Ori Elkayam

Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel

Professor Ori Elkayam is Head of the department of Rheumatology, at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. Professor Elkayam has completed her studies of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University and her training in rheumatology at the Tel Aviv Medical Center.

She was the President of the Israeli Society of Rheumatology from 2011 to 2017 and has published more than 160 publications in leading journals of rheumatology.

Her main clinical fields of interest are vaccination in rheumatic diseases, spondyloarthritis and interventional rheumatology.

Prof. Elkayam is a leading researcher on the effect of vaccinations in autoimmune diseases, being the chair of the EULAR task aimed at formulating the EULAR recommendations for vaccination in auto-immune inflammatory diseases. She is the main author of the Israeli Guidelines for screening of latent tuberculosis before the use of TNF alpha blockers and is one of the architect of the Israeli Registry of rheumatic patients treated with biologics.