Useful Information

Useful Information

Meetings Information

The 7th Annual Meeting of the Lupus Academy is held in close collaboration with the XXXV Brazilian Congress of Rheumatology.
If you have any questions relating to this congress, its programme, available hotels or your congress registration, please visit their website for information or contact the congress organisers (

Please do note that a registration on this website is a registration ONLY for the Lupus Academy, not for the congress.
Brazilian participants are required to register for the congress separately. If you are an international attendee and you are coming only to attend the Lupus Academy, you do NOT have to register for the congress. Please then simply indicate that you will not attend the congress while completing the registration pages on this website and we will ensure a special badge to access is provided via the congress on arrival.

Meeting Venue
Windsor Convention & Expo Center Barra da Tijuca
R. Martinho de Mesquita, 129
Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20031-204
Tel: (55 21) 2195-5000

All Lupus Academy sessions and workshops will take place on the 3rd floor of the center.
More information will be available nearer the meeting date.

Meeting Schedule

Thursday 6th September
17:00 – 19:30 hours Meeting Opening, Keynote Lectures
Friday 7th September
108:30 – 10:30 hours Plenary Sessions
11:00 – 12:30 hours Workshops
13:30 – 15:30 hours Plenary Sessions
16:00 – 17:30 hours Workshops (repeated)
Saturday 8th September
09:00 – 13:30 hours Plenary Sessions, Meeting Close

Meeting Programme
The meeting programme will comprise didactic lectures.
Please refer to our most up to date programme.

Meeting Materials
The congress materials you will receive will hold information on the Lupus Academy as well. In addition, approximately one week before the meeting we will be sending you the Lupus Academy abstract book electronically for your further information. After the meeting, you will receive a notification when the meeting report is available on our website.

On the 7th of September six parallel workshops have been scheduled which are repeated in the afternoon, giving you the opportunity to attend two different workshops. These workshops will be conducted in English and are free of charge. You are encouraged to actively participate in discussions. Given the highly interactive nature of these workshops, seats are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis to those participants that register for the workshops via the Lupus Academy website.

We will aim to accommodate as many as people as possible in their preferred workshops. If you register via this website, you are guaranteed to be able to attend two workshops, at least one of which is a preferred workshop, if possible both. Participants of the congress that do not register for the workshops via the Lupus Academy website will not be allocated places prior to the meeting and can therefore not be guaranteed seats in these workshops. The final confirmation you will receive from us direct approximately one week before the congress, will confirm the workshops allocated to you.

Travel and Accommodation
We request all participants to book their own travel and accommodation as would be applicable.

Spouses and other guests
According to Lupus Academy regulations, guests will not be able to attend any meeting related functions, including program sponsored meals.

Dress code
Business casual

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