Category Archives: Rheumatology

“Get Dirty” at the ACR Annual Meeting

This post is based on my presentation for the Fellows-In-Training Educational Session.

With hundreds of scientific sessions covering virtually every topic in rheumatology, you might think that these sessions are the most important part of attending the ACR Annual Meeting. You would be wrong. Most sessions are available online for you to watch at home, at your own pace, in your pajamas. Continue reading “Get Dirty” at the ACR Annual Meeting

Boston: a few of my favorite things

For the next five days,14,000 rheumatologists will be visiting Boston for the Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. With talks scheduled from 7am to 6pm, you may have little time to visit the city. Should you find yourself with free time, here are five quintessential Boston experiences you should not miss: Continue reading Boston: a few of my favorite things

To misdiagnose is human

Patient details have been changed to protect patient privacy.

A previously-healthy man sees his primary care physician and complains of fatigue.  Laboratory studies shows abnormalities which concern his physician for the presence of cancer.  Imaging reveals enlarged lymph nodes, and he is admitted to the hospital to determine his type of cancer and begin treatment.  Several biopsies later, no malignancy is found, although his medical team remains suspicious. Continue reading To misdiagnose is human