Advanced Course on Vasculitis

DADA2 - Systemic Vasculitis - Behcet - Kawasaki

In 2021 the Winter School will be 100% virtual because of the travel restrictions linked to the covid-19 pandemic. The event in Villars is cancelled.


Course Format


State of the art lectures
Interactive workshops in small groups
Clinical cases analysis in small groups
Abstract presentations (oral and poster)

You will also be able to meet some International specialists through the sessions in the magnificent Swiss Alps.

This unique event is designed for all physicians interested in this topic. The number of participants is limited to 50 and registrations will be accepted on the basis of “first come first served”. 

This Winter School is organized by the JIRcohort research network.

Speakers (confirmed)

Alexandre Belot, Lyon, France

Michaël Hofer, Lausanne, Switzerland

Raju Khubchandani, Mumbai, India (through visioconference)

Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Paris, France

Sylvia Kamphuis, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tilmann Kallinich, Berlin, Germany


Friday 12th of March 2021

12:00 - 13:00

Welcome and Registration

13:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 15:30

International session

Hot topic in Vasculitis (A. Belot)

 Clinical picture and how to treat DADA2

Parent organization in DADA2

Differential diagnosis of DADA2

15:30 - 16:00



16:00 - 17:30

International session

2 faces of Behcet
Refresh and update on Systemic Vasculitis
Refresh and Update on Kawasaki

17:30 - 18:00

Clinical case analysis in small group

18:00 - 19:30

Workshop 1-4

1) DADA2: how to mesure activity, genetic diagnosis, management and rare manifestations
2) Differencial diagnosis in Systemic Vasculitis
3) Differencial diagnosis in Behcet
4) Immunological assessment of Kawasaki


Saturday 13th of March 2021

8:00 - 9:00

Research discussion

Presentation and recruitement of participants for ongoing JIR research projects

9:00 - 9:30

Clinical case analysis in small group


9:30 - 11:00

Workshop 1-4

11:00 - 13:30



13:30 - 15:30

International session

Classical Behcet (case analysis)
Behcet: ophthalmological and cerebral complications
GPA (case analysis)
Takayasu and IgA Vasculitis: complicated and unresolved cases

15:30 - 16:00



16:00 - 17:30

International session

Many faces of DADA2 (case analysis)
In the heart of Kawasaki (case analysis)
From Kawasaki to Still’s disease

17:30 - 19:00

Workshop 1-4


Gala dinner


Sunday 14th of March 2021

Research discussion

8:30 - 9:30

Presentation and recruitment of participants for ongoing JIR research projects

Delegates case session


Present your complicated or unresolved cases


10:00 - 10:30

Workshop 1-4

10:30 - 12:00


Practical informations

The Winter School will take place at Eurotel-Victoria in Villars. Villars is a Swiss Alps village at 1h30 from Geneva Airport. It is easily reachable by car or by public transport (train/bus).

This registration fee includes: Access to all the JIR Winter School sessions (Friday - Sunday), 2 nights at Eurotel-Victoria**** Villars, 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, the gala dinner and access to all the videos of the sessions.

Early registration (until 17.01.2021)

Single room: 490€

Shared Double room: 390€

Registration after 18.01.2021

Single room: 540€

Shared Double room: 440€

JIRcohort members special price

100€ discount for all JIRcohort members.

Cancelation policy
Since 11th of January 2021: 50% of total price has to be paid

Since 1st of March 2021: 100% of total price has to be paid. 

Abstract or clinical case submission

All participants can submit an abstract until the 31.01.2021. To submit your abstract please send it to the following link.

Selected abstract for an oral or a poster presentation will be informed in February.


Past JIR Winter School events

JIR Winter School 2017 in Leysin Switzerland on SoJIA / Still

JIR Winter School 2018 in Leysin Switzerland on Juvenile Onset Lupus

JIR Winter School 2019 in Villars Switzerland on Autoinflammatory disease

JIR Winter School 2020 in Villars Switzerland on Drugs, Dilemmas and Decisions