Prof. Pier Luigi Meroni University of Milan, Italy

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Dr. Pier Luigi Meroni graduated from the University of Milan Medical School. He became a Full Professor in Internal Medicine in 2001 and in Rheumatology in 2005. He is now Director of the Immunorheumatology Research Laboratory – IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano. His clinical and scientific work has mainly focused on... read moreautoimmune/rheumatic diseases, in particular the pathogenic mechanisms responsible for systemic lupus erythematosus and the anti-phospholipid syndrome. Dr Meroni was one of the first researchers involved in the standardization of diagnostic tests for autoimmune systemic rheumatic diseases and he is now the Chairman of the EULAR Task Force for the guidelines for diagnostic laboratory tests in autoimmune rheumatic diseases. He also started the first pregnancy clinic for taking care of pregnant women with systemic autoimmune diseases in Milan. He has published more than 500 papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored and edited 7 books and written 47 book chapters. He was the first Italian nominated as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in 2014.