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For the past 42 years, The Annual Seminar Frontiers of Rheumatology, has honored the memory of Carl M. Pearson, MD, the founding chief of Rheumatology at UCLA. This event gathers distinguished faculty for three days of interactions, presentations and educational discussions with participants, of current topics, recent advances and impending progress of importance to physicians and other providers of care to patients with autoimmune and musculoskeletal conditions. The course has been well reviewed by participants and by visiting faculty who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, challenging queries from participants and many opportunities for interactions. Many have repeatedly returned to subsequent seminars. Participants record their opinions about the quality of each presentation and of the overall course each year. Participants also record their suggestions for future topics and speakers. Their suggestions are used by the organizers, along with comments from the faculty and knowledge of current literature and areas of need, to develop each year’s program. The basic purpose of the seminars is to maintain and improve the skills of the participants and to improve the care and outcomes of their patients.


$350 MD, PhD – Live In-Person Participant
$350 MD, PhD – Live Virtual Participant via Zoom
$150 RN – Live In-Person Participant
$150 RN – Live Virtual Participant via Zoom
$80 Trainees/Fellows – Live In-Person Participant
$80 Trainees/Fellows – Live Virtual Participant via Zoom



At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:


  1. discuss the Mediterranean Diet and/or Omega-3 Fatty acids and whether if it can help RA
  2. explain the effects of the drugs used in rheumatology during surgery
  3. treat gastrointestinal systemic sclerosis
  4. describe insights regarding CNS vasculitis
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the newest developments in lgG4 disease
  6. explain what is new in CAR-T therapy
  7. interpret the rapidly changing understanding of psoriatic arthritis and its treatment
  8. demonstrate an understanding of the approach to diagnosing and treating polymyositis
  9. understanding the evolution of therapeutic approaches and latest advances in the treatment of Lupus Nephritis
  10. develop an understanding of the symptoms of long covid and discuss the similarities and differences to rheumatic disease symptoms


The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CreditsAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (13.50 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (13.50 hours)

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