Internal Medicine: A Review and Update-Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Cardiology

Internal Medicine: A Review and Update-Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Cardiology
Mon May 20, 2024 - Thu May 23, 2024
7:30am-12:50pm EST
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sarasota, Florida
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Presented By


  • Stephen Winters, M.D. (Learn More)
    Emeritus Professor and Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Louisville Clinical Professor of Clinical Medicine, Florida State University
  • Mary Chester Wasko (Learn More)
    Dr. Mary Chester M. Wasko is Emeritus Professor at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She retired in 2022 after 32 years of practice as fulltime faculty, first at the University of Pittsburgh, then AHN. She has taught trainees at all levels throughout her career. While she was Division Director at AHN, Dr Wasko oversaw the successful initiation of a fellowship training program to help address the national shortage of rheumatologists. As a clinician scientist, she has had external funding from the NIH, American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation to study the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis. She directed numerous clinical trials evaluating new biologic agents for the treatment of RA. Currently she is preparing to begin parttime rheumatology work at a Federally Qualified Health Center in North Carolina near her hometown. She and her husband will be moving there from Pittsburgh in early 2024.
  • Nicholas Ruggiero II, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., F.S.V.M., F.C.P.P (Learn More)
    Dr. Nicholas Ruggiero, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 2001. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Course Outline

Date Session Time Speaker Topic # Topic
5/20/2024 1-1 7:30am-8:30am Wasko 394 Clinical approach to rheumatology
1-2 8:35am-9:35am Wasko 393 Diagnostic testing in rheumatic diseases
1-3 9:40am-10:40am Winters, S 56 Thyroid Case Studies
1-4 10:45am-11:45am Winters, S 57 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
1-5 11:50am-12:50pm Winters, S 512 Disorders of calcium metabolism
5/21/2024 2-1 7:30am-8:30am Winters, S 59 Male Hypogonadism
2-2 8:35am-9:35am Winters, S 60 Hypo and Hypernatremia
2-3 9:40am-10:40am Winters,S 221 Adrenal Insufficiency- Primary and Secondary
2-4 10:45am-11:45am Wasko 396 RA
2-5 11:50am-12:50pm Wasko 397 SLE
5/22/2024 3-1 7:30am-8:30am Wasko 437 Misc. Rheum Topics: Sjogren, Raynaud, Myositis, Scleroderma
3-2 8:35am-9:35am Wasko 398 Spondyloarthropathies
3-3 9:40am-10:40am Wasko 395 Crystalline diseases
3-4 10:45am-11:45am Ruggiero 555 Update on Valvular Heart Disease
3-5 11:50am-12:50pm Ruggiero 556 Peripheral Vascular Disease
5/23/2024 4-1 7:30am-8:30am Ruggiero 557 Antiplatelets, Anticoagulants and Coronary Stenting
4-2 8:35am-9:35am Ruggiero 558 PFO and Cryptogenic Stroke
4-3 9:40am-10:40am Wasko 356 Vasculitis
4-4 10:45am-11:45am Wasko 400 Rheumatic Disease Emergencies Pt 1
4-5 11:50am-12:50pm Wasko 436 Rheumatic Disease Emergencies Pt 2



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Aloft Sarasota

Located within a 3-minute drive to the conference venue. The Aloft Sarasota hotel offers a convenient downtown location. Aloft Sarasota is one block away from Main Street and Sarasota Bayfront.

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Things To Do

Immerse Yourself in Sarasota

As a top family vacation destination in the US, Sarasota is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities. Not only are we the home to the #2 beach in the US (per TripAdvisor), but Sarasota is also a mecca for patrons of the arts and has the highest concentration of Zagat® rated restaurants in Florida.

Sarasota offers a truly impressive blend of shopping, cuisine, and attractions. So sail into a breathtaking sunset, golf on lush green fairways, explore St. Armands Circle, or just relax and sink your toes into some of the finest sand in the world. If you’re not grabbing your sunblock already, keep reading for all Sarasota has to offer!

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The most notable beach in the area is Siesta Key Beach, with its stunning white sand. For those who prefer to go shelling, try out Lido Key. Or take a short drive to Venice Beach for fossilized sharks’ teeth.


Whether you prefer fine dining, beachfront eateries, or lighter fare, Sarasota has the highest concentration of Zagat® rated restaurants in Florida. Here, we enjoy outdoor dining year round with everything from ocean to skyline views!


From aquariums and spring training to botanical gardens and airboat tours, there is something for everyone in Sarasota. You may even catch our very own Chalk Festival or the Siesta Key Classic Crystal, a sand sculpting festival during your visit.

Arts & Culture

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art houses a world-renowned collection, the Circus Museum, Ca’ d’Zan, and Bayfront Gardens. You will also find the Historic Asolo Theater on the premises. In fact, Sarasota’s performing arts scene rivals those of much larger cities.

Sports & Outdoor Activities

Sarasota has world-class aquatics and rowing facilities, as well as one of the largest polo clubs in the country. Whether paddle boarding in Sarasota Bay or running the Legacy Trail, you’re sure to find something to get your heart racing.

Golf Courses

Sarasota and the surrounding area is home to dozens of golf courses, both public and private. Historic designs and natural terrain welcome golfers to Southwest Florida, where white sand bunkers, sparkling water, and palm trees dot every course.


Whatever your shopping preferences, Sarasota has something to suit your needs. Spend the afternoon in historic St. Armand’s Circle, visit the Ellenton Outlet Mall just 20 minutes north, or enjoy the high-end open-air shops of University Town Center.

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