The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL, UCLH and GOSH will be hosting it's third one day National Symposium on Adolescent Rheumatology. The meeting will consist of speakers drawn from UCL, across the UK and internationally, including Professors Monika Østensen, Fiona Powrie, Dan Littman, Steve Ball, Lucy Wedderburn, Drs Ian Giles, Rachel Tattersall, Elena Nikiphorou, Despina Eleftheriou, Lizzy Rosser, Erin Walker, Anne-Marie Boylan, Bruce Paton, Jane Simmonds, Janet McDonagh and Ms Emma James who will be speaking on a wide range of novel and exciting topics related to adolescent rheumatology. There will also be abstract presentations.
To submit an abstract please email Brenda Bell firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium will be held at the Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London and will run from 9am – 5pm, followed by a social and networking event.
This meeting has been accredited with 6 CPD credits by the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
PLEASE NOTE - TICKETS FOR THE SYMPOSIUM ARE FREE TO UCL STUDENTS, AND £50 FOR ALL OTHERS.
8.50 - 9.20: Registration and Coffee
9.20 - 9.30: Welcome - David Isenberg
CHAIR: Dr Lori Tucker
Session 1: Contraception and Pregnancy in Young People with autoimmune rheumatic disease.
9.30 - 10.00 What happens to inflammatory arthritis and lupus during pregnancy? Ian Giles
10.00 - 10.30 DMARDS and biologics during pregnancy - what is safe? Monika Østensen
10.30 - 11.00 Tips on sex, contraception and sexual health. Rachel Tattersall
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee
CHAIR: Dr Debajit Sen
Session 2: Social media and the digital age in Rheumatology.
11.30 - 12.00 Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms - the basics. Elena Nikiphorou
12.00 - 12.30 Developing an app for teenagers with JIA to promote self-management. Despina Eleftheriou
12.30 - 13.00 Abstract presentations (3-6 short presentations)
13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH
CHAIR: Professor Anne Cooke
Session 3A: Microbiome in inflammatory arthritis.
14.00 - 14.30 Gut reaction to intestinal bugs in health and disease. Fiona Powrie
14.30 - 15.00 How does the microbiome program the immune system? Dan Littman
15.00 - 15.30 Microbiome and JIA. Lizzy Rosser
Session 3B: Young person involvement in research and service development
Levinsky Room (Please register for this session)
14.00 - 15.30 Involving young people in health research. Erin Walker
Hearing young people’s voices – Involving young people and improving services. Emma James
Patient involvement in health research and service improvement. Anne-Marie Boylan
Session 3C: Adolescent Rheumatology for allied health professionals
June Lloyd Room (Please register for this session)
14.00 - 15.30 The adolescent knee and sport injuries. Bruce Paton
Measuring change - selecting outcome measures. Jane Simmonds
15.30 - 16.00 Tea
CHAIR: Dr John Ioannou
Session 4: Defining and delivering age appropriate care to young people with chronic disease.
16.00 - 16.30 Developmentally appropriate care for young people – more than just transition. Janet McDonagh
16.30 - 17.00 Can the NHS deliver the right care to adolescents and young adults with chronic disease? Steve Ball
17.00 - 17.10 Symposium round up and closing remarks. Lucy Wedderburn
17.10 - 18.00 Refreshments and Networking