Vasculitis Course

Venue: SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Location: Barcelona, Spain


In memoriam for Rolando Cimaz

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Monday 28 March

Light lunch

14.00 Welcome and introduction
           Teresa Giani, Roberto Felice Caporali, Angelo Ravelli

Moderators: Marija Jelusic and Jordi Antón

14.20 Classification and epidemiology
          Seza Ozen

14.50 One year in review
           Teresa Giani

15.20 Laboratory tests and biomarkers
          Ezgi Deniz Batu

15.45 COVID-19 and vasculitis
          Ezgi Deniz Batu

16.00 coffee break

Moderators: Ezgi Deniz Batu and Teresa Giani

16.30 Histopathology
          Stela Bulimbasic

16.50 Imaging
          Josep Munuera

17.10 Interactive clinical case
          Janice Quiroz

17.20 Mimics on vasculitis
          Teresa Giani

Conclusions of the day

Tuesday 29 March

Moderators: Judith Sanchez-Manubens and Christian Scott

09.00 IgA vasculitis
           Marija Jielusic

09.30 Kawasaki disease
           Judith Sanchez-Manubens

10.00 Polyarteritis nodosa
           Neil Martin

10.20 Takayasu arteritis
           Christian Scott

10.40 Interactive clinical cases
           Sajida Rasul & Mario Sestan

11.00 coffee break

Moderators:  Maria Cinta Cid and Jordi Antón

11.30 Behçet disease
          Seza Ozen

11.50 ANCA-associated vasculitis
          Maria Cinta Cid

12.10 Primary CNS vasculitis vs inflammatory brain disease
          Thaís Armangué Salvador

12.30 Interactive clinical cases on CNS vasculitis
          Nolvia Castillo & Isabel Menjívar

12.45 Monogenic vasculitides
          Despina Eleftheriou

 13.15 lunch break

Moderators: Teresa Giani and Marija Jelusic

14.15 Interactive clinical cases
          Caterina Matucci Cerinic & Awiff Abushhaiwia

14.45 Monitoring of disease activity and damage
          Pavla Dolezalova

15.05 Treatment Guidelines: SHARE and others
           Marija Jelusic

15.30 How to critically read an article on paed vas
          Paul Brogan

16.00 Course evaluation/proposals
           Marija Jelusic

Closing remarks


Confirmed speakers

  • Jordi Antòn (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ezgi Deniz Batu (Ankara, Turkey)
  • Paul Brogan (London, UK)
  • Stela Bulimbasic (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Roberto Felice Caporali (Milano, Italy)
  • Maria Cinta Cid  (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Pavla Dolezalova (Prgaue, Czech Republic)
  • Despina Eleftheriou (London, UK)
  • Teresa Giani (Milan, Italy)
  • Marija Jelusic (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Neil Martin (Glasgow, UK)
  • Josep Munera (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Seza Ozen (Ankara, Turkey)
  • Angelo Ravelli (Genoa, Italy)
  • Thaís Armangué Salvador (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Judith Sanchez-Manubens (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Christian Scott (Cape Town, South Africa)

Abstract Submission

Please send interesting clinical cases illustrated in a few slides that will be discussed in interactive sessions. Send your abstract to

DEADLINE: March 10th 2022

Registration (Closed)

Anyone interested to attend is invited to register to the course. You will be requested to indicate whether you plan to attend physically in Barcelona or virtually via Zoom.

Registration fee: 200 € (excl. VAT)


The organizers have negotiated a special rate for attendees of the course with the Hotel Abba Garden. To book a hotel room and benefit from the special rate, please contact Elisabet Hurtado ( from the local organizing team.

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