Marco Matucci-Cerinic is Professor of Rheumatology and Medicine at the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine , and Director of the Rheumatology Department AVC and of the Division of Rheumatology AOUC, at the Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Careggi in Florence, Italy. Dr Matucci-Cerinic is professor of Rheumatology at the University of Florence, Italy. He has published more than 600 peer review manuscripts widely in the field of rheumatology, particularly on the pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of scleroderma, on spondyloarthritis and on osteoarthtritis. He has also served on various international and national committees. Dr Matucci-Cerinic has served as EULAR General Secretary and as Chairman of the EULAR Scleroderma Trial and Research Group (EUSTAR). He is currently chairman of the World Scleroderma Foundation and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Scleroderma & Related Diseases. He is also Associate Editor of Arthritis Research & Therapy and Clinical & Experimental Rheumatology, past Associate Editor and Co-Editor of Rheumatology. He serves on the boards of Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology and other rheumatology journals.