Rheumatology 2017
The British Society for Rheumatology would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support and whose contribution to Rheumatology 2017 is invaluable.

Platinum sponsors

AbbVie Ltd - Research and development stand
AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company working in areas of significant health need. AbbVie is committed to global research and development programs in immunology including clinical trials and investigational agents.

AbbVie Ltd - Commercial stand
AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company addressing some of the world’s greatest health needs. We are focused on discovering, developing and delivering drugs in therapeutic areas where we have proven expertise and can make an impact, including rheumatology. AbbVie aims to improve clinical outcomes for patients with rheumatologic diseases

Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, is a pharmaceutical company which discovers and develops innovative treatments to cure and prevent disease. Novartis conducts research into many different disease areas, including Rheumatology. Building on its heritage as an innovator in healthcare solutions, Novartis Specialty Rheumatology is developing science-driven therapies to redefine treatment paradigms and transform patient care.

Pfizer in the UK
Working together for Britain’s national health Pfizer is one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, discovering, developing and providing over 120 different medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products to help save and improve the lives of millions of people in the UK and around the world every year.
Roche and Chugai

Gold sponsors
At Janssen, innovation is in our nature – we strive to continually deliver pioneering solutions in immunology through dedicated research and collaboration.
We are proud to have one of the strongest treatment portfolios for some of the most common immune and inflammatory diseases across rheumatology, gastroenterology and dermatology.
Janssen invests in an extensive presence and multiple partnerships across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to support progress in immunology.
We make R&D investments in the field of Immunology of more than €1.5 billion annually

Lilly UK is the UK Affiliate of Eli Lilly and Company, one of the world’s largest research-based bio-pharmaceutical companies. Our mission includes finding answers for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Lilly makes medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. Lilly has been operating in the UK since 1934 and is proud of its heritage in this country.

Silver sponsors

Bristol Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. Bristol-Myers Squibb UK aims to deliver on its commitments: to our patients and customers, to our employees, to our communities, and to our environment.

Celgene Ltd
Celgene is committed to improving the lives of people with immune and inflammatory diseases. Continuing our mission to find new solutions for under-served conditions, our current inflammation and immunology portfolio includes a treatment for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, with a rich and varied pipeline of treatments into a broader range of auto-immune conditions. Established in the UK & Ireland in 2006, with our headquarters in Stockley Park, Middlesex, Celgene UK

Sanofi Genzyme
Sanofi Genzyme is the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi, focused on rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, immunology, and oncology. We help people with debilitating and complex conditions that are often difficult to diagnose and treat. Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron are committed to providing resources to better understand the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and to research the unmet needs of patients with this disease.


4S DAWN Clinical Software
DAWN RH software is designed to help healthcare professionals review and track patients in a safe, reliable and efficient manner, including highlighting out of line results and non-attendance. Configurable to fit your clinic workflow, DAWN RH enables you to record key scores, measures and patient reported outcomes easily, facilitating paperless working and saving time in searching for key patient information.

A.Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL
Menarini –an efficient and reliable partner
The Menarini Group, a privately owned, family-run business, ranks 17th among pharmaceutical companies in Europe and the leading Italian pharmaceutical company in the world.
The two core strategic objectives that Menarini pursue are research and internationalism.
Our commitment to the development of new medicines and therapeutic indications has consolidated our role as a partner for excellence in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields.

AbbVie UK

Arthritis Action
Arthritis Action is a national charity providing a supported self-management approach where Members can choose from a range of relevant services, producing a personal arthritis action plan which enables them to live active lives with less pain.

Arthritis Research UK
At Arthritis Research UK, we invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis. We believe that by harnessing the power of exceptional science we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue arthritis causes, making everyday life better for all 10 million people with arthritis in the UK. To find out more or to get in touch visit www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Through cutting-edge science, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases. In 2012, Biogen entered into a joint venture with Samsung Biologics to develop, manufacture and market biosimilars of advanced biologics. Biogen currently has two anti-TNF biosimilars licensed for use in Europe. These therapies are manufactured in Biogen’s Europe-based facility. For more information, please visit www.biogen.com.

