GIANT CELL ARTERITIS (GCA): DISEASE STATE OVERVIEW AND CURRENT TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS

This presentation covers the etiology and pathophysiology of GCA.

The program:

  • Describes the etiology and symptomatology of GCA
  • Discusses the current understanding of the pathophysiology of GCA
  • Describes GCA as a medical emergency requiring urgent treatment
  • Explores how GCA is classified and diagnosed
  • Discusses considerations for management of patients with GCA

The goal of this presentation is to help clinicians understand and diagnose this condition.

Faculty

LEONARD CALABRESE, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
R. J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology;
Theodore F. Classen DO Chair of Osteopathic Research and Education; Vice Chairman,
Department of Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr Calabrese is a recognized clinical leader in rheumatology. Dr Calabrese is the vice chairman of the Department of Rheumatic & Immunological Diseases and has led a number of clinical trials in rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr Calabrese graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his internal medicine training and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an international lecturer on immunology and has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews.

M. ERIC GERSHWIN, MD, MACR, MACP

Distinguished Professor of Medicine/Jack and Donald Chia Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and
Clinical Immunology,
University of California, Davis

Dr Gershwin is the chief of and a distinguished professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology/Allergy and Clinical Immunology at University of California, Davis. He has been honored with several dozen professional awards over his long and respected career, and he is a member/fellow of several scholarly societies, including the American Association of Physicians, the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, and American College of Rheumatology. He has acted as editor-in-chief for journals such as Clinical Reviews in Allergy, Healthline—Allergies & Asthma, Developmental Immunology, and Journal of Autoimmunity, and he has published hundreds of peer-reviewed research papers and textbook chapters.

He received his medical doctorate from Stanford University, as well as a master of science degree in astronomy and astrophysics from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing in Melbourne, Australia.

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