BSPAR integration announced

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) have formally announced their integration at BSR’s Spring conference, Rheumatology 2015.

This union of the organisations brings together the clinical voices for adult and children’s rheumatology in the UK and will further strengthen the society's ability to support its members and the services they provide to patients.

BSR President, Professor Simon Bowman said:
"This is an important step for Rheumatology and our Society as we can now provide leadership across the entire age range of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders."

BSPAR President, Dr Clarissa Pilkington said:
"Bringing the two societies together will enable much greater influence at national and local level particularly around the challenges for patients moving from children to adult services."

More information about the society can be found on the BSPAR website.