18th KOURIR Award presentation

Date: 18.09.2018

The 18th KOURIR awards on research on JIA have been presented during the PReS 2018 pediatric rheumatology congress in Lisbon, Portugal in early September.

The three awards have been presented by Anton Gruss on behalf of Kourir association to the authors of the best papers presented during the congress.

The winners have been selected thanks to the SOFREMIP experts.

These prizes encourage researchers and help them to obtain more funding to pursue research on promising topics.

Here below are the winners:

Gold Medal – Suzanne Dehoche Prize (1500 €)

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SERUM INTERLEUKIN-18 LEVEL FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THE ASSESSMENT OF DISEASE ACTIVITY AND REMISSION IN SYSTEMIC JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS

M. Shimizu* 1, M. Mizuta1, N. Inoue1, Y. Nakagishi2, N. Iwata3, R. Yasuoka3, A. Yachie1

1Department of Pediarics, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL PHARMACEUTICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, KANAZAWA UNIVERSITY, Kanazawa
2Department of Pediaric Rheumatology, Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Children’s Hospital, Kobe
3Department of Infection and Immunology, Aichi children’s Health and Medical Center, Obu, Japan

Silver Medal – Ville de Suresnes Prize (1000 €)

SERUM INTERLEUKIN 18 AS A BIOMARKER FOR SYSTEMIC JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS AND MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION SYNDROME AND USE OF RECOMBINANT HUMAN IL-18 BP IN A PATIENT WITH REFRACTORY DISEASE

S. Yasin* 1, R. Brown1, M. Henderlight1, N. Fall1, K. Solomon 1, S. Canna2, C. Girard3, C. Gabay3, E. Schiffrin4, A. Slight4, A. Grom1, G. Schulert1

1 Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati
2 Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/UPMC, Pittsburgh, United States

Bronze Medal – Collèges et Lycées - Tézenas du Montcel Pize (500 €)

REMISSION STATUS AFTER 18 YEARS OF FOLLOW-UP IN THE POPULATION-BASED NORDIC JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS (JIA) COHORT

M. Glerup* 1, V. Rypdal2, E. Arnstad3,4, M. Ekelund5,6, S. Peltoniemi6,7, K. Aalt8, M. Rygg4, 9, P. Toftedal10, S. Nielsen10, A. Fasth11, L. Berntson6, E. Nordal2, T. Herlin12

1Pediatrics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark
2University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø
3Levanger Hospital, Nord-Trøndelag
4Fac. of Med. and Health Sci., NTNU, Norway
5Ryhov County Hospital, Jonkoping
6Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
7University of Helsinki
8Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki, Finland
9St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway
10Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
11Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
12Aarhus University

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