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After the great success of the meeting last year we are delighted to announce the 2nd Digital Rheumatology Day. Unfortunately, because of the increased spread of the corona virus in Europe the conference cannot take place as a face to face meeting this year.

Instead, we will show you a part of the meeting free of charge as a virtual conference, which will take place via zoom on May 7, 2020.

But to make sure you will not miss any lecture we have developed the Digital Rheumatology Network platform. On this, as a registered member you will find all recorded presentations within the next weeks. Furthermore, we will keep you posted on this new online platform about all news in the field of Digital Rheumatology and provide you a regularly updated overview on pioneering developments of digital therapies in Rheumatology like Biomarker, artificial intelligence, applications, AI, machine learning etc

Our target is to attract people from all over the world and from a wide variety of disciplines to foster together the field of digital rheumatology

We are looking forward to welcome you in our zoom meeting on May 7, 2020.

Thomas Hügle

Prof. Thomas Hügle
University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland

Didier Hans

Prof. Didier Hans
University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland

Jacob M. van Laar

Prof. Jacob M. van Laar
University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands

Virtual Program for May 7


  • 16:00 – 16:20 Launch Digital Rheumatology Network
    Thomas Hügle, Jaap van Laar, Didier Hans
  • 16:20 – 16:35 What’s New in Digital Health in 2020
    Didier Hans & Julien Smets, Lausanne, Switzerland

Using AI in prediction models and image recognition

  • 16:35 - 16:55 Longitudinal Deep Learning on Electronic Health Record Data to Predict Future Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity
    Beau Norgeot, Palo Alto, USA
  • 16:55 – 17:10 Opportunities and challenges with using AI in a MedTech environment: example from a wearable device for women's health
    Lisa Falco, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 17:10 - 17:30 Discussion
  • Recorded lectures on Digital Rheumatology Network

    • Automatic Bone Erosion Scoring with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
      Tobias Reinhard, Bern, Switzerland

    Apps & AI in Rheumatology

    • Cloudy with a Chance of Pain
      William Dixon, Manchster, UK
    • PICASO - the platform for improved personal and coordinated care of chronically Ill - results from a proof-of-concept study
      Jutta Richter, Düsseldorf, Germany
    • Self Monitoring in Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Bart Seppen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Use of Reuma2Go application in adolescents with JIA, can it improve self-management?
      Nico Wulffraat, Utrecht, Netherlands
    • RheumaHelper - the mobile asisstant for rheumatologists
      Janez Bernik & Blaž Triglav, Ljubljana, Slovenia

      AI in Apps con’t

      • Online demonstration of a rheumatic symptom checker (Rheumatools)
        Giorgio Tamborrini, Basel, Switzerland
      • ABATON – user friendly PROM assessment
        Manuel Grahammer, Berlin, Germany
      • Midaia: Treating rheumatoid arthritis digitally
        Felix Lang & Christine Peine, Dürnau, Germany

      AI to the benefit of the patient

      • Patient discussions of glucocorticoid-related side effects within an online health community forum
        Arani Vivekanantham, Manchester, UK
      • Why using AI in pharmaceutical industry?
        Tina Lupberger, Zürich, Switzerland
      • Ethical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Applications
        Emilio Gomez Gonzales, Seville, Spain

General information

Who should attend?

The Digital Rheumatology Day connects leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines like physicians, pharma and MedTech industry, Health IT companies, associations, consultants and academia as well as research centers to discover new innovative practices.



The congress will be held in English.


Sina Reis-Balikcioglu

Sina Reis-Balikcioglu


Janez Bernik Mediately Ltd., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Matteo Caorsi L2F, Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. William Dixen University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Lisa Falco HWZ Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Emilio Gomez-Gonzalez Engineering School-University of Seville, Spain
Manuel Grahammer ABATON digital GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Didier Hans University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Maria Hügle Neurorobotics Lab, Freiburg, Germany
Prof. Thomas Hügle University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland
Johannes Knitza University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
Janos Kozma CoreLiquid, Lausanne, Switzerland
Felix Lang Midaia, Dürnau, Germany
Tina Lupberger Pfizer, Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Martin Krusche Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Dr. Beau Norgeot University of California, Palo Alto, USA
Christine Peine Midaia, Dürnau, Germany
Dr. Tobias Reinhard Seantis GmbH, Switzerland
Prof. Jutta Richter University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany
Bart Seppen Reade, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KD Dr. med. Giorgio Tamborrini UZR - Ultraschall Zentrum Rheumatologie Basel, Switzerland
Blaž Triglav Mediately Ltd., Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prof. Jacob M. van Laar University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
Dr. Arani Vivekanantham University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Prof. Nico Wulffraat Wilhelmina Childrens´s Hospital, Netherlands


If you would like to participate in the zoom meeting on May 7, 2020 and become a member of the Digital Rheumatology Network please contact Sina Reis-Baliukcioglu via e-mail