We are pleased to announce that the 21st International Vasculitis Workshop will take place in the friendly and lively city of Barcelona (Spain) in April 7- 10, 2024.
The conference name has changed indicating our willingness to expand the scope of interest beyond ANCA-associated vasculitis. The workshop will focus on all kind of vasculitis and related disorders from a holistic and multidisciplinary approach and is addressed to clinicians as well as clinical and translational researchers working in this area and to trainees interested in this field.
The vasculitis landscape is rapidly evolving with continuous advances in understanding mechanisms of disease, refinement of diagnostic tools and assessment methods, and improving and increasing treatment options.
Important therapeutic advances have been achieved over the past years widening the therapeutic horizon for patients who previously had limited opportunities mostly relying on treatments with marked toxicity. Emerging new concepts and approaches arise from collaboration and joint efforts among basic, clinical, and translational investigators working in academic or industry settings, as well as patient associations and advocacies.
After the difficult constrictions of the Covid 19 pandemic we expect this fully face-to-face meeting to provide a long-desired opportunity to discuss state of the art management (diagnosis, assesment, treatment) of vasculitis and to share new information on biomarkers and mechanisms of disease in order to improve global patient care. Interchanging ideas and experiences, expanding networks and collaboration, as well as fostering inspiration and motivation for established and young investigators as well as trainees are also among the most important goals of this meeting.
We are fully aware that we, along with the International and local organizing committees, are providing an essential framework but that the content and success of the Workshop relies not only on the selected speakers, moderators, and presenters but on the enthusiastic participation and contributions of the attendants.
Welcome to the 21st International Vasculitis Workshop in Barcelona!
Maria C Cid & Georgina Espígol-Frigolé (co-Chairs)
Roser Aba-Rovira ( Project Manager )