Rheumatology 2017
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25 April, 2017
07:30 - 19:45TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017
07:30 - 18:00Badge collection
08.30 - 16.45Exhibition open times
09:00 - 10:30Update on ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritisTowards the golden arrow? Treating to target in MSK disordersEDS: An update on classification by genotype and phenotypeFatigue in rheumatic diseases: A decade of progressRheumatoid arthritis oral abstract sessionSystemic lupus erythematosus SIGOsteoporosis SIG - Amgen have provided funding toward the speaker travel and accommodation but have had no involvement in the content of the meetingLung SIG
10:30 - 11:30Tea and coffee break, posters and exhibitionPoster tours - Dermatology, spondyloarthritis Pfizer: Innovation session (10.40 - 11.20)
11:30 - 13:00Spondyloarthritis SIGBRiTS - Immunology: The basics for traineesDermatology for Rheumatologists Getting involved in commercial research Ethnicity SIGBiologics for lupus: Heartbreak hotelOsteoarthritis SIG Staying at work: Work assessments and rehabilitative interventions for people with inflammatory arthritis
13:00 - 14:15BSRBR: latest news from our Biologics RegistersLunch, posters and exhibitionBristol Myers Squibb: Symposium session (13.15 - 14.05)Celgene: Innovation session (13.20 - 14.00)
14:15 - 16:15Jewels in the Crown - featuring the Barbara Ansell address
16:15 - 16:45Tea and coffee break, posters and exhibitionSandoz: Innovation session (16.20 - 16.40)
16:45 - 17:45Heberden Round
17:45 - 18:00Tea and coffee break for those going to industry supported symposia
18:00 - 19:30Trainee Reception (17.45 - 19.15)Lilly: Symposium session (18.00 - 19.30)Pfizer: Symposium session (18.00 - 19.30)
19:30 - 21:00Presidents' Reception

26 April, 2017
07:00 - 19:45WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2017
07.00 - 18.00Badge collection
08.30 - 16.30Exhibition open times
07:15 - 08:45Research reporting and rheumatology journals SIG Vasculitis SIGGetting started in audit and research - Project design and data collection SIG Symposium sessionPfizer: Symposium session (07.15 - 08.45)
09:00 - 10:30The Regeneration game: Effective treatment of OsteoarthritisEssentials: Disease managementBSI I: Functional genomics of arthritisBSR clinical guidelinesCost effectiveness in RATo optimise clinical and academic research opportunities in rare diseases, using myositis as an exemplarInfluencing outcomes with lifestyle changesSkills to support behaviour change - please note that this session is limited to 72 people on a first come first serve basis
10:30 - 11:30Tea and coffee break, posters and exhibitionPoster tours - BHPR and rheumatoid arthritisCelgene: Innovation session (10.40 - 11.20)
11:30 - 13:00Droitwich lectureEssentials: Symptom managementBSI: The stroma as a novel therapeutic target autoimmune and inflammatory diseaseClinical and cost effectiveness oral abstract sessionMyositis SIGBSPAR familial mediterranean fever as the prototype autoinflammatory disorderBRiTs - Challenges in connective tissue diseases / vasculitis
13:00 - 14:30Lunch, posters and exhibitionBSR annual general meetingLilly: Innovation session (13.10 - 13.50)Sanofi: Symposium session (13.15 - 14.05)Janssen: Innovation theatre (14.00 - 14.20)
14:30 - 16:00Connective tissue disorder and vasculitis oral abstract sessionEssentials: Experts in the field BSI: New insights into the immunology of arthritisHow do we encourage patients from hard to reach groups to participate in rheumatology research? Striving for quality in epidemiological research The challenges of rare rheumatic diseases Dermatomyositis: From infancy to old age Skills to support behaviour change - please note that this session is limited to 72 people on a first come first serve basis
16:00 - 16:30Tea and coffee break, posters and exhibition
16:30 - 17:30Heberden Oration
17:45 - 19:15The QuizAbbvie: Symposium session (17.45 - 19.15)Novartis: Symposium session (17.45 - 19.15)
19:30 - 23:00Conference Dinner at the Thinktank

27 April, 2017
07:00 - 19:45THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2017
07.00 - 16.00Badge collection
08.45 - 14.15Exhibition open times
07:15 - 08:45CRG building a sustainable service for multisystem autoimmune disease SIGPain SIGNovartis: Symposium session (07.15 - 08.45)
09:00 - 10:30Predicting and preventing the development of rheumatoid arthritis Macrophage activation syndrome: An update and practical approach Understanding disease flares in inflammatory arthritis Large vessel vasculitis: An evolving landscape Guidelines and recommendations for managing challenging chronic pain conditions Sjögren's SIG Ultrasound SIG MSK Networks: leading the way in a changing landscape SIG
10:30 - 11:30Tea and coffee break, posters and exhibitionPoster tour - Basic science and connective tissue and vasculitisSobi: Innovation Session (10.40 - 11.20)
11:30 - 13:00BHPR oral abstract session BSPAR oral abstracts session Basic science oral abstracts session Developing your niche and planning a career (11.30 - 14.30)Commissioning the future of Rheumatology The role of opioids in managing chronic musculoskeletal pain What are bone marrow lesions?
13:00 - 14:15BHPR members meetingLunch, posters and exhibitionRheumatology research mentoring scheme: Innovation session (13.20 - 14.00)Janssen: Symposia session (13.15 - 14.05)
14:15 - 15:45Case reports oral abstracts session BSPAR arthritis: From birth to old age The BSR Biologics Registers: Scientific update and recent findingsHow OMERACT works to develop outcome measures in rheumatology clinical trials Technology in practice Polymyalgia and Giant Cell Arteritis SIGManagement of inflammatory rheumatic diseases in the immunosuppressed and those at high risk of infections SIGCrystal arthritis SIG
16:00 - 17:30BSPAR setting up a young adult service SIGScleroderma SIG- Getting to the heart of systemic sclerosisHeritable disorders of connective tissue SIG Foot and ankle SIGEducation SIG