TOPIC: "Characterizing the Natural History of Osteoarthritis: Informing Prevention and Treatment Strategies"
SPEAKER:C. Kent Kwoh, MD
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)
About the Speaker
Dr. Kwoh is currently Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Chair of Rheumatology, and Director of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center. Prior to joing the University of Arizona in 2013, Dr. Kwoh held appointments at the University of Pittsburgh and at Case Western University. Dr. Kwoh’s major research interests include outcome assessment and the examination of risk factors for the development and progression of a spectrum of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases. His more recent work includes the examination of risk factor assessment and outcomes related to knee and hip osteoarthritis; the identification of biomarkers, most notably MRI imaging biomarkers, for the development and/or progression of knee osteoarthritis; the examination of racial/ethnic disparities in the utilization of joint replacement and other treatment options for osteoarthritis; and the evaluation of predictive factors for outcomes following total joint replacement. His major research contributions include the earlier detection of OA onset and/or progression through the use of MRI imaging biomarkers; the characterization of knee pain location and patterns; and the identification of imaging biomarkers of knee pain. He has been the member of committees for the development of guidelines for the management of hand, hip and knee osteoarthritis for the American College of Rheumatology, Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1989. He is author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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