MD, Rheumatologist Member of the Italian Society of Rheumatology, Co-chair of the European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) Young investigators Group Italy Cosimo Bruni, MD, completed his medical school studies at the University of Siena in October 2010, graduating with a thesis on ““Effects of the therapy with Bosentan on Raynaud’s phenomenon and cutaneous fibrosis in patients affected by systemic sclerosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension: clinical and nailfold videocapillaroscopic evaluation”, performer at the local Immunology Department. Since his degree, he attended the Rheumatology Department of the University Hospital of Firenze, held by Professor Matucci Cerinic. During his specialty training in Rheumatology, he developed particular interest in connective tissue diseases, especially systemic sclerosis. His main interests and research focuses are the identification of new biomarkers predictive disease-related complication and the creation of outcome measures assessing clinical status and therapeutic efficacy. To enrich his knowledge and perform research studies, he also experienced a 6 months attachment at the Rheumatology department of University College of London – Royal Free hospital campus, directed by Prof Christopher Denton. He obtained his specialist graduation in Rheumatology in July 2017, defending a thesis on “Different cut-offs for Renal Resistive Index reflect renal and organ involvement and predict Clinical-instrumental worsening: results from a mono-centric study on 250 systemic sclerosis patients”. As a results of his project and research, Cosimo Bruni is author of different reports presented at national and international congress, more than 25 publications on indexed journals, textbook chapters and online courses on rheumatic diseases. He is currently member of the Italian society of Rheumatology, co-chair of the European Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) young investigator group and convenor for the EULAR online course on Systemic Sclerosis.