EULAR 2021 | 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 2020


Basic science

  • Dr. Gwenny M. Verstappen, Netherlands
    The transcriptome of paired minor and major salivary gland tissue in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome: two of a kind?
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  • PhD Christopher Lessard, United States
    Genome-wide association study of Sjögren’s syndrome identifies ten new risk loci
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  • Dr. Simon Mastbergen, Netherlands
    Dorsal Root Ganglia Infiltrating Macrophages maintain Osteoarthritis Pain
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  • Dr. Yubin Luo, China
    Gut microbiota dysbiosis in the high-risk individual for RA triggers the mucosal immunity perturbation and promotes rheumatoid arthritis development
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  • Prof. Chamutal Gur, Israel
    Single cell profile of skin stromal and immune cells and peripheral blood immune cells of scleroderma patients towards identification of disease mechanism, prognostic biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets
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  • Dr. Martin Schaefer, Germany
    TNF inhibitors are associated with a reduced risk of venous thromboembolism compared to csDMARDs in RA patients.
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  • Dr. Anna Moltó, France
    Cluster-randomized pragmatic clinical trial evaluating the potential benefit of a tight-control and treat-to-target strategy in axial Spondyloarthritis: the results of the TICOSPA trial
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  • MD, PhD Ulf Lindström, Sweden
    Comparison of anterior uveitis occurrence during treatment with secukinumab, adalimumab, infliximab and etanercept in spondyloarthritis
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  • MD Andre Luquini, Canada
    Effectiveness of the Making it Work™ Program at Improving Presenteeism and Work Cessation in Workers with Inflammatory Arthritis – Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
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  • Dr. Sebastian Unizony, United States
    Mass Spectrometry Identifies Novel Biomarkers in Giant Cell Arteritis, Useful in Patients on Interleukin-6 Receptor Blockade
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  • Dr. Rona Smith, United Kingdom
    A randomized, controlled trial of rituximab versus azathioprine after induction of remission with rituximab for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis and relapsing disease
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PARE (People with Arthritis / Rheumatism in Europe)

  • Mr. Brian Lynch, Ireland
    Pregnancy and arthritis - a patient education programme in Ireland
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  • Mr. Hsin Yen Liu, Canada
    Risk factors of Antimalarial-induced Retinopathy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Other Autoimmune Conditions
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  • Mr. Arshed F. Al-Obeidi, United States
    ERAP1-mediated immunogenicity and immune-phenotypes in HLA-B51+ Behçet’s disease point to pathogenic CD8 T cell effector responses
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  • Ms. Ana Pascual-Dapena, United Kingdom
    Cumulative antibiotic use and the risk of developing Ankylosing Spondylitis: a population-based case control study
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HPR (Health Professionals in Rheumatology)

  • Mr. Tim Pelle, Netherlands
    Effect of the dr. Bart application on healthcare use and clinical outcomes in people with osteoarthritis of the knee and / or hip in the Netherlands; a Randomized Controlled Trial
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  • PhD Anne Therese Tveter, Norway
    A cost-utility analysis of multimodal occupational therapy in patients with thumb base osteoarthritis
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  • Ms. Tuva Moseng, Norway
    Higher quality of care and less surgery after implementing osteoarthritis guidelines in primary care– long-term results from a cluster randomized controlled trial
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  • Prof. Dr. Martin Englund, Sweden
    Risk of comorbidities following incident clinician-diagnosed knee or hip osteoarthritis: a registry-based cohort study
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