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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are delighted to welcome you to the 11th Annual Meeting of The Lupus Academy, which will provide you with new insights into research and clinical practice advances to enrich your knowledge and help you better manage your patients with lupus.

The Lupus Academy is committed to the development of high-quality education, focused on providing new and clinically relevant content through live meetings and online environments, whilst aspiring to to support you in your delivery of outstanding patient care and efforts to improve patient outcomes in lupus.

During the past 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lupus Academy has provided its education thought its virtual meeting platform. This year’s meeting will be hybrid, with a live meeting in Florence, and parts of the programme broadcast live online and through our catch-up platforms. We look forward to much discussion among faculty and participants both in Florence and online from around the world.

The first part of our meeting will take place online on 25th March 2022, with a 2-hour online session reviewing the place of older lupus treatments and their place in today’s treatment of lupus. The main part of the hybrid annual meeting will take place from 8-10th April, with a varied and interesting educational programme, designed to stimulate thinking around current lupus practice and drive discussion both during and outside the meeting sessions.

Delegate feedback from previous annual meetings continues to guide us in selecting the finest topics and speakers for our educational programmes. The scientific component of this year’s programme, developed by our Steering Committee of 11 international experts in lupus, provides the opportunity for you to engage with clinicians and scientists, share clinical and scientific experience, and further develop your knowledge in this fast-moving therapeutic area.

We sincerely hope that this meeting will provide you with new ideas for your clinical work, enriched enthusiasm for collaborative research, and fruitful discussions with your colleagues.

We look forward to meeting and talking with you in person and online at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Lupus Academy.

With kind regards,