Michael Hofer

Dr Michaël Hofer is a specialist in paediatrics, immuno-allergology and paediatric rheumatology. He trained in Geneva, Lausanne, Denver and Paris. He leads the Paediatric Immuno-allergology and Rheumatology Unit of the University Children’s Hospital of Lausanne and is consultant in paediatric rheumatology at the University Children’s Hospital of Geneva. He founded and leads the paediatric rheumatology network for the French part of Switzerland, which offers multidisciplinary care in paediatric rheumatology. He is Privat-Docent and teaches at the University of Lausanne.

Dr Hofer’s main research interests are auto-inflammatory diseases, in particular PFAPA syndrome, and the epidemiology of paediatric rheumatic diseases. He created the international registry for PFAPA syndrome in collaboration with the members of the working party for periodic fever syndromes of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS). He participates in the Eurofever project, which is developing an international web-based registry for paediatric auto-inflammatory diseases. He also leads the Swiss registry for paediatric rheumatic diseases. He has participated in several multicentric trials in paediatric rheumatology and is the PRINTO national coordinator for Switzerland.

Dr Hofer is a member of the council and Secretary of PReS. He is co-president of Paediatric Rheumatology Switzerland and participated in the elaboration of the Swiss training program in paediatric rheumatology. He was the chairman of the last international congress on autoinflammatory diseases (ISSAID 2013) in Lausanne.