8:50 Introduction

Thomas Hügle, Didier Hans and Johannes Knitza

Session I: Artificial Intelligence

Chairs: Thomas Hügle, Patrick Omoumi and Didier Hans

09:00 – 09:25 

Rheumatology – AI Workshop: Automated image recognition for beginners   

Matteo Caorsi & Leo Caratsch, Lausanne 

09:25 – 09:50

Flare prediction in RA based on machine learning (not released by the speaker)

David Simon, Erlangen 

09:50 – 10:15

Virtual Round Table: Relevance and practical implementation of AI solutions in Rheumatology

Session II: Telemedicine & Wearables

Chairs: Jacob M. van Laar and Jutta Richter

10:25 – 10:50 

Remote care in Rheumatology: Upcoming EULAR guidelines 

Philipp Bosch, Graz 

10:50 – 11:15

Telerheumatology and mobile health usage: Opportunities and barriers

Felix Mühlensiepen, Brandenburg

11:15 – 11:40

Asynchronous mHealth interventions in rheumatoid Arthritis: systematic scoping review  

Bart Seppen, Amsterdam

11:40 – 11:55

Virtual Round Table : Telemedicine & wearables 

Session III: Rheumatology Apps 

Chairs: Johannes Knitza and Martin Krusche

12:40 – 13:05

How to DiGA in Germany

Julia Hagen, Berlin

13:05 – 13:30

A smarphone-based health care chatbot to promote self-management of chronic pain (SELMA): pilot randomized controlled trial

Sandra Hauser-Ulrich, Winterthur

13:30 – 13:55 

Mobile app-based documentation of patient-reported outcomes – three months results from a proof-of concept study on modern rheumatology patient management (not released by the university hospital)

Jutta Richter, Düsseldorf

13:55 – 14:20

Outcomes of a mobile app to monitor patient reported outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized controlled trial

Yvonne Lee, Chicago

14:20 – 14:45 

Sidekick Health: A lifestyle change application for rheumatoid and psoriasis arthritis

Saemundur Oddsson, Göteborg

Session IV: Social Media

Chairs: Isabell Haase and Latika Gupta

14:55 – 15:20 

Social Media use of and for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease – perceptions of benefits and pitfalls

Paul Studenic, Stockholm

15:20 – 15:45

Social media and infographics for scholarly communication

Latika Gupta, Lakhnau

15:45 – 16:10 

Therapeutic online short-videos on Youtube for rheumatic patients

Martin Krusche, Berlin

15:45 – 16:10 

Therapeutic online short-videos on Youtube for rheumatic patients

Martin Krusche, Berlin

Session V: Abstract Session

Chairs: Didier Hans and Thomas Hügle

16:10 – 16:25

Decision support system for diagnosing rheumatic-musculoskeletal disease using fuzzy cognitive MAP technique

Boluwaji Ade Akinnuwesi, Kwaluseni

16:25 – 16:40

Monitoring patients with rheumatic conditions remotely using data from smartphones

Francisco Nunes, Porto

16:40 – 16:55

The SCQM coronavirus study – using remote care and digital instruments to facilitate and accelerate data collection and patient communication

Catherine Raptis, Zurich


Session VI: Pitching event for new digital solutions  

17:05 – 17:50

Presentations of the 3min elevator pitch videos submitted by providers and developers of digital care solutions that (could) improve quality of care in rheumatology.

Virtual discussion & Voting

Johannes Knitza, Felix Mühlensiepen, Matthias Diener, Thomas Hügle


Invited Faculty 


Leo Caratsch

Universtiy Hospital Lausanne



Dr. Latika Gupta

Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Medical Science

Lakhnau, India

Matteo Caorsi

Dr. Matteo Caorsi




Bart Seppen

Bart Seppen



The Netherlands

Matthias Diener 

Digital Rheuma Lab

Berlin, Germany

Dr. David Simon

Dr. David Simon

University Hospital Erlangen


Dr. Philipp Bosch 

Medical University of Graz


Dr. Felix Mühlensiepen

Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg


Sandra Hauser-Ulrich

Dr. Francisco Nunes

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS

Porto, Portugal

Dr. Paul Studenic

Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden

Yvonne Lee, MD, Rheumatology

Prof. Yvonne Claire Lee 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, USA 

Dr. Saemundur Oddsson


Göteborg, Sweden

Blessing Adegbite

Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi

Lagos, Nigeria

Sandra Hauser-Ulrich

Sandra Hauser-Ullrich

ZAHW Winterthur


Julia Hagen 

Health Innovation Hub

Berlin, Germany

Prof. Boluwaji Ade Akinnuwesi

University of Eswatini

Kwaluseni, Eswatini

Sandra Hauser-Ulrich

Isabell Haase

University Hospital Düsseldorf


Dr. Catherine Raptis 

SCQM Foundation

Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Patrick Omoumi

University Hospital Lausanne


Sponsors & Partners 



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