Scientific Program

Friday, May 24

from 14:00Set up and Registration

15:30 - 15:45

Gabriela Riemekasten, Peter Lamprecht, Ulrich Specks

15:45 - 17:15

Lupus and Renal Disease I
Chairs: Fernando C. Fervenza, Martin Nitschke

  • Membranous Nephropathy: From Bench to Bedside,Fernando C. Fervenza
  • Complement in Renal Disease, Sanjeev Sethi
  • Current Directions in Lupus Diagnosis and Therapy, Steven R.Ytterberg

17:15 - 17:45

Coffee Break

17:45 - 18:45

Lupus and Renal Disease II
Chairs: Fernando C. Fervenza, Martin Nitschke

  • Discovering the Antigen in Membranous Lupus Nephritis, Sanjeev Sethi
  • Future Targets and Novel Therapies in SLE, Jens Y. Humrich

Campus Open Air
free live music festival next to the venue

Saturday, May 25


09:00 - 10:30

Diagnostic Tools and Biomarkers
Chairs: Jens Y. Humrich, Steven R. Ytterberg

  • Are Biomarkers Useful in the Management of Lupus Nephritis?,Fernando C. Fervenza
  • Clinical Application of ANCA-testing, Ulrich Specks
  • Nailfold Capillary Microscopy in Raynaud's: the Why and How in Rheumatic Disease Diagnosis, Ashima Makol

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 13:00

Organ Involvement in Multisystem Inflammatory Diseases
Chairs: Bernard Nölle, Robert Vasallo

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Diseases Through the Eyes of the Ophthalmologist, Bernhard Nölle
  • Sarcoidosis Management: Do the Affected Organs Matter?, Robert Vasallo
  • Pulmonary Complications of Liver Disease, Hilary DuBrock
  • Classification, Assessment, and Treatment of Myositis in 2019, Steven R.Ytterberg

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis
Chairs: Diamant Thaci, Kenneth Warrington

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Update on Treatment Strategies, John Davis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Related Lung Disease, Robert Vasallo
  • Targeted Therapies for Psoriatic Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis, John Davis

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00

Chairs: Peter Lamprecht, Bernhard Hellmich

  • Management of Giant Cell Arteritis: Dawn of a New Era, Kenneth Warrington
  • Treatment of ANCA-associated Vasculitis: Where so we stand in 2019?, Ulrich Specks
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment, Kenneth Warrington
  • Expert challenge: Case presentations
    Principal discussants:
    Fernando C. Fervenza, John Davis, Peter Lamprecht, Ashima Makol, Sanjeev Sethi, Ulrich Specks
18:00 - 21:00Scientific Get-Together

Sunday, May 26


09:00 - 10:30

Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Chairs: Daniel Drömann, Ulrich Specks

  • EGPA: Is it Time to Treat According to Disease Phenotype?, Bernhard Hellmich
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage: Diagnosis and Management, Ulrich Specks
  • Update on Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, Hilary DuBrock

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Systemic Sclerosis
Chairs: Hilary DuBrock, Gabriela Riemekasten

  • Treatment and Prognosis of ILD in Systemic Sclerosis: Where do we stand?, Ashima Makol
  • The Varied Phenotypes of Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Systemic Sclerosis, Hilary DuBrock
  • Systemic Sclerosis: Where do we go? Gabriela Riemekasten
12:30 - 12:45

Wrap up and Farewell
Gabriela Riemekasten, Peter Lamprecht, Ulrich Specks