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University of Florida -

Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Joint Sarcoidosis Symposium

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Marriott Jacksonville, 4670 Salisbury Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256

In-person event for patients and caregivers

Virtual and in-person event for physicians and clinicians.

Please register below for the category that fits you best.

For Patients and Caregivers

In-person Patient Experience & Education Session

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2023

-Session: 12-1:00 pm CST* (RESERVATION REQUIRED no later than 10:00 am Saturday, February 25th)

WHERE: Marriott Jacksonville, 4670 Salisbury Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256. Parking is free. 

ABOUT: Come and share your experiences with sarcoidosis! Join the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) and University of Florida - Jacksonville, FSR Global Sarcoidosis Clinic Alliance Founding Member, for an in-person workshop on the Patient Experience and Education. Speakers include FSR Patient Advisory Committee Member and FSR Virtual Support Group Facilitator, Susan Bassi, LCSW, and FSR Chief Executive Officer, Mary McGowan. Audience members will have an opportunity to participate and share their experiences through the discussion led by Mary and Susan.

*All FSR events are listed in Central Time as that is where our headquarters are. Since this is a live event please note that the local session time is 12-2pm EST.

Note for physicians and clinicians: please register through the link in the red button below.

For Physicians and Clinicians

UF - FSR Joint Sarcoidosis Symposium

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 7:00am-3:00pm CST*

WHERE: Venue: Marriott Jacksonville, 4670 Salisbury Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256

*Virtual & Live: Earn 6 CME Credits*

SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION: This one-day symposium is designed to provide faculty and physicians-in- training an overview and update on the diagnosis and treatment of intra- and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. Despite its 19th-century origin and more than 100 years of inquiry, much about sarcoidosis remains unknown.

This symposium will review standards in diagnosis, management, and describe developments in the understanding and treatment of this multisystem disease. Lectures will be delivered by experts in the field, highlighting updates in sarcoidosis pathophysiology, evolving diagnostic techniques, standardization of clinical phenotyping, emerging research strategies, and new treatment options.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:

-Discuss updates in sarcoidosis and new targets for therapy

-Interpret the evidence on managing patients with fibrotic sarcoidosis including the use of antifibrotic and/or immunosuppressive therapies

-Identify clinically useful endpoints in sarcoidosis tailored to specific organ phenotypes and measures of quality of life


7:00-8:00am CST: Treatment of pulmonary sarcoidosis, Parijat Sen, M.D.

8:00-9:00am CST: Management of cardiac sarcoidosis, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, M.D.

9:00-9:30am CST: Break and Q&A

9:30-10:15am CST: Management of lung fibrosis in sarcoidosis, Rohit Gupta, M.D.

10:15-11:00am CST: Update on biologic treatments, Nadera Sweiss, M.D.

11:00am-12:00pm CST: Light lunch will be provided

12:00-1:00pm CST: Workshops
1. Patient experience & education, Mary McGowan, CEO, FSR
2. Management of complicated sarcoidosis, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, M.D., M.P.H.

1:00-1:30pm CST: Break

1:30-2:30pm CST: Review

2:30-3:00pm CST: Closing, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, M.D., M.P.H.


*All FSR events are listed in Central Time as that is where our headquarters are. Since this is a live event, please note that the local time is 8am - 4pm EST.

Note for patients and caregivers: please register through the link in the purple button above.

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