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Basic course on Ocular inflammation

A team work between the ophthalmologist and the pediatrician
Organized in collaboration with the "Jeudis de Jules-Gonin", by Prof Yan Guex-Crosier and Prof Michael Hofer.

27th of February 2020 at Hopital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin, Lausanne


Course Format

The course will start with a 2h commun session for ophthalmologists and pediatricians (rheumatologists and immunologists).

The second part will be separated in specific sessions for ophthalmologists on one side and for pediatricians, rheumatologists and immunologists on the other side.

Speakers (confirmed)

Ameenat Solebo, London, UK, Ophthalmologist

Marco Gattorno, Genoa, Italy, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Dirk Föll, Münster, Germany, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Florence Hoogewood, Paris, France, Ophthalmologist

Daniele Rossi, Lausanne, Switzerland, Ophthalmologist

Evangelia Gkaragkani, Lausanne, Switzerland, Ophthalmologist

Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Paris, France, Internist

Véronique Hentgen, Versailles, France, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Paris, France, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Helmut Wittkowski, Münster, Germany Pediatric Rheumatologist​

Pierre-François Kaeser, Lausanne, Switzerland, Ophthalmologist

Manel Mejbri, Lausanne, Switzerland, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Michaël Hofer, Lausanne, Switzerland, Pediatric Rheumatologist

Yan Guex-Crosier, Lausanne, Switzerland, Ophthalmologist

Thursday 27th of February 2020

Welcome and Registration

13:30 - 14:00

Lectures (ophthalmologists + pediatricians)

14:00 - 16:00

Introduction: Common follow-up by the ophthalmologist and the rheumatologist

Medical therapy of glaucoma in uveitis

Treatment of recurrent fever: update for the pediatrician and the ophthalmologist

Treatment of autoimmune disease: update for the pediatrician and the ophthalmologist

Cataract surgery in uveitis

How to follow patients under biologicals: clinical tools and biomarkers


16:00 - 16:30

Workshop (Pediatricians + Rheumatologist + Immunologist)

16:30 - 18:30

Biological treatment and vaccine
Biological treatment and infection

Lectures (Ophthalmologists)

16:30 - 18:30

Congenital cataract
Uvéite post-streptococcique
Amblyopie: nouveaux traitements?
Tuberculose oculaire

Practical informations

The Forum JIR will take place at Hospital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin in Lausanne

This registration is free but mandatory.

For people who also participate to the JIR Winter School in Villars, it is possible to travel to from Lausanne to Villars on Thursday evening (last train leaves at 22:20) or on Friday morning (train leaves at 8:12).


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