Winners of EULAR Abstract Award 2012

Health Professionals

Karin Magnusson, Norway
NO PROSPECTIVE ASSOCIATION FOUND BETWEEN OBESITY AND CHRONIC, WIDESPREAD MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN IN A POPULATION BASED 20-YEAR PROSPECTIVE FOLLOW-UP STUDY  

Mwidimi Ndosi, United Kingdom
CLINICAL OUTCOMES OF NURSE-LED CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH RA: A MULTICENTRE RCT

Michaela Stoffer, Austria
DEVELOPMENT OF USER- FOCUSED STANDARDS OF CARE FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. THE EUMUSC.NET PROJECT - WORK PACKAGE 5

Basic Science

Shea Carter, Belgium
GENETIC AND FUNCTIONAL EVIDENCE FOR A ROLE OF THE BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN TYPE 1B RECEPTOR IN ANKYLOSIS IN MICE

Stephen Eyre, United Kingdom
HIGH DENSITY FINE MAPPING IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS INDENTIFIES 14 NEW LOCI

Rachel Knevel, Netherlands
GENETIC VARIANCE IN IL2RA ASSOCIATES WITH PROGRESSION OF JOINT DESTRUCTION AND CIRCULATING SIL-2RA LEVELS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Kim Ohl, Germany
CREMALPHA DESTABILIZES FOXP3 EXPRESSION IN REGULATORY T CELLS

Martijn van den Bosch, Netherlands
SYNOVIAL OVEREXPRESSION OF WNTS AND WISP1 INDUCES CARTILAGE DAMAGE BY SKEWING OF TGF-BETA SIGNALING AND REDUCTION OF THE ANTI-HYPERTROPHIC FACTOR SOX9

Peter van Lent, Netherlands
INTRA-ARTICULAR INJECTION OF ADIPOSE-DERIVED STEM CELLS (ADSCS) INHIBITS SYNOVIAL ACTIVATION AND PROTECTS AGAINST CARTILAGE DAMAGE AND OSTEOPHYTE FORMATION IN MURINE EXPERIMENTAL OSTEOARTHRITIS

Clinical Science

Anna Abou-Raya, Egypt
EFFECT OF LOW DOSE ORAL PREDNISOLONE ON SYMPTOMS AND SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION IN OLDER ADULTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS: A RANDOMIZED PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL 

Peter Gowdie, Canada
BURDEN OF CHILDHOOD CNS VASCULITIS: IDENTIFYING HIGH RISK FACTORS FOR POOR COGNITIVE OUTCOME

Hanneke Kerkhof, Netherlands
PREDICTION MODEL FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS INCLUDING CLINICAL, GENETIC AND BIOCHEMICAL RISK FACTORS

Uta Kiltz, Germany
DEVELOPMENT OF A HEALTH INDEX TO ASSESS THE BURDEN OF DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS  FIRST STEPS OF A GLOBAL INITIATIVE BASED ON THE ICF GUIDED BY ASAS

Molloy, Ireland
ANGIOGENESIS AND BLOOD VESSEL STABILITY IN GIANT CELL ARTERITIS

Carlo Alberto Scire, Italy
EARLY AND SUSTAINED REMISSION IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY POLYARTHRITIS: RESULTS FROM THE NORFOLK ARTHRITIS REGISTER