2019 Dinner Series – PsA


Join us for a complimentary dinner at a city near you where we will grow in our understanding of the pathophysiology, treatment, and long-term management of patients with psoriatic arthritis PsA).

Dinner is on us

Enjoy a complimentary dinner while we expand our understanding of the intricacies of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA).

Accredited Education

Participants have the potential for receiving a maximum of 1.5 continuing nursing contact hours.

Networking Opportunity

Learn and network with fellow healthcare professionals looking to discuss the processes and options available for the patients you serve.

Dinner Series Faculty

Barbara Kienzle, BSN, RN

Barbara currently resides in Georgia where she works as a pediatric rheumatology nurse Clinician at Augusta Georgia. She studied nursing at Iowa Wesleyan College and has been practicing rheumatology since 2010. Barbara contributed to the 2nd Edition of Rheumatology Scope and Standards of Practice and served as the Medical Director of Camp Joint Venture, a summer camp for children with rheumatic conditions. She firmly believes in being the voice for her patients and their families to ensure they get the medications and services necessary to treat their disease and cope with chronic illness. Her hope is to help bring the Pediatric Rheumatology nursing community together to be a strong united voice, raising awareness of the unique needs of the pediatric rheumatology population, especially to pharmaceutical companies and insurance carriers.

Teri Puhalsky, RN, CRNI

Teri Puhalsky currently resides in Maryland where she works as an Infusion RN at Medstar Orthopedic Institute. She studied nursing at Excelisor College School of Nursing and has been practicing rheumatology since 2007. Teri received the Outstanding Clinical Performance Award as an LPN, obtained her CRNI in 2012, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International-PhiPi Chapter. She strives for positive patient outcomes and firmly believes that collaboration with the healthcare team is critical for chronic disease management. With a patient-focused and evidence-based nursing practice, she knows all patients can receive quality, safe, and effective care. 

Carolyn Zic, BSN, RN, CPN

Carolyn Zic currently resides in New Lenox, Illinois where she works as a pediatric rheumatology nurse at Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine. She studied nursing at Madonna University and has been practicing pediatric rheumatology since 2011. In 2018, Carolyn was recognized as the Chicago area Arthritis Foundation Medical Honoree for her excellence and compassionate care to patients and their families. She firmly believes in patient advocacy and treasures the bond that she has created with her patients over the years.

Navigating the Challenges of Psoriatic Arthritis with Your Patients

The Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS) invites you to the 2019-20 Dinner Series on psoriatic arthritis (PsA), where you will enjoy a complimentary dinner alongside fellow rheumatology healthcare professionals and medical students. Learn from an experienced rheumatology expert during our accredited educational activity as you earn 1.5 continuing nursing contact hours. Join us for a great meal, an evidence-based educational experience, and a chance to make new friends in the field of rheumatology. Register for a city near you today!

The RNS is a non-profit professional nursing and advanced practice provider (APP) organization representing registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other healthcare professionals who are engaged in clinical practice, education, and research for the care of patients with rheumatic diseases.


Participants have the potential for receiving a maximum of 1.5 continuing nursing contact hours. The Rheumatology Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider No. P0500).

This educational initiative will focus on the following objectives:

  1. Identify the specific characteristics of PsA that differentiate the condition from other common rheumatic diseases
  2. Discuss factors that impact overall treatment efficacy in patients with PsA
  3. Assess the current use of FDA-approved biologic agents for the treatment of PsA in your practice, and identify opportunities to better educate patients about efficacy and safety to improve overall adherence
  4. Analyze ways in which PsA-specific disease activity measures can be incorporated into your daily clinical practice

This activity has been supported by unrestricted educational grants from Lilly, and Celgene.

Coming to a city near you!

Join us in any of the cities below for a complimentary meal, an evidence-based accredited educational experience, and a chance to make new friends in the field of rheumatology.

Monday, November 18th
Registration: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Baton Rouge, LA
Carolyn Zic, RN, BSN, CPN
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
7321 Corporate Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Monday, December 16th
Registration: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
New York, NY
Carolyn Zic, RN, BSN, CPN
Ruth's Chris Steak House
148 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019
Friday, September 20th
Registration: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Pasadena, CA
Barbara Kienzle, BSN, RN
Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
179 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105

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