Abstract Submission and Abstract Topics


EULAR Bursaries and Prizes

EULAR supports participation with 50 EULAR travel grants of 500 EUR each for young scientists (under 35 years of age) who have submitted an abstract as presenting author. You will be informed if you have been awarded the EULAR bursary together with your abstract acceptance notification letter.

Prizes for the best posters will be recognized.


The young researchers awarded are:

Abatecola Federico (UK)
Alzahrani Abdulellah (NL)
Anang Dornatien Chuo (NL)
Baggio Chiara (IT)
Balbinot Eugenia (IT)
Brinkmann Marie (AT)
Buoncuore Giorgia (IT)
Campitiello Rosanna (IT)
Caproli Alessia (IT)
Corberi Erika (IT)
De Pinto Marco (IT)
De Roover Astrid (BE)
De Vries Charlotte (SE)
Franco Chiara (IT)
Frost Kathryn (UK)
Ghirardi Giulia Maria (UK)
Grieshaber-Bouyer Ricardo (DE)

Gvetadze Nestan (GE)
Hammoura Ihsan (NL)
Hysa Elvis (IT)
Jones Luke (UK)
Kumar Ravi (SE)
La Rocca Gaetano (IT)
Lange Jessica (AT)
Lotfering Frederik (DE)
Lou Min (UK)
Manukyan Nune (ARM)
Merino-Vico Ana (NL)
Mesce Martina (IT)
Nemeth Dora (HU)
O’Rourke Aoife (IE)
Oldak Maciej (PL)
Pamboukas Konstantina (EL)

Papadimitriou Theodoros-Ioannis (NL)
Papp Zsuzsanna (HU)
Rafael Vidal Carlos (ES)
Rauber Simon (DE)
Ruspeckhofer Laura (DE)
Salvato Mariangela (IT)
Samsonenko Svitlana (UA)
Scagnellato Laura (IT)
Selldén Tilia (SE)
Sevdali Eirini (EL)
Steinz Maarten (NL)
Sundanum Sonia (IE)
Van Gompel Eveline (BE)
van Heeswijk Bennie (NL)
Zanin-Silva Djúlio César (NL)
Zapf Rico (DE)

Abstract Submission

Abstracts can only be submitted through the Workshop website and not later than January 21st, 2024.
Abstracts received by e-mail or via fax will not be considered. Should you have any problems in submitting an abstract online please email the Organizing Secretariat AIM Italy (


Abstract Notification

Once the abstract is submitted a confirmation email should be sent to the e-mail address the registered author entered in the section “Personal details”.
Notification of acceptance of the abstracts will be sent by e-mail within February 5th, 2024.
The registered author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing co-authors of the status of the abstract.
The presenting author of the accepted abstract must be registered to attend the Workshop.


Abstract requirements

By submitting the abstract, please indicate your preferred method of presentation (poster or oral communication) and one of the following categories that best describes the abstract.


Key words: please choose 3 keywords from the system.

The maximum size of abstracts is limited to 3.200 characters (approx. 350 words) including spaces. Structured abstracts are mandatory.

The abstracts should state clearly:
– Purpose
– Methods
– Results
– Conclusions

Tables, charts or other graphics could be included as well as one image in jpeg format.
It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact will be reproduced as typed by the author, if accepted.
Please follow carefully the instructions reported on the online pages and fill in all the requested fields, in order to guarantee a correct and complete publication of the text.
Changes to the abstracts can only be accepted until the deadline and can be added in the text using the User ID and Password received when submitting.


Main Topics for abstract submissions


Main Topic 1
Update on cell subsets networking in arthritis
• Dynamic spectrum B cell activation and differentiation in the RA synovium: relationship to clinical and treatment response phenotypes.
• Peripheral B cell maturation: impact of rapid extra follicular development In autoantibody formation and models of germinal center derived autoimmunity, relevance for (targeted) therapies.
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Main Topic 2
Gender, stress and immune system response
• Mechanisms underlying stress-associated pathologies: focus on musculoskeletal disease
• Unveiling the Microbiota’s Impact on Sex Hormones and Its Significance in Rheumatic Disease
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Main Topic 3
Environmental factors and epigenetic modulation
• Epigenetic changes throughout lifetime and their impact on disease risk
• Does inheritance of environmental induced epigenetic changes influence disease risk?
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Main Topic 4
Endothelial cell reactivity and macrophage transition in inflammation and fibrosis in autoimmune rheumatic diseases
• Immunomodulation by endothelial cells and role in fibrotic reaction
• Synovial tissue macrophages, role in joint homeostasis and their transition in rheumatoid arthritis
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Main Topic 5
Soft tissue reactivity and bone spine repair to injury
• The regenerative biology of the synovial joint
• Crossing the boundaries: IL-23 and its role in linking inflammation of the skin, gut and joints
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Main Topic 6
The interface between microbiota and locally/systemic immune response
• Alteration of gut microbiota and disturbed metabolome might initiates arthritis by triggering mucosal immunity imbalance
• Targeting mucosal immunity imbalance to regulate peripheral inflammation – what about the CNS?
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Main Topic 7
Detection of cancer transition from autoimmune rheumatic diseases
• Cancer risk in chronic autoimmune rheumatic diseases
• Host-Microbiome Interaction in Health and Disease
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Main Topic 8
The multifaceted autoinflammatory mechanisms and related syndromes
• Mechanisms of inflammasomes regulation in autoinflammatory diseases
• Mechanisms of L-1ß secretion from human monocytes – New answers to an old question
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Main Topic 9
Precision medicine and novel targets for intervention in rheumatic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
• Tissue deconstruction to optimise interventions in inflammatory arthritis?
• Contextual management of RA
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Further Topics for ABSTRACTS will include:


• Main Topic 10 Innate Immunity
• Main Topic 11 Adaptive Immunity
• Main Topic 12 Connective tissue Diseases


** From all main topics (1-12), three abstracts will be selected for oral presentation after each of the nine Lecture Sessions (3×9 final number).
Prizes for the best abstracts and/or oral presentations will be available.


Chairmen and Speakers for the sessions are under invitation.
Possible adaptations to the sessions structure are possible.




Oral Presentations
Participants presenting oral sessions are requested to bring their presentation on a jump drive or laptop and arrive at the slide center room at least one hour before the session is to begin.


Please note that poster boards will be set up in a dedicated area of the Workshop venue and must remain up throughout the Workshop.