Pre-Congress Courses

​PRE-COURSE 1 "THE LABORATORY FOR THE CLINICIANS"

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9:00-12:00                                                            Sala Italia

Participation is open to the general public and is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.


9.00-9.30      Do we need new antibodies for rheumatoid arthritis?
                     Nicola Bizzaro, Italy

9:30-10:00    Automated systems for ANA and ANCA detection and interpretation
                     Renato Tozzoli, Italy

10:00-10:30   Myositis-specific antibodies
                      Maria Infantino, Italy

10:30-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-11:30   Update on ANCA
                      Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Netherlands

11:30-12:00   What's new on aPL?
                      Angela Tincani, Italy


PRE-COURSE 2 "THE CLINIC FOR THE LABORATORIANS" 

Diagnosis and classification of autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9:00-12:00                                                       Sala Rossa A

Participation is open to the general public and is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.


9:00-9:30       Connective tissue disease: introductory remarks
                      Pierluigi Meroni, Italy

9:30-10:00     Systemic lupus erythematosus
                      Laura Andreoli, Italy

10:00-10:30   Systemic sclerosis
                      Gabriele Valentini, Italy

10:30-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-11:30   Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
                      Luca Iaccarino, Italy

11:30-12:00   Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
                      Maria Tektonidou, Greece


Ultrasound Workshop

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 9:00-13:00                                                       Sala Rossa C

Participation is reserved for registered CORA 2017 participants only. Pre-registration is required.


9:00-9:20     The role of Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of Rheumatic Disease
                    Annamaria Iagnocco, Italy

9:20-9:40     Sonoanatomy, scanning technique and Normal findings useful in the assessment of Rheumatic Disease
                      Niccolo Possemato, Italy

9:40-10:00   Elementary Ultrasound lesions in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis patients
                       Alberto Batticiotto, Italy

10:00-10:20  Role of Ultrasound in Sjogren's Syndrome and Vasculitis management
                        Pierluigi Macchioni, Italy

10:20-11:00  Coffee Break

11:00-13:00  Supervised hands-on scanning


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