From: 01 September 2013 To 06 September 2013


Deadline registration: 15 July 2013
Registration form

Grand Hotel Duomo
Via Santa Maria, 94
56126 Pisa (PI) - Italy

Target: Young rheumatologists

Scientific secretariat: Prof. Marta Mosca
Scientific program.

Hours: 24, ECM Credits: 26, Price: 0




From Sunday, September 1 to Friday, September 6, 2013

Venue: Grand Hotel Duomo, Pisa, Italy

Deadline registration: July 15, 2013
Registration form
The Course is directed to young rheumatologists
Scientific Secretariat: Prof. Marta Mosca
Scientific Program
Course duration: 0 hours; CME credits: 0; Cost: 0


The Course is aimed at 70 young rheumatologists (aged less than 40 years) and has been designed to provide comprehensive, intensive training on various aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

The Course will consist of morning and afternoon sessions that will address the following topics:

  • Therapy of SLE, molecular basis of drug action and pharmacogenetics;
  • Evaluation of SLE patients: disease activity, damage, response to therapy, quality of care, EULAR recommendations;
  • Renal involvement in SLE;
  • Neurological involvement in SLE;
  • Skin involvement in SLE;
  • Particular problems in SLE;
  • Pregnancy in SLE;
  • SLE and related conditions.

In addition, each day will include the discussion of difficult clinical cases relating to the day’s topics.


CME CREDITS                

Applications have been forwarded for both national and European credits



Course Chairman: S. Bombardieri (Italy

M. Aringer (Germany), J. Berden (The Netherlands)G. Bertsias (Greece), J.W.J. Bijlsma (The Netherlands), D.T. Boumpas (Greece), A. Brucato (Italy), I. Bruce (UK), R. Cervera (Spain), N. Costedoat-Chalumeau (France), M. Cutolo (Italy), A. Doria (Italy), F. Fontes (Portugal), M. Galeazzi (Italy), R. Gerli (Italy), M. Govoni (Italy), F. Houssiau (Belgium), M. Jolly (USA), M.A. Khamashta (UK), A. Kuhn (Germany), P.L. Meroni (Italy), G. Moroni (Italy), P. Migliorini (Italy), M. Mosca (Italy), M. Ostensen (Switzerland), G. Ruiz Irastorza (Spain), M. Schneider (Germany), Y. Shoenfeld (Israel), F. Strigini (Italy), C. Tani (Italy), A. Tincani (Italy), A.G. Tzioufas (Greece), C. Vasconcelos (Portugal), R.F. van Vollenhoven (The Netherlands), R. Voll (Germany), J. Yazdany (USA).



Participants should forward their application by fax or e-mail to the Scientific Secretariat no later than July 15th, 2013. Applications should include a short CV (100-150 words), a list of no more than 5 publications, and for physicians-in-training, a letter from their supervisor. Acceptance of the application will be notified by e-mail within July 25, 2013. After formal acceptance the participants should send the registration form to the Organizing Secretariat no later than August 15, 2013.



As only a very limited number of single rooms are available, applicants will be mainly lodged in double rooms, to be shared with another participant. Fees per person, including full board and all educational materials, are:


□       € 1.100,00          Double room (shared with another participant)     

□       € 1.250,00          Single room

□       I have applied for the EULAR bursary

EULAR Scholarship                   

EULAR will offer up to ten scholarships to attend this course, covering registration, accommodation and full board. Preference will be given to European young rheumatologists (age below 40 years of age) or rheumatology trainees, coming from countries with relevant educational and financial needs. No more than one scholarship per center will be awarded. Applications (short CV, letters of recommendation and reasons to request support) must be sent online to: no later than July 15, 2013.

For further information please contact the Organizing Secretariat. Tel.: +39 050 40124; Fax: +39 050 502299; e-mail:



Dr. Marta Mosca, c/o Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Via Santa Maria 31, I-56126 Pisa, Italy.

Tel.: +39-050-40124;

fax: +39-050-502299;




Luisa Marconcini, Elisa Baldacci, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Via Santa Maria 31, I-56126 Pisa, Italy.

Tel.: +39-050-40124; fax: +39-050-502299




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Grand Hotel Duomo

Via Santa Maria, 94
56126 Pisa (PI) - [Italy]