This year’s EULAR in the beautiful city of Madrid was “hot” indeed! And not only relating to the high temperatures but to some of the data presented. The main updates in axSpA referred to confirmatory data on radiographic progression and the concept of treat-to-target. Here are some, but by no means all abstracts that BRITSpA found interesting:
BRITSpA has just learnt of the sad passing of Dr John Moll earlier on in the year. Dr Moll will always be remembered, together with Professor Verna Wright as the originators of the Spondyloarthritis concept. Their seminal work and observations paved the way that allowed the study and growing interest in this fascinating group of diseases and the rheumatology community owe a great deal to them both.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the recent passing of two BRITSpA friends, both world known experts in SpA and enthesitis and individuals of great human quality: Professor Ignazio Olivieri and Professor Mike Benjamin