Past events

The UK’s leading rheumatology conferences and events. Our conferences deliver a world class combination of high quality sessions, keynote lectures and unrivalled opportunities to network.

Please find below links for some of our previous conferences where you will be able to find more information about the programmes and topics covered, the world-class keynote speakers, the media coverage and the video footage for some of the events.


Rheumatology 2016


26-28 April 2015 | Glasgow SECC

Thank you to all those who made Rheumatology 2016 such a success! Delegates got to enjoy a great array of keynote speakers and the option to attend over 80 sessions.

Keynote speakers were:
- Jewels in the Crown - Prof Jane Dacre
- Heberden Round - Prof Peter Taylor
- Heberden Oration - Prof Iain McInnes
- Droitwich Medical Trust Lecture - Prof Anthony Redmond
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Rheumatology 2015


28 - 30 April 2015 | Manchester Central, Manchester

Rheumatology 2015 brought together delegates from all over the world and had a great calibre of speakers such as;

- Sir Mark Walport, Jewels in the Crown
- Prof David D’Cruz, Heberden round
- Prof David L Scott, Heberden oration
- Susan Oliver OBE, Droitwich Medical Trust lecture


Autumn Conference 2014: Case-based discussions


27 - 28 November 2014 | Hilton Brighton Metropole

This international summit brought together consultants and next generation rheumatologists to share and exchange clinical best practice through high-level discussion groups, debate and expert panel sessions.

The summit focused on four key topic areas:
- Rheumatoid arthritis by Prof Iain McInnes, Glasgowº Crystal arthritis by Prof Michael Doherty, Nottingham
- Psoriatic arthritis by Prof Douglas Veale, Dublin
- Vasculitis by Prof Raashid Luqmani, Oxford


Rheumatology 2014


29 April - 1 May | Liverpool ACC

Rheumatology 2014 covered the global burden of musculoskeletal disease, with a keynote lecture on the subject from Prof Dame Carol Black, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to the Department of Health, England, Chair of the Nuffield Trust, and Chair of the Governance Board of the Centre for Workforce Intelligence. The association held its main gathering for 2,000 delegates over three days and celebrated its 30th anniversary during a conference at ACC Liverpool.

Autumn Conference 2013: Clinical Rheumatology State of the Art


3-4 October 2013 | Edinburgh ICC

This international summit brought together consultants and next generation rheumatologists to share and exchange clinical best practice through high-level discussion groups, debate and expert panel sessions. A key element was the presentation of case reports submitted by delegates, as presentations or posters, which provoked debate and discussion on the management of complex cases.