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Welcome to Utrecht,

The 4th International Meeting on Gene Therapy of Arthritis and Related Disorders will be held in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Organizing Committee likes to invite you to join the meeting on May 10-12, 2006.

ImageThe scientific program of the meeting will cover a broad spectrum of aspects of gene therapy for rheumatic diseases. State-of-the-art lectures will give an comprehensive overview on recent advances in viral and non-viral vector development, therapeutic applications, cartilage and bone healing, inducible promoters, siRNA, stem cells and imaging techniques. In addition, we will allocate a significant amount of time to both poster and oral presentations of selected abstracts.

Utrecht offers a perfect setting for this event. Utrecht has a rich history that goes back to the beginning of our calendar. The old inner-city, with its canals and cellars by the wharves, ancient churches, and of course the Dom tower, give the city a distinctive character. On the evening of the Congress dinner you will enjoy some of the old parts of Utrecht.In contrast, Media Plaza is a modern, hi-tech Congress Centre with the most advanced imaging- and audio-equipment, located within walking distance of the old center.

We look forward to welcoming you to Utrecht,

On behalf of the organizing committee
Prof. Dr. Paul-Peter Tak
Dr. Margriet Vervoordeldonk