Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands


Talk: Adam is not Eve, sex differences in treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Since 2021 Irene E. van der Horst-Bruinsma is Full Professor in Rheumatology and Head of the Department of Rheumatology at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Following the completion of her Medical Degree at the University of Leiden in 1987, she was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Leiden University Medical Centre and became a Rheumatologist in 1997. In 1998 she completed her PhD thesis at the Leiden University called “The relationship between HLA Class II  polymorphisms and the susceptibility to and progression of  rheumatoid arthritis.”

Between 1998-2021 she has been working as a senior staff member at the Rheumatology department of the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc and is head of the Center of Excellence in Ankylosing Spondylitis. She has supervised over 10 PhD theses and has authored over 300 peer reviewed publications.  In 2018 she was appointed as Professor on sex and gender aspects in musculoskeletal inflammatory diseases at the VU University in Amsterdam.
Prof Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma was member of the Executive Committee of ASAS (Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international society) and is now Advisory Board member of ASAS. She is also member of the EUROSpA steering group, of the IGAS steering committee, the EULAR task Force Gender Equity in Academic Rheumatology (GEAR), Executive Board of the Dutch Society of Gender and Health.  

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