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Overview

This year's Annual Conference takes place as planned. Join us for UK’s foremost gathering of leading rheumatology professionals; registration is now open.
Date
26-28 April 2021 (and 3 months on demand)
Venue
Online
CPD
24 credits

With more than 70 sessions to choose from, this fantastic online event is packed full of opportunities to learn, share and network.

  • Join your colleagues at the UK’s biggest rheumatology conference designed for the entire multi-disciplinary team
  • Learn from experts in the field about the latest developments in rheumatology with our live and on-demand sessions
  • Our popular Essentials and Trainees streams will be returning along with new co-badged EULAR and COVID-19-focused sessions
  • Participate in online discussions and session chat rooms, cast your vote with live polling, and pose your questions during live Q&A
  • Experience three days of cutting-edge research, 200+ ePosters, poster showcase, symposia, exhibition stands and more
  • Wellbeing activities including virtual fun run and Pilates
  • Rewatch presentations you missed for up to three months after conference
  • Earn CPD credits


Book now

Book your place now on our Annual Conference 2021

 

 

For group bookings of 10 or more, please email us.


Pricing

Level 1

Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic, pharma representatives and international

£295
+VAT

Level 2

Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor

£245
+VAT

Level 3

Allied health professional, nurse, retired and other

£195
+VAT

Student

£50
+VAT

Level 1

Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic, pharma representatives and international

£425
+VAT

Level 2

Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor

£345
+VAT

Level 3

Allied health professional, nurse, retired and other

£225
+VAT

Student

£50
+VAT

If you're a trainee or allied health professional member, apply for an education bursary for Annual Conference; you could access up to £200 towards the cost of the registration fee.

Find out more

2021 programme

Early Morning

SIG sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

08:00-09:00

Dr Avinash Jain, Dr Arumugam Moorthy and Joti Rehal

08:00-09:00

Prof Raashid Luqmani, Dr Neil Basu and Francesco Dernie

08:00-09:00

Dr Iona Thorne, Prof Ian Giles and Dr Maria Mouyis

08:00-09:00

Dr Alan Hakim, Dr Hanadi Kazkaz and Dr Jessica Eccles

Morning

Includes co-badged EULAR sessions, oral abstracts and Trainees sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

09:00-10:30

Golda Gibson, Patricia Cornell, Melanie Martin and Dr Julie Gandrup

09:00-10:30

Prof Alexander So, Dr Michelle Hui and Prof Eliseo Pascual

09:00-10:30

Dr Gareth Jones, Prof Stephen Bevan and Stefania D'Angelo

09:00-10:30

Dr Lesley Kay, Dr Liz Price and Dr Rajan Madhok

09:00-10:30

Dr Jon Packham, Dr Maira Karabayas, Dr Stephanie Shoop-Worrall, Dr Kim Lauper and Prof Christopher Edwards

10:30-11:00

Break

10:35 - 10:55

Poster showcase - Bone

Chair: Dr Sarah Hardcastle

10:35 - 10:55

Poster showcase - Education

Chair: Dr Spencer Ellis

10:35 - 10:47

Mr Motivator

11:00-12:30

Dr Ahmad Sherbini, Dr Muhammad Shipa, Najib Naamane, Dr Kevin Winthrop and Dr May Nwe Lwin

11:00-12:30

Dr Sarah Skeoch, Dr Iona Thorne and Dr David Nicholl

11:00-12:30

Dr Gerry Coughlan, Dr Elizabeth Renzoni and Prof Maya Buch

12:30-13:30

Lunch

12:30-13:20

Reporting on Remission: Striving for optimal outcomes in today’s world (AbbVie organised promotional meeting discussing AbbVie products. Prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the meeting)

Prof. Gerd Burmester, Prof. Maya H. Buch, Prof. Philip Conaghan

12:30-13:20

Dose optimisation in axSpA: Looking to the future (UCB organised promotional symposium discussing UCB products; prescribing information and adverse event reporting available at the symposium)

Mariella Frostrup, Prof Karl Gaffney, Dr Helena Marzo-Ortega, Prof Ian Giles

Afternoon

Includes Heberden Round

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

13:30-14:00

Keynote: Exercise is (almost) the best medicine!

Dr Ai Lyn Tan

14:00-14:10

Break

14:05 - 14:10

Mindfulness

Will Gregory

14:10-15:40

Dr Gouri Koduri, Dr Clive Kelly and Dr Muddassir Shaikh

14:10-15:40

Dr Jo Ledingham, Dr Mark Yates and Paul Amlani-Hatcher

14:10-15:40

Dr David Coady, Prof Andy Hassell and Rosealeen Killick

15:40-16:10

Break

15:45 - 15:55

Yoga

Clare Longton

16:10-17:10

Heberden Round: Making rheumatology work for patients

Prof Karen Walker-Bone

Early Morning

SIG sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

08:00-09:00

Prof Omondi Oyoo, Prof Tony Woolfe and Dr Terry Gibson

08:00-09:00

Dr Ian Bruce, Dr Bridget Griffiths and Dr Ed Vital

08:00-09:00

Dr Andrew Filer, Dr Cristina Estrach and Dr Sarang Chitale

08:00-09:00

Dr Alexander Oldroyd, Dr Patrick Gordon, Dr Charalampia Papadopoulou and Dr Michael Reed

Morning

Includes Best abstracts, Essentials and Basic Science sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

09:00-10:30

Dr James Lilleker, Dr Raj Sengupta and Prof Matthew Collin

09:00-10:30

Prof Jo Edwards, Dr Edward Vital and Prof Xavier Mariette

09:00-10:30

Prof Caroline Ospelt, Dr Louise Reynard and Prof Timothy Vyse

09:00-10:30

Dr Christina Duftner, Dr Sarah Mackie and Prof Bernhard Hellmich

10:30-11:00

Break

10:35 - 10:55

Poster showcase - Basic science

Chair: Professor Tonia Vincent

10:35 - 10:55

Poster showcase - Connective Tissue Diseases

Chair: Dr John Pauling

11:00-12:30

Prof Stefan Siebert, Dr Rachel Hoyles and Dr Christopher Holroyd

11:00-12:30

Dr Arumugam Moorthy, Liz Van Rossen and Prof Oliver Fitzgerald

11:00-12:30

Melissa Tordoff, Dr Elizabeth Curtis, Balamrit Singh Sokhal, Dr Sarah Bennett and Rebecca Nock

11:00-12:30

Emma Dures, Elizabeth Hale and Sarah Ryan

11:00-12:30

Prof David Walsh, Prof Nidhi Sofat, Prof Tonia Vincent and Prof John McBeth

12:30-13:30

Lunch

12:30-13:20

SpArking Better Outcomes in AS and PsA: Exploring future possibilities through patient cases (AbbVie organised promotional meeting discussing AbbVie products. Prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the meeting)

Prof. Karl Gaffney, Dr Nicola Gullick, Dr Antoni Chan

12:30-13:20

Janssen Promotional Symposium – From pathogenesis to therapeutic targets: DISCOVER more about targeting IL-23 in psoriatic arthritis (Janssen products will be discussed. Prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the meeting)

Dr Marwan Bukhari, Dr Stephen Kelly

Afternoon

Includes Heberden Oration

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

13:30-14:00

Keynote: First Do No Harm – The Climate Emergency is a Health Emergency

James Dixon

14:00-14:10

Break

14:05 - 14:10

Mindfulness

Will Gregory

14:10-15:40

Dr Alexander Clarke, Dr Helen Wright and Prof David Hunt

14:10-15:40

Prof David Finn, Dr Georg Pongratz and Dr Steve Alexander

14:10-15:40

Prof Raashid Luqmani, Dr David D'Cruz and Prof Hector Chinoy

14:10-15:40

Dr Lisa Dunkley, Dr Flora McErlane and Dr Corinne Fisher

15:40-16:10

Break

15:45 - 15:55

Yoga

Clare Longton

16:10-17:10

Heberden Oration: A molecular pathology journey into the rheumatoid joint: toward a new taxonomy of disease and precision medicine

Prof Costantino Pitzalis

17:15-18:05

Lilly Symposium Session - How ▼Olumiant® (baricitinib) is changing the way we treat our patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Prof. Christopher Edwards, Prof. Paul Emery, Prof. Peter C. Taylor

