EASI at Conferences - Archive

EASI Conference on ANCA measurement
at the 8th International Congress on Autoimmunity on May 11, 2012, in Granada, Spain


  • Y. Shoenfeld (Israel)
  • J. Damoiseaux (The Netherlands)
  • E. Mummert (Germany)


  • 14:30 h Augusto Vaglio, Italy – “ANCA and other biomarkers in ANCA-associated vasculitides: a clinician perspective” (Abstract »
  • 14:45 h Jan Damoiseaux, The Netherlands – “How are ANCA tested in specialized labs - Results of the EASI questionnaire on ANCA”  (Abstract »)
  • 15:00 h Charles Pusey, UK – “How are anti-GBM to be included in ANCA testing?” (Abstract »)
  • 15:15 h Niels Rasmussen, Denkmark – “Implications of individual performance characteristics of PR3-ANCA tests”  (Abstract »)
  • 15:30 h Joanne Sheldon, UK – “New Reference Material from the IFCC for MPO and PR3 tests – Initiative for the Harmonization of Autoimmune Assays”  (Abstract »)
  • 15:45 h N. Svetlicky, Israel - "Blocking of pathogenic anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies in small vessel vasculitis"

Round table discussion:  16:00 h - 16:30 h, all speakers

  • ANCA on the way to become diagnostic criteria
  • PR3 and MPO measurement with IIF, with EIA or both? What is the gold standard of ANCA testing?
  • Questions from the moderators and the audience


EASI Symposium on Rheumatoid Arthritis
at the 10th Dresden Symposium on Autoantibodies on September 23, 2011, in Dresden, Germany

Chairmen:   M. Haass (Freiburg, Germany)
                    Y. Shoenfeld (Tel Hashomer, Israel)


Value of the ACR Guidelines for the diagnosis of RA
Manfred Herold (Innsbruck, Austria)
RA33 antibodies - new data of a marker linked to CCP negative RA with a mild prognosis
Günter Steiner (Vienna, Austria) (pdf of the presentation »)
CarP antibodies identify RA patients with severe disease progression
Leendert Trouw (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Novel autoantibody markers for seronegative rheumatoid arthritis
Veerle Somers (Hasselt, Belgium)
Personalized medicine approaches in RA
Marvin Fritzler (Calgary, Canada) (pdf of the presentation »)


EASI Conference on ANA measurement
at the 7th International Congress on Autoimmunity on May 7, 2010, in Ljubljana, Slovenia

View Program with abstracts » (pdf)

Conference Presentations:

* these presentation refer to a questionnaire which was sent to labs. Please find the questionnaire (in English) here »