13th International Workshop on Autoimmunity and Autoantibodies

General Information

The 13th International Workshop on Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity (IWAA 2016)


11th Tuesday – 13th Thursday, October, 2016


The Westin Miyako Kyoto
1 Awataguchi Kachocho,Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto 605-0052,Japan




Tsuneyo Mimori M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine



Tsuneyo Mimori (Japan)

Advisory Board

  • Marvin Fritzler (Canada)
  • Tasuku Honjo (Japan)
  • Joachim Kalden (Germany)
  • Tadamitsu Kishimoto (Japan)
  • Takao Koike (Japan)
  • Nobuyuki Miyasaka (Japan)
  • Ko Okumura (Japan)
  • Eng M. Tan (USA)

Organizing Committee

  • Luis Eduardo Andrade (Brazil)
  • Edward K.L. Chan (USA)
  • Karsten Conrad (Germany)
  • Ignacio García-De La Torre (Mexico)
  • Falk Hiepe (Germany)
  • Jack D. Keene (USA)
  • Westley H. Reeves (USA)
  • Yehuda Shoenfeld (Israel)


  • Tatsuya Atsumi (Japan)
  • Atsushi Kumanogoh (Japan)
  • Masataka Kuwana (Japan)
  • Minoru Satoh (Japan)
  • Yoshinari Takasaki (Japan)
  • Tsutomu Takeuchi (Japan)
  • Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Japan)
  • Takashi Yamamura (Japan)

Scientific Committee

  • Takao Fujii (Japan)
  • Manabu Fujimoto (Japan)
  • Shunsei Hirohata (Japan)
  • Hitoshi Kohsaka (Japan)
  • Sachiko Miyake (Japan)
  • Shinji Sato (Japan)

ICAP Executive Committee

  • Luis Eduardo Andrade (Brazil)
  • Orlando Gabriel Carballo (Argentina)
  • Edward K.L. Chan (USA)
  • Karsten Conrad (Germany)
  • Jan Damoiseaux (The Netherlands)
  • Ignacio García-De La Torre (Mexico)
  • Wilson de Melo Cruvinel (Brazil)
  • Marvin Fritzler (Canada)
  • Paulo Luiz Francescantonio (Brasil)
  • Manfred Herold (Austria)
  • Tsuneyo Mimori (Japan)
  • Carlos Alberto von Muhlen (Brazil)
  • Minoru Satoh (Japan)

* Listed in alphabetical order by category

General Information for Participants


The congress official language is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Admission to Sponsored Seminar (Morning・Luncheon・Evening Seminar)

No ticket for sponsored seminar will be distributed. Please enter the lecture hall whenever convenient to you.


Lunch will be provided at the luncheon seminars on a first-come, first-served basis. Lunch boxes with vegetarian meal will be also available limited in quantity.

Photography and Video Shooting in Conference room

Photo shooting and video recording are prohibited in the lecture hall during all sessions.

Cloakroom / Left Luggage

A cloakroom operated by the hotel is available at the reception lobby of 2nd floor, West Wing of the Westin Miyako Kyoto to keep your coats and bags.

Credits granted by Japan College of Rheumatology

The Japan college of Rheumatology has granted a total of 3 credits to the IWAA2016 participants. Participants can obtain a participation record for claiming credits for 3,000 yen at the registration desk.

Social Events

  • Opening Remarks
    Date&Time: 11th October, Tuesday 12:20–12:30
    Venue: Banquet Room MIZUHO, West Wing 4th Floor, The Westin Miyako Kyoto
  • Welcome Reception
    Date&Time: 11th October, Tuesday 19:40–21:10
    Venue: Banquet Room MIZUHO, West Wing 4th Floor, The Westin Miyako Kyoto
  • Closing Ceremony
    Date&Time: 13th October, Thursday 14:40–14:50
    Venue: Banquet Room MIZUHO, West Wing 4th Floor, The Westin Miyako Kyoto


The best abstracts are selected from submitted abstracts of Oral session and Poster Session to the IWAA2016. The winner will receive a prize and awarding ceremony will be placed during the Closing Ceremony scheduled on 13th October, Thursday, 14:40–14:50. All presenters are requested to attend the ceremony.

Instruction for Chairs and Speakers

Scientific Programme

■ Chairs

Please be seated on the chair's standby seat 15mins before your presenting session.
Please proceed with the session in a punctual manner.

■ Speakers

Please be seated on the speaker's standby seat 15mins before your presenting session.
Please proceed with the session in a punctual manner.

Data for Presentation

All speakers are requested to come to the Speaker's Preview Desk located in front of the banquet room MIZUHO at least 20 minutes in advance to their presentations to verify if the data functions properly on the equipment provided. No revise or change can be made at the PC operation desk.

Projector with resolution XGA (1024×768dpi) and one screen are set in the stage to be used for presentations.

1) Presentation Data by PowerPoint
  • Bring your presentation data on a Windows readable USB flash Drive or CD-ROM. In case you use animation, you should bring your own laptop and make sure that the data is applicable to Windows Media Player.
  • Make sure that you close or “finalize” your presentation file when create a CD. If you omit this step, you cannot access the CD from any other computer.
  • Only the standard fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, Arial, Times New Roman) are accepted for your presentation file, and unusual fonts may not be displayed properly on the computers in session room.
  • Include any external files utilized e.g. movie files in the same folder as your presentation. Copy the entire folder to the USB flash Drive or CD-ROM.
  • Video clips (other than certain animated gif files) are not embedded in PowerPoint presentations; you will need to bring the separate video files (WMV type is recommended) with you and submit them along with your presentation file.
  • Please name the file as: "Session name_presenter name.ppt (if Windows2010/2007, pptx)".
  • In order to avoid virus infection, please scan your data with updated anti-virus software beforehand.

◆Users of Macintosh Computers:
You should bring your own Macintosh since there would be technical issues that can arise when PowerPoint files created on a Macintosh are run on a Windows PC.

2) Presentation Data by Laptops
  Speakers using their own laptops MUST HAVE a VGA D-sub 15pin female output. Special video output cable is required for some laptops to use the D-sub 15pin to connect to external monitors and data projectors. Please note that we are not equipped with that special cable and you must bring it in case it is necessary.
General Information
  • The laptop output resolution should be no more than XGA (1024 x 768). The higher resolutions than the native resolution (1024 x 768) would possibly lose some information or not project by forcing the data projector into a compression mode.
  • Please name the file as: "Program no. (or session name)_presenter name.ppt (if Windows2010/2007, pptx)" and save it to the desktop or create a shortcut on the desktop.
  • You should have your data backed up in case of computer trouble.
  • Please turn off the screen-saver or energy saving mode beforehand

Poster Session

■ Presenters

Please stand by the position 5mins before the time session starts.
The session is free discussion style, and please proceed with the session in a punctual manner.

1)Presentation Guideline
  • Poster presenters are requested to follow the schedule below in mounting posters on their assigned board. The poster program number will be posted on your assigned board.
  • Please present a label showing the title of poster as well as the speaker’s affiliation and name.
  • Pins used for mounting will be available at the venue.
2)Lengths of Presentation

Poster Session 1 11th Oct (Tue) 15:15–16:15
Poster Session 2 12th Oct (Wed) 15:10–16:10

  • Posters should be brought to the congress by presenters and not mailed, as the congress cannot be responsible for any loss or mishandling.
  • Please refer to following poster image for preparing materials.
<Poster panel board>
General Information
3)Schedule for Mounting Posters
Date Set-up Time for Poster Session Removal
11th October, Tuesday 7:30–15:00 15:15–16:15 19:15–20:15
12th October, Wednesday 7:30–15:00 15:10–16:10 18:50–19:50

* Please mount posters during recess after the time the scientific sessions start.

* Please note that all the posters remain after removal time will be removed and disposed by the secretariat.


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