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LUPUS & CORA 2021 Congress

Palazzo Del Casino, Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, 1861, 30126 Lido, Venice, Italy

06 October 2021 - 09 October 2021

The 14th International Congress on SLE, which will be held together with the 6th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (CORA) on October 6-9, 2021 in Venice, Italy.

It is a great pleasure to invite you to be part of the 14th International Congress on SLE, in Venice, Italy which will be held on October 6-9, 2021 together with the 6th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (CORA).

In 2021, the world of SLE will be at a crossroads. Advances in technology mean that it is now possible to address virtually any biological target with a specific therapy. Across diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and many types of cancer, this has meant life-changing and life-saving new therapies, while a similar progress has been frustratingly slower in SLE. However, laboratory research, bench-to-bedside approach with translation of novel discoveries into therapeutic agents, and the ability to successfully evaluate new molecules in clinical trials, have accelerated dramatically in recent years, rejuvenating a solid hope among researchers and physicians who care about SLE patients. Application of the treat-to-target strategy to SLE was made possible by the joint effort of experts to pinpoint the most promising targets to treat patients to, leading to optimization of available treatments. Additionally, precision medicine is emerging nowadays in SLE, highlighting the need of committing basic research to a clinical applicability, thereby creating an inseparable duo between scientific progress and improvement of patients prognosis, gathering together different expertise and altogether offering to the scientific SLE community, as well as to drug developers and patients, a good reason to believe in a ‘new dawn’ of SLE management.

In Venice, LUPUS together with CORA will showcase the very best clinical, biological, and translational advances in the field of SLE and autoimmunity. Due to hard work by an expert international organizing committee, this Congress will include an exceptional program focusing on the nexus between laboratory science and clinical translation, include multidisciplinary sessions on topics from B cells to nephritis, and offer a unique opportunity for the presentation of original data. Young investigators are especially encouraged to be part of this congress, having the chance to share and discuss their own data through presentations and dynamic platforms like e-posters, where researchers are given a great visibility. In addition, we promote collaboration with the industry, as only by working together clinicians, academics and industry can achieve their common goal of improving the lives of patients with SLE and many other autoimmune diseases.

The chance of holding a meeting with a twin soul by joining the Lupus with the CORA meeting will not only widen the topics panorama, but will provide the chance of dissecting critical issues in detail, accommodating debates and different points of view explained by selected experts, thereby summarizing current data and exploring different faces of complex autoimmune systemic diseases.

We are delighted to have this conference taking place in Venice – a symbol for the whole country and the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, which is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea.

Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius where culture, architecture, art and commerce could could flourish on the slime of an inhospitable landscape, thereby successfully overcoming the surrounding hurdles and establishing a prosperous balance lasting until today.

Therefore, I most cordially invite you to join us in Venice, at the 14th International Congress on SLE in 2021, in collaboration with the 6th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (CORA), and make an incomparable difference.

Prof. Andrea Doria
LUPUS & CORA 2021 Congress Chair

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