by Prof. Peter Doran, Director of Research, S.V.H.G


Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Wade (represented by Dr. Viviana Marzaioli) for coming second in the poster prize and also to Megan Hanlon for being awarded the best talk. Well done ladies!!


Dr. Tanya Rakovich, Megan Hanlon, Dr. Viviana Marzaioli, Dr. Sharon Ansboro and Dr. Achilleas Floudas reprsenting the Fearon group at the UCD SVHG TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM.



EULAR Course on Immunology

2nd EULAR Immunology course

6 – 7 April 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal


Understanding the immunologic background of autoimmune-mediated rheumatic diseases is a fundamental prerequisite for clinicians to make wise decisions in complex medical settings – and for researchers to develop effective and tolerable targeted therapies.

The aim of this course is to bring both parties together to work on challenges in immunology and accelerate the translation of basic findings into clinical practice and stimulate critical thinking in the design of experimental studies.

This course is designed as the perfect complement to the EULAR online course on rheumatic diseases and the EULAR Postgraduate Course, by consolidating your knowledge in immunology in a more interactive way. However, previous participation of these courses is not mandatory.

This is a selective course, with competitive admission, for young rheumatologists,  dermatologists, internists and researchers with a confirmed interest in immunology.

The course is a compact, 1.5 day event on immunology and translational research.  This course will include 6 different lectures dedicated to ‘hot’ immunology topics with updates on the most recent concepts in adaptive and innate immunology and their relevance to inflammatory diseases. Two other sessions are also planned: A research workshop and an immunology ‘speed dating’.

The goal of the workshop is to increase the skills of the participants in designing an experimental immunological research project. Based on an unsolved research question posed by the faculty, the participants will draft a project using immunological investigational techniques (in vitro, in vivo). Through discussion with the faculty, the project will be improved and refined, so the participants will learn how to optimise approach, methods and controls.

The immunology ‘speed dating’ will allow the participants to get together with the faculty in a more ‘informal’ environment to share knowledge and ideas.

Please follow the link for more information!