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Lupus Fellowship

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Lupus Fellowship

The Lupus fellowship is co-badged with Lupus UK 

The Lupus fellowship provides hands-on clinical experience across a 4 day programme, delivered by leading experts in the management of lupus at nationally-recognised specialised centres. 

President: Dr Peter Lanyon
Dr Peter Lanyon, Past President

"This initiative is linked to our strategic aims of providing education that supports our members to deliver the best clinical outcomes, and our membership of the  Rare Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Alliance (RAIRDA) . This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire concentrated hands-on skills. I would strongly encourage anyone wishing to improve or develop their services for people living with lupus, to apply."


Learning outcomes:

At the end of this fellowship you will have increased your knowledge and skills in:

  • Undertaking comprehensive clinical and laboratory assessment of patients with lupus, including the use of validated assessment indices
  • Devising treatment plans based on holistic assessment including the role of a specialist multidisciplinary team and awareness of the evidence-base supporting clinical management
  • Interpreting tissue biopsy results in combination with clinical and imaging assessment
  • Devising treatment plans based on holistic assessment including the role of a specialist multidisciplinary team
  • Understanding the treatment options for refractory disease including the role of high cost drugs and the criteria for using them
  • Developing a specialised MDT service including ambulatory, in patient, and networked care
  • Promote educational and self-management programmes for patients
  • Understanding current translational research in lupus, and the challenges and opportunities of participating in clinical trials and observational studies 

Teaching Methods:

  • Direct observation of delivery of care: rheumatology and combined specialty clinics, day care units
  • MDT case based discussions: including obstetric, renal, respiratory and transition issues
  • Interactive small-group seminars: including setting up local services and regional networks, nurse specialist involvement and help lines, managing comorbidities and complex lupus (such as neuro-psychiatric, pulmonary hypertension), research issues



CPD credits

Our CPD is approved by The Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

Up to 6 CPD credits per day will be available for attendees.


05 – 08 March 2019  

Venue and hosts:

  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Professor Ian Bruce
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Professor Caroline Gordon

Apply for fellowship

Deadline to apply for this fellowship is Monday 07 January 2019. To apply, please email your 2-page CV and covering letter to Please ensure you read the guidelines carefully before applying for this fellowship.

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