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You can attend RheumNow Live in person in Irving, Texas or the comfort of your own home or office

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The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, a full-service hotel with an exciting location near Irving, Texas. Enjoy a gondola ride along Mandalay Canal Walk, a waterfront trail featuring restaurants and natural waterfalls. After an eventful day in Irving, see a show at the Toyota Music Factory entertainment complex. Business travelers thrive in Las Colinas with direct access from our hotel to the Irving Convention Center, showcasing 275,000 square feet of event space. Appreciate authentic Mexican cuisine with a margarita at Mesa Mezcal. For a craft cocktail, unwind at Vibe Pool Bar. Wellness awaits at our heated outdoor pool, whirlpool spa and 24-hour WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Prioritize relaxation with your Heavenly® Bed, Heavenly® Bath amenities, plush robe and rainfall shower.

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Agenda is draft and subject to change

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Dr. Cush received his medical degree from St George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies and completed his residency in internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital, New York City, NY where he was also Chief Resident. He went on to complete a rheumatology fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX and Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX.

Throughout his career, Dr Cush has held numerous academic positions including Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology at Baylor University Medical Center, Chief of Rheumatology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Director of Clinical Rheumatology for the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Dallas, TX and Professor of Medicine at St George’s University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cush’s early research focused on cellular immunology, translational research, and drug development of biologic and novel therapies. His clinical interests and expertise include rheumatoid arthritis, Still’s disease, spondyloarthritis, drug safety and clinical trials. Throughout, his career has focused on therapeutics, drug safety, medical education and digital online education. His expertise and research in rheumatology is chronicled in over 150 journal articles and numerous rheumatology textbook chapters, including the chapter on “The Approach to Articular and Musculoskeletal Disorders” in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine (12th–20th edns). Dr. Cush has co-authored the medical textbooks Rheumatology: Diagnosis and Therapeutics (2nd edn, 2005), Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment (4th edn, 2014) and the online textbook (2014).

Dr. Cush has been a pioneer in digital online education with the founding of a rheumatology focused website,, where he is Executive Editor. RheumNow has become a leading educational platform rooted in multimedia dissemination of news, journal advances, patient care guidelines and regulatory changes, for the benefit of rheumatologists and those devoted to musculoskeletal medicine.

Dr. Cush has served on the Arthritis Advisory Committee of the US Food & Drug Administration, held numerous leadership and committee positions for the Arthritis Foundation and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and been a Master of the ACR since 2021. He has held editorial positions for The Journal of Rheumatology and Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism, and is past editor of the ACR’s Hotline and Drug Safety Quarterly. He currently serves as Board Chairman of St George’s University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Kavanaugh is a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatologist and Allergist/Immunologist. He earned his BS in biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and his MD at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical immunology and allergy at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Kavanaugh also completed a rheumatology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. In 1990, he joined the faculty at University of Texas Southwestern before joining the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at the University of California, San Diego, CA in 1999.

Dr. Kavanaugh has authored more than 600 publications. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and has served as peer reviewer for more than a dozen scientific journals. Dr. Kavanaugh is a Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and the American College of Rheumatology. He has been a member of and chaired numerous committees in these organizations.

Dr. Kavanaugh’s main research interest has been in clinical research, particularly translational aspects of rheumatology research. This has included work delineating the immunopathophysiology of rheumatic diseases as well as defining changes associated with novel immunomodulatory therapies. Although his research focus has largely been rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, Dr. Kavanaugh has conducted many studies in other autoimmune conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis and inflammatory bowel disease amongst others. His studies have also focused on novel imaging methods and clinical outcomes. Dr. Kavanaugh has helped create guidelines for the treatment and optimal care of patients with several rheumatic diseases. He is a founding member of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) and remains on its executive committee.


Two types of registration are being offered for this meeting

Live Attendance

Is for participants who will be joining us in Irving, Texas. Participants will have live access to all of the weekend’s instruction, events and networking. They will also have download access to lecture content.

Live attendees, be sure to book your hotel reservation as well.


Online Attendance

Is for participants who will be live streaming the event. They will have live and download access to all presentations over a streaming platform. They will be able to participate in Q&A for the sessions via the same platform.


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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 the University of Cincinnati and RheumNow. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:

The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.5 ABIM MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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