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 this field.

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

Prof. Didier Hans
University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Thomas Hügle
University Hospital Lausanne, Switzerland

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

Virtual Program

May 7, 2020 from 16:00 -17:30 


16:00 – 16:20 Launch of the 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

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 / Q&A


Recorded Lectures 

Every two weeks we will show you one new lecture online! We will start on May 14! 

Digital innovation driving breakthroughs for rheumatology patients
Tina Lupberger, Pfizer AG, Zürich, Switzerland

Patient discussions of glucocorticoid-related side effects within an online health community forum
Arani Vivekanantham, Manchester, UK

Use of Reuma2Go application in adolescents with JIA, can it improve self-management?
Nico Wulffraat, Utrecht, Netherlands

Cloudy with a Chance of Pain
William Dixon, Manchster, UK

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


Thank you very much to our sponsors!

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.


2 Credits from Swiss Society of Allergologie and Immunology (SSAI)

3 Credits from Swiss Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SGPMR)


The virutal congress was held in English.


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