Abstract topics

Basic and translational research

  1. Genomics, genetic basis of disease and antigen presentation
  2. Adaptive immunity (T cells and B cells) in rheumatic diseases
  3. Innate immunity in rheumatic diseases
  4. Cytokines and inflammatory mediators
  5. Cartilage, synovium and bone
  6. Rheumatoid arthritis - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  7. Spondyloarthritis - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  8. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - etiology, pathogenesis and animal models
  9. Systemic sclerosis, myositis and related syndromes - etiology, pathogenesis and
    animal models
  10. Basic science in paediatric rheumatology

Clinical topics by disease

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis - prognosis, predictors and outcome
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis - comorbidity and clinical aspects
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis - biological DMARDs
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis - non biologic treatment and small molecules
  5. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - treatment
  6. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  7. Vasculitis
  8. Scleroderma, myositis and related syndromes
  9. Spondylarthropathies - treatment
  10. Spondylarthropathies - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  11. Psoriatic arthritis
  12. Osteoarthritis
  13. Osteoporosis
  14. Crystal diseases, metabolic bone diseases other than osteoporosis
  15. Infection-related rheumatic diseases
  16. Fibromyalgia
  17. Back pain, mechanical musculoskeletal problems, local soft tissue disorders
  18. Paediatric rheumatology
  19. Other orphan diseases

Clinical topics by area of research

  1. Diagnostics and imaging procedures
  2. Public health, health services research, and health economics
  3. Epidemiology, risk factors for disease or disease progression
  4. Validation of outcome measures and biomarkers
  5. Rehabilitation
  6. Education

Health Professionals in Rheumatology (HPR)

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Abstract submission system

The general online abstract submission system has been closed now.

Late breaking abstract opportunity

15 February – 1 April 2018, 23h59 CET
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Abstract embargo rules

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Online abstract publication

All accepted abstracts (oral, posters,
publication only) are now available in the
abstract archive and in pdf.

Please note that abstracts are under embargo until 13 June 2018, 00:01 CET

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Online publication of abstracts

Online publication of abstracts takes
place approximately one month before
the congress.

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Poster viewing

Time will be reserved for poster viewing
on Thursday 13 June,  Friday 14 June and Saturday 16 June 2018.

Guided poster tours

Guided poster tours on selected topics will take place during the official poster viewing times.

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