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Dr. Serge Poiraudeau (1960-2017) was a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialized in Rheumatology. He was the Head of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department, at Hôpital Cochin Paris, France and of the research team “Clinical Epidemiology of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal diseases”, funded by INSERM. He was Vice Dean of pedagogy at Paris Descartes University, and Vice president of the French national network for research on Handicap, funded by INSERM/CNRS. Dr. Poiraudeau will always be remembered as one of the founders of SPIN, and for his dedication to advancing the fields of scleroderma care and research.