Abstract Award winners 2011

Basic Science

Jérome Avouac, France
INHIBITION OF AP-1 SIGNALING ABROGATES TGF-’ MEDIATED ACTIVATION OF FIBROBLASTS AND PREVENTS EXPERIMENTAL FIBROSIS 

Tariq Haqqi, United States
REGULATION OF CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 EXPRESSION IN HUMAN OA CHONDROCYTES BY MICRORNA-199A-*

Rita Prajapati, United Kingdom
INVESTIGATION OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS SUSCEPTIBILITY GENES IDENTIFIES AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TRAF6 WITH RESPONSE TO ANTI-TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR-a THERAPY IN A LARGE UK COHORT

Lena M. Svensson, Sweden
LYP/PTPN22 IS A NEGATIVE REGULATOR OF INTEGRIN MEDIATED T CELL ADHESION AND MIGRATION; THE DISEASE ASSOCIATED PTPN22 ALLELIC VARIANT IS A LOSS OF FUNCTION MUTANT THAT PERTURBS T CELL MIGRATION

Chikashi Terao, Japan
A HAPLOTYPE OF THE HUMAN AIRE GENE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RISK FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN JAPANESE POPULATION

Sebastien Viatte, United Kingdom
GENETIC MARKERS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS SUSCEPTIBILITY IN ANTI-CITRULLINATED PEPTIDE ANTIBODY NEGATIVE PATIENTS

Clinical Science

Cloé Comarmond, France
CHURGSTRAUSS SYNDROME: DESCRIPTION AND LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP OF THE 383 PATIENTS ENROLLED IN THE FVSG COHORT  

Shouvik Dass, United Kingdom
RITUXIMAB PROVIDES STABLE LONG TERM RESPONSESE IN ANCA ASSOCIATED VASCULITIS  

Manjari Lahiri, United Kingdom
ALCOHOL INTAKE AND LOWER RISK OF EARLY INFLAMMATORY POLYARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. RESULTS FROM THE EPIC-NORFOLK STUDY AND THE NORFOLK ARTHRITIS REGISTER (NOAR): THE EPIC-2-NOAR STUDY

Laura Laslett, Australia
ZOLEDRONIC ACID REDUCES BONE MARROW LESIONS AND KNEE PAIN OVER ONE YEAR

Karin Niedermann Schneider
CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING IN PATIENTS WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS. A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Adeline Ruyssen-Witrand, France
BAFF AND FCGRIIIA POLYMORPISMS ARE PREDICTIVE FACTORS OF RESPONSE TO RITUXIMAB IN RA