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Bags are packed, ready to go, but wait there’s more abstracts to show. The big news today were the “late breaking” abstracts. This is usually a favorite session of many as this is where the newest of study data often is showcased.  Here are my favorite late-breakers from Day 4.
Axial Spondyloarthritis
This year at EULAR 2022, there were important and interesting topics in Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA). These are my picks of abstracts from the conference.
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For autoimmune patients with a history of malignancy, the initiation of biologic or targeted synthetic disease modifying agents (bDMARD/tsDMARDs) may provoke concern. While data for biologic medications and malignancy risk has been largely reassuring, clinical trials have often excluded patients with history of cancer.
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Topical treatments have so often been the low level “sure you can try this” option. However there are exciting data that these approaches may become part of our main armamentarium. 
Urate lowering therapy (ULT) is the backbone therapy for long-term gout treatment and maintenance, but real-world gout management is often imperfect and suboptimal. 
At EULAR 2022, I have been looking at topics and presentations in psoriatic arthritis (PsA).  Here are my top picks from this year's meeting.
By now, those of us attending the meeting know how to find a free coffee or sprite, have found comfortable meeting nooks and know our way around! PAnd congrats to you virtual Rheums for mastering the multi-screen, multitask simultaneous consumption posters, tweets and oral abstract presentations.
A full day at EULAR with oral and poster presentations of abstracts in the morning and a plethora of scientific (review) sessions in the afternoon. The latter covering topics like sarcoidosis, Still’s disease, fibromyalgia, back pain, sarcopenia, APS, IgG4 and imaging in vasculitis.
EULAR Congress 2022 highlighted several posters on pregnancy, an important subject as most rheumatic diseases afflicts women during their childbearing years. I wanted to share with you the ones that caught my eye because they can potentially impact medical practice.
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Infiltrating macrophages expressing IL-6 and GM-CSF may drive the subacromial bursitis often seen in polymyalgia rheumatica, according to new research (abstract OP0015) presented on the first day of EULAR 2022 in Copenhagen.
Malar,rash,SLE, Lupus
Translating targeted therapy from bench to bedside has been more problematic in SLE than other autoimmune diseases, with many theoretically well-founded agents appearing to have failed in clinical trials as a result of inefficacy, problem with trial design and/or safety issues. 
Meeting audience conference
It’s good to be back into full, big meeting mode. Highlights included a EULAR Recommendation Session, where updated guidelines were presented for the management of a) ANCA-associated Vasculitis, b) ASAS/EULAR recommendations for axSpA and c) RA. Here are a few of my favorites from Day 1.
Are TYK2 inhibitors JAK inhibitors? Are they effective in PsA? Are they safer than JAKi? Read on to learn more.
Back Pain
One area of continued interest for many rheumatologists is the field of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Furthermore, the question of the utility of JAK inhibitors for the treatment of axial spondyloarthritis has been on the rise. 
Intervention in individuals predisposed to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with a holy grail of prevention of RA, has long been a hot topic. It is well known that seropositivity for rheumatoid factor and antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptides (ACPA) can precede RA disease by many years. Many, but by no means all, patients also seem to go through a pre-RA arthalgia phase of varying duration characterised by the presence of increasing