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Exchanging experience across disciplines

We are delighted to invite you to the 1st Common Ground Meeting on Chronic Inflammation at the Swiss Tech Convention Center on November 28, 2019. This new meeting aims at empowering rheumatologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, immunologists, internists, and other healthcare professionals to interact and learn from each other in order to advance the care of patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, spondylarthritis, hepatitis ect.

  • Discuss and identify common clinical problems and solutions as well as upcoming treatments
  • Share knowledge and experience and foster interdisciplinarity
  • Describe the relationship between the pathophysiology of immune-mediated chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Understand future opportunities and challenges of precision medicine for immune mediated inflammatory diseases across disciplines

We are putting together an exciting program with lectures from leading experts, plenary sessions and enough time for networking and discussions.

We look forward to seeing you in Lausanne.

Thomas Hügle

Prof. Thomas Hügle
Division of Rheumatology

Michel Gilliet

Prof. Michel Gilliet
Division of Dermatology

Darius Moradpour

Prof. Darius Moradpour
Division of Gastroenterology

Program

09:00 - 10:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00 - 10:05
Introduction, Thomas Hügle, Michel Gilliet and Darius Moradpour

Session 1: Overview of current and evolving targeted therapies for inflammatory conditions

Chairs: Thomas Hügle, Lausanne/ Michel Gilliet, Lausanne/ Darius Moradpour, Lausanne

10:05 - 10:30
Dermatology, Hervé Bachelez, Paris
10:30 - 10:55
Gastroenterology, Gerhard Rogler, Zürich
10:55 - 11:20
Rheumatology, Gabriella Riemekasten, Lübeck

Session 2: Adverse effects of cytokine and immune checkpoint inhibitors

Chairs: Alexander So, Lausanne/ Lukas Flatz, St. Gallen/ Montserrat Fraga Christinet, Lausanne

11:30 - 12:00
Paradoxic reactions to cytokine blockade, Curdin Conrad, Lausanne
12:00 - 12:30
Immune checkpoint inhibitor-related adverse effects, Michel Obeid, Lausanne
12:30 - 13:30
Theme-based lunch break

Session 3: Consequences of chronic inflammation

Chairs: Gabriela Riemekasten, Lübeck/ Alexander Navarini, Basel/ Alain Schoepfer, Lausanne

13:30 - 14:00
Mechanisms and anti-fibrotic drug therapy in skin and lung fibrosis, Carlo Chizzolini, Geneva
14:00 - 14:30
Mechanisms and anti-fibrotic drug therapy in liver fibrosis, Derek Mann, Newcastle
14:30 - 15:00
Coffee break

Session 4: Monitoring of immune function and therapy

Chairs: Camillo Ribi, Lausanne/ Christoph Schlapbach, Bern/ Michel Maillard, Lausanne

15:00 - 15:30
Monitoring of immune function during steady state and under therapy, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Lausanne
15:30 - 16:00
Immune and treatment monitoring in IBD and EoE, Alain Schoepfer, Lausanne
16:00 - 16:30
Monitoring inflammation pathways in the skin: towards precision medecine, Michel Gilliet, Lausanne
16:30 - 17:00
Coffee break

Session 5: Interdisciplinary case discussions

Chairs: Daina Dan, Lausanne/ Julie Di Lucca, Lausanne/ Sébastien Godat, Lausanne

17:00 - 17:20
Case 1, Emmanuel Laffitte, Geneva
17:20 - 17:40
Case 2, Fabrizia D'Angelo, Geneva
17:40 - 18:00
Case 3, Alexander Dumusc, Lausanne
17:30 - 19:00
Closing and farewell reception

Thomas Hügle, Lausanne/ Michel Gilliet, Lausanne and Darius Moradpour, Lausanne

General information

Who should attend?

Rheumatologists, Dermatologists, Gastroenterologists, Immunologists, Internists as well as physicians from all other medical disciplines interested in immune-mediated disorders.

Location

SwissTech Convention Center

Quartier Nord EPFL

Route Louis-Favre 2

CH-1024 Ecublens

https://www.stcc.ch/

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Organisation

Comeed - Medical Conferences, Meetings & Education

Chemin de Longeraie 5

CH-1006 Lausanne

sina.reis@comeed.ch

www.comeed.ch

Sina Reis-Balikcioglu

Prices

Early bird
 

Physicians and Scientists
80 CHF

Allied Health Professional/ Trainees
40 CHF

Industry
340 CHF

As of
October 3, 2019

Physicians and Scientists
100 CHF

Allied Health Professional/ Trainees
60 CHF

Industry
450 CHF

On-site
 

Physicians and Scientists
120 CHF

Allied Health Professional/ Trainees
80 CHF

Industry
560 CHF

Registration fees includes two coffee breaks, lunch and a cocktail dinatoire after the meeting.

Language

The conference will be held in English.

Hotel

We recommend the following hotels in walking distance:

Starling Hotel at EPFL Lausanne

Starling Hotel at EPFL Lausanne

https://starling-hotel-lausanne.com/

Auspicies

Endorsed by the Center of Human Immunology Lausanne (CHIL)

Certification

You will receive
6 CME points from the Swiss Society of Allergology and Immunology (SSAI),
7 CME points from Swiss Society of Dermatology and Venerology (SGDV) and
3 CME points from the Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (SGG).
Furthermore, we have asked for certification by
the Swiss Society of Rheumatology (SGR)

Faculty

Prof. Hervé Bachelez Paris Diderot University, France
Prof. Carlo Chizzolini University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
Prof. Curdin Conrad University Hopital Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Fabrizia D’Angelo University Hosptial Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Diana Dan University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Julie Di Lucca University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Alexandre Dumusc University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Lucas Flatz Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. Montserrat Fraga Christinet University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Michel Gilliet University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Sébastien Godad University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Thomas Hügle University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Emmanuel Laffitte University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Michel Maillard Universtiy Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Derek Mann University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Prof. Darius Moradpour University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Alexander Navarini University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Michel Obeid University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Giuseppe Pantaleo University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr. Camillo Ribi University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Gabriella Riemekasten University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Prof. Gerhard Rogler University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Christoph Schlapbach University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Alain Schoepfer University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. Alexander So University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland

Supporters

Would you like to participate in the 1st Common Ground Meeting on Chronic Inflammation and meet your target group?

We will give you the opportunity to present your products and services! For detailed information on individual sponsoring opportunities please contact:

Sina Reis-Balikcioglu

Sina.reis@comeed.ch

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