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Whatever your role in paediatric and adolescent rheumatology, this program will aim to change your practice by integrating research with clinical practice.

View the 2018 programme below:


CPD credits

Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD guidelines. 


Wednesday 17 October 2018
08:00 - 09:00 Registration open Rooms / location Speaker(s)
08:00 - 08:45 Nurses SIG meeting Standish  Chair: Catherine Tranter
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome address Mayflower 2 Southampton team
09:15 - 11:00 JIA and TMJ involvement Mayflower 2 Chairs: Brian Davidson and Jason Palman
09:15 – 10:00 A multinational study of the epidemiology, treatment and outcome of childhood arthritis Mayflower 2 Alessandro Consolaro 
Instituto Gianna Gaslini, Italy
10:00 – 10:30 TMJ inflammation - diagnosis and treatment Mayflower 2 Marinka Twilt
University of Calgary, Canada
10:30 – 11:00 TMJ inflammation physiotherapy point of view Mayflower 2 Lisa Roberts
University of Southampton
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
11:05 - 11:20 Poster presentations
Exhibition halls
11:30 – 12:30 Parent/patient education and outreach clinics Mayflower 2 Chair: Hans de Graaf
11:30 – 12:00 Parent education and patient activities - Southampton Paediatric Rheumatology Mayflower 2 Sarah Hartfree
University Hospital Southampton
12:00 – 12:30 District Hospital Paediatrics and Paediatric Rheumatology Mayflower 2 Helen Wolfenden
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Joanne Borbone
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Rowena Staples
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch, posters and exhibition Exhibition halls
13:30 – 15:00 Health professionals and JIA Bradford and Winslow Chair: Sarah Hartfree
13:30 – 14:15 JIA and sports Bradford and Winslow Otto Lelieveld
University of Groningen,
Netherlands
14:15 – 15:00 Making pain less painful Bradford and Winslow Esther Bhullar
University Hospital Southampton

Louise Fox
University Hospital Southampton

Riannon Joslin
University of Southampton/Chichester Pain Team
13:30 – 15:00 Auto-immune central nervous system disease Mayflower 2 Chair: Alice Leahy
13:30 – 14:00 CNS vasculitis Mayflower 2 Marinka Twilt
University of Calgary, Canada
14:00 – 14:30 Autoinflammation and the CNS Mayflower 2 Paul Brogan
UCL Institute of Child Health
14:30 – 15:00 Encephalitis Mayflower 2 Yael Hacohen
UCL Institute of Child Health
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition Exhibition halls
15:30 – 16:30 Members' meeting
Update on future plans of BSPAR Section Council  
Mayflower 2 Kathy Bailey
BSPAR Section Council President
16:30 – 17:00 Oral abstract session
 - Is Downs Arthritis (DA) a distinct disease from JIA? - Charlene Foley
 - Investigating Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Juvenile Dermatomyositis - Joanna Y.J Ting
 - Validation of a novel juvenile idiopathic arthritis specific patient-reported outcome and experience measures - Laura E Lunt
Mayflower 2 Chair: Hans de Graaf
 17:15 - 18:00  Clinical affairs/consumers SIG meeting  Mayflower 2  Chair: Eslam Al-Abadi
 17:15 - 18:00  Health professionals SIG meeting  Bradford and Winslow  Chair: Verna Cuthburt
 17:15 - 18:00  Pharmacists SIG meeting  Standish  Chair: Clare Nash
 17:15 - 18:00 Trainees  Eaton  Chair: Jason Palman
 18:30 - late  Social event  Southampton Harbour Hotel  

Thursday 18 October 2018
08:00 - 08:45 Juvenile dermatomyositis SIG meeting

Mayflower 2
Chair: Tania Amin
 08:00 - 08:45  JIA and non-inflammatory   Bradford and Winslow  Chair: Flora McErlane
 08:00 - 08:45  Vasculitis, scleroderma and rare diseases  Standish  Chairs: Despina Eleftheriou and Valentina Leone
09:00 – 09:15 Educational opportunities with BSR Mayflower 2 Victoria Logan
BSR, Director of Marketing and Education
09:15 - 10:30 Musculoskeletal ultrasound in Paediatric Rheumatology Mayflower 2 Chair: Joost Swart
09:15 – 09:45 Integrating MSUS in clinical practice Mayflower 2 Alcie Leahy
University Hospital Southampton
09:45 – 10:30 MSUS in paediatric rheumatology Mayflower 2 Silvia Manzoni
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Italy
10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
10:35 - 10:50 Poster presentations
Exhibition halls
11:00 – 12:00 Patient empowerment Mayflower 2 Chair: Louise Fox
11:00 – 11:30 Patient empowerment and mobile phone apps Mayflower 2 Brian Davidson
University Hospital Southampton
Sarah Hartfree
University Hospital Southampton
11:30 – 12:00 Ready, steady, go! Mayflower 2 Arvind Nagra
University Hospital Southampton
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, posters and exhibition Exhibition halls
12:05 – 12:55 SOBI Innovation session
An approach to a child with periodic fever - next generation sequencing and complications in critically ill children 
Bradford and Winslow  Helen Lachman
University College London
Athimalaipet Ramanan
Bristol Royal Hospital
13:00 – 14:30 Targets and treatment options in JIA treatment Mayflower 2 Chair: Esther Bhullar
13:00 – 13:30 Stratified medicine in arthritis Mayflower 2 Christopher Edwards
University Hospital Southampton
13:30 – 14:00 Treat to target Mayflower 2 Joost Swart
UMC Utrecht, Netherlands
14:00 – 14:30 Biosimilars Mayflower 2 Christopher Holroyd
University Hospital Southampton
14:30 – 15:00 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition Exhibition halls
15:00 – 16:30 Current and future paediatric rheumatology Mayflower 2 Chair: Hans de Graaf
15:00 – 15:30 Rising star in Paediatric Rheumatology – Bristol Mayflower 2 Sarah Clarke
University of Bristol
15:30 – 16:00 Rising star in Paediatric Rheumatology – London Mayflower 2 Lizzy Rosser
University College London
16:00 – 16:30 Rising star in Paediatric Rheumatology – Liverpool Mayflower 2 Eve Smith
University of Liverpool
16:30 Closing remarks Mayflower 2 Hans de Graaf
Female delegates browsing through the conference programme.

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