ACR on Air Podcast

ACR on Air Podcast

 

About ACR on Air

As the official podcast of the American College of Rheumatology, ACR on Air dives into topics such as the latest research on rheumatic disease, solutions for addressing practice management issues, legislative policies impacting patient care, and more. Tune in each month for engaging interviews and commentary with leading rheumatology professionals that is sure to empower listeners to excel in their specialty. 

Podcast Host

Jonathan HausmannJonathan Hausmann, MD, is a pediatric and adult rheumatologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include autoinflammatory diseases, health technology, and medical education. Connect with Dr. Hausmann on Twitter (@hausmannMD).

Podcast Episodes

A new episode will be available each month on the third Tuesday of the month. Browse previous episodes in the ACR on Air archive.

Episode Show Notes

Episode 028 - 2021 ACR JIA Guidelines

Recently, ACR released two treatment guidelines for JIA. One updating pharmacologic management and another for non-pharmacologic therapies. We have lead author, Dr. Karen Onel, taking us through a deep dive on these, in an episode close to Dr. Hausmann’s heart.

Karen Onel, MDSpeaker Karen Onel, MD - Karen Onel, MD, is lead author of the ACR’s 2021 JIA treatment guideline papers and the division chief of the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery. She’s also a professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and conducts research focused on gaining a greater understanding of the causes of rheumatic illnesses, as well as evaluating the safety and tolerability of new treatments. Additionally, Dr. Onel serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including Arthritis and Rheumatology, Lupus, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Pediatric Rheumatology.

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Episode 027 - Hot Topics in Reproductive Health

Pregnancy and reproductive health have long been hot topics in the rheumatology community. Lisa Sammaritano, MD, and Whitney White, PharmD, BCPS, joined our host to discuss three research articles moving conversations forward on pregnancy and lactation in rheumatic disease patients.

Lisa Sammaritano, MDSpeaker Lisa Sammaritano, MD - Lisa Sammaritano, MD, was the lead author for the ACR’s 2020 Guideline on Reproductive Health in Rheumatic Diseases. Dr. Sammaritano is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and an attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery. She has extensive clinical and research expertise in reproductive health and rheumatic disease. She also conducts reproductive health studies in collaboration with her colleagues in the Rheumatology Reproductive Health Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

 

Whitney White, PharmD, BCPSSpeaker Whitney White, PharmD, BCPS - Whitney White, PharmD, BCPS, serves on the core leadership team for the ACR’s Reproductive Health Initiative. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL. Following residency, she joined the pharmacy faculty at Samford University and practiced in primary care with the St. Vincent’s East Family Medicine Center and internal medicine with St. Vincent’s Birmingham. After nine years on faculty at Samford, Dr. White transitioned to the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy as a faculty member practicing in internal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. White returned to the state of Alabama in 2019, and currently works at the Birmingham VA Medical Center as Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in acute medicine and palliative care. Her research interests include rheumatology and women’s health.

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Episode 026 - Vasculitis Guidelines Miniseries - Part 3

In this episode of ACR on Air, we reach the final installment of our vasculitis guideline miniseries. Dr. Hausmann is once again joined by Dr. Sharon Chung, lead author of the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for managing systemic vasculitis, to discuss Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN). Dr. Chung weighs in on CTA over MRA for abdominal vascular imaging, and blind biopsy. Dr. Hausmann and Dr. Chung examine various patient scenarios for PAN symptoms and why they would meet the criteria for data testing.

Sharon ChungSpeaker Sharon Chung, MD - Sharon Chung, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Division of Rheumatology. She directs the UCSF Vasculitis Clinic, serves as a Medical Consultant for the Vasculitis Foundation, and is a member of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Dr. Chung's research interests include identifying the genomic factors that influence disease susceptibility and clinical heterogeneity of the systemic vasculitides. She is the principal investigator for the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for the management of systemic vasculitis.

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Episode 025 - Vasculitis Guidelines Miniseries - Part 2

In this episode of ACR on Air, we continue into part two of our Vasculitis miniseries with Sharon Chung, MD, lead author of the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for managing systemic vasculitis. Dr. Chung addresses how the guidelines were developed, the use of temporal artery biopsy, and the on-going challenges with treating Takayasu’s arteritis. She also highlights the success of non-invasive ultrasound techniques in Europe for diagnosing Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and discusses the treatment approaches for GCA.

Sharon ChungSpeaker Sharon Chung, MD - Sharon Chung, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Division of Rheumatology. She directs the UCSF Vasculitis Clinic, serves as a Medical Consultant for the Vasculitis Foundation, and is a member of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Dr. Chung's research interests include identifying the genomic factors that influence disease susceptibility and clinical heterogeneity of the systemic vasculitides. She is the principal investigator for the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for the management of systemic vasculitis.

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Episode 024 - Vasculitis Guidelines Miniseries - Part 1

In this episode of ACR on Air, we begin the first entry in our Vasculitis Guidelines Miniseries with Sharon Chung, MD, where we take a detailed examination of the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for managing systemic vasculitis. In part one of the series, Dr. Chung will discuss the importance and creation of the guidelines along with the impact the authors hope to achieve. We then dive into the recommendations for ANCA-associated vasculitis, including GPA, EGPA and NPA. We'll address controversial questions for treatment and the impacts that arise for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Sharon ChungSpeaker Sharon Chung, MD - Sharon Chung, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Division of Rheumatology. She directs the UCSF Vasculitis Clinic, serves as a Medical Consultant for the Vasculitis Foundation, and is a member of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Dr. Chung's research interests include identifying the genomic factors that influence disease susceptibility and clinical heterogeneity of the systemic vasculitides. She is the principal investigator for the 2021 ACR/VF guidelines for the management of systemic vasculitis.

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