DAVID ISENBERG I trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, several North and Central London teaching hospitals and the New England Medical Center in Boston. I have been academic director of Rheumatology at University College London since 1996. I am an ex-president of the British Society for Rheumatology (2004-2006) and ex-Chair of the BSR’s Biologics Register Committee (2006-2011). Currently I chair Lupus UK’s Research Committee. I am a non-executive director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) and the major UK arthritis charity Versus Arthritis. I won the Hess prize (2010) awarded by the Lupus Foundation of America for outstanding contribution to SLE Research – the first non- North American to win it. I won the Roger Demers Award in 2012 from the Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology for “unique contribution to international rheumatology” and the Reumeritas Award given biannually by the Portuguese Rheumatology Society for scientific merit in the field of rheumatology (2016). I have published 560 original articles and over 280 reviews, chapters and written and/or edited 20 books. My alter-ego ‘Lupus Dave’ sings and writes for ‘Lupus Dave and The Davettes’!
EDGARD TORRES DOS REIS NETO Médico Reumatologista, Professor Adjunto da Disciplina de Reumatologia da Escola Paulista de Medicina / Unifesp. Responsável pela enfermaria, serviço de interconsulta e ambulatório de lúpus eritematoso sistêmico da Disciplina de Reumatologia da Unifesp.
MORTON A. SCHEINBERG Clinico e Reumatologista Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein Diretor Centro de Pesquisas Clinicas Hospital AACD(doenças do aparelho locomotor) PhD Boston University Livre Docente USP Master American College of Rheumatology. Diretor CADA ( Centro Avançado Doenças Autoimunes) Hospital BPMirante.