Summer Course
Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

21.Jun - 21. Jun, 2019 Cod. O08-19


Systemic autoimmune diseases (SAD) continue to be a big challenge for clinicians, given their complexity, clinical variability and potential impact in the life of patients, many of them young women.

Over the last 4 years, the Autoimmune Diseases Units from Cruces and Bordeaux University Hospitals have established a collaborative clinical and research program, including joined Lupus-Cruces and Lupus-Bordeaux research projects and annual Basque Lupus Seminars at Baiona.

Last 23rd July 2018 we jointly organised with Euskampus and the University of the Basque Country the Summer Course Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas / Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, with 92 attendants from both sides of the border.

Taking into account the good performance of the activity, the high number of students and their qualifications of the course, we would like to organise the second edition. We aim to offer an eminently practical focus and to remark the importance of a collaborative multidisciplinary approach, concluding with the presentation of real-life clinical situations from our two Units with and interactive approach.

This activity is included in the cycle "Health, a commitment to people" that is developed in collaboration with the Department of Health of the Basque Government and Osakidetza, which offers reduced fees (75% discount on advance rate) and is especially aimed to the training and updating of professionals of the public health of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. 

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To update the diagnostic process and clinical management of the different SADs.

To remark the importance of multidisciplinary team work.

To discuss with the attendants real-life clinical cases with an eminently practical approach.

Activity directed to

  • University students
  • Non-university students
  • Teachers
  • Professionals
  • All public
  • Researchers


  • Euskampus



09:00 - 09:25


09:25 - 09:30

Presentation by the Director of the activity

  • Guillermo Ruiz Irastorza Hospital Universitario Cruces
  • Estibaliz LAZARO LAZARO University Hospital Federation Bordeaux


09:30 - 10:00

“Articular involvement in systemic autoimmune diseases. “

  • Estibaliz LAZARO LAZARO University Hospital Federation Bordeaux
  • Christophe Richez University Hospital Federation Bordeaux
10:00 - 10:30

“Management of interstitial lung disease in scleroderma and inflammatory myopathies. “

  • Cristina Gonzalez de Echavarri Hospital Universitario Cruces
10:30 - 11:00

“Clinical use of autoantibodies in inflammatory myopathies. “

  • Cecile Contin-Bordes University Hospital Federation Bordeaux
  • Patrick Blanco University Hospital Federation Bordeaux
11:00 - 11:30




11:30 - 12:00

“Pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. “

  • Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau Cochin Hospital
12:00 - 12:30

“Munltidisciplinary management of uveitis. “

  • Alex Fonollosa Calduch Hospital Universitario Cruces
12:30 - 13:00

“Infections and systemic autoimmune diseases. “

  • Elena Bereciartua Bastarrica Hospital Universitario Cruces
13:00 - 15:00




15:00 - 15:20

“One picture is worth 1000 words.“

  • Guillermo Ruiz Irastorza Hospital Universitario Cruces
15:20 - 16:10

“Challenging clinical cases-Cruces. “

  • Mikel Olmo Velasco Hospital Universitario Cruces
  • Jokin Dominguez Cainzos Hospital Universitario Cruces
16:10 - 17:00

“Challenging clinical cases-Burdeaux“

  • Pierre Duffau University Hospital Federation Bordeaux
17:00 - 17:15

Closing session

  • Guillermo Ruiz Irastorza Hospital Universitario Cruces
  • Estibaliz LAZARO LAZARO University Hospital Federation Bordeaux


Guillermo Ruiz Irastorza

UPV/EHU, Medicina

1990.- Licenciado en Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1999.- Doctor en Medicina, Universidad del País Vasco 1996.- Especialista en Medicina Interna 1991-1995.- Residente de Medicina Interna, HU Cruces 1994 & 1999-2000.- Research Fellow, Lupus Research Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital, UK 1997-2001.- Facultativo Especialista en Medicina Interna, Hospital de Mendaro 2001-2010 - Facultativo Especialista en Medicina Interna, HU Cruces 2010.- Jefe de Sección de Enfermedades Autoinmnes, HU Cruces 2004.- Profesor Titular de Medicina, Universidad del País Vasco 217 publicaciones indexadas. Areas principales de investigación: lupus eritematoso sistémico, síndrome antifosfolípido, enfermedades autoinmunes y embarazo. Miembro de SLICC (Systemic Lupus Collaborating Clinics). Miembro del Grupo de Estudio de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas (GEAS). Coordinador del Area de Enfermedades Autoinmunes, Inflamatorias e Infecciosas BioCruces Bizkaia.


Elena Bereciartua Bastarrica

Medical specialist in Internal Medicine, she works as a doctor of the Infectious Diseases Unit of Cruces University Hospital since 2006. She attend patients affected by a variety of infectious pathologies including HIV infected people, solid organ transplanted patient, infected diabetic foot (member of the diabetic foot unit of the hospital) among other topics. She colaborates as a consultant for medical and surgical services at the hospital, in particular for Systemic Autoinmmune Diseases Unit, Oncology and Haematology services. She has been a principal researcher / collaborator in several national studies with subsequent dissemination in national and international journals She is universitary professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Basque Country since 2008, and she has experience in residents training as a resident tutor since 2007 as well.

Patrick Blanco

Cecile Contin-Bordes

Cécile Contin-Bordes 43 years old, married, one child Present position: MCU-PH (Associate Professor) in Immunology Department of Immunology and Immunogenetic CNRS UMR 5164, ImmunoConcEpT Hôpital Pellegrin Bordeaux University Place Amélie Raba Léon 146 rue Léo Saignat 33076 Bordeaux France 33076 Bordeaux, France e-mail address: Educational Background: 2003: PhD in Medical and Biological sciences Bordeaux University 2016 : Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) Professional appointement: Head of the auto-immunity and complement laboratory (Bordeaux hospital) Co-heading of the scleroderma group in the Patrick Blanco’s team (Bordeaux University) Research expertise’s key words: - Co-stimulatory molecules in B and T cell activation - Systemic lupus erythematosus - Scleroderma: role of endothelial cells in the modulation of immune function and fibrosis Learned society’s membership: French University National council (CNU) French Society for Immunology (SFI)

Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau

Jokin Dominguez Cainzos

Pierre Duffau

Alex Fonollosa Calduch

I got my grade in Medicine in 2001 (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona). I performed my specialization in Ophthalmology in Hospital universitario Vall d'Hebron de Barcelona from 2002 to 2006; afterwards, in this hospital I worked as a consultant during 3 years as a medical and surgical retina and uveitis specialist. I got my doctorate in 2007 ( Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona). In 2009 I moved to Bilbao (Basque country) due to personal reasons where I starded to work as a consultant in Hospital Universitario Cruces (Universidad del Pais Vasco) and since 2011 also in Instituto Oftalmológico Bilbao as a medical and surgical retina and uveitis specialist. Since 2010 I am the principal investigator of the Ophthalmology Research Group (BioCruces Health Research Institute). Since 2017 I am associate professor of Ophthalmology at the Universidad del Pais Vasco. My main research line is Uveitis and diabetic retinopathy, specifically pathogenesis of macular edema. I have 48 papers in Pubmed.

Cristina Gonzalez de Echavarri


Bordeaux Hospital University, MD, PhD

Mikel Olmo Velasco

Christophe Richez

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