Second Systemic Sclerosis World Congress a Success PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 14:09
Great success for the second Systemic Sclerosis World Congress that was held in February at the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid.

After the positive experience of 2010 in Florence, AIM Group International organised the second edition the congress, on behalf of World Scleroderma Foundation, founded by Alexander Klee, grandson of the great painter Paul Klee, who also a suffers from scleroderma, a so-called "rare" disease with very painful and debilitating effects.

To approach the social aspects of the disease, the Congress opened to the patients’ associations (FESCA - Scleroderma Federation of European Associations) and organized a parallel conference with hundreds of patients who had the opportunity to debate on clinical cases, experiences and opinions with experts and prominent international physicians.

With a qualified program consisting of seventy seven lectures, around sixty oral presentations and three hundred posters, the Congress attracted over 1,300 delegates from around the world: in fact, in addition to a prevalent presence from European countries, some hundred American, Asian and African participants contributed to reinforcing the international nature of the meeting.

At the end of the World Congress, the Scleroderma Foundation, chaired by Prof. Marco Matucci Cerinic, AIM Group International were appointed for the organisation of the next Congress, to be held in Paris in 2014.

Source: Agency & Association (2012), "The World Scleroderma Foundation meets in Madrid for the “Systemic Sclerosis World Congress” organised by AIM Group International"; ITCM

 
More articles :

» Study Suggests Link Between Scleroderma, Cancer in Certain Patients

Patients with a certain type of may get cancer and scleroderma simultaneously, Johns Hopkins researchers have found, suggesting that in some diseases, autoimmunity and cancer may be linked.These findings could lead researchers closer to discovering...

» Important Information On Flaxseed And Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed, called linseed in some countries, is a good source of dietary fiber, , and . Each of these components may contribute to the health effects of eating flaxseed, but flaxseed oil contains no fiber and very little lignan. In addition to its...

» Genetics of Scleroderma: Implications For Personalized Medicine

Significant advances have been made in understanding the genetic basis of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) in recent years. Can these discoveries lead to individualized monitoring and treatment? Besides robustly replicated genetic susceptibility...

» We Need Your Help!

Today, the Scleroderma Care Foundation embarks upon a mission of vital importance, and we are counting on your help. One of our dearest patients and friend, , is on the verge of Renal or and we are seeking out a qualified kidney donor. Currently,...

» Crowdsourcing A Cure For Scleroderma

is widely known for medical innovation — from the research laboratory to the patient’s bedside — but in partnership with dedicated donors, the institution is also innovating the way it raises money to accelerate groundbreaking research.With...

» Unite Against Scleroderma

{gallery}unite{/gallery}