient training to diagnose children with rheumatic disease. Promoting increased awareness is essential for treating rheumatic disease earlier in order to minimize damage and improve patient outcomes.
The 2014 Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium (PRYSM) will focus on closing the gap between clinical experience and practice through expert lectures, plenary sessions, and oral and poster abstract presentations. Further, attendees can participate in lunchtime sessions and informal roundtable discussions on a wide variety of topics.
As the only meeting in North America entirely focused on pediatric rheumatology, PRSYM promotes research, education, and patient care with a focus on enhancing the skills of seasoned physicians, fellows-in-training, and healthcare professionals who care for children with rheumatic diseases.
This unique symposium provides a venue for attendees to not only hear about cutting-edge updates in the practice of pediatric rheumatology, but also to attend scientific sessions reporting findings that have yet to be published. The research that will be featured will span the entire spectrum from clinical investigation to translational and basic research.
The 2014 PRYSM will be held April 3–6 in Orlando, Fla. For complete program information and to register online, go to www.rheumatology.org/education.