Scope and topics


Together with distinguished rheumatologists, the meeting will also host presentations by European leaders in the fields of Epigenetics, Immunology, and Computational Biology.

The event aims at bringing together medical specialists in the fields of Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, and Paediatrics with researchers from basic science in order to foster collaborations. Medical specialists will benefit from talks that will underline new approaches to be considered towards the development of novel therapies and precision medicine. 



The organisation committee has requested accreditation for continuing medical education to the following institutions: SIWF/ISFM FMH, Swiss Society of Paediatrics, Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine.

The 'Ankylosing Spondylitis: Tales of molecules and patients' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

The 'Ankylosing Spondylitis: Tales of molecules and patients' is designated for a maximum of 8 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.