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The CSRO Holds Fellows Conference with Record Attendance

Posted: February 14, 2019

On February 9, 2019, the CSRO held its annual Fellows Conference in San Francisco, complete with a number of presentations on topics that surround today’s Rheumatologist. The conference sessions offered the fellows enlightening perspectives and valuable insight on how to navigate the next phase of their professional careers.

Fellows heard from several successful practitioners, lawyers, and administrators. The day-long conference started out with a talk on the state of rheumatology by Dr. Paul H. Caldron of Phoenix, AZ and ended with an informative session on “What Arthritis Patients Want the Next Generation of Rheumatologists to Know,” by Seth Ginsberg from the Global Healthy Living Foundation.

There were a multitude of other equally intriguing presentations, including:

  • A panel of speakers, including, the CSRO President Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Dr. Kristie Mizelle, and Dr. Jerry Pounds discussed work-life balance and the importance of prioritizing your time as a rheumatologist. Dr. Ekaterini Zapantis, founding member of the Rheumatology Center of Western New York was the panel moderator.
  • A talk by the White Coat Investor founder and author, Dr. James Dahle, highlighting the importance of proper finance management during the early stages of a physician’s career.
  • A presentation on critical coding issues that fellows should know was given by Jean Acevedo.
  • A talk given by James Haliczer, esq. on medical malpractice lawsuits and tips for navigating the court system while practicing medicine.
  • A presentation by Dr. Herbert Baraf offering tips on going into private practice.
  • Ethel Owen from the National Organization of Rheumatology Managers discussed practice management.
  • A presentation on infusions was given by CSRO Board Member Dr. Aaron Broadwell along with Ethel Owen.
  • A talk on physician employment and contracts was offered by Steve McCoy, esq. from Patient First Corporation.
  • A discussion on what it means to be an activated physician while practicing medicine autonomously was given by solo practitioner Dr. Ellen McKnight.
2019 CSRO Fellows Conference.

The CSRO is pleased with the success of the 2019 Fellows Conference and wishes to thank the record number of fellows who attended as well as all the speakers who took time out of their busy schedules to share their wisdom and knowledge with the fellows. The Conference was video recorded will be provided for viewing to those who were unable to attend via the CSRO website. The 2020 Fellow Conference details will also be available on the website later this year.