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Volunteer for Cassidy Conference 2022: Advances in Pediatric Rheumatology

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


Thursday, June 16th, 7:15 am – 8:00 pm


Children and Arthritis, Inc.


Willis-Knighton Health System


Northwest Louisiana Pediatric Society, Pediatric Rheumatologists of the South (PROs), and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Shreveport.


Dr. James T. Cassidy

Dr. James T. Cassidy

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.


Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians, Rheumatologists, Physician Assistants, Other Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents Medical Students

Presented by internationally recognized faculty:

  1. Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD
    Infections with the Use of Biologics
  2. Randy Cron, MD
    Macrophage Activation Syndrome – Kill or Be Killed
  3. Donald Goldsmith, MD
    Autoinflammatory Disorders/MIS-C
  4. James Jarvis, MD
    The Genetics of Juvenile Arthritis and the Promise of Precision Medicine
  5. Daniel Lovell, MD
    Updates on Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  6. Cary Mielke, MD
    An Update on the Role of Orthopedic Surgery in the Management of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  7. Virginia Pascual, MD
    Innovative Research in Pediatric Rheumatology
  8. Ross Petty, MD
    A History of Pediatric Rheumatology
  9. Linda Ray, MD
    Teenagers – from Tweens to Transition
  10. Charles Spencer, MD
    Juvenile Dermatomyositis – 2022
  11. Sarwat Umer, MD
    Juvenile Spondyloarthropathies


Click here to make online hotel reservations for the Cassidy Conference at the Downtown Shreveport Hilton: $109/night. Group rates are good until June 1, 2022.


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


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Louisiana AAP and Willis-Knighton Health System.  Louisiana AAP is accredited by the Louisiana State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Louisiana AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.