The James J. Lane, Jr., M.D. Endowed Lecture Series

The James J. Lane, Jr., M.D. Endowed Lecture Series was established to honor Dr. Lane’s contributions to the field of clinical rheumatology.  Dr. Lane was the first fellowship trainee in the fledgling Division of Arthritis at the University of Washington from 1958 to 1959. Each year on a Thursday in March, a lecture is held in honor of Dr. Lane as part of the Department of Medicine's Grand Rounds program.


Drs. James and Sue Lane



Past Lane Lectures:


John Stone, MD, MPH
Clinical Director of Rheumatology, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
A 26-year-old Woman from Casablanca with Neck Wwelling: What an Emerging Multi-Organ Disease Tells Us about the Immune System.


Cornelia Weyand, MD
Chief, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology,
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Rheumatoid Arthritis – How Telomeres & Glucose Protect from Autoimmunity


Mariana Kaplan, MD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine,
Rheumatology, University of Michigan
Premature atherosclerosis in systemic autoimmunity: lesson from lupus


Betty Diamond, MD
Investigator and Head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore LIJ – Health Systems
Antibodies and the Brain: Lessons from Autoimmunity


Lars Klareskog, MD
Professor of Rheumatology, Karolinska Institutet
Genes, Environment and Immunity in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Robert Terkeltaub, MD
Chief of Rheumatology at San Diego VA
Professor & Associate Division Director at the University of California - San Diego
Gout Redefined


Dan Kastner, MD
Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, NIAMS
Clinical Director, NIAMS
Deputy Director, Intramural Clinical Research, NIH
Horror Autoinflammaticus: The Expanding Spectrum of Systematic Autoinflammatory Disease


Dorian O. Haskard, MD
Sir John McMichael Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Imperial College London
Accelerated atherosclerosis in inflammatory rheumatic diseases


Jonathan Atkinson, MD
Samuel B. Grant Professor of Medicine, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University
Not enough regulation of the innate immune response leading to human disease: the examples of hemolytic uremic syndrome and age-related maculardegeneration 


Lars Rönnblom, MD
Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Medical Science, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – an interferon driven disease with new therapeutic opportunities


Steffen Gay, MD
Professor of Experimental Rheumatology and Leitender Arzt and Director of the WHO
Collaborating Center for Molecular Biology and Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Rheumatic
Diseases at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland
Molecular and Cellular Basis of Rheumatoid Joint Destruction

Gary S. Firestein, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at the University of California, San Diego
Evolving Concepts of Rheumatoid Arthritis. 


Bevra Hahn, MD
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of California Los Angeles
Potential for Inducing Suppressor T cells to Treat SLE: Lessons from a Murine Model


William Arend, MD
Professor and Head, Rheumatology Division, University of Colorado
Inhibition of cytokines in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis


David Isenberg, MD
Professor and Personal Chair in Rheumatology, University College of London
Do antibodies really cause disease? A lupus perspective.


Roland Moskowitz, MD
Professor of Medicine, Case Western University
Genetic associations of osteoarthritis




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