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"Unlocking Solutions in Autoinflammatory Disease Care: Best Practices and Innovations"
Swiss Alps & Online, March 15-16 2024

Join us for the JIR Winter School 2024, a 2-day course focused on Pediatric Rheumatology. Held in the picturesque Swiss Alps and also accessible online, this educational event will feature:

  • State-of-the-Art Lectures by well know experts

  • Clinical Case Discussions

  • Complicated or Unsolved Cases

Whether you're with us in person or attending remotely via Zoom®, you'll find a collegial atmosphere perfect for learning and professional networking.

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Key Highlights

Flexible Attendance

Join us in the serene setting of the Swiss Alps or opt for the convenience of online participation via Zoom®

Comprehensive Learning

Gain insights from expert-led lectures, engage in clinical case discussions, and explore complex or unresolved cases in Pediatric Rheumatology.

Networking Opportunities

Whether on-site or online, our hybrid event brings experts and young physicians together for valuable professional connections with global leaders."

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Program Overview

Duration and Timing

  • Total Duration: 10 hours of training

  • Schedule: Friday and Saturday afternoons, 1 PM to 6.30 PM CET

Topics Covered

The program covers 6 key topics, each lasting approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Each topic concludes with a challenging case study.

Friday topics :

  1. When to suspect and how to diagnose a systemic autoinflammatory disease (SAID) in children and adults

  2. Testing for auto-inflammatory diseases: genetics and beyond

  3. Pharmacological treatment of PFAPA/SURF: in which patients and which drugs?

Saturday topics :

  1. Management of monogenic SAIDs: cDMARDS or bDMARDs depending on regional availability

  2. Hematopoiesis and innate immune diseases

  3. Challenging cases : what can we learn?


Discover the brilliant minds set to inspire at the JIR Winter School 2024. Meet our distinguished speakers, experts in the field of Pediatric Rheumatology, ready to share their knowledge and insights.

How to come

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By train : From the main airports of Geneva, Zurich and Basel, or from major European cities such as Paris and Milan, your journey to Les Diablerets can be made with complete peace of mind on the Swiss Railways (SBB) network.

Closest Airport : Geneva (2h18 train ride)

By car : Les Diablerets are easily accessible via the major Swiss motorways.

Arriving from Lausanne or Valais on the A9 motorway, take the Aigle or Bex exit.

Note : To drive on Swiss motorways, you need to buy a vignette for CHF 40. They can be purchased at customs, petrol stations, post offices or airports. This is an annual sticker that gives unlimited access to all motorways in Switzerland. 

Our partners :

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COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

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