Programme Schedule

Download the Preliminary Programme here.

Thursday, October 4

13.00 Introduction
13.15 Opening Keynote 
14.00 Session I: Tackling the microbiome realm in SpA
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Session II: Do women come from Venus and men from Mars? Myths and truths about gender differences in axial SpA
17.15 Keynote Lecture: The Gent SpA Oration

Friday, October 5

08.45 Session III: Innate cells and cell signaling in SpA
10.15 Poster session I & Coffee break
11.15 Session IV: The auto-inflammation axis in SpA
12.15 Session V: The great debate: This house believes that 'Treat to target' has no place in the treatment of axSpA 
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Session VI: HLA-B27: Where are we
15.30 Abstract session I
16.30 Poster session II & Coffee break
17.15 Session VII: Genetics, genomics and SpA: The era of new-sequencing technology
18.45 Scientific Committee Meeting
20.00 Gala Dinner

Saturday, October 6

08.00 Abstract session II
09.00 Session VIII: Bone and SpA: What's new
10.30 Poster session III & Coffee break
11.00 Session IX: Heterotopic new bone formation in SpA: The plot thickens...
12.30 Conclusion and Farewell
Helena Marzo-Ortega & Maxime Breban
12.45 Farewell Reception