June 18, 2020
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:
- Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, FAAP
Infectious Disease Issues with Biologics
Willis Knighton Health System Children’s Health Specialists
- Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD
Macrophage Activation Syndrome
University of Alabama
- Donald P. Goldsmith, MD
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
- James N. Jarvis, MD
Genetics in Pediatric Rheumatic Disorders
SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, New York
- Cary H. Mielke, MD
Orthopedic Issues in Pediatric Rheumatic Disorders
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Shreveport
- Murray H. Passo, MD
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Medical University of South Carolina
- Ross E. Petty, MD, PhD
History of Pediatric Rheumatology
British Columbia Children’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia
- Marilynn G. Punaro, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Charles H. Spencer, MD
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
- Sarwat Umer, MD
Louisiana State University Rheumatology
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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