Scleroderma, Vasculitis & Myositis Center

Presentations and Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • November 16, 2013 - Scleroderma Research Forum
    Harry S. Spiera, MD, Robert Spiera, MD, Robert Simms, MD, Erica L. Herzog MD, PhD
    "You are not alone"
    Sponsored by the Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
    Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd floor Conference room
    Time: 12:30-4:00pm
  • September 16, 2013 - Education & Support Forum
    Dr. Robert J. Kaner
    "How can Scleroderma affect your lungs"
    Sponsored in collaboration with the Department of Social Work Programs
    Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, 8th Floor Board Room
    Time: 5:30-7:30pm
    This event is open to all patients
  • April 21, 2013 - Scleroderma Research Forum
    Valentina Lyssova, DDS, Lyssova Dental Wellness Group
    "Dental Issues Related to Scleroderma"
    Maria L. Padilla, MD, PROFESSOR Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    "Pulmonary Hypertension and Scleroderma"
    Sponsored by the Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
    Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd floor Conference room
    Time: 12:30-4:00pm
  • May 1-31, 2013 - Celebrate Vasculitis Awareness Month
    Vasculitis: More Common Than You Think, More Serious Than You Know
    July 12-14, 2013 - 2013 Vasculitis Symposium
    Register Now
    Location: Philadelphia
  • June 10, 2013 - Dr. Robert Spiera
    Participating in Research: What's going on in Research at the SVM Center
    Education and Support Forum
    - Sponsored by the Scleroderma, Vasculitis & Myositis Center in collaboration with the Department of Social Work Programs
    Location: 8th Floor Conference Room
    Time: 5:30-7:30pm
    Audience: Patients, their family and friends
  • July 12-14, 2013 - International Vasculitis Symposium Robert Spiera, MD Giant Cell Arthritis and Takayasu's Arthritis
    Medications: the good, the bad, and the ugly
    Location: Philadelphia
    Register Now

Recent Presentations

  • March 18, 2013 - Dr. Robert Labovics
    "Vasculitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments"
    Education and Support Forum - Sponsored by the Scleroderma, Vasculitis & Myositis Center in collaboration with the Department of Social Work Programs
    Location: 8th Floor Conference Room 8w-821
    Time: 5:30-7:30pm
    Audience: Patients, their families and friends
  • September 13, 2012, 6-8pm – Andrea Sorkin
    Film Screening of "Priority Seating" (Watch Now)
    Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2nd Floor Conference Room C
    The film is on the social significance of autoimmune illness.
    A discussion with the director will follow the screening
  • October 15, 2012, - Educational Forum - John Indalecio OTR/L, CHT
    "Treatment Strategies from an Occupational Therapist in the Management of Scleroderma, Myositis and Vasculitis: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions"
    Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2nd Floor Conference Room A
    Time: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 2012, Scleroderma Research Forum
    Scleroderma Educational Forum sponsored by Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
    Location:
    Hospital for Special Surgery, Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd floor Conference
    Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
    Speakers:
    Francesco Boin, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center
    Nora Sandorfi, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Robert F. Spiera, M.D.
    Director of the Vasculitis and Scleroderma Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
    Co-Chairman, Scleroderma Foundation Tri- State Chapter Medical Advisory Board
  • September 7, 2012 - Robert Spiera, MD
    New York Rheumatism Association (NYRA) Rheumatology   
    Board Review Course
    Lecture: “Scleroderma & Related Conditions.”
  • August 3, 2012 - Robert Spiera, MD
    Rheumatology Nurses Society 2012 Annual Conference
    Lecture: “Large Vessel Vasculitis”
  • March 23, 2012 – Dr. Robert Spiera, MD
    Lecture: "Focus on Autoimmunity and Fibrosis: Updates on Scleroderma"
    Meet the Professor Workshop: "Evaluation and Management of Scleroderma-related Lung Disease"
    NYU Seminar in Advanced Rheumatology
  • April 22, 2012
    Scleroderma Educational Forum sponsored by Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
    Location: Richard L. Menschel Education Center (Second Floor), Hospital for Special Surgery
    Time: Registration & Light Lunch at 12:30 PM, Forum concludes at 4:00 PM
    Presentations:
    "Diagnostic Testing in Scleroderma: What it all means" - Jessica Gordon, MD
    "Hand Surgical Options for Patients with Scleroderma" - Charles Melone, Jr., MD
    Audience: Patients, their families and friends
  • January 16, 2012 – Dr. Jessica Gordon
    "Participating in Clinical Trials: Frequently Asked Questions"
    Education and Support Forum - Sponsored by the the Scleroderma, Vasculitis & Myositis Center in collaboration with the Department of Social Work Programs and the Lupus-APS Center
    Richard L. Menschel Education Center (Second Floor) Conf. Room A
    Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
    Audience: Patients, their families and friends
  • June 2, 2011 – Dr. Robert Spiera
    “ANCA Associated Vasculitis: Therapy in the 21st Century"
    Hackensack University Medical Center, Division of Rheumatology
    David Joseph Jurist Research Lecture Hall at the Hackensack University Medical Center
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00 PM
    Audience:  Rheumatologists, primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals
  • April 10, 2011
    Scleroderma Educational Forum
    Guest Speakers: Laura Hummers, M.D., ScM, Mariann Moran, OTD, OTR, CHT
    Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
    Hospital for Special Surgery, Richard L. Menschel Education Center (Second Floor)
    Time: 12:30-4:00 PM
    Audience: Scleroderma patients, their families and friends
  • April 9, 2011 – Dr. Jessica Gordon
    “Being a Participant in Research Studies”
    Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State, Inc. Chapter
    Hackensack University Medical Center
    Time: 12:30-3:30 PM
    Audience:  Autoimmune disease patients, their families and friends
  • March 19, 2011 – Dr. Robert Spiera
    “Vasculitis in the elderly. Special needs and strategies.”
    Vasculitis Foundation: New England Concert and Conference
    Time: All day event
    Audience:  Vasculitis patients, their families and friends.
  • February 16, 2011 – Dr. Robert Spiera
    "Scleroderma: Spectrum of Disease and Organ System Complications”
    Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Services at Queens Hospital Center- Grand Rounds
  • November 2010 – Drs. Spiera and Gordon
    “Scleroderma Research Forum”
    Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State, Inc. Chapter, HSS, NY
  • September 2010 – Dr. Spiera
    Rheumatology Board Review Course “Scleroderma & Related Conditions.”
    New York Rheumatism Association (NYRA)
  • August 2010 – Dr. Spiera
    “Vasculitis”
    Rheumatology Nurses Society, Boston, MA
  • June 2010 – Dr. Spiera
    “Scleroderma in the 21st Century”
    NY State Rheumatology Society, New York, NY 
  • April 2010 – Drs. Spiera and Gordon
    “Educational Forum” Update New Study Drugs & Scleroderma
    Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State, Inc. Chapter, Huntington Hospital, NY
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