Rheumatology 2013
Heberden Oration
Wednesday, 24 April, 16.30 - 17.30

Professor Paul Emery
Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology, Division of Musculoskeletal Disease
Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds
Director, Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Emery is the Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology and Head of the Academic Division of Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Disease, University of Leeds and the Director of the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK.
Professor Emery was President of EULAR 2009-2011, he is currently Past President

He has served on the editorial boards of all the major rheumatology journals. He was inaugural President of ISEMIR (International extremity MRI society). He is an NIHR Senior Investigator. He is a recipient of the Roche Biennial Award for Clinical Rheumatology; the Rheumatology Hospital Doctor of the Year award 1999; and EULAR prize 2002 for outstanding contribution to rheumatology research. In 2012 he was awarded the Carol Nachman Prize.
Professor Emery’s research interests centre around the immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis, SpA and connective tissue diseases.

He has a special interest in the factors leading to persistent inflammation and has published over 800 peer-reviewed articles in this area.