Cassidy Conference 2020: Advances in Pediatric Rheumatology

June 18, 2020
Shreveport, Louisiana

The conference is designed for primary care physicians and advanced care professionals caring for children. 

HOSTED BY: Children and Arthritis, Inc.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Willis-Knighton Health System
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society,
Pediatric Rheumatologists of the South (PROs), and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Shreveport.

ABOUT: The Cassidy Conference is named in memory of Dr. James T. Cassidy, an exceptional rheumatologist and professor who was considered “the father of pediatric rheumatology.” Cassidy was internationally recognized for his work in pediatric rheumatology and wrote the first textbook, “Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology.” The conference is being held in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Camp Jambalaya Jubilee, for families of children with rheumatic illnesses. Dr. Cassidy was instrumental in starting this camp.

AUDIENCE: Pediatricians, Rheumatologists, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants

Presented by internationally recognized faculty:

  1. Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, FAAP             
    Infectious Disease Issues with Biologics

    Willis Knighton Health System Children’s Health Specialists
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  2. Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD                              
    Macrophage Activation Syndrome

    University of Alabama
    Birmingham, Alabama
  3. Donald P. Goldsmith, MD                             
    Autoinflammatory Disorders

    St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. James N. Jarvis, MD                                      
    Genetics in Pediatric Rheumatic Disorders

    SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
    Buffalo, New York
  5. Cary H. Mielke, MD                                       
    Orthopedic Issues in Pediatric Rheumatic Disorders

    Shriners Hospitals for Children-Shreveport
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  6. Murray H. Passo, MD                                    
    Juvenile Chronic Arthritis

    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
  7. Ross E. Petty, MD, PhD                                 
    History of Pediatric Rheumatology

    British Columbia Children’s Hospital
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  8. Marilynn G. Punaro, MD                               
    Juvenile Lupus

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Dallas, Texas
  9. Charles H. Spencer, MD                                
    Juvenile Dermatomyositis

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Jackson, Mississippi
  10. Sarwat Umer, MD                                         
    Juvenile Spondyloarthropathies

    Louisiana State University Rheumatology 
    Shreveport, Louisiana

Click here to make online hotel reservations for the Cassidy Conference at the Downtown Shreveport Hilton: $109/night. Group rates are good until June 3, 2020.

The Shreveport Regional Airport is SHV. Some people choose to fly to Dallas, Texas, and make the 3-hour drive to Shreveport.




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