17 - abr. - 2019
Next conference Santander Biomedical Lectures

The next conference of the Santander Biomedical Lectures program organized by IDIVAL, the University of Cantabria and IBBTEC will take place on the 25th of April. The session will be given by Pier Luigi Meroni and will be about: “Updating of APS pathophysiology: does it impact on our clinical management?”.

Dr. Pier Luigi Meroni graduated from the University of Milan Medical School. He became a Full Professor in Internal Medicine in 2001 and in Rheumatology in 2005. 

He is now Director of the Immunorheumatology Research Laboratory – IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. 

His clinical and scientific work has mainly focused on autoimmune/rheumatic diseases, in particular the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for systemic lupus erythematosus and the anti-phospholipid syndrome. Dr Meroni was one of the first researchers involved in the standardization of diagnostic tests for autoimmune systemic rheumatic diseases and he is now the Chairman of the EULAR Task Force for the guidelines for diagnostic laboratory tests in autoimmune rheumatic diseases. He also started the first pregnancy clinic for taking care of pregnant women with systemic autoimmune diseases in Milan.

He has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored and edited 7 books and written 47 book chapters. He was the first Italian nominated as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in 2014.

The conference, that will take place on the 25th of April, will be open to the general public and it will be at Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, Salon Tellez (Pavilion 16) at 8.15am. 

Prof. Meroni will be in Santander throughout the day, to exchange experiences with members of the scientific and clinical community. Furthermore, He will visit the Research Centers of our community to talk with all the interested scientists.
Those professionals who would like to meet with the professor during her stay can contact with the department at

Gobierno de Cantabria  Servicio Cántabro de Salud  Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla   Universidad de Cantabria     
Edificio IDIVAL, Avenida Cardenal Herrera Oria s/n,
39011 Santander (CANTABRIA).

Phone.: 942 31 55 15
Fax: 942 31 55 17




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