Welcome to the 12 Topics in Rheumatology, held at NOVA Medical School, Lisbon.

This is the first meeting stimulated by the Rheumatic Diseases Lab from CEDOC - Chronic Diseases Research Center (PI F. M. Pimentel-Santos, Co-PI Jaime C. Branco) aiming at promoting and facilitating the dialogue between basic and clinical scientists, regarding new physiopathology, diagnostic and therapeutic advances in Rheumatology.

12 Topics in Rheumatology will address a wide range of subjects focused on translational science. After short presentations we expect to have highly interactive exchange of knowledge among participants. New ideas, new collaborations, new projects are assured and will be of undoubted benefit for all. Poster presentations and short talks will illustrate current research and innovative ideas in the field. There are Abstract Awards to presenting authors having the highest scored abstracts (in basic science, clinical abstracts and undergraduate abstracts).This meeting welcomes health care professionals, academics, students, researchers and policymakers with interest in this field.

We welcome all of you!
Join us and the vibrant and enthusiastic spirit of NOVA!

Fernando M. Pimentel-Santos