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.The 17th KOURIR awards have been given to during the PReS pediatric rheumatology conference in Athens. These three awards  were given by Anton GRUSS and AurĂ©lie Torres-Bourdel on behalf of the french parent association of children KOURIR ( to the teams authoring the three best papers about research on JIA submitted to the conference. The best papers were selected by the SOFREMIP society (


Gold medal (1500 €)

Single  cell RNA-sequencing  of  bone  marrow  macrophages  identifies  a  distinct subpopulation  in  systemic  JIA  with  features  of  interferon  response,  endocytic  vesicles and phagocytosis 

Grant Schulert  1 *, Nathan Salomonis  2 , Sherry Thornton  1 , Alexei Grom  1
  Pediatric Rheumatology
2  Biomedical Informatics 
Cincinnati  Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati , United States  

Silver medal (1000 €)

Persistence  of  CD4  memory  pathogenic  subsets  in  polyarticular  juvenile  idiopathic arthritis patients who relapse upon withdrawal of biologic therapy 

J. Y. Leong  1 ,*, J. G. Yeo  1 2 , P. Chen  1 , L. Lai  1 , L. D. T. Bathi  1 , J. Tan  2 , T. Arkachaisri  2 3 , D. J. Lovell  4 5 , S. Albani  1 3
 Singhealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre (STIIC), Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, Singhealth, 
2  KK Women's and Children's Hospital
3  Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore
4  Division of Rheumatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre
5  Department of Paediatrics, University of Cincinnati College

Bronze medal (500 €)

Modulating TREG function with nicotinamide (VIT B3) in JIA 

L. Nijhuis  1 *, J. Peeters  1 , A. Lalmohamed  2 , J. Van Loosdregt  1 , B. Vastert  3  
1  Laboratory of Translational Immunology
2  Department of Clinical Pharmacy
3  Department of Pediatric Immunology, UMC Utrecht, Netherlands