The International Society of Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases

Structure and committees

Steering Committee

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Erkan DemirkayaErkan Demirkaya is Profesor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Rheumatologist at University of Western Ontario/LHSC Victoria Children’s Hospital. He is a chair of research committee in LHSC Victoria Children’s Hospital, scientist in Child Health Research Institute and Robarts research Institute. He completed a Master of Science program on Autoinflammatory Diseases and has been working more than 15 years in this area. His research interests include autoinflammatory diseases (FMF, HIDS, TRAPS, CINCA/NOMID PFAPA, and Behcet) and their genetic background, vasculitis and outcome in rheumatic diseases in children. He has published over 120 articles in international, peer-reviewed journals and 28 book chapters. Dr. Demirkaya was granted to set up UWO Medical Faculty Associates Beh├žet Syndrome and Auto Inflammatory Disease Center and he established Autoinflammation Research Laboratory at UWO. He is developing transition clinic for rare autoinflammatory disorders and translational research programme for their pathogenetic mechanisms.

Lori BroderickDr. Lori Broderick is a board-certified allergist/immunologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UC San Diego, with specific interests in disorders of pediatric immunity.

Dr. Broderick earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in New York, graduating summa cum laude. She then received her doctorate in tumor immunology and her medical degree at the University of Buffalo in New York. She completed her pediatric residency at UC San Diego, where she developed an interest in patients with primary immunodeficiencies and autoinflammatory syndromes, also known as periodic fever disorders. She then completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at UC San Diego, receiving extensive training to diagnose and manage primary immunodeficiency, allergic disorders and autoinflammation.

At UC San Diego, Dr. Broderick leads a research program consisting of complementary projects focusing on the genetics of rare diseases and dysregulation of the immune system, with a focus on the molecular mechanisms and clinical impacts of inborn errors of immunity. Her translational work strives to better understand disorders of immune dysregulation at both ends of this spectrum through novel gene identification, investigations of molecular mechanisms, and discovery of new therapeutic approaches. She has characterized the genetic etiology behind rare disorders of immune dysregulation, including Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis, and most recently identified novel mutations in the essential gene topoisomerase IIb (TOP2B), as the genetic etiology of a novel B cell-restricted immunodeficiency with dysmorphism.

Dr. Broderick is the recipient of a number of distinctions and research awards from organizations including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation, American Academy of Pediatrics, the Thrasher Research Fund, The Hartwell Foundation, the A.P. Giannini Foundation and the Arthritis National Research Foundation. She is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; the International Society of Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases; the Clinical Immunology Society and the San Diego Allergy Society.

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Clinical affairs subcommittee

Sophie Georgin-LavialleSophie Georgin-Lavialle has a medical doctorate in Internal medicine and a scientific doctorate in Immunology. She is working since 201 in the filed of autoinflammation and is now leading the adult part of the French national reference center for auto-inflammatory diseases and inflammatory amyloidosis which follows more than 1200 patients in Paris, France. She works on the clinical aspects of these diseases and on translational research on inflammation and innate immunity with a special interest in digestive microbiota. She represents the adult clinicians in the European JIR cohort. She is leading the French cohort of AA amyloidosis and she is co-leading the French VEXAS cohort.

Raju KhubchandaniDr Raju Khubchandani, hails from Mumbai India. A pediatrician by qualification, he devotes most of his time to pediatric rheumatology since over a decade and is the founder of the Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India. He has more than 150 publications to his credit has served on six international consensus groups, the latest one being the DADA 2 consensus statement published in May 2023. He is the only Asian author in the PReS-EULAR Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology and has reported the first case of CINCA/NOMID, and series of DADA 2 and Majeed syndrome from India. Enthusiastic about teaching Raju has taught and been an invited speaker in four continents. He runs his own online rheumatology course for primary care physicians and has conceptualized and / or organized several innovative and interactive teaching formats in print, person, and video.

Genetic subcommittee

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Research subcommittee

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