Confirmed Speakers

Daniel Aletaha
Daniel Aletaha Austria
Simone Appenzeller
Simone Appenzeller Brazil
Associate Professor of Rheumatology, School of Medical Science, University of Campinas
Xenofon Baraliakos
Xenofon Baraliakos Germany
Chief of Department, Rheumatology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. ASAS President.
Anne Bass
Anne Bass USA
Dr. Bass is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine/Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. She is a practicing rheumatologist at HSS, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell), and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Francesco Boin
Francesco Boin USA
Dr. Francesco Boin is the Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and the Director of the Scleroderma Program in the Kao Autoimmunity Institute at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles (California).
María Lorena Brance
María Lorena Brance Argentina
Director of Master in Osteology., University of Rosario. School of Medicine, Rosario, Argentina. Research Scientist, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Research Unit, PANLAR
Juliana Calle Isaza
Juliana Calle Isaza Colombia
CES University
Vinod Chandran
Vinod Chandran Canada
Schroeder Arthritis Institute, Krembil Research Institute, Toronto. Associate Professor of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto.
Randy Cron
Randy Cron USA
Director of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
John Cush
John Cush USA
Executive Editor, RheumNow.com
Anisha Dua
Anisha Dua
Daniel Fernández Ávila
Daniel Fernández Ávila Colombia
Chief of Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio. Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Director, PANLAR Research Unit.
Gilda Ferreira
Gilda Ferreira Brazil
Associate Professor of Rheumatology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. Coordinator of the Research Unit of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (SBR).
Rodrigo García Salinas
Rodrigo García Salinas
Chief of the Arthritis and Spondyloarthritis Unit of the Italian Hospital of La Plata. Coordinator of the RA study group of the Argentine Society of Rheumatology. Full member of ASAS.
Fedra Irazoque
Fedra Irazoque Mexico
Head of rheumatology at the National Medical Center (CMN) 20 de Noviembre. Principal investigator at Rheumatology Research and Treatment Center (CINTRE).
Alfred Kim
Alfred Kim USA
Dr. Kim is an adult rheumatologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.
Sebastián Magri
Sebastián Magri Argentina
Head of the Systematic Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Italian Hospital. Head of the Immunology Department of UNLP Italian Hospital of La Plata.. Coordinator of the SAR Vasculitis Study Group.
José Eduardo Martinez
José Eduardo Martinez Brazil
Full Professor of Rheumatology at PUCSP.
Eduardo S. Paiva
Eduardo S. Paiva Brazil
Chief, Fibromyalgia clinic, Hospital de Clinicas – Federal University of Parana
Ozlem Pala
Ozlem Pala USA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 2010, leads patient care, teaching, and research activities in Rheumatology.
Guillermo Pons-Estel
Guillermo Pons-Estel Argentina
Regional Center for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases (CREAR) of Rosario, Argentina. Director of the Research Unit of the Argentine Society of Rheumatology (UNISAR). Coordinator of the GLADEL 2.0 cohort (Grupo Latino Americano De Estudio del Lupus).
Proton Rahman
Proton Rahman Canada
University Research Professor at Memorial University in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
Maria Fernanda Resende
Maria Fernanda Resende Brazil
Coordinator of osteoporosis and bone diseases service at Clinical Hospital of Federal University of Minas Gerais. Member of Bone Diseases and Osteoporosis Committee of Brazilian Society of Rheumatology
Carlos Ríos
Carlos Ríos Ecuador
Coordinator of the Panlar osteoporosis group and former president of the Ecuadorian Society of Rheumatology.
Kenneth Saag
Kenneth Saag USA
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Division Director of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology.
Pedro Santos-Moreno
Pedro Santos-Moreno Colombia
Master in Clinical Research, in Health Economics and in Administration. Director of Biomab, Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, Bogota, Colombia.
Emilia Sato
Emilia Sato Brazil
Full professor of Rheumatology – Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. Ex-President of Brazilian Society of Rheumatology, 1999-2000. PANLAR Master of Rheumatology.
Marina Scolnik
Marina Scolnik Argentina
Staff physician at the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Coordinator of the Vasculitis study group of the Argentine Society of Rheumatology
Sandra sicsik
Sandra sicsik Mexico
Professor at the University of Coahuila – Mexico. Member of CMR, PANLAR and ECOMER AC
Clovis Silva
Clovis Silva Brazil
Full Professor of Pediatric Department, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), Brazil. Head of Adolescent and Pediatric Rheumatology Units, Child and Adolescent Institute HC-FMUSP
Enrique Soriano
Enrique Soriano Argentina
Associate Professor University Institute of the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires. Staff Physician of the Rheumatology Section, Medical Clinic Service, Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires. President of the Education and Science Committee of PANLAR and Past President of PANLAR.
Aruna Subramanian
Aruna Subramanian USA
Chief of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases at Stanford University Hospital. Chair of the American Society of Transplant Infectious Diseases Community of Practice.
Vera Szejnfeld
Vera Szejnfeld Brazil
Professor of Rheumatology at Department of Medicine at Federal University of São Paulo/Escola Paulista de Medicina. Coordinator of Bone Diseases and Osteoporosis Committee of Brazilian Society of Rheumatology
Manuel Ugarte-Gil
Manuel Ugarte-Gil Peru
Coordinator, Lupus Unit. Hospital Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen. Researcher, Universidad Cientifica del Sur
Sebastian Unizony
Sebastian Unizony USA
Co-Director of the vasculitis and glomerulonephritis centre at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston
Guillermo Valenzuela
Guillermo Valenzuela USA
Douglas White
Douglas White USA
Chair of Rheumatology at Gundersen Health System and Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Ricardo Xavier
Ricardo Xavier Brazil
Full Professor of Rheumatology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. President of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology.