Winners of EULAR Abstract Award 2009

Basic Science

Kris Reedquist, Netherlands
MAINTENANCE OF T CELL RAP1 SIGNALING PROTECTS MICE AGAINST COLLAGEN-INDUCED ARTHRITIS

Kazuhisa Nakano, Japan
RE-EVALUATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN HLA-DRB1, PTPN22 AND SMOKING IN DETERMINING THE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO AUTOANTIBODY POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN A LARGE UK CAUCASIAN POPULATION

Ann Morgan, United Kingdom
RE-EVALUATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN HLA-DRB1, PTPN22 AND SMOKING IN DETERMINING THE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO AUTOANTIBODY POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN A LARGE UK CAUCASIAN POPULATION

Anne Hinks, United Kingdom
AUTOIMMUNE SUSCEPTIBILITY LOCI; TENR-IL2-IL21, CTLA4 AND AFF3, ARE ASSOCIATED WITH JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS

María de los Àngeles Suárez Gestal, Spain
REPLICATED ASSOCIATION OF NINE GENETIC FACTORS TO SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

Ioannis Tassioulas, Greece
TPL2 DEFICIENCY INHIBITS FCGR SIGNALING AND ANTIBODY-MEDIATED PATHOGENIC RESPONSES IN VIVO

Clinical Science

Maxime Dougados, France
GLOBAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY SCORING OF SYNOVITIS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: EVALUATION OF PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTY IN COMPARISON TO CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS

Yoshiya Tanaka, Japan
DISCONTINUATION OF INFLIXIMAB THERAPY IS POSSIBLE AFTER ACQUIRING REMISSION IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA): FIRST REPORT ON RRR (REMISSION INDUCTION BY REMICADE IN RA) STUDY

Marie Gunnarsson, Sweden
MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY FROM MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: INCREASED RISK OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ALREADY WITHIN A YEAR OF DIAGNOSIS

Britta Maurer, Switzerland
MICRORNA 29 FAMILY MEMBERS ARE KEY MEDIATORS OF FIBROBLAST ACTIVATION AND COLLAGEN SYNTHESIS IN SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS (SSC) 

Anna Abou-Raya, Egypt
THE EFFECT OF ROSUVASTATIN ON VASCULAR DYSFUNCTION AND INFLAMMATORY MARKERS IN SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS-RELATED PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND PLACEBO-CONTROLLED STUDY

Mirko Manetti, Italy
THE IL-33/ST2 PATHWAY IN SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS