Jiří Vencovský received his M.D. from the Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He
completed specializations in internal medicine, rheumatology and medical immunology while
working in the Institute of Rheumatology in Prague. Since 1993 he has been head of the
Research and Clinical Laboratory Departments of the Institute.
He has served as President of the Czech Society of Rheumatology since 2010 and has been an
Editor of the journal "Czech Rheumatology" since 1998.
Professor Vencovsky received several prizes for the best publication/book in the Czech
Republic. His research interests include autoantibodies in rheumatic diseases and various
aspects of inflammatory idiopathic myopathies. He published around 300 scientific papers,
reviews and book chapters and is a popular speaker at international autoimmune-related