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5th Adolescent Rheumatology Symposium

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Series of talks hosted by Versus Arthritis Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology at UCL UCLH and GOSH 5th Adolescent Rheumatology Symposium

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*Provisional programme*

8:50 - 9:20 - Registration

9:20 - 9:30 - Welcome - Professor David Isenberg

(Principal Clinical Research Fellow UCL/UCLH)

Session: Role of interferon in autoimmune diseases

CHAIRS: Dr Chris Wincup (Clinical Research Fellow UCL/UCLH) and

Dr Nina De Gruijter (PhD student) (UCL)

9:30 – 10:00 - Interferon-opathies in children and young people

Professor Despina Eleftheriou (GOSH/UCL)

10:00- 10:30 - JAK inhibitor trial of adult myositis -

Professor Hector Chinoy

(Professor of Rheumatology and Neuromuscular Disease Salford Royal/ University of Manchester)

10:30-11:00 - Altered metabolism in Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) monocytes: a new therapeutic focus in juvenile dermatomyositis -

Dr Meredyth Wilkinson (Post-Doctoral fellow UCL)

11:00-11:15 - Comfort break

Session: COVID-19 - CHAIRS: Dr Lizzy Rosser

(Senior Research Associate UCL) and Lucy Marshall (PhD student UCL)

11:15 – 11:45 - Sex-bias in COVID-19 -

Dr Kate Webb (Paediatric Rheumatologist University of Cape Town)

11:45 – 12:15 - Existing immunity to seasonal Coronavirus may provide protection against SARS-CoV-2 in children and adolescents

Dr Georgina Cornish (Post-Doctoral Researcher Crick Institute/KCL)

12:15 – 12:45 - LUNCH AND ZOOM BREAK

Session: The patient perspective: mental health and coping with disease (led by professionals) -

CHAIRS: Dr Janet McDonagh

(Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Rheumatology University of Manchester) and Dr Rachel Tattersall

(Adolescent Rheumatologist Sheffield Children’s hospital/ Sheffield teaching hospital)

12:45 - 13:15 - The lived experience of juvenile myositis young people’s perspective

Polly Livermore (NIHR CDRF Nursing student / Matron / Clinical Academic Lead GOSH /UCL)

13:15 – 13:45 - Session: Getting into Adolescent Heads - importance of routinely addressing mental health in rheumatology clinic's -

Speaker: Dr Janet McDonagh (Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Rheumatology University of Manchester)

13:45 – 14:00 - Comfort break

14:00 - 15:00 - Poster presentations

15:00 – 15:30 - Debate:

"This house believes that Adolescent Rheumatology should be a standalone specialty "

Speakers

Dr Rachel Tattersall

(Adolescent Rheumatologist Sheffield Children’s hospital/ Sheffield teaching hospital)(opposing the motion)

Dr Lori Tucker

(Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics BC Children’s Hospital Vancouver)(in favour of motion)

15:30 – 15:45 - Closing remarks, poster awards -

Professor Lucy Wedderburn

(Professor in Paediatric Rheumatology GOSH/UCL)

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