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Chat with other PAN members and our regular guest, immunologist Dr.Eric Hoy. We discuss your questions, get updates about vasculitis disease research, and occasionally we feature a special guest.Visit the archive of past chat transcripts.

Meet other PAN patients. Ask questions of medical specialists. Learn about the latest research news in autoimmune diseases. Tell us how you live with PAN

March 2009
Sunday, April 26th @ 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

NOTE: Times/dates subject to change depending on guest’s availability. Notifications of the change will be made as soon as possible.


  1. click on "Screen Name"
  2. enter your name
  3. click on Login
  4. click on Login
  5. you will enter the chat room. Enter text in light blueish box at middle right hand side of screen where it says "type here" and hit Enter or "Send". Your message will be seen be other participants.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We transcribe and archive our PAN chats so everyone can benefit from the information that is shared. If you have any questions or would like your comments to be left off the transcript before publication please contact Ed at eob44@zoominternet..

Chat Archives

Name of Chat

Topics discussed

Date of Chat

Chat 1

New Diagnostic Tests / Is Micropolyangiitis the same as PAN / Vasculitis Patients and Surgery / Hepatitis B and C / ANCA Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Chat 2

Hidradenitis | RAVE | Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Chat 3

Avascular Necrosis / American College of Rheumatology / Restless leg syndrome / U.S. vs International Doctors Using ANCA as a diagnosis / New diagnostic system for labs Sunday, April 23, 2006

Chat 4

MPA / How many international VF chapters? / How many U.S. chapters? / Any cost to participating?  / What happens in a typical VF meeting?  /  How do I start a new VF chapter? / When are meetings typically held? / Pain Management

Chat 5

Vasculitis & research, new medications, Q&A w/Dr. McKinnon. October 14, 2007

Chat 6

Q&A with Dr. Sagall regarding the program, Needy Meds. November 4, 2007

Chat 7

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with guest Dr. Kathy McKinnon on vasculitis & research, new medications March 30th 2008

Chat 8

General discussion regarding PAN and autoimmune disorders. May 4th 2008

Chat 9

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with guest Dr. Phil Seo, Director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center August 24th 2008

Chat 10

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with Jessica October 19th 2008

Chat 10 a

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with Deanna October 19th 2008

Chat 11

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with Mark , Derek, Clem and Kristen Hendrickson from the University of North Carolina and Dr. Eric Hoy November 23th 2008

Chat 12

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with Dr. Eric, Deanna, Maggie January 18th 2009

Chat 13

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with Dr. Eric, Deanna, Peter January 25th 2009

Chat 14

PAN / Vasculitis Chat with Dr. Eric, Teri February 22nd 2009

Chat 15

Chat with guest Mary Dunkle from NORD March 1st 2009

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