Anual Scientific Meeting

Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

The Inaugural BRITSpA meeting was held in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th September 2015. The attendance was excellent and attending by a variety of healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, physio-therapists, occupational therapists and academics. The 2 day meeting was chaired by Dr Karl Gaffney (Norfolk and Norwich Hospital) and Dr Raj Sengupta (Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases).
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Day 1 Wednesday 28th September 2015

Gary Macfarlane
BSRBR AS update
Karl Gaffney, Norfolk & Norwich
BSR/NICE guidelines update/discussion
NASS update
Debbie Cook, Chief Executive of NASS
Tony Hammond, Kent
Privatisation of rheumatological services in UK

Day 2 Wednesday 28th September 2015

Jon Packham, Keele
Is non radiographic axial SpA a real disease entity?
Andrew Keat, Northwick Park
Flares in axial SpA and management
Nicky Goodson, Aintree
How should we use non steroidals in axial SpA?
Paul Bowness, Oxford
Microbiome in SpA
Melanie Martin, London
What advice should physicians be giving their patients on exercise in axial SpA?
BRITSpA Executive Committee
BRITSpA Annual General Meeting
Antoni Chan, Royal Berkshire
Research and audit presentations - Audit of new outcome measures in AS
Hannah Matthieson, Leeds
Research and audit presentations - Secondary care awareness on axSpA survey
Paul Creamer, N Bristol
Research and audit presentations - Blood test monitoring in axSpA patients on biologics monotherapy
Alex Bennett, Headley Court
Research and audit presentations - Use and understanding of MRI in the diagnosis and assessment of ax-SpA in the UK. What’s really happening?
Max Yates, Norfolk &Norwich
Is dose tapering of anti-TNFs a realistic option in axial SpA?
Stefan Siebert, Glasgow
New biological therapies in axial SpA
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