VFC is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Fall Lectures will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Toronto Western Hospital. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Peter Merkel, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Professor of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Merkel is an internationally recognized leader in vasculitis care and research. He is the principal investigator of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC), and on multiple NIH, FDA, and PCORI research grants all of which focus on vasculitis. Dr. Merkel spoke to VFC members in 2013 and is known to be an engaging speaker on all things vasculitis. In addition, VFC members will be familiar with the work of Dr’s. Kathy Siminovitch and Christian Pagnoux who will also give us updates on some of the vasculitis research they are involved with. New this year will be Dr. Felix Leung, Clinical Biochemist, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital who will speak to vasculitis lab tests, and ANCA lab testing in particular. Attendees can expect one or two additional speakers on related vasculitis topics.
More details on registration will follow in due course, check our website for updates.