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Congress Objectives and Themes

San Francisco, California will be the site of the 2019 International Lupus Congress, “Lupus: Gateway to the Future”.  The major theme of the Congress is to bring attention to the prospect for advances in the diagnosis and treatment of SLE from the work of young investigators in precision medicine and other exciting areas. 

Topics of Congress sessions will span the full range of lupus research, from basic and translational science to epidemiology, clinical science, and the social, political, and economic determinants of health. 

Theme 1
Major advances and insights gained from recent research initiatives in SLE

Theme 2
Precision Medicine

Theme 3
Celebration of the future

The first day of the Congress will showcase major advances and insights gained from recent research initiatives in SLE. The second day will focus on precision medicine, including opportunities and challenges associated with implementing a personalized approach to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of lupus. The final day of the Congress will be a celebration of the future, with presentations featuring the most exciting research by young and mid-career investigators from every corner of the world and across the spectrum of disciplines in lupus research.

The Golden Gate Bridge is emblematic of San Francisco as a world class city, bridging the past with an exciting future. “Lupus: Gateway to the Future” will highlight the breakthroughs and the investigators who are responsible for them that will transform lupus treatment in the years to come.