JIR Winter School

The JIRcohorte team is welcoming you at the second Winter School on Childhood-onset Lupus and related features.

Update your knowledge, present your research, develop your network and meet European specialists during the 2nd JIRcohorte Winter School in Leysin Switzerland. 

JIR Winter School

JIR Winter School


The JIRcohorte team is welcoming you at the second Winter School on Systemic Lupus Erythemateous (SLE). 

Update your knowledge, present your research, develop your network and meet International specialists during the 2nd JIRcohorte Winter School in Leysin Switzerland.

We offer

State of the art lectures
Interactive workshops in small groups
Abstract presentations (oral and poster)

You will also be able to meet some International specialists through the sessions and multiple leisure activities in the magnificent Swiss Alps.

This unique event is designed for the members of the JIRcohorte to give them the opportunity to present their research project developed on the JIRcohorte platform. The Winter School is open to all physicians interested in this topic. The number of participants is limited and registrations will be accepted on the basis of “first arrived first served”. 

We hope to welcome you in Leysin next January.

Live webcast with India

The JIR Winter School will be broadcasted live in Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. 10 - 20 doctors will be able to view the conferences and participate to the workshops directly from India. 

If you are interested to participate to this webcast, please contact the local team here.

Registration for this event are closed. 


Friday 26 January 2018

12.00 – 13.00

Welcome and registration 

13.00 – 14.30

Conferences and abstracts

Lupus Nephritis clinical to management (Michael Beresford)

Treatment in SLE (Rolando Cimaz)


Vesiculobullous skin lesions in lupus (A. Deshmukh)

Sexual differences in TLR7 driven IFNα production (K. Webb)

14.30 – 16.00

Workshop 1-5 (all participants will go through all workshops)

1) Exploring Lupus (Alexandre Belot + Klaus Tenbrock)

2) Cutaneous and mucosal involvement (Tadej Avcin + Emmanuel Laffitte)

3) Lupus nephritis (Michael Berresford + Francois Cachat)

4) Life-threatening presentation (Angelo Ravelli + Hermine Brunner)

5) Treatment of difficult refractory cases (Zahir Amoura + Rolando Cimaz)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00

Conferences and abstracts

CNS involvement (Hermine Brunner)        

Update on pathogenesis of lupus (Klaus Tenbrock)

Interferonopathy, monogenic lupus (Alexandre Belot)

18.00 - 19.30

Workshop 1-5


Saturday 27 January 2018

08.00 – 09.00

Breakfast – Case study (from India)

Case 1 (P. Ranade / P. Pimpale)

Case 2 (J. Raghuram)

Case 3 (A. P. Rao)

 09.00 – 10.00


Transition (Michael Hofer)

Pediatric-onset lupus as adult (Zahir Amoura)

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 – 12.00

Workshop 1-5

12.00 – 17.00

Free leasure time (ski, walk, ...)

17.00 – 18.30


APS (Tadej Avcin)

Outcome measures and prognosis (Angelo Ravelli)

Complement laboratory testing (Pascale Roux-Lombard)

18.30 – 19.30

Poster Walk (wine and cheese)


Gala dinner (Hotel Classic + dance)

Sunday 28 January 2018

08.00 – 09.00

Breakfast - Case study

Case 1 (A. Alrasheed)

Case 2 + 3 (K. Warrier)

Case 4 (R. Carlomagno)

 09.00 – 10.30

Workshop 1-5

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00


Future treatments (Francois Spertini)


The role of kidney biopsy (K. Bouchalova)

Capillaroscopy findings in SLE (D. Schonenberg)

12.00 – 13.30

Workshop 1-5



Tadej Avcin, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alexandre Belot, Lyon, France

Michaël Hofer, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hermine Brunner, Cincinatti, USA

Angelo Ravelli, Genoa, Italy

Klaus Tenbrock, Aachen, Germany

Michael Beresford, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rolando Cimaz, Florence, Italy

François Spertini, Lausanne, Switzerland

Zahir Amoura, Paris, France

Pascale Roux-Lombard, Geneva, Switzerland

François Cachat, Lausanne, Switzerland

Emmanuel Laffitte, Geneva, Switzerland

practical informations

The Winter School will take place at Alpine Classic Hotel in Leysin. Leysin is a Swiss Alps village at 1h30 from Geneva. It is easily reachable by car or by train (train stop Leysin-Versmont).

This registration fee includes: Access to all the JIR Winter School sessions, 2 nights at Hotel Alpine Classic Leysin****, 2 breakfast, 1 lunch and the gala dinner.

  Early registration (until 31.10.2017) registration after 01.11.2017
single room 250€ 300€
shared double room 200€ 250€
shared appartment (6 pers) 150€ 200€

The event is fully booked. No more registrations are possible.

Cancelation policy:
- Since 1st
 of November 2017: 50% of total price has to be paid - Since 1st of January 2018: 100% of total price has to be paid.

Abstract submission

All participants can submit an abstract until the 30.11.2017. To submit your abstract please send it to the following link: submit abstract

Selected abstract for an oral or a poster presentation will be informed in December.

Case study submission

All participants can submit a case study that can be discussed during the "Breakfast Case Study" sessions. Each case study will consist of 5 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes of discussion. To submit your case study, please send it to the following link until the 31.12.2017: submit case study

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