About the event
It is an honour to invite young rheumatologists and trainees in rheumatology for the 8th EUSTAR course on Systemic Sclerosis.
On behalf of the EUSTAR board and local organizing committee,
Professor Yannick Allanore & Professor Frank van den Hoogen
Local organizing committee:
Frank van den Hoogen
This course is organized by Radboudumc & Sint Maartenskliniek
Registration detailsRegistration is open for trainees in rheumatology and rheumatologists registered as such less than five years, and
- who are appointed at a EUSTAR centre
- have not attended a previous EUSTAR course
- those who do not fulfill these requirements are put on a waiting list and will be contacted after December 1 if places are available.
Refund PolicyCancellations received after January 10, 2019 or no-shows will not be given a refund. All balances must be settled upon registration.
PaymentAfter online registration you will receive an e-mail with a unique html link to our payment system. Payment is possible by (preferably) IDEAL or by debit/creditcard (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro).
13.00 - 15.00 Arrival of participants
Day 1 - Thursday
Day 1 - Thursday February 21st
13.00 Arrival of participants
Marco Matucci Cerenic
15.40 The significance of Rheumatology Nijmegen for global Rheumatology
Frank van den Hoogen
16.00 State of the art: Pathogenesis of Systemic Sclerosis
16.30 State of the art: Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis
17.00 COFFEE BREAK
17.15 Diagnosis versus classification of Systemic Sclerosis: achievements and future perspectives
Anna M. Hoffman Vold
17.45 Systemic Sclerosis in the Netherlands
18.15 EUSTAR database: practical aspects
19.30 - 21.00 DINNER AT LOCATION, followed by informal gathering of participants and teachers
Friday's program starts at 07.00 o'clock.
Day 2 - Friday
Day 2 - Friday February 22ndMorning program
08.00 EUSTAR past & ongoing projects
08.30 When does the disease start?
Marco Matucci Cerenic
09.00 - 13.00 THE LUNG in Systemic Sclerosis
09.00 Pulmonary function tests and HR-CTscan: how to interpret?
09.30 How to screen and diagnose Pulmonary Hypertension
10.00 COFFEE BREAK
10.30 - 13.00 Workshops
10.30 Presentation of a clinical case: a patient with Systemic Sclerosis and pulmonary fibrosis
Otylia Kowal Bielecka
11.10 Presentation of a clinical case: a patient with Systemic Sclerosis and pulmonary hypertension
12.00 The Goh criteria
14.00 - 18.00 NON LUNG COMPLICATIONS of Systemic Sclerosis
14.00 Labtests for diagnosis & follow up in Systemic Sclerosis
14.20 Muscoleskeletal involvement in Systemic Sclerosis
14.40 Gastrointestinal involvement in Systemic Sclerosis
Ulf Müller Ladner
15.00 Kidney involvement in Systemic Sclerosis
15.20 Heart Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis
15.40 COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 18.00 Workshops
16.00 Presentation of clinical case: a patient with Systemic Sclerosis and myosits or arthritis
16.40 Presentation of a clinical case: a patient with Systemic Sclerosis and GI-problems
Anna M Hoffman Vold
17.20 Presentation of a clinical case: a patient with Systemic Sclerosis and digital ucerations
Francesco Del Galdo
18.00 COFFEE BREAK
18.15 - 19.15 THE DEBATE
Stem cell transplantation in systemic sclerosis: To do or Not to do
18.15 Pre debate voting
18.20 Pro: Jaap van Laar
18.45 Con: Oliver Distler
19.10 Post debate voting
19.30 DINNER AT LOCATION, followed by informal gathering of participants and teachers
Saturday's program starts at 07.00 o'clock.
Day 3 - Saturday
Day 3 - Saturday February 23rdMorning program
08.00 - 11.30 THE NAILFOLD in Systemic Sclerosis
08.00 The significance of nailfold capillaroscopy in Systemic Sclerosis
08.30 Assessing nailfold capillary abnormalities
09.30 COFFEE BREAK
09.45 Practical course: assessing nailfold abnormalities in patients
(subgroups of 8 participants, 10 patients with nailfold abnormalities will be present to be examined)
Vanesse Smith, Maurizio Cutolo, Madelon Vonk, Jeska de Vries, Brigit Kersten, Jacqueline Lemmers, Fleur Poelkens, Hanneke Knaapen
11.15 Systemic Sclerosis mimicres
11.45 How to measure QOL in Systemic Sclerosis?
13.00 Transfer by coach to the Sint Maartenskliniek
13.30 - 16.00 THE SKIN in Systemic Sclerosis
13.30 Significance of skin scoring in management of Systemic Sclerosis
14.00 How to perform a MRSS? Movie and 'live' examination of a patient
Madelon Vonk, Laszlo Cziriak
14.30 Practical course: skin score testing
(20 subgroups of 4/5 participants, patients with different extents of skin involvement will be present, each group assesses and records skin extent)
16.00 Comments on skin score testing
16.15 Transfer by coach to the hotel
16.45 2016 Updated EULAR recommendations for treatment of Systemic Sclerosis
17.05 Non medical interventions in Systemic Sclerosis
Els van den Ende
17.25 Ongoing trials and pipeline drugs in Systemic Sclerosis
17.45 - 18.30 EUSTAR BOARD MEETING
19.00 Transfer by coach to Nijmegen Centre
19.30 WALKING DINNER at the Waagh restaurant
21.30 Transfer by coach to the hotel
Those who want can stay in Nijmegen Centre and enjoy student life in one of the many cafe’s and taste local beers. Afterwards they can walk back or take a bus or taxi to the Hotel.
Sunday's program starts at 07.00 o'clock.
Day 4 - Sunday
Day 4 - Sunday February 24th
07.00 - 08.00 BREAKFAST
09.00 - 11.20
- Interactive sessions
- Sexual (dis)function, fertility and pregnancy in Systemic Sclerosis. Armando Gabrielli
- Digital ulcers escalating into gangrene: wait and see or amputation? Alexandra Balbir
- Interstitial Lung Disease: treatment with immunosupresants? Otylia Kowal Bielecka
11.35 Patient organisations in Europe
12.00 - 12.30 CLOSING REMARKS
Yannick Allanore, Marco Matucci Cerenic, Frank van den Hoogen
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The event will be held at the Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent, located directly at Nijmegen Lent station.
The largest airport in the Netherlands – Schiphol. is approximately 90 minutes away and offers a direct train connection to Nijmegen (Schiphol - Nijmegen). Tickets costs approximately €20
You can use the following websites to plan your trip: NS journey planner and 9292 journey planner.