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BSR Rare Disease Fellowship, 12 – 15 March 2018


This new fellowship is a unique opportunity for you to experience hands-on clinical practice from leading experts in the management of scleroderma at three nationally-recognised specialised centres. 

President: Dr Peter Lanyon
Dr Peter Lanyon, President

"This new 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 scleroderma, to apply."


Who should apply:

There are up to six places available for the fellowship. Applications are open to all members, particularly early stage consultants and senior trainees who wish to develop a specific interest in scleroderma and are seeking to establish/develop a specialised service in the future. 

Learning outcomes:

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

  • Undertaking comprehensive clinical assessment (including Modified Rodnan scores and practical use of microvascular diagnostics)
  • Devising treatment plans based on holistic assessment including the role of a specialist multidisciplinary team
  • Assessing and managing cardiac, respiratory, renal, skin and gastrointestinal involvement and severe digital vascular disease
  • Knowing when and how to use high cost drugs
  • Understanding the treatment options for severe progressive disease including the use of Autologous Stem Cell transplantation 




12 – 15 March 2018  

*with an optional ½ day on 16 March to attend a scleroderma clinic.

Venue and hosts:

  • Royal Free Hospital, London

    Prof Chris Denton

  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield 
    Dr Mohammed Akil

  • Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester
    Dr Ariane Herrick


Applicants will need to submit the following:

  • One page cover letter explaining their suitability for the fellowship and how they would use their experience to improve patient care
  • Two page CV

Applications have closed.