The International Society of Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases

Structure and committees

Streering Committee

Erkan 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.

Paul BroganPaul Brogan is Professor of vasculitis and honorary Paediatric rheumatologist at UCL/Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS foundation trust. He is section head for infection inflammation and rheumatology at UCL Institute of child health; and specialty lead for paediatric rheumatology at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has developed a programme of research into rare inflammatory diseases of the young, spanning clinical studies basic science, and gene discovery. The next chapter of his research is exploring gene therapy for some monogenetic forms of autoinflammatory vasculitis. He has published over 150 scientific papers; edited and co-authored 4 textbooks; and has written several international textbook chapters. He has a long standing interest in vasculitis of the young, has conducted several clinical trials in this field, including as chief investigator of the pan-European Kawasaki disease coronary artery aneurysm prevention trial (KD-CAAP).

Clinical affairs subcommittee
To be appointed

Genetic subcommittee
To be appointed

Research subcommittee
To be appointed

Education and training subcommittee
To be appointed