Monday 23 April 


Welcome and introductions

Prof.dr. R.F. van Vollenhoven, the Netherlands

17:45 hrs

Summary previous work, key issues, meeting objectives

Prof.dr. R.F. van Vollenhoven, the Netherlands

18:30 hrs

Methodological aspects and plans for day 2


19:00 hrs

Adjourn and dinner





Tuesday 24 April

09:00 hrs

Welcome, brief repeat introductions, recap of day 1

Prof.dr. R.F. van Vollenhoven, the Netherlands



9:30 hrs

Remission in the Amsterdam cohort

Prof.dr. A. Voskuyl, the Netherlands



09:55 hrs  

Remission in the Gladel cohort

Prof.dr. B. Pons-Estel, Argentina



10:20 hrs

Remission in the Hopkins Lupus cohort

Prof.dr. M. Petri, USA



10:45 hrs

Coffee break

11:00 hrs

Remission and lupus low disease activity in the Asia-Pacific Lupus Group

Prof.dr. E. Morand, Australia



11:25 hrs

Remission in the Padua Cohort

Prof.dr. A. Doria, Italy


11:50 hrs

Methodological and regulatory considerations

Prof.dr. C. Aranow, USA



12:15 hrs

Update on financial support, future possibilities

Prof.dr. R. van Vollenhoven, the Netherlands

12:30 hrs


13:30 hrs

Break out session: towards consensus on a definition of remission


Prof.dr. C. Aranow

Prof.dr. A. Voskuyl

Prof.dr. M. Petri

Prof.dr. E. Morand

14:30 hrs

Break out reports and further discussion

15:30 hrs

Summary of the meeting, next steps

16:00 hrs

Meeting Closes