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The Spondyloarthritis Fellowship is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a fully funded fellowship with Chapel Allerton Hospital.

Date: 26-28 February 2020

Venue: Chapel Allerton Hospital

Conveners: Dr Philip Helliwell, Dr Helena Marzo-Ortega and Dr Ai Lyn Tan

Applications have now closed for this fellowship.

The award-winning Leeds Spondyloarthritis Service is a true translational hub at the interface of clinical and basic science research. State-of-the-art imaging, early arthritis clinics together with a multi-disciplinary and multi-specialty care provision through the long running combined services with dermatology and gastroenterology colleagues place it at the heart of the EULAR-awarded Leeds Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology.

This fellowship will be delivered using a mixture of lectures, workshops and hands-on experience in clinical settings. Learning objectives for the fellowship are:

  • To gain an understanding of the pathogenesis and pathology in spondyloarthritis

  • To recognise the main clinical and imaging characteristics of axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis

  • To update your knowledge in the management of axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis

  • To familiarise yourself with the commonest clinical assessments in axial spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis

Event schedule

Day 1

Morning session

Session title

Welcome and overview of the programme

Introduction to combined clinics


Introduction to a research clinic


Afternoon session

Session title

Radiology MDT meeting

Academic meeting: Topic TBC

Day 2

All day

Session title

Spondyloarthritis: Patheogenesis, Diagnosis and Management course - all fellowship attendees receive free registration to the course

Day 3

Morning session

Session title

SpA Clinic

Afternoon session

Session title

SpA get-together

SpA clinical trials

Case based discussions - fellows to bring cases to discuss

Speakers and programmes are subject to change