On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, CIVIS organizes the webinar “Sjogren’s syndrome: A paradigm of a systemic autoimmune disorder, towards Precision Medicine”. Speaker within the event will be Athanasios G Tzioufas: MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Greece.
The event, part of the “Cups & Cakes” Web Seminars, will take place on Webex between 12:00-13:00 (CET).
Sjögren’s syndrome is a systemic autoimmune disease, placed in the center of systemic autoimmunity and at the crossroads of autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation. As almost all systemic diseases, it is characterized by a diverse clinical picture of the disease. The inefficacy of current targeted treatments, and the co-existence with lymphoma conferring to the patients’ morbidity and mortality, prompted the scientific community to review disease pathogenesis and reveal the major implicated cellular and molecular elements. Areas covered: Biomarkers for early diagnosis, prediction, stratification, monitoring, and targeted treatments can serve as a tool to interlink and switch from the clinical phenotyping of the disease into a more sophisticated classification based on the underlying critical molecular pathways and endotypes. Such a transition may define the establishment of the so-called precision medicine era in which patients’ management will be based on grouping according to pathogenetically related biomarkers. In the current work, literature on Sjogren’s syndrome covering several research fields including clinical, translational, and basic research has been reviewed. The perspectives of clinical and translational research are anticipated to define phenotypic clustering of high-risk pSS patients and link the clinical picture of the disease with fundamental molecular mechanisms and molecules implicated in pathogenesis.
More details about Athanasios G Tzioufas and his scientific interests are available here and here.
This event is open to the public.
CIVIS has been established as a University that reaches from the local level to the international dimension, focused on responding to local needs, contributing to regional development strategies and addressing global challenges. The development of Research and Innovation (R&I), as an integral component of its educational mission, has been part of the CIVIS mission from the very beginning.
It is in this perspective that RIS4CIVIS has been elaborated and now operates. The overall objective is to produce an integrated, long-term R&I Strategy that, will over time enable the constituent members of the CIVIS European University to seamlessly integrate their know-how, expertise and resources in the service of Research and Innovation that effectively addresses current and future societal challenges, at local, regional and international level.
As part of the activities developed to reach this objective, the Cups&Cakes meetings aim to create a discussion forum for researchers to connect and get an overview of what is happening in other partner universities on a specific topic. In the longer term, these exchanges also aim to foster exchanges and develop potential collaborations within the CIVIS Alliance.
These Cups&Cakes arescheduled for one hour and consist of two phases:
– A 40-minutes presentation of current research work chosen by the speaker (including a 5-minute introduction of general expertise and work in progress within the university on the topic of interest).
– Open discussion of about 20 minutes.
Each partner University, in turns, will have the opportunity to present to the CIVIS Community a subject of their research.
More details about the events organized within CIVIS “Cups & Cakes” Web Seminars and about registration for each of this events are available here.