Morning

Includes Droitwich Lecture and Barbara Ansell Address

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

08:10 - 09:00

Galapagos/Gilead Symposium Session - Introducing filgotinib: A new advanced therapy option for severe and now moderate RA

Prof. Peter Taylor, Dr. James Galloway, Prof. Paul Emery

08:10 - 08:40

Pilates

Dr Liz Price

09:00-10:30

Dr Marwan Bukhari, Dr James Galloway and Prof John McBeth

09:00-10:30

Dr Taryn Youngstein, Dr Antonis Pantazis and Prof George Kitas

09:00-10:30

Michael Backhouse, Di Finney and Louise Parker

09:00-10:30

Dr Bridget Griffiths, Christopher Edwards and Dr Frances Hall

10:30-11:00

Break

10:35 - 10:55

Poster showcase - Case reports

Chair: Dr Marwan Bukhari

10:35 - 10:55

Poster showcase - Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chair: Dr Caroline Cotton

10:35 - 10:47

Mr Motivator

11:00-12:30

Droitwich Lecture and Barbara Ansell address: Young People Matter

Prof Anne-Maree Keenan and Dr Janet McDonagh

11:00-12:30

Dr Rosemary Hollick, Dr Benjamin Ellis and Dr Stuart Kyle

11:00-12:30

Dr Edward Roddy, Dr Christopher Holroyd, Dr Ian Giles and Dr James Galloway

11:00-12:30

Dr Sinead Maguire, Dr Sayam Dubash, Dr Laura Tucker, Dr Varvara Choida and Dr Dale Webb

11:00-12:30

Prof Ida Haughen, Prof Michele Bombardieri and Dr Felix Woodhouse

12:30-13:30

Lunch

12:30 - 13:20

Lilly Symposium Session - Coast to Coast; A review of the Efficacy and Safety of Taltz®(ixekizumab) For the Treatment of axSpA

Prof Bruce Kirkham, Prof Xenofon Baraliakos

12:30-13:20

Evolving Rheunatology services to support PsA patients in a new world (Novartis organised promotional meeting discussing Novartis products. Prescribing information and adverse event reporting can be found at the meeting)

Dr Antoni Chan, Dr Kirsten MacKay, Julie Begum, Anusha Patel

Afternoon

Includes oral abstracts and Trainees session

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

13:25 - 13:30

Mindfulness

Will Gregory

13:30-15:00

Prof Jon Tobias, Dr Kassim Javaid and Dr Nicola Crabtree

13:30-15:00

Dr Marina Anderson, Dr David D'Cruz and Dr Boris Lams

13:30-15:00

Prof Michele Bombardieri, Prof Athimalaipet Ramanan and Dr Benjamin Fisher

13:30-15:00

Dr Elizabeth Reilly, Dr Chris Wincup, Dr Sasha Ali and Rosaria Salerno

13:30-15:00

Melissa Sweeney, Dr Susan Bridgewater, Michael Cook, Dr Caroline Flurey and Elena Zaballa

15:00-15:30

Break

15:05 - 15:15

Yoga

Clare Longton

15:30-17:00

Prof Anthony Redmond, Dr Lindsey Cherry and Dr Louise Warburton

15:30-17:00

Dr David Lowe, Dr Alisdair MacConnachie and Dr Muddassir Shaikh

15:30-17:00

Dr Graham Dinsdale, Dr Dalia Ludwig, Dr Trixy David, Dr Kristina Clark and Dr Lucy Carter

15:30-17:00

Dr Natasha Cleaton, Nadezhda Tsurikova, Dr Chris Wincup, Dr Shirish Dubey and Dr Megan Rutter

Keynote speakers

Prof Costantino Pitzalis

Versus Arthritis Professor of Rheumatology

Prof Karen Walker-Bone

Professor and Honorary Consultant, Occupational Rheumatology

Prof Anne-Maree Keenan

Professor of Applied Health Research

Dr Janet McDonagh

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology

Dr Ai Lyn Tan

Associate Professor, Rheumatology

James Dixon

Head of Sustainability, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sponsors

To find out about sponsorship opportunities at the UK’s largest rheumatology event, contact Event Sponsorship Manager Marina Serrano.