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Leading Scleroderma Research Scientists Launch
Novel Worldwide Research Forum

Advances in Scleroderma Research - Global Webinar
A series of virtual meetings open to the global community of scleroderma researchers

ResearchImageBar.jpgThis new virtual forum provides a venue to bring together the global scleroderma research community to hear the latest breakthroughs from the field. Each session will feature recent discoveries and high impact publications related to all aspects of scleroderma science.

Our purpose is to provide the most exciting and recent research advances to the global scleroderma research community in real time. It is vital that we take advantage of the facility we all gained with virtual meetings and virtual information sharing during this past year and a half of the pandemic.

The goal of the Advances in Scleroderma Research - Global Webinar is to rapidly disseminate knowledge by promoting awareness of new advances, fostering new collaborations, creating new networks, encourage early-stage investigators, and inspiring interested learners.

 Inaugural Event:

Advances in Scleroderma Research - Global Webinar
Friday, September 24, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time U.S.A.)
Via Zoom

Participation is free of charge and open to all interested scleroderma researchers, including trainees.



 Featured Speakers:

Jim Jarvis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo
Understanding Genetic Mechanisms in Scleroderma by Querying 3D Chromatin Architecture

Gerlinde Wernig, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Stanford University
Immune Modulation Targeting CD47 as Opposed to Immune Suppression as a Novel Therapeutic Concept for Scleroderma

Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, DSc (hon) FACS, Deane P. & Louise Mitchell Professor, Stanford University
Wound Healing with Regeneration and Without Fibrosis

 Future Dates:

Sessions will be held three to four times per year. More details on the following sessions to come:
December 2022
March 2022
June 2022

The program is organized by a steering committee of leading scleroderma researchers:
John Varga, MD (USA), Co-Chair
Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD (USA), Co-Chair
Michael Whitfield, PhD (USA)
David Abraham, PhD (UK)
Pravitt Gourh, MD (USA)
Jorg Distler, MD (Germany)
Chris Denton, MD, PhD (UK)
Eliza Tsou, PhD (USA)
Alain Lescoat, MD (France)

The Advances in Scleroderma Research - Global Webinar is endorsed by, but fully independent of, the Scleroderma Foundation.