Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Dr. Andrew Leask of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry was honoured by The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), when his submitted abstract "A Novel Model of Systemic Sclerosis?: Loss of PTEN in Fibroblasts results in Lung Fibrosis in a CCN2/CTGF-Dependent Fashion" qualified him to win one of the six EULAR Abstract Awards in Basic Science.
The EULAR Congress 2013 in Madrid this month offered a wide range of topics including clinical innovations, clinical translational and basic science. In addition, meetings were organized by people with arthritis, health professionals, and the health care industry.
The EULAR Mission Statement: The aim is to provide a forum of the highest standard for scientific (both clinical and basic), educational and social exchange between professionals involved in rheumatology, liaising with patient organizations, in order to achieve progress in the clinical care of patients with rheumatic diseases.