International conferences

Behçet’s disease conferences started in a very humble way in 1964 in Italy and have grown to be much larger, more frequent and worldwide in character. They now take place every two years.

Next conference

The next conference will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 13th to 15th September 2018.

17th conference

The 17th International Conference took place on 15th to 17th September 2016 in Matera, Italy.

A report of the conference can be downloaded below.

Conference report


16th conference

The 16th International Conference on Behçet’s Disease took place between 18 and 20 September 2014 in Paris, France.

A report of the conference can be downloaded below.

Conference report


15th conference

The 15th International Conference on Behçet’s Disease took place between 13 and 15 July 2012 at at the Conference Centre in Yokohama, Japan.

A report of the conference can be downloaded below.

Conference report


14th conference

The 14th International Conference on Behçet’s Disease took place between 8 and 10 July 2010 at Queen Mary University Conference Centre at Mile End, London E1.

A report of the conference can be downloaded below.

Conference report


13th conference

The 13th International Conference on Behçet’s Disease took place in Poertschach, Austria, on 24-27 May 2008. See link below for a report.

Conference report


Previous International conferences

  1. 1964 Rome, Italy
  2. 1977 Istanbul, Turkey
  3. 1981 Tokyo, Japan
  4. 1985 London, UK
  5. 1989 Rochester, USA
  6. 1993 Paris, France
  7. 1996 Tunis, Tunisia
  8. 1998 Reggio Emilia, Italy
  9. 2000 Seoul, Korea
  10. 2002 Berlin, Germany
  11. 2004 Belek, Turkey
  12. 2006 Lisbon, Portugal

The International Society for Behçet’s Disease (ISBD) has reports of some of these conferences on its website.