Due to the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, Iris Eshed from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv had to cancel her participation at short notice. In her stead, Kay G. Hermann summarized her presentation on additional differential diagnoses for the attendees, covering osteomyelitis, the SAPHO syndrome, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, or DISH.
Reading the Signs: Is it Truly axSpA? What Alters with Treatment?
Radiologist Robert Lambert from Canada tackled complex case examples in his presentation, addressing a crucial question: How can we establish a clear diagnosis in situations where both syndesmophytes, indicating axSpA, and degenerative processes are present?
Danish rheumatologist Mikkel Østergaard also utilized exemplary cases from his clinical practice to investigate the role of MRI in follow-up assessments. He explored how often imaging should be used to identify treatment failures, and how the patterns of findings can evolve and change over time.