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29th May 2019

Aspiring to Excellence programme now open for applications

Following a successful launch event at the BSR Conference on 1 May 2019, applications are now open for the NASS Aspiring to Excellence award programme. The programme is designed to encourage and recognise service improvement in axial SpA (AS) care and is a strategic partnership between NASS, BRITSpA and sponsoring companies AbbVie, Novartis and UCB. The attached booklet provides a full overview of the programme.

All the application details can be found on the NASS website and for any further questions please contact The deadline to apply is 31 July 2019.

15th May 2019

Aberdeen Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology (ICAE): 2020 registration NOW OPEN

The 27th Intensive course in Applied Epidemiology Course will take place from Monday 2nd-Friday 6th March 2020 in Aberdeen, Over 4.5 days, this intensive course covers concepts and methods common to all chronic disease epidemiology. Delegates will learn principles of study design, the collection and analysis of data in epidemiological studies, and various methodological aspects of epidemiological study, including bias, confounding, validity and reliability.

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7th May 2019

BRITSpA UK consensus statement on the use of MRI in axial Spondyloarthritis NOW PUBLISHED in Rheumatology (Oxford)

UK recommendations developed to help clinicians make the best use of MRI in the diagnosis of axial Spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) are now published in Rheumatology (Oxford). This consensus statement was the work of an expert task force of UK based rheumatologists and radiologists assembled by the British Society for Spondyloarthritis (BRITSpA) with the aim to standardise and improve the use of MRI in axial SpA to facilitate an early and more accurate diagnosis of this disabling condition.

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30th April 2019

NASS Invitation to tender for Emotional Wellbeing Research

Tenders are invited to undertake qualitative research with people who have axial spondyloarthritis. The research findings will be used for two principal purposes: To inform our campaign Every Patient, Every Time which aims to improve the quality of NHS care for people with AS and to inform the development of NASS’s support to people with AS who have poor emotional well-being.

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