Inflammatory Arthritis and You Workshop
Arthritis Ireland in partnership with Trinity College Dublin have organised a series of workshops to consult people living with inflammatory arthritis.
Inflammatory arthritis is a common autoimmune condition that can cause disability for patients in day-to-day tasks. While new medications have advanced the treatments for many patients, it is still unclear which patients will develop severe disease, who will respond to current therapies and who will experience side effects.
To further understand disease progression and response we have designed these workshops to engage with patients and aim to address:
(i) patients understanding of their disease
(ii) the risk factors and potential immune system changes involved, and
(iii) how research that directly involves patients may provide important insight to better treatment strategies for Inflammatory arthritis.
Some pictures from the Dublin workshop below!
Patient Awareness Initiative Survey
Led by Molecular Rheumatology, TCD with Arthritis Ireland, funded by the HRB. More than 1,400 completed surveys. Preliminary analysis suggests patients need more information on early diagnoses, drug adherence and pregnancy.
Transition Year Students – Work Experience 2019