Friday, September 27, 2019
Courtyard Marriott • Columbia, MO

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  • Lisa Rider, MD
    Deputy Chief
    Environmental Autoimmunity Group
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    National Institute of Health
    Dr. Rider is a pediatric rheumatologist, is Deputy Chief of the Environmental Autoimmunity Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Rider has also been Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University for the past 11 years. Dr. Rider’s research has focused on juvenile myositis, a rare autoimmune disease characterized by muscle inflammation. She has co-authored more than 145 peer-reviewed publications, 45 book chapters and review articles, and was the lead editor of a book published by Cure JM, Myositis and You.


  • Rae S M Yeung MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Hak-Ming and Deborah Chiu Chair in Paediatric Translational Research
    Professor of Paediatrics
    Immunology & Medical Science, University of Toronto
    Senior Scientist and Staff Rheumatologist
    The Hospital for Sick Children
    The goal of Dr. Yeung’s research is to understand the mechanisms governing autoimmunity, specifically the mechanisms involved in initiating and sustaining the immune response in childhood arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Yeung’s research is supported by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Genome Canada, The Arthritis Society, Canadian Arthritis Network, Province of Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center and many others.


  • Dutz, MD, FRCPC
    Department of Dermatology and Skin Science
    Children and Family Research Institute
    University of British Columbia
    Dr. Dutz serves as a Staff Research Scientist of the British Columbia’s Research Institute for Children’s and Women’s Health with a research focus on the skin’s role in modulating the immune system. Dr. Dutz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Sciences of the University of British Columbia with appointments in Divisions of Dermatology and Rheumatology. He has a special clinical interest in the coetaneous manifestations of autoimmune … diseases. He serves as Member of Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of Welichem Biotech Inc. Dr. Dutz received his MD degree from Queen’s University, Ontario.


  • Jane Burns, MD
    Professor and Director
    Kawasaki Disease Research Center Department of Pediatrics
    Dr. Burns is a native of San Francisco, California. She received her MD degree at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1978 and completed her pediatric residency and Chief Residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. In 1983, Dr. Burns moved to Boston Children’s Hospital for additional training in pediatric infectious diseases and molecular virology. She joined the faculty at Harvard in 1986 and in 1990 moved to San Diego where she joined the faculty at the University of California. Dr. Burns moved up through the ranks and was appointed Professor of Pediatrics in 1999.Currently, Dr. Burns is Director of the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at UCSD/Rady Children’s Hospital where she leads a multidisciplinary team that cares for 80-100 new Kawasaki disease patients each year. She also serves as Chair of the Pediatric IRB Committee.


  • Emily Fox, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
    Pediatric Rheumatologist
    Children’s Mercy Kansas City
    Dr. Fox earned her Medical Doctorate at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital and pediatric rheumatology fellowship at Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. She also completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Clinical Research from Stanford University in 2016.Dr. Fox’s current research interests include quality improvement and patient reported outcomes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO).


  • Rachael Coakley, PhD
    Clinical Innovation and Outreach in Pain Medicine
    Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
    Assistant Professor in Psychology
    Department of Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital
    Dr. Coakley is pediatric pain psychologist in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she serves as the Director of Clinical Innovation and Outreach in Pain Medicine and the Associate Director of Psychological Services. Additionally, she is founder and director of “The Comfort Ability,” an internationally disseminated program that teaches evidence-based pain management skills to adolescents with chronic pain and their parents. Dr. Coakley is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School and holds national and international leadership positions including the 2017-2019 elected chair of the Society of Pediatric Psychology Special Interest Group in Pain and a 2018 appointment to ChildKind International.