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We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Lupus Fellowship 2019 are:


Rachel Cowey

Dr Joanna Robson

Dr Alice Mason

Dr Audrey Low

Dr Eve Smith


The winners will be visiting Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust & Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust over a four-day programme. They will be given the opportunity to participate in interactive small group tutorials and hands-on clinical experience in order to develop and enhance their training.

Lupus Fellowship

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

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The fellowship is co-badged with LUPUS UK, with funding to support the fellowship from GlaxoSmithKline.

Key information


Date:

  • Tuesday 5-Friday 8 March 2019

Venue:

  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Professor Ian Bruce)

  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (Professor Caroline Gordon)

CPD:

  • Our CPD is approved by The Royal College of Physicians. Up to six CPD credits per day will be available for attendees

More information

At the end of this fellowship, successful applicants will have increased their 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