Invited Faculty
  • Xenofon Baraliakos
    Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet
  • Prof. Xenofon Baraliakos is the Head of Rheumatology at the Rheumazentrum Ruhrgebiet Herne and Professor for Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

    He studied Human Medicine at the universities of Magdeburg and Berlin, Germany.

    Prof. Baraliakos received his official Board Degrees in orthopaedic surgery in 2007 and in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in 2014. His research interests are focused on the field of spondyloarthritides, with special emphasis on imaging outcomes and treatment.

    Among others, Prof. Baraliakos won the EWRR Award, in 2005, the EULAR Young Investigator Award, in 2006 and 2008, the German patient’s AS Society Award in 2010 and the 2014 Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the European Society for Clinical Investigations.

    Prof. Baraliakos is the current President of ASAS (Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society). He holds membership of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) and the German Society of Rheumatology. He also acts as a reviewer and is an Associate Editor in a number of major rheumatological journals.
    Research & Clinical Focus

    Axial spondyloarthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis


  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    Oct 23 12:00-12:40 Room A [Luncheon Symposium VII - Novartis] Reimagining AS Management IL-17 pathway: A voyage towards understanding its role in AS