This year BRITSpA run its second abstract competition, with twelve submissions considered and four delegates asked to present. The winner of the certificate and cheque for £500 was Tim Bray (London) who gave an excellent presentation of his work entitled “A tiny bit of white on MRI”- objective definitions of oedema and fat metaplasia in spondyloarthritis”.
This is the story of 14 brave UCB Immunology employees with limited cycling experience who rose to the challenge of raising monies for 3 charities (BRITSpA, NASS and Arthritis Ireland) by attempting to ride 160 miles coast to coast.
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: