Winners of EULAR Abstract Award 2008

Basic Science

Bo Ding, Sweden

A DENSE SNP MAPPING ACROSS THE MHC IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS REVEALS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TWO MAJOR DISEASE SUBSETS AND IDENTIFIES HLA-DPB1 AND C2-DOM3Z AS ADDITIONAL INDEPENDENT RISK LOCI FOR ACPA-POSITIVE DISEASE.

Anne Hinks, United Kingdom
ASSOCIATION OF JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS (JIA) WITH THE IL2RA GENE.

Hans Scherer, Netherlands
CD4+CD25+ REGULATORY T CELLS INHIBIT INFLAMMATION BY SHEDDING OF SOLUBLE TNFRII.

Angela Rösen-Wolff, Germany
MUTATED, STRUCTURALLY ALTERED PROCASPASE- 1 LEADS TO RIP2 MEDIATED HYPERINFLAMMATION AND FEBRILE EPISODES  (ICE FEVER).

Marta Alarcón-Riquelme, Sweden
A GENOME WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS: THE SLEGEN CONSORTIUM.

Hossein Hemmatazad, Switzerland
HDAC7 - A NEW TARGET FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS.

Clinical Science

Steven Boonen, Belgium
A RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF BALLOON KYPHOPLASTY AND NONSURGICAL CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES: ONE YEAR RESULTS.

Walter Maksymowych, Canada
INFLAMMATORY LESIONS OF THE SPINE ON MRI PREDICT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SYNDESMOPHYTES IN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS: EVIDENCE FOR COUPLING BETWEEN INFLAMMATION AND NEW BONE FORMATION.

Mwidimi Ndosi, United Kingdom
VALIDATION OF THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT TOOL IN FOUR RHEUMATIC DISEASES.

Stefan Bachmann, Switzerland
COST OF LONG TERM DISABILITY IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC NON-SPECIFIC LOW BACK PAIN.

Pierre Quartier, France
ANAKINRA IN SYSTEMIC-ONSET JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS: RESULTS OF A MULTICENTER DOUBLE-BLIND TRIAL (ANAJIS).

Bjorn Gudbjornsson, Iceland
HERITABILITY IN PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS IN FIVE GENERATIONS. THE REYKJAVIK PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS STUDY.