GlaxoSmithKline (Commerical stand)
GSK has been working for several years with groups across the UK to ensure patients in the UK have access to a treatment specifically indicated for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosis.
Please visit our stand in the registration area to find out more. If you would like copies of materials for patients with SLE or would like to contact your Key Account Manager, please call 0800 221441 or email customercontactuk@gsk.com. We are currently working on our SLE and medicine content on our HCP website – which will be available shortly https://hcp.gsk.co.uk/

GlaxoSmithKline (Medical stand)
GSK is a science led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products across a range of disease areas, including Rare Diseases. The Rare Diseases Medical team and GSK UK medical information look forward to meeting you at this important scientific conference in the Rheumatology calendar.
If you are a healthcare professional and would like to make a specific appointment to meet the GSK UK Rare Diseases Medical Director or our Medical Scientific Liaison officer, please visit the stand or send an email to customercontactuk@gsk.com

Grünenthal Ltd
Grünenthal Ltd is an independent, family-owned, international research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Aachen, Germany. We are an entrepreneurial specialist delivering true benefits to patients. By sustainably investing in research and development above the industrial average, we are committing to innovation in order to treat unmet medical needs and bring value-adding products to markets. Grünenthal is a fully integrated research & development company with a long track record of bringing innovative pain treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients.

Hemics is a medical device company active in the field of inflammatory joint diseases. Hemics produces the HandScan, a new non-invasive optical imaging device. It supports rheumatologists in objective assessment of inflammatory status in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The technique is time saving, non-invasive, safe and operator independent, and thus very suitable for monitoring RA.

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis is a digital product designed to enable better clinical decision-making, save doctors’ and patients’ time, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patient engagement, leading to better healthcare outcomes.
By empowering patients to self-report symptom severity using clinically validated outcome measures, Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis gives clinicians in-depth insight into the wellbeing of their patients in real-time. Clinicians can focus on patients in need of urgent attention and minimise unnecessary appointments when patients are clinically well.
Developed by Propagator in partnership with the Royal National Hospital of Rheumatic Diseases, Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis connects both parties between hospital appointments through a patient mobile app and clinician interface.
Visit Stand 25 to find out more and be entered to win one of three-month subscriptions to beer, flowers or fruit.

Mallinckrodt Specialty Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd
Mallinckrodt Specialty Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. (MSPIL) is a subdivision of the global specialty biopharmaceutical business, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, which focuses on therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare diseases. MSPIL owns the licence for Synacthen and Synacthen® Depot in the UK and in a number of different countries internationally. Synacthen® Depot is indicated for certain autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including acute gout.

medac GmbH, UK Branch
medac GmbH is a privately owned German company founded in 1970. medac mainly promotes the development and marketing of the therapeutics in the field of autoimmune diseases and oncology. We endeavour to provide the best quality pharmaceutical products with faultless service in an effective, timely and customer-focused manner.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) NRAS provides support, information and advocacy for people with RA and JIA, their families, friends and carers. We are also a resource for health professionals with an interest in rheumatology and work closely with rheumatology teams across the UK. Our services include a helpline, peer to peer telephone support, NRAS local groups, membership, campaigning, free information and publications including Information Standard accredited publications. www.nras.org.uk

Nordic Pharma
The Nordic Group is a privately-owned, fast-growing, fully-integrated, pan-European group of pharmaceutical companies with a strong emphasis on quality products and services catering to the special needs of each client and patient. The Nordic Group originated in 1995 with the first Nordic organisation in Scandinavia. Today Nordic focuses on two specialised segments of the pharmaceutical market: Marketing and sales of speciality pharmaceuticals; Specialised pharmaceutical services focussed on product development, manufacturing, supply logistics and regulatory activities.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis UK (PMRGCAuk)
We are a national registered charity providing support and information to those affected by PMR and GCA, from diagnosis through to recovery.
Visit our stand and talk to us how your patients can benefit from our services and how you could get involved.

Royal Air Force
Join the RAF Medical Service, and your skills will be in demand worldwide – from supporting overseas combat to aeromedical evacuation and humanitarian missions. Keep our team smiling as a dental officer, work at the forefront of pathology as a biomedical officer, or provide medical cover in an overseas field hospital.

Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is committed to increasing patient access to high-quality generics and biosimilars. Sandoz currently markets three biosimilars in Europe, each of which is the market leader for a biosimilar in its respective category.

Vasculitis UK
Vasculitis UK is the UK’s largest vasculitis patient support charity, offering information, advice and advocacy, covering all aspects of vasculitic disease, for those suffering from all types of systemic vasculitis. The charity works closely with medical and healthcare professionals to improve knowledge and understanding of vasculitis with a view to improving awareness, recognition, diagnosis and treatment. The charity also supports and funds vasculitis research.

Wisepress Medical Bookshop
Wisepress.com, Europe’s leading conference bookseller, has a range of books and journals relevant to the themes of the meeting. In addition to attending nearly 200 conferences per year, Wisepress has a comprehensive medical and scientific bookshop online with great offers.

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