President’s Message

Please join us in Lexington for the Kentuckiana Rheumatology Alliance Meeting, October 21 – 22, 2016. We have designed this meeting to benefit your rheumatology practice and provide you the opportunity to socialize with professional colleagues.

This year’s program features clinical sessions by pioneers in the field of innovative rheumatology as well as important advocacy issues vital to rheumatology. Through months of careful planning, we have assembled a list of speakers that will share with us their expertise.

Dr. Herbert Baraf will join us from George Washington University where he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine. During our meeting, Dr. Baraf will discuss healthcare reform as it affects the rheumatologist.

Cory Meadows, the Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs from the Kentucky Medical Association, will provide an update to the KMA policy initiatives and a discussion on the compelling topic of Biosimilars.

Starla Tanner will join us from the American College of Rheumatology where she works in Government Affairs. Starla will address How to Implement Meaningful Use.

We welcome spouses and guests to our Friday evening function, which will commence with a welcome reception and Keynote Speaker, as well as a full-day of CME-accredited programming on Saturday.

Please encourage your nurse practitioners, nurses and practice managers to attend as well.

This meeting promises to be one of our best ever.

I look forward to seeing you all at The Seelbach Hilton this October in Louisville.

Timothy Lonesky, DO
President, Kentuckiana Rheumatology Alliance