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Biography

Jacob M. van Laar is Professor at the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at UMC Utrecht, the Netherlands. After obtaining his MD and PhD degrees at Leiden University, he specialised in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Leiden University Medical Center and worked at the Department of Rheumatology as clinical academic in various roles from 1997-2007, interrupted by a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, USA. From 2007 until 2013 he held a Chair in Clinical Rheumatology at Newcastle University, and post as honorary consultant rheumatologist at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK. He has been working as Professor of Rheumatology at UMC Utrecht since 1 November 2013. His main research interests involve clinical and pathogenetic aspects of systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, aimed at improving the outcome of patients with rheumatic diseases by innovative clinical-translational research.

Side Activities

  • Member EULAR Scientific Programme Committee (2018 - present)

    Ad hoc expert advice Central Board of Appeal (2018 - present)

    Chairman Concilium Dutch Society for Rheumatology (2014-present)

    Founding Member Stichting ARCH (2017-present)

    Member Scientific Advisory Board Edith Busch Stiftung (2015-present)

    Member of EUSTAR (EULAR Scleroderma Trials and Research) (2007-present) 

    Ad hoc consultant for pharmaceutical companies (2013 - present)

    Chair Society for Rheumatology Research Utrecht (2013 - 2019)

     

Fellowship and Awards

  • Marie Parijs prijs for pioneering work in the field of clinical stem cell research in rheumatic autoimmune diseases (2002, Leiden University Medical Center)

    ZonMW Clinical Fellow (2007)

    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (2009)

Research Output (250)

Initiating tocilizumab, with or without methotrexate, compared with starting methotrexate with prednisone within step-up treatment strategies in early rheumatoid arthritis:an indirect comparison of effectiveness and safety of the U-Act-Early and CAMERA-II treat-to-target trials

Verhoeven Maxime M.A., De Hair Marjolein J.H., Tekstra Janneke, Bijlsma Johannes W.J., Van Laar Jacob M., Pethoe-Schramm Attila, Borm Michelle E.A., Ter Borg Evert Jan, Linn-Rasker Suzanne P., Teitsma Xavier M., Lafeber Floris P.J.G., Jacobs Johannes W.G., Welsing Paco M.J. 1 okt 2019, In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 78 , p. 1333-1338 6 p.

2019 update of EULAR recommendations for vaccination in adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Furer Victoria, Rondaan Christien, Heijstek Marloes W., Agmon-Levin Nancy, Van Assen Sander, Bijl Marc, Breedveld Ferry C., D'Amelio Raffaele, Dougados Maxime, Kapetanovic Meliha Crnkic, Van Laar Jacob M., De Thurah A., Landewé Robert B.M., Molto Anna, Mueller-Ladner Ulf, Schreiber Karen, Smolar Leo, Walker Jim, Warnatz Klaus, Wulffraat Nico M., Elkayam Ori okt 2019, In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 79 , p. 39-52 14 p.

Fast track algorithm:How to differentiate a "scleroderma pattern" from a "non-scleroderma pattern"

Smith Vanessa, Vanhaecke Amber, Herrick Ariane L, Distler Oliver, Guerra Miguel G, Denton Christopher P, Deschepper Ellen, Foeldvari Ivan, Gutierrez Marwin, Hachulla Eric, Ingegnoli Francesca, Kubo Satoshi, Müller-Ladner Ulf, Riccieri Valeria, Sulli Alberto, van Laar Jaap M, Vonk Madelon C, Walker Ulrich A, Cutolo Maurizio, 11 sep 2019, In: Autoimmunity Reviews. 18

Incidence and prevalence of vaccine preventable infections in adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases (AIIRD):A systemic literature review informing the 2019 update of the EULAR recommendations for vaccination in adult patients with AIIRD

Furer Victoria, Rondaan Christien, Heijstek Marloes, Van Assen Sander, Bijl Marc, Agmon-Levin Nancy, Breedveld Ferdinand C., D'Amelio Raffaele, Dougados Maxime, Kapetanovic Meliha Crnkic, Van Laar Jacob M., Ladefoged De Thurah Annette, Landewé Robert, Molto Anna, Müller-Ladner Ulf, Schreiber Karen, Smolar Leo, Walker Jim, Warnatz Klaus, Wulffraat Nico M., Elkayam Ori 1 sep 2019, In: RMD Open. 5

Efficacy, immunogenicity and safety of vaccination in adult patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases:A systematic literature review for the 2019 update of EULAR recommendations

Rondaan Christien, Furer Victoria, Heijstek Marloes W., Agmon-Levin Nancy, Bijl Marc, Breedveld Ferdinand C., D'Amelio Raffaele, Dougados Maxime, Kapetanovic Meliha C., Van Laar Jacob M., De Thurah Annette Ladefoged, Landewé Robert, Molto Anna, Müller-Ladner Ulf, Schreiber Karen, Smolar Leo, Walker Jim, Warnatz Klaus, Wulffraat Nico M., Van Assen Sander, Elkayam Ori 1 sep 2019, In: RMD Open. 5

Is There a Place for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Rheumatology?

Spierings Julia, van Laar Jacob M aug 2019, In: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. 45 , p. 399-416 18 p.

The diagnostic performance of dual energy CT for diagnosing gout:a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Gamala Mihaela, Jacobs Johannes W G, van Laar Jaap M 14 mei 2019, In: Rheumatology (Oxford, England). 58 , p. 2117-2121 5 p.

Effectiveness of Remission Induction Strategies for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis:a Systematic Literature Review

Verhoeven M. M.A., Welsing P. M.J., Bijlsma J. W.J., van Laar J. M., Lafeber F. P.J.G., Tekstra J., Jacobs J. W.G. 23 apr 2019, In: Current Rheumatology Reports. 21

Novel optical spectral transmission (OST)-guided versus conventionally disease activity-guided treatment:Study protocol of a randomized clinical trial on guidance of a treat-to-target strategy for early rheumatoid arthritis

Besselink N. J., Westgeest A. A.A., Klaasen R., Gamala M., Van Woerkom J. M., Tekstra J., Verhoeven M. M.A., Van Spil W. E., Lafeber F. P.J.G., Marijnissen A. C.A., Van Laar J. M., Jacobs J. W.G. 17 apr 2019, In: Trials. 20

Is prediction of clinical response to methotrexate in individual rheumatoid arthritis patients possible? A systematic literature review

Roodenrijs Nadia M.T., van der Goes Marlies C., Welsing Paco M.J., Tekstra Janneke, van Laar Jacob M., Lafeber Floris P.J.G., Bijlsma Johannes W.J., Jacobs Johannes W.G. 11 apr 2019, In: Joint Bone Spine. 87 , p. 13-23 11 p.

All Research Output (250)
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