Wednesday 21 September 2022

12:15 - 13:15 Forum Hall

Familiar Mediterranean Fever is more than Flares: Looking at the dark side of Subclinical Inflammation in Autoinflammatory  Disorders

Organised by Medscape Education Global.
Supported by independent funding from Novartis.


Ilan Ben-Zvi, Prof. MD
Department of Internal Medicine F
Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer and Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Aviv, Israel


Seza Ozen, MD, MSc
Professor of Pediatrics
Hacettepe University
Ankara, Turkey

Abdurrahman Tufan, MD
Professor of Medicine & Rheumatology
Gazi University, School of Medicine
Ankara, Turkey

Pre-recorded Patient Interview
Jasmin Kümmerle-Deschner, Prof. MD
Head, Inflammation Center Tuebingen 
(Autoinflammation Center and Pediatric Rheumatology)
University Children's Hospital Tuebingen


12:15 – 12:20 Welcome and Introductions: The Why and What

Ilan Ben-Zvi, Prof. MD

12:20 – 12:25  My Life with FMF: A Disease Beyond the Flares

Patient and Jasmin Kümmerle-Deschner, Prof. MD (Pre-recorded Interview)

12:25 – 12:40 The Why: The Dark Side of Subclinical Inflammation in FMF

Abdurrahman Tufan, MD


12:40 – 12:50  The What: Strategies for Achieving Complete and Sustained Disease Control in FMF

Seza Ozen, MD, MSc

12:50 – 12:55  Thinking Beyond Flares: From FMF to Other Autoinflammatory Disorders

Ilan Ben-Zvi, Prof. MD


12:55 – 13:10  

Improving Outcomes in Patients with Autoinflammatory Disorders: A Case-based Discussion and Q&A Session

Faculty Panel
13:10 – 13:15 Conclusions Ilan Ben-Zvi, Prof. MD

16:30 - 17:00 South Hall 

Current Challenges and Future Pespectives in Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis and Enthesitis Related Arthritis

Supported by independent funding from Novartis.

16:30 – 16:32

Welcome & Introduction

Professor Gerd Horneff, MD, Asklepios Klinik Sankt Augustin, Germany

16:32 – 16:42

Understanding the Unmet Needs in JPsA and ERA: The Physician and Patient Perspective

Professor Gerd Horneff, MD

16:42 – 16:52

Looking to the Future: What’s on the Horizon for Patients with JPsA and ERA

Pr. Nicola Ruperto, MD, MPH, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy

16:52 – 17:00

Live Q & A and Conclusion

Professor Gerd Horneff, MD, and Dr. Nicola Ruperto, MD, MPH


This Meet the Expert session is organised and funded by Novartis Pharma AG and intended for an audience of non-US HCPs as defined by local Czech Republic Law within the context of the PReS Congress 2022, September 20-23, in Prague. The information included in this Meet the Experts session is not intended for non-HCPs, including nurses. This Meet the Experts session is intended for non-promotional scientific purposes only and may contain information on products or indications currently under investigation and/or that have not been approved by the regulatory authorities


17:00 - 17:30 Forum Hall 

Conversations from the Clinic: Expert Opinions on the Management of Colchicine-resistant FMF

Supported by independent funding from Novartis.

Chairs/Speakers: Professor Seza Özen (Turkey); Professor Fabrizio De Benedetti (Italy)

17:00 – 17:02

Welcome and Introduction

Professor Seza Özen, Turkey


Professor Fabrizio De Benedetti, Italy

17:02 – 17:22

Managing crFMF – expert opinions

Professor Seza Özen, Turkey


Professor Fabrizio De Benedetti, Italy

17:22 – 17:30

Q&A session

Professor Seza Özen, Turkey


Professor Fabrizio De Benedetti, Italy



Thursday 22  September 2022

12:45 - 13:45 Forum Hall

Autoinflammation and Autoimmunity: Targeting the Roots of Hyperinflammation

Time Topic Presenter
12:45 – 12:50 Welcome and opening remarks Paul Brogan, UK (Chair)
12:50 – 13:30 Autoinflammation

Paul Brogan, UK
Peter Nigrovic, USA
Fabrizio De Benedetti, Italy

13:30 – 13:40 Panel discussion and Q&A All
13:40 – 13:45 Summary and close Paul Brogan, UK (Chair)



18:15 - 18:45 Forum Hall

Farber Disease: A Genetic Cause of Pediatric Arthritis

Dr. Chris Scott
Associate Professor, Paediatric Rheumatology and Director of Clinical Research Center
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Boris Hügle
Staff Rheumatologist and Director of Research, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Rare diseases and genetic testing in Pediatric Rheumatology – Dr. Chris Scott
Farber disease: Phenotypic spectrum and differential diagnosis – Dr. Boris Hügle


Friday 23 September 2022

12:45 - 13:45 Forum Hall

Tofacitinib: A JAKi’s Journey to JIA

Time Session Presenter
12:45 – 12:50 Welcome and faculty introductions Nicolino Ruperto
12:50 – 13:00 Lift-off: Tofacitinib’s trajectory through the rheumatology space Flora McErlane
13:00 – 13:15 Touchdown: Tofacitinib for patients with JIA Athimalaipet Ramanan
13:15 – 13:30 First steps: Practical information for the prescription of tofacitinib for patients with JIA Nicolino Ruperto and Athimalaipet Ramanan
13:30 – 13:40 Faculty Q&A and discussion Nicolino Ruperto and Athimalaipet Ramanan
13:40 – 13:45 Summary and close Nicolino Ruperto