Invited Faculty
  • Seung-Ki Kwok
    The Catholic Univ. of Korea
  • Seung-Ki Kwok is a Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital of the Catholic University of Korea. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. at the College of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea. He did his research fellowship in the Division of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Harvard Medical School. For the last several years, he has done diverse translational research of autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Sjogren’s syndrome and systemic sclerosis using animal models and patients’ samples in an attempt to find out new treatment target of the rare autoimmune diseases. He is also interested in cell therapy using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) to treat autoimmune diseases. As a rheumatologist, he is actively pursuing clinical research in the field of systemic autoimmune diseases.
    Research & Clinical Focus

    Sjogren's syndrome



    Systemic sclerosis

  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    May 19 10:00-10:30 Room A [Symposium] Year in Review (Clinical) Clinical update of systemic lupus erythematosus
    May 19 12:00-12:40 Room B [Luncheon Symposium II - JW Pharmaceutical] IL-6R Inhibition: Transforming People's Lives, for a Future on Their Term  Evolution of tocilizumab: From rheumatoid arthritis to CAR T cell therapy and COVID-19