Professor Tadej Avčin, MD, PhD

Professor Tadej Avčin, MD, PhD

Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center, Ljubljana,
Slovenia

Tadej Avčin is Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist and Head of the Department of Allergology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Professor Avčin graduated in medicine from the University of Ljubljana in 1996 and completed his residency in paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Ljubljana in 2003. He completed his fellowship in paediatric rheumatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada between 2004 and 2005. In 2004 he became an Associate Professor, and in 2010 Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine.

His main interest is paediatric rheumatology with an emphasis on juvenile idiopathic arthritides and systemic connective tissue diseases. He is the Principal Investigator of the International Registry of Paediatric Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Chairman of the EULAR Standing Committee on Paediatric Rheumatology and Chairman of the Education and Training committee of Paediatric Rheumatology European Society. Professor Avčin is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and 10 book chapters on paediatric rheumatology.

Disclosures

Meeting Honorarium/ Expenses: BMS; Octapharma
Speakers’ Bureau: AbbVie; Pfizer; Octapharma

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