Meet this year's Crafoord Prize Laureates – Lars Klareskog, Sweden and Peter K. Gregersen, Robert J. Winchester, USA

Tens of millions of people all over the world suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. The discoveries behind the Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013 have in a decisive manner contributed to our understanding of the disease. For instance, Lars Klareskogs's research shows that if no-one in Sweden smoked, one in five cases could probably be avoided.

You are welcome to register for interviews on 2-3 May with this year's Crafoord Prize Laureates Lars Klareskog, Peter K. Gregersen and Robert J. Winchester. Spaces are limited.

Crafoord Days 2013
2 May
Beijer Hall, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences:
The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis is awarded to the Laureates by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf.

3 May
Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, 9:15 AM - 12 noon: Crafoord Prize Lectures 2013
(public lectures by the Laureates)
The Laureates present their discoveries in popular scientific terms.

Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet, 1:20 PM - 5:10 PM: Prize Symposium in Polyarthritis
Invited scientists speak about the latest scientific findings.

The lectures and the Prize Symposium will be broadcast live on the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences web site http://kva.se and will subsequently be available on demand on http://kvatv.se

Welcome!

The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2013
(Polyarthritis = rheumatic diseases where several parts of the body become inflamed, for instance, rheumatoid arthritis).
Price amount: SEK 4 million
Prize Award Ceremony, 2 May : the Prize is awarded by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf in the Beijer Hall at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.
Further information about this year's Crafoord Prize: http://kva.se/en/Prizes/Crafoord-Prize/
Complete program for the Crafoord Days 2013: www.crafoordprize.se and http://kva.se

Press contact:
Perina Stjernlöf, Press Officer, phone 46-8-673 95 44, 46-70-673 96 50, perina.stjernlof@kva

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The Crafoord Prize is one of the world's most prestigious scientific prices and is sometimes referred to as a prize to complement the Nobel Prizes. Register for interviews with this year's Crafoord Prize Laureates. www.kva.se
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