The Next Decade
Jason S. Knight, MD, PhD, the Marvin and Betty Danto Research Professor of Connective Tissue Research and associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, concluded the session with an overview of what to expect in the new decade for APS. He foresees the field becoming more personalized with rheumatologists treating APS proactively rather than reactively. Advances in immunomodulation should also make it possible to treat APS at its source. Finally, he called for more investigators to become interested in APS to generate a better understanding of B cell repertoire, metabolomics, epigenetics and the influence of the microbiome.
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