Hot topics in rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondylarthritis:
Therapeutic equivalence and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Velkommen til symposium arrangert av UCB Pharma 21. oktober 2021, klokken 17:00-19:40.

Møtet arrangeres på konferansesenteretGrand Hotel, Oslo.

Frist for påmelding er 12.oktober, det er begrenset plass for fysisk oppmøte, men det er også mulig å delta digitalt.

Main session: Therapeutic equivalence

17:00 – 17:30 | Keynote lecture: Are TNF-inhibitors therapeutically equivalent – and when is switching indicated?
Josef Smolen (Vienna)

17:30 – 18:00 | Round table discussion: Implications for patient management in Norway. Participants:
Josef Smolen (Vienna)
Till Uhlig (Oslo)
Marianne Wallenius(Trondheim)
Bjørg Tilde Fevang (Bergen)

18:00 – 18:10 | Short break

Second session: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM)

18:10 – 18:30 | The role of TDM in rheumatology and beyond
Guro Løvik Goll (Oslo)

18:30 – 18:40 | Q&A

19:00 Post-symposium dinner

Moderators: Tore K Kvien and Espen A Haavardsholm

Tore K. Kvien

Previous professor of Rheumatology at the University of Oslo from 1997 to the end of 2019 and was head of the Department of Rheumatology at Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway, from 1994 to 2019. He is now professor emeritus and part time senior research advisor at Diakonhjemmet Hospital.

Espen A. Haavardsholm

Professor in Rheumatology (University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine) and Head of Research and Innovation & Consultant Rheumatologist (Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Division of Rheumatology and Research)

Fotograf Nicolas Tourrenc, Diakonhjemmet sykehus

Josef Smolen

Josef Smolen is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He received his MD degree from the University of Vienna, trained there in Immunology, Medicine and Rheumatology and was research fellow at the Arthritis Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. 1989-2017 he was Chairman of 2nd Department of Medicine at Hietzing Hospital and 1995-2018 Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Medical University of Vienna, where he also acted as Chairman of the Department of Medicine 3 2007-2018.

Guro Løvik Goll

Specialist in rheumatology and senior physician at the Division of Rheumatology and Research, Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo.

She has a long-standing interest in immunology, biologic medicines and immunogenicity. She was clinical coordinator for rheumatology in the NOR-SWITCH and NOR-DRUM studies, and currently  leads  the Nor-vaC study.

Fotograf Nicolas Tourrenc, Diakonhjemmet sykehus

Marianne Wallenius

Senior consultant at Dept of Rheumatology, St Olavs Hospital and professor at Institute of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and with a special interest in pregnancy and rheumatic diseases.

Till Uhlig

Professor in Rheumatology at University of Oslo, Norway and Consultant rheumatologist at Diakonhjemmet Hospital

Bjørg Tilde Svanes Fevang

Consultant doctor of rheumatology og professor at the Department of clinical medicine, University of Bergen(MD, PhD).

Vennlig hilsen / Best regards

Kjersti Bøe-Wesche
HCP Partner iPVU Norway Solution Lead
Immunology Northern Europe
Phone+47 90631659

Hilde Pettersen
Immunology Northern Europe
Phone:+47 90416241