EULAR 2022 | EULAR Abstract Awards

EULAR bestows Abstract Awards to the first authors of abstracts submitted to the EULAR Annual European Congress. Winners are selected by the EULAR Scientific Programme Committee based on the quality of the abstracts' scientific content. The award ceremony takes place at the EULAR Annual European Congress' Opening plenary session.


Winners of EULAR Awards 2021


Basic science

  • Dr. Felice Rivellese , United Kingdom
    OP0011 Integration of flow and digital cytometry in early treatment-naïve rheumatoid arthritis identifies distinct immunophenotypes in peripheral blood and disease tissue
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  • Dr. George Robinson, United Kingdom
    OP0013 Sex differences in autoimmune disease susceptibility; a multi-omic approach
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  • Dr. Chary Lopez-Pedrera, Spain
    OP0038 Spliceosome alterations in leucocytes from APS, SLE and SLE+APS patients are closely related to their main clinical features
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  • PhD Stacey R. Dillon, United States
    ALPN-303, an Enhanced, Potent Dual BAFF/APRIL Antagonist Engineered by Directed Evolution for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Other B Cell-Related Autoimmune Diseases
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  • MD Valeria Rios Rodriguez, Germany
    Shared and distinct gut microbiome signatures in patients with axial spondyloarthritis and its related immune-mediated diseases
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  • Mrs. Léa Debrut, France
    An approach combining transcriptomic and topographic analysis reveals a potential role of proteasome and autophagy deregulation in the pathophysiology of dermatomyositis
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  • Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Sparks, United States
    Associations of baseline use of biologic or targeted synthetic DMARDs with COVID-19 severity in rheumatoid arthritis: Results from the COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance
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  • MD PhD Antti Palomäki, Finland
    MUC5B promoter variant and long-term incidence of interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a population biobank study of 250,000 individuals
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  • Dr. Maja Skov Kragsnaes, Denmark
    Efficacy and safety of faecal microbiota transplantation for active peripheral psoriatic arthritis: a randomised sham-controlled trial
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  • Dr. Yann Nguyen, France
    Association between passive smoking in childhood and adulthood, and rheumatoid arthritis: results from the French E3N-EPIC cohort study
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  • Dr. Diogo Jesus, Portugal
    The SLE-DAS enables accurate and user-friendly definitions of remission and categories of lupus disease activity: Derivation and validation study in 1190 SLE patients.
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  • MD Giovanni Adami, Italy
    Association between environmental air pollution and rheumatoid arthritis flares
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PARE (People with Arthritis / Rheumatism in Europe)

  • Mrs. Serena Mingolla, Italy
    The effect Covid-19 has on the mental health of people living with Rheumatic diseases. From data to interventions.
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  • Ms. Wanting Qi, China
    Clinical characteristics and prognosis of antiphospholipid syndrome patients based on cluster analysis: a 10-year cohort study
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  • Mr. Florian Lucasson, France
    Are patients with psoriatic arthritis being treated optimally across the world? Disparities in health care for patients with psoriatic arthritis across countries with different GDP’s, an analysis of 429 patients from 13 countries
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  • Mr. Erik Kemper, Netherlands
    Analyzing cord blood levels of TNF inhibitors to validate the EULAR points-to-consider for TNF inhibitor use during pregnancy.
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HPR (Health Professionals in Rheumatology)

  • PhD Gunnhild Berdal, Norway
    Bridging gaps across levels of care in rehabilitation of patients with rheumatic- and musculoskeletal diseases: results from a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial
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  • PhD Jemma McCready, United Kingdom
    Is there a subset of patients with Sjögren’s syndrome who are more at risk for sexual dysfunction? Results from a scoping review.
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  • Mr. Kenth-Louism Joseph, Norway
    Feasibility of a web-based, peer-supported exercise program for people with hip or knee osteoarthritis
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