Scientific Program

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Black Sea Rheumatology Meeting 2022 (Hybrid)
Thursday, May 12
17:30 - 17:45 Opening session Chairs: Maia Tsutkiridze, Yasemin Kabasakal, Neriman Tsintsadze
17:45 - 18:00 Rheumatology in Georgia Elena Kartvelishvili, Levan Shalamberidze
18:00 - 18:15 Rheumatology in Turkey Vedat Hamuryudan
18:15 - 19:00 Invited lecturer from Georgia Mikheil Koplatadze
19:00 Welcome Reception
Friday, May 13
08:30 - 09:50 COVID-19 and rheumatological diseases Chairs: Ahmet Gül, Maka Buleishvili
08:30 - 08:50 Thrombotic complications of COVID-19 Kenan Aksu
08:50 - 09:10 COVID-19 in patients with rheumatologic diseases Mehmet Soy
09:10 - 09:30 COVID-19 vaccination in patients with rheumatologic diseases Pamir Atagündüz
09:30 - 09:50 Discussion
09:50 - 11:00 Rheumatoid arthritis Chairs: Levan Shalamberidze, Svetlana Teneishvili, Cemal Bes, Şule Yaşar Bilge, Şebnem Ataman
09:50 - 10:10 Pre-clinic rheumatoid arthritis. Should we treat it? Gökhan Keser
10:10 - 10:30 Ultrasound and haematological markers of systemic inflammation (NLR, PLR ) in assessing disease activity for Rheumatoid Arthritis Maia Tsutskiridze, Levan Shalamberidze
10:30 - 10:50 Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. What has changed with ACR recommendations? Nevsun İnanç
10:50 - 11:00 Discussion
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:00 Oral presentations Chairs: Taşkın Şentürk, Ayhan Dinç, Salih Pay, Adem Küçük
11:20 - 11:30 Evaluation of Optic Nerve Head Vessel Density and Peripapillary Retina Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness and The Effect of Neuropsychiatric Involvement in Patients with SLE Selime Ermurat
11:30 - 11:40 Performance of the EULAR/ACR 2019 Classification Criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematous in Monogenic Lupus Sulaiman M Al Mayouf
11:40 - 11:50 COVID-19 vaccination in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with biological drugs: real-life data Tuba Demirci Yıldırım
11:50 - 12:00 A challenging diagnosis; a case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome following COVID19-vaccine (MIS-V) Reşit Yıldırım
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Spondyloarthritis Chairs: Mamuka Lortkipanidze, Fatoş Önen, Servet Akar
13:30 - 13:50 Problems and pitfalls of Imaging in axial Spondyloarthritis İsmail Sarı
13:50 - 14:10 Trichoscopy for the differential diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis Mamuka Lortkipanidze, Nino Lortkipanidze
14:10 - 14:30 Update on the treatment of Spondyloarthritis Nino Tsiskarishvili
14:30 - 14:45 Emerging therapies for PsA Dilek Solmaz
14:45 - 15:00 Discussion
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:10 Autoinflammatory diseases Chairs: Karaman Pagava, Serdal Ugurlu
15:15 - 15:35 FMF and other autoinflammatory diseases in Turkey Ahmet Gül
15:35 - 15:55 FMF in Georgia Karaman Pagava
15:55 - 16:10 Discussion
16:10 - 16:45 Behçet’s Syndrome Chairs: Melike Melikoglu, Süleyman Özbek
16:10 - 16:35 Update on the treatment of Behçet’s syndrome Gülen Hatemi
16:35 - 16:45 Discussion
16:45 - 17:15 Coffee Break
17:15 - 18:00 Difficult case presentations Chairs: Nana Kalandadze, Nilüfer Alpay Kanıtez, Ender Terzioğlu
17:15 - 17:30 Case 1: Behçet’s syndrome complicated with Budd-Chiari syndrome Gizem Ayan
17:30 - 17:45 Case 2: Systemic sclerosis presented with rapidly progressive cardiac involvement Emre Bilgin
17:45 - 18:00 Case 3: SLE complicated with MGUS, TTP and pyoderma gangrenosum Tuba Yüce İnel
18:00 - 18:30 Osteoporosis Chairs: Marina Tsagareli, Eftal Yücel, Yaşar Karaaslan
18:00 - 18:30 How to treat steroid induced osteoporosis? İhsan Ertenli
Saturday, May 14
09:00 - 10:30 Connective tissue diseases Chairs: Merih Birlik, Şükran Erten, Elena Kartvelishvili, Irine Gvichia
09:00 - 09:30 Gastrointestinal involvement and malnutrition in Systemic Sclerosis Simona Rednic
09:30 - 09:50 Interstitial lung disease in Systemic sclerosis Simona Rednic
09:50 - 10:10 What’s new in the treatment of lupus nephritis Avtandil Tataradze
10:10 - 10:30 Update on Antiphospholipid syndrome Bahar Artım Esen
10:30 - 11:00 Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Vasculitis Chairs: Haner Direskeneli, Ayşe Çefle
11:30 - 11:50 Treatment of ANCA associated vasculitis Ömer Karadağ
11:50 - 12:10 Update on large vessel vasculitis Fatma Alibaz
12:10 - 12:20 IVIG in chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy Ayten Yazıcı
12:20 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Oral presentations Chairs: Levent Kılıç, Ediz Dalkılıç, Necati Çakır
13:30 - 13:42 Turkish Society for Rheumatology National Recommendations for the Definition and Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis Associated Digital Ulcer Duygu Temiz Karadağ
13:42 - 13:54 High prevalence of iRMD in sarcoidosis patients Semih Gülle
13:54 - 14:06 Treatment outcomes of adult-onset Still’s disease patients with biological therapy Yeşim Erez
14:06 - 14:18 Treatment outcomes of patients with biological therapy during pregnancy and effect of pregnancy planning on treatment preferance of rheumatologists Yeşim Erez
14:18 - 14:30 Diagnostic delay in gout arthritis Filiz Cemre Taşgöz
14:30 - 15:30 Registries in Rheumatology Chairs: Sedat Kiraz, Timuçin Kaşifoğlu, Sibel Bakırcı
14:30 - 14:50 What should we expect from controlled trials and observational studies Umut Kalyoncu
14:50 - 15:10 Romanian Biologics Registry Catalin Codreanu
15:10 - 15:30 Turkish Biologics Registries Süleyman Serdar Koca
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45 Difficult case presentations Chairs: Rima Akhvlediani, Figen Tarhan, Selda Çelik, Duygu Ersözlü
16:00 - 16:15 Case 1: A patient with mixed connective tissue disease Nino Kavtaradze
16:15 - 16:30 Case 2: Peripheral artery thrombosis after COVID19 infection Berna Yurttaş
16:30 - 16:45 Case 3: Lupus nephritis after COVID19 infection Ayşe Özdede
16:45 - 17:15 Crystal arthropathies Chairs: Eftal Yücel, Levan Shalamberidze
16:45 - 17:15 Gout: Update on diagnosis and treatment İzzet Fresko
17:15 - 17:45 Osteoarthritis Chairs: Svetlana Teneishvili and Otar Zhvania
17:15 - 17:45 Update on osteoarthritis Berna Göker
17:45 - 18:00 End of the day Chairs: Vedat Hamuryudan, Maia Tsutkiridze
Summary of the Black Sea Rheumatology: Conclusions and Recommendations
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Important Dates
January 15, 2022Early-Bird Registration
April 8, 2022Abstract Submission Deadline
May 12, 2022First Day of the Congress