Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

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EULAR 2017 – Day 1 Highlights

The Annual EULAR Congress kicked off this afternoon in Madrid with a number of new sessions devoted to:

  • Criteria revision in lupus, Sjogren's syndrome and the antiphospholipid syndrome
  • The cancer – autoimmunity balance and the lessons learned from checkpoint inhibitors and the development of Immune Related Adverse Events (IRAEs)
  • Wearable technologies
  • New EULAR campaign “Don’t Delay, Connect Today”.  (Promoting early diagnosis and the role of early interventions (including drug and lifestyle interventions)
  • Progress in Spondyloarthritis Management
  • Comorbidities and Rheumatic disease

Posters start tomorrow.

For many it was a day of meeting up with international colleagues and avoiding the 100 degree heat. (Burger King's air conditioning seems to be very appealing)


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