10TH Medinterna International Meeting
Hospital de S. João

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases”

15 — 18.02.2012 | Ipanema Park Hotel, Porto
Descarregar Programa 2012


14:00 – Round table sponsored by Pfizer

Chair – Iva Brito (Porto, Portugal)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (criteria, classification, diagnosis and differential diagnosis)

Vera Silva (Barreiro, Portugal)

News in JIA therapy

Pierre Quartier (Paris, France)

JIA – Clinical case report

Nuno Fernandes (Barreiro, Portugal)

15:00 – Round table

Chairs – João Eurico Fonseca (Lisbon, Portugal) and José Miguel Bernardes (Porto, Portugal)

Inflammatory immune-mediated mechanisms during the first weeks of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rita Moura (Lisbon, Portugal)

Rita Cascão (Lisbon, Portugal)

João Eurico Fonseca (Lisbon, Portugal)

16:15 – Lecture

Chairman – António Marinho (Porto, Portugal)

Glucocorticoids co-therapy with DMARDS in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jos N. Hoes (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

16:45 – coffee-break

17:15 – Case report

Complex issues in the managing of arthritis patients

Chairman – João Eurico Fonseca (Lisbon, Portugal)

Case report – Joaquim Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal)

Discussion – Borges Alexandrino (Coimbra, Portugal), Alexandra Bernardo (Porto, Portugal), Gabriela Vinhas Sousa (Lisbon, Portugal)

18:00 – Round table

Behçet’s syndrome

Chair – Fátima Farinha (Porto, Portugal)

Behçet’s Syndrome: Autoimmune, Autoinflammatory or both?

Hasan Yazici (Istanbul, Turkey)

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Behçet’s Syndrome

Jorge Crespo (Coimbra, Portugal)

18:45 – Lecture

Chair – Mónica Bogas (Ponte de Lima, Portugal)

Immunopathology of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juan Cañete (Barcelona, Spain)

19:15 – closure


08:15 – Secretariat desk opening

08:45 – What did we learn yesterday?

Sofia Santos Pimenta (Porto, Portugal)

09:00 – Lecture

Chairman – Jan W. Cohen Tervaert (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Pathophysiology of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Cees G. M. Kallenberg (Groningen, The Netherlands)

09:30 – Opening Ceremony

Chairman – António Lobo Ferreira (Porto, Portugal)

Homage to Cees Kallenberg (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Porto by Tram — Carla Dias (Porto, Portugal)

10:15 – Lecture

Chairman – Paulo Bettencourt (Porto, Portugal)

ASIA – autoimmunity syndrome induced adjuvant: a new syndrome — Shoenfeld’s Syndrome

Yehuda Shoenfeld (Tel Aviv, Israel)

10:45 – coffee-break

11:15 – Lecture

Chairman — João Pedro Ramos (Porto, Portugal)

How can the laboratory help is SSc?

Isabel Abreu (Lisbon, Portugal)

11:45 – Round table sponsored by Actelion

Systemic Sclerosis – a true challenge

Chairs – Loic Guillevin (Paris, France) and Isabel Almeida (Porto, Portugal)

An actual look at the pathophysiology of SSc

Christopher Denton (London, UK)

Progresses made in the classification of SSc

Lèlita Santos (Coimbra, Portugal)

Management and therapeutics

Loic Guillevin (Paris, France)

13:00 – lunch

14:30 – Round table

Autoimmune endocrine disorders and beyond

Chairs – Daniel Braga (Porto, Portugal) and Luís Delgado (Porto, Portugal)

Autoimmune polyendocrinopathies: from bench to bedside

Eystein Husebye (Bergen, Norway)

Type 1 diabetes auto-immunity: which lessons to islet cell transplantation?

Catarina Limbert (Lisbon, Portugal)

Autoimmune thyroid disorders and cardiovascular disease

Celestino Neves (Porto, Portugal)

15:45 – Case report

Systemic Sclerosis – an aggressive disease

Chairman – Christopher Denton (London, UK)

Case Report – Emma Derrett-Smith (London, UK)

Discussion – António Morais (Porto, Portugal), Ivone Silva (Porto, Portugal), Ana Catarina Rodrigues (Lisbon, Portugal)

16:30 – coffee-break

17:00 – Lecture sponsored by Roche

Chair – Iva Brito (Porto, Portugal)

Tocilizumab in JIA treatment — results of TENDER

Fabrizio Benedetti (Rome, Italy)

17h30 – Round table sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim

The modern Era of Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrilation

Chairman – Pedro von Hafe (Porto, Portugal)

Call to action in Stroke Prevention in AF: the need to change the reality

Elsa Azevedo (Porto, Portugal)

New advances in Stroke Prevention: new concepts for new routines

Jorge Ferreira (Lisbon, Portugal)

18:15 – Case report

Young woman with polyarthalgias and cutaneous refractory vasculitis

Chair – Anabela Morais (Vila Real, Portugal)

Case report – Ana Raquel Lima (Vila Real, Portugal)

Discussion – Bernardo Sopeña (Vigo, Spain), Simon Bowman (Birmingham, UK), Joaquim Andrade (Porto, Portugal)

19:00 – closure


08:00 — Secretariat desk opening

08:30 – What did we learn yesterday?

