UB Pharmacy School to Hold Symposium on Rheumatologic Conditions

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: April 26, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An update on research and treatment for rheumatologic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, will be the topic of a symposium on May 11 sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Conference Center attached to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo.

Speakers from the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and their topics will be Alan Baer, M.D., associate professor of medicine, "Anticytokines -- Reshaping Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis;" Eugene Gosy, M.D., clinical assistant professor of neurology, "Pain Management-Acute and Chronic Pain in Rheumatology," Joseph M. Grisanti, M.D., assistant clinical professor of medicine and rheumatology, "Osteoarthritis -- New Thoughts on Pathogenesis and Treatment," and Stanley Schwartz, professor of medicine, pediatrics and microbiology, and chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology, "Basic Immunology for Clinicians."

Other speakers and topics will be Michelle Garland, Pharm.D., Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital, Sacaton, Ariz., "Alternative Medicine and Rheumatology;" Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., associate professor, Allergy Immunology, Rheumatology Clinical Group, University of Rochester Medical Group, "Future Therapies in Rheumatology and Immunology;" Ralph Small, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy and medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, "Cox-2 and Beyond-Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Rheumatology," and Dennis Williams, Pharm.D., associate professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Pharmacogenomics and Rheumatology."

Although the program is designed for health-care professionals, members of the public also may attend.

The registration fee, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch, is $15 for medical and pharmacy students, and $40 for all others.

For more information or to register by the May 7 deadline, call 645-2828, ext. 247.