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Vaccine Safety Conference Session 13 - Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP

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Published on Dec 28, 2011

ASIA - Autoimmune (Auto-Inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvant: A New Syndrome to be Defined

Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld is the head of the Department of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University since 1984 (age 36). Has founded and is heading the Center for Autoimmune Diseases since 1985 - at the largest hospital in Israel- the Sheba Medical Center, which is affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in the Tel-Aviv University.

Shoenfeld is the Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-Kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases in Tel-Aviv University. His clinical and scientific work focuses on Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases. He has published over 1600 papers in journals such as New Eng J Med, Nature, Lancet, Proc Nat Acad Scie, J Clin Invest, J Immunol, Blood, FASEB, J Exp Med, Circulation, Cancer and others. His articles have had over 20,000 citations until 2009. He has authored and edited 25 books, some of which became cornerstones in science and clinical practice, such as "The Mosaic of Autoimmunity", "Infections and Autoimmunity", the textbook "Autoantibodies" and "Diagnostic Criteria of Autoimmune Diseases", all of which were published by Elsevier and sold by thousands.

He is on the editorial board of 43 journals in the field of Rheumatology, and Autoimmunity and is the founder and the editor of the IMAJ (Israel Medical Association Journal) the representative journal of Science and Medicine in the English language in Israel. Shoenfeld is also the founder and Editor of the "Autoimmunity Reviews" (Elsevier) (Impact factor 6.2). He has written over three hundred chapters in different books. For the last 20 years Shoenfeld has been the Editor of "Harefuah" -- The Israel journal in medicine (Hebrew) and edited the Israel Medical Encyclopedia (10 volumes, 5000 items). He has organized over 20 International Congresses in Autoimmunity.

Recently he has opened the new Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases in The Chaim Sheba medical Center.

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