Ana Catarina Rodrigues (Lisbon, Portugal)

08:45 – Lecture

Chairman – Tiago Guimarães (Porto, Portugal)

Immunopathogenesis in autoimmune diseases

Francisca Moraes-Fontes (Lisbon, Portugal)

09:15 – Lecture

Chairman – Carlos Ferreira (Lisbon, Portugal)

APS pathogenesis: understanding the autoantibodies

Pier Luigi Meroni (Milan, Italy)

09:45 – Round table


Chairman – A. Rodrigues Dias (Braga, Portugal)

CNS involvement in SLE and APS

Carlos Vasconcelos (Porto, Portugal)

Experience in SLE and APS pregnancy

Mariana Guimarães (Porto, Portugal)

10:30 – coffee-break

11:00 – Lecture sponsored by Bayer

Chairman – Júlio Sanchez-Román (Sevilla, Spain)

Digital ulcers in SSc – predictor factors

Ivone Silva (Porto, Portugal)

11:30 – Case report

Fever in a patient with ANCA-associated vasculitis

Chairman – Gerard Espinosa (Barcelona, Spain)

Case report — Pamela Doti (Barcelona, Spain)

Discussion – António Chamorro (Ourense, Spain), Pedro Vita (Porto, Portugal),

José Júlio Alves Moura (Coimbra, Portugal)

12:15 – Lecture

Chairman – Carlos Robalo Cordeiro (Coimbra, Portugal)

Idiopathic NSIP: an unrecognized CTD

Hilário Nunes (Paris, France)

12:45 – EASI Portugal

Carlos Dias (Porto, Portugal)

13:00 – lunch

13:15 — EASI Forum (for European Coordinators)

14:30 – Lecture sponsored by Glaxo Smith-Kline

Chair – Maria João Salvador (Coimbra, Portugal)

New developments in lupus therapeutics

David D´Cruz (London, UK)

15:00 – Round table sponsored by Bayer

A new paradigm in oral anticoagulation

Chairman – Carlos Dias (Porto, Portugal)

Haemostasis and limitation of the classic anticoagulants

Manuel Campos (Porto, Portugal)

New oral anticoagulants

Pedro Marques Silva (Lisbon, Portugal)

15:45 – Lecture

Chairman – José Delgado Alves (Lisbon, Portugal)

Is there clinical evidence to use statins in autoimmune diseases? Rheumatoid Arthritis, APS, SLE, Vasculitis, Digital Ulcers? Yes or No?

José Paulo Araújo (Porto, Portugal)

16:15 – coffee-break

16:45 – Lecture

Chairman – Jorge Fortuna (Coimbra, Portugal)

Sjogren’s Syndrome – a systemic autoimmune disease

Simon Bowman (Birmingham, UK)

17:15 – Round table

Sarcoidosis – state of art

Chairman – José Delgado Alves (Lisbon, Portugal)

Bruno Grima (Lisbon, Portugal)

Susana Oliveira (Lisbon, Portugal)

18:00 – Case report

ARDS in a patient with polyarthritis

Chair – Deolinda Portelinha (Coimbra, Portugal)

Case Report – Maria Mercedes Agundez Calvo (Coimbra, Portugal)

Discussion – Joana Vedes (Guarda, Portugal), Maria Augusta Pereira (Faro, Portugal),

João Matos Costa (Santarém, Portugal)

18:45 – closure


08:30 – Secretariat desk opening

08:45 – What did we learn yesterday?

Ana Campar (Porto, Portugal)

09:00 – Round table

Rare and severe Vasculitis

Chairman – Ricard Cervera (Barcelona, Spain)

Giant-cell arteritis

Maria Cinta Cid (Barcelona, Spain)

Single-organ Vasculitis

Alfredo Adán (Barcelona, Spain)

Kawasaki disease

Jordi Anton (Barcelona, Spain)

10:15 – Lecture sponsored by Actelion

Chairman – Armando Mansilha (Porto, Portugal)

From Raynaud’s phenomenon to digital ulcers in systemic sclerosis…

Maurizio Cutolo (Genova, Italy)

10:45 – coffee-break

11:15 – Face to face

Chairs – Maria José Sousa (Lisbon, Portugal) and Nuno Riso (Lisbon, Portugal)

Diagnostics of ANCA-associated vasculitis requires two to tango: the clinical and the laboratory specialist

Jan Damoiseaux (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

Jan W. Cohen Tervaert (Maastricht, The Netherlands)

12:15 – Closing lecture

Chairman – Luís Campos (Lisbon, Portugal)

Immunogenicity assessment of monoclonal antibodies

João Gonçalves Pereira (Lisbon, Portugal)

12:45 – Closure

Manuel Pizarro (Porto, Portugal)

13:00 – Final lunch

Major Sponsors

actelion bayer roche servier

Gold Sponsors

boehringer glaxo merck

Silver Sponsors

abbot astrazeneca cslbehring leo-pharma menarini octapharma omtapharma pfizer phadia sanofi