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Autoinflammation 2010, the Sixth International Conference on FMF and other Autoinflammatory Diseases

Thursday, September 02, 2010 - Monday, September 06, 2010
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Autoinflammation 2010 was the sixth conference in a series that started more than 10 years ago in Jerusalem. The first conference focused primarily on familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), but soon other hereditary periodic fever syndromes were included. These syndromes were the first to be recognized as autoinflammatory disorders. Recent years have seen an exciting development of scientific knowledge on inflammation and its regulation, and these rare disorders have played a major role in this development. Experts in the field of autoinflammatory disorders, both clinicians and basic scientists, from all over the world met in Amsterdam to exchange research results and opinions on clinical practice. The scientific program included plenary talks, meet-the-expert sessions, interactive workshops, and laptop presentations. Topics ranged from FMF and the other hereditary autoinflammatory diseases to acquired autoinflammatory disorders, such as gout, and from pathogenesis and genetics to clinical phenotype and therapy. Also included was a 1-day program for patients.

Contact: Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., 301-496-8364

Co-funding Institute(s):
Office of Rare Diseases Research
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases