Dr. Christian Pagnoux graduated in internal medicine and clinical immunology in Paris, France. Between 2002 and 2010, he has served as vice-president of the French Vasculitis Study Group (FVSG) and has been involved in several therapeutic trials and cohort studies conducted by the latter or the European Vasculitis Study Group. Dr. Pagnoux moved to Canada in 2010 and was appointed to the Division of Rheumatology at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. He joined the steering committee of the North-American Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC) and founded CanVasc, the Canadian network for research on vasculitis. He has written or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and several textbook chapters on vasculitis.