Fabiola Atzeni is currently a Specialist in Rheumatology and Ph.D. in Experimental Immunology by the University of Barcelona.
Her clinical and research interest lies in immunotherapies in autoimmune diseases with particular focus on the investigation
and management of differential response to biological therapies in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Spondyloarthritis (SpA),
and cardiovascular aspects of the different rheumatic diseases with particular emphasis on arteriosclerosis. Dr. Atzeni has
(co)authored over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters, is a regular reviewer for several
international journals Arthritis Research Therapy, Journal of Rheumatology and PlosOne, Lupus, Clinical Experimental. She
is involved in several (international/national) meetings focused on cardiovascular and infection aspects in rheumatic disease.
Ignazio Francesco Masala received his degree in Medicine in 1999 from University of Cagliari and accreditation in Ortopedic
surgery in 2004. He is currently Senior Consultant in Trauma and Ortopedic Unit at University of Cagliari, Italy.His clinical
and research interest lies in acute and chronic pain with particular focus on the investigation and management of pain in
orthopedic field. Daniel Aletaha is a consultant rheumatologist at the Medical University of Vienna and a renowned scientist
in outcomes research, clinical trials, and translational research in rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory rheumatic
diseases. He received academic degrees from the Medical University in Vienna, Duke University in North Carolina, and Danube
University Krems. Daniel has spent more than two years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Daniel
Aletaha is a highly cited author of the field of rheumatology and author of more than 200 publications. He is also associate
editor of Arthritis and Rheumatology and RMD Open, and editorial board member of a number of rheumatology specialty journals.
Marcus Lee graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of London. He is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
at University College Hospital, and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University
College London, United Kingdom. He is a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and an Examiner for the Intercollegiate
Specialty Examination in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Xenofon Baraliakos is a Senior Consultant and scientific coordinator
at the Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet Herne and Associate Professor for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Ruhr-University
He studied Human Medicine at the universities of Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany. Dr. Baraliakos received
his official Board Degree in orthopaedic surgery and in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. His research interests include
clinical and academic research in the field of spondyloarthritides, with special emphasis on imaging outcomes and treatment
of the disease.