Global Webinar

Advances in Scleroderma Research – Global Webinar

Leading Scleroderma Research Scientists Launch Novel Worldwide Research Forum

Advances in Scleroderma Research – Global Webinar is a series of virtual meetings open to the global community of scleroderma researchers. This new virtual forum provides a venue to bring together the global scleroderma research community to hear the latest breakthroughs from the field. Each session will feature recent discoveries and high impact publications related to all aspects of scleroderma science.


The purpose of this webinar is to provide the most exciting and recent research advances to the global scleroderma research community in real time. It is vital that we take advantage of the facility we all gained with virtual meetings and virtual information sharing during the pandemic.


The goal of the Advances in Scleroderma Research – Global Webinar is to rapidly disseminate knowledge by promoting awareness of new advances, fostering new collaborations, creating new networks, encouraging early-stage investigators, and inspiring interested learners.

The first two sessions were exceptionally successful with over 300 people from around the globe registered for both events. Featured speakers have included Drs. Jim Jarvis, Gerlinde Wernig, Michael Longaker, Robert Lafyatis, Marlene Rabinovitch, and Stuart Cook. Don’t miss the next session

Recent Session:

Advances in Scleroderma Research – Global Webinar

Friday, April 1, 2022


Ido Amit, PhD, and Chamutal Gur, PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science
Victor J. Thannickal, MD, Tulane University
Paul Hiebert, PhD, ETH Zürich


David Lagares, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Sydney Montesi, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Eliza Tsou, PhD, University of Michigan


Future Dates:

Sessions will be held quarterly. More details on the following sessions to come:

  • September 2022
  • December 2022

The program is organized by a steering committee of leading scleroderma researchers:

John Varga, MD (USA), Co-Chair
Carol Feghali-Bostwick, PhD (USA), Co-Chair
Richard M. Silver, MD (USA)
David Abraham, PhD (UK)
Chris Denton, MD, PhD (UK)
Jorg Distler, MD (Germany)
Pravitt Gourh, MD (USA)
Masataka Kuwana, MD, PhD (Japan)
Alain Lescoat, MD (France)
Steven O’Reilly, PhD (Denmark)
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD (USA)
Eliza Tsou, PhD (USA)
Michael Whitfield, PhD (USA)
Qingran Yan, MD, PhD (China)

The Advances in Scleroderma Research – Global Webinar is fully supported by the National Scleroderma Foundation.