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30th October 2017

Selected Abstracts 2017

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”.

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6th September 2017

What’s new in axSpA: Highlights from EULAR 2017

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:

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28th August 2017

Obituary: John MH Moll, BSc MD PhD (1939-2017)

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.

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