International Symposium 2014

The 2nd International Symposium on IgG4-Related Diseases & Associated Conditions  will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii from February 16-19, 2014. This event will be hosted by a collaboration of American and Japanese investigators within this disease area.

Since the first International Symposium held in Boston in 2011, the field of IgG4-RD research and clinical care has expanded substantially. New publications about IgG4-RD and its associated conditions are now appearing on a daily basis.

The Second International Symposium will focus on advances in understanding of the pathophysiology of IgG4-RD and the impact of this new understanding on clinical care. We are expecting worldwide attendance from most sub-specialties including investigators and experts in the area of IgG4 and related disciplines.


Meeting Objectives

The objectives of the conference will be:

  • To gather an international panel of experts with an interest in IgG4-RD and its associated conditions.
  • To present the latest information about the pathophysiology, clinical and pathology features, and treatment of IgG4-RD and its associated conditions.
  • To create a forum at which new research avenues can be discussed and developed.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education and the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on IgG4-Related Diseases and Associated Conditions. The Hawai`i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Themes

Some of the topics covered during these 4 informative days will include:

  • The pathology of IgG4-RD
  • The roles of individual cellular mediators of inflammation
  • Challenging individual organ manifestations
  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical assessment
  • Treatment

Important Dates

  • Early registration deadline*: October 15, 2013

  • Pre-registration deadline*: February 5, 2014

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 23, 2013

  • Sponsorship deadline: January 15, 2014

  • Symposium: February 16-19, 2014

*Please note that registration will still be possible on-site, however the reduced rates will no longer be applicable.