Dear Members and Friends,
The European Lupus Meeting (ELM) gathers physicians (lupologists), researchers and pharma companies interested in SLE and takes place every 2 years.
This year, after a break because of the Covid-19 pandemic it was held in the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, from October 5 to 8.
It gathered 850 attendees from 54 countries, 18 of those were PAN members from Lupus Europe. It was the first time with patients included in the scientific programme on the same level as physicians and researchers.
Patients were a part of the organising committee and we had dedicated programme sessions for HCPs and patients. These are exciting times for lupus with new products being approved and many new products in the pipeline and this contributed to a general feeling of optimism.
In this newsletter you have the unique opportunity to hear the experience of our patient representatives, who took part in this great meeting.