Webinars organized by ERN-RITA

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Clinical guidance for vaccination of children with rheumatic diseases

Next planned webinar:

To be announced


Webinar archive:

Clinical guidance for vaccination of children with rheumatic diseases

Fri, May 21, 2021

Guest speakers:

  • Prof. Natasa Toplak, Children’s Hospital, Univ. Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Prof. Yosef Uziel, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Tel Aviv, Israel

Introduction of the HyperPED COVID Registry

Fri, May 6, 2021

Guest speakers: Marco Gattorno, President of the International Society of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases (ISSAID), Head of the Center for Autoinflammatory Diseases and Immunodeficiencies and Elisa Patrone, G. Gaslini Institute for Children, Genoa, Italy.

COVID-19 vaccination for PIDs & rare Autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Fri, Apr 9, 2021

Guest speakers: Prof. Alain Fischer, Professor of paediatric immunology at the University Paris Descartes, a paediatrician at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Researcher at Institute Imagine, Paris, France and also the chair of the national COVID-19 vaccination programme in France & Prof. Ori Elkayam, Head of the Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center.

Introduction to the Human Phenotype Ontology project

Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Guest speakers: Julia Pazmandi and Matthias Haimel from the research group of Kaan Boztug at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD).

Primary HLH from birth to adulthood – a disease with many faces

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Guest speaker: Prof. Despina Moshous, department of Paediatric Immunology, Haematology and Rheumatology, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Professor for Paediatrics at Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité and researcher at Institut Imagine, Paris, France.

Advances in the treatment of giant-cell arteritis

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Guest speaker: Maria C Cid, MD, Senior Consultant at the Department of Autoimmune Diseases, Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona, Senior Group Leader at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS).

New autoinflammatory diseases and new approaches for the characterization of patients with undefined SAID

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Guest speaker: Marco Gattorno, President of the International Society of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases (ISSAID), Head of the Center for Autoinflammatory Diseases and Immunodeficiencies, G. Gaslini Institute for Children, Genoa, Italy.

Too much of a response: Hyperinflammation HLH and MAS and beyond

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Guest speaker: Fabrizio De Benedetti, MD, PhD, Head of Division of Rheumatology and Laboratory of ImmunoRheumatology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Rome, Italy.

Newborn screening for SCID – implications from a one-year experience of a nationwide program

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Guest speaker: Dr Fabian Hauck, Assistant Professor and Head of Immunodeficiency Unit and Immunological Diagnostics Laboratory at LMU Klinikum, Munich.

Evaluation and Early Diagnosis of ANCA-associated Vasculitis

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Guest speaker: Irmgard Neumann, nephrologist, Vienna, Austria and IZZ, Immunologiezentrum Zurich, Switzerland, active EUVAS member

Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS) in the context of COVID-19

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Guest speaker: Professor Angelo Ravelli, Head of Division of Rheumatology at the Giannina Gaslini Institute, Genoa, Italy, and Director of Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Genoa