Promote Interdisciplinarity and Learn from Each Other

As this interdisciplinary meeting format was great success in 2019 and 2021 we aim to exchange experience in immune-mediated diseases again in January 2023.

The conference is organized by the Divisions Rheumatology, Dermatology as well as Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Lausanne University Hospital. In the upcoming edition we will also invite speakers from the Division of Pneumology to contribute to an exciting program.

The aim of the Common Ground Meeting is to advance the care of patients with diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, spondylarthritis, chronic hepatitis, nephritis, interstitial lung disease etc..

Since these patients are usually cared by several disciplines, a scientific exchange is extremely important to identify common clinical challenges and upcoming treatments.

Again, we are putting together an exciting program with lectures from leading experts in Switzerland and Europe. There will be plenary sessions with chairs from each specialty and extra time for discussions and networking.

We would be delighted to welcoming you at the Aqauatis Hotel in Lausanne on March 23, 2023.

Thomas Hügle
Prof. Thomas Hügle
Division of Rheumatology
Michel Gilliet
Prof. Michel Gilliet
Division of Dermatology
Darius Moradpour
Prof. Darius Moradpour
Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology



08:30 – 09:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee

Session 1: What’s new in your speciality about immune-mediated diseases?

09:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Prof. Christoph Schramm, UKE Hamburg, Germany

10:30 – 11:00

Prof. Gerd Burmester, Charité Berlin, Germany

Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30
Pneumology Disease Update: Sarcoidosis 

Prof. Martin Brutsche, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland

Lunch Break

Session 2

13:30 – 14:00
Disease update: Vasculitis

Dr. Mike Becker, Zürich University Hospital, Switzerland

14:00 – 14:30
HOT TOPIC I: Fat & Inflammation (basic research)

Prof. Mikael Rydén, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden

14:30 – 15:00
HOT TOPIC II: Tissue memory & immune responses
Coffee Break

Session 3: Quiz with interdisciplinary case discussions

15:30 – 16:00

case 1: Gastroenterology

16:00 – 16:30

case 2: Dermatology

16:30 – 17:00

case 3: Rheumatology


Thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!

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The registration includes two coffee breaks and lunch.

Cancellations are possible until March 13th.

SwissTech Convention Center

General Information


Aquatis Hotel

Route de Berne 148
1010 Lausanne
Vaud – Suisse

Who should attend?

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, immunologists, nephrologist, pneumologists, internists as well as colleagues from all other disciplines interested in immune-mediated disorders.


Physicians and scientists: 100 CHF
Allied health professionals/Trainees: 60 CHF
Industy: 450 CHF


Get in Touch with the Organisation

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I appreciate the initianive of bringing different disciplines together – that definitly enables knowledge & experience sharing!

Prof. Axel Frinckh

University Hospital Geneva, Switzerland

Excellent meeting en ce qui concerne les thèmes abordés et discussions sur potentielles collaborations!

Dr. Valérie Pittet

University Center for Primary Care and Public Health, Lausanne, Switzerland

A very exciting and unique meeting, where experts from different disciplines exchange their newest insights and discuss common pathways of different diseases. Highly inspiring.

Dr. Christoph Schlapbach

Bern University Hospital, Switzerland