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2nd International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity

    2nd International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity

    2nd International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology & Autoimmunity, April 4-6, 2013, Budapest, Hungary.

    Cora 2013 will bring together some of the world's foremost experts in the fields of Rheumatology, Allergology and Immunology. Join top speakers as they discuss and debate controversial aspects in Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, Outcomes and the Treatment of Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases.

    Pro-Con Debates will feature discussions of the topics listed below with opportunity for rebuttal from the speakers.


    • Epigenetics or genetics more important
    • Uncoupling of inflammation and destruction
    • Are infections pathogenic or protective in autoimmunity?
    • Artheriosclerosis and Autoimmunity


    • Do we need manual or automated tests of ANA immunofluorescence?


    • Scleroderma treatment (anti fibrosis, small molecules)
    • Early start, switch and stop of biologics
    • SLE
    • Evidences in physical therapy and balneotherapy
    • Biologics and vascular disease, cancer
    • Osteoporosis therapy: antiresorptives or builders?
    • Myositis
    • Chronic Pain and NSAIDS
    • Laboratory Biomarkers vs. Imaging

    Congress Chairpersons

    • Prof. Zoltan Szekanecz, Hungary;
    • Dr. György Nagy, Hungary;
    • Prof. Andrea Doria, Italy;
    • Dr. Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Italy.

    Honorary Chairperson

    • Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, Israel.

    Scientific Programme Committee

    • László Czirják, Hungary;
    • Steffen Gay, Switzerland;
    • Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Italy;
    • Iain Mclnnes, UK;
    • Michael Nurmohame, The Netherlands;
    • Thomas Pap, Germany;
    • Georg Schett, Germany;
    • Sándor Szántó, Hungary;
    • Peter Szodoray, Norway;
    • Gabriella Szücs, Hungary;
    • Paul-Peter Tak, The Netherlands;
    • Ronald van Vollenhoven, Sweden;
    • Douglas Veale, Ireland;
    • Jiri Vencovsky, Czech Republic

    Local Advisory Board

    • Tamas Bender;
    • Pál Géher;
    • László Hodinka;
    • Emese Kiss;
    • László Kovács;
    • Attila Mocsai;
    • Gyula Poór;
    • Margit Zeher


    View the preliminary timetable online. You can start to plan your Congress itinerary around the sessions that are of the most benefit to you. Visit the exhibitions and view the poster sessions. Hear from some of the most respected opinion makers as they debate the controversies and hot topics. All the information you need to know is online.