Scientific Committee
Congress Chairs 
Seza Ozen, M.D., Chair
Ahmet Gul, M.D., Co-chair
Scientific Secretariat 
Erkan Demirkaya, M.D., Scientific Secretary
ISSAID Executive Committee
Ivona Aksentijevich, M.D. (Bethesda, MA, USA)
Marco Gattorno, M.D. (Genova, Italy)
Ahmet Gul, M.D. (Istanbul, Turkey)
Helen Lachmann, M.D. (London, United Kingdom)
Local Organizing Committee
Murat Inanc, M.D.
President of the Rheumatology Society of Turkey
Erbil Unsal, M.D.
President of the Paediatric Rheumatology Society
Ruhan Dusunsel, M.D.
President of the Society for Paediatric Nephrology
Turgay Arinsoy, M.D.
President of the Turkish Society of Nephrology
ISSAID Honorary Committee Members
Michael Hofer, M.D. (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Daniel L. Kastner, M.D. (Bethesda, MA USA)
Raffaele Manna, M.D. (Rome, Italy)
Huri Ozdogan, M.D. (Istanbul, Turkey)
Mordechai Pras, M.D. (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Angela Rösen-Wolff, M.D. (Dresden,Germany)
Anna Simon, M.D. (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Isabelle Touitou, M.D. (Montpellier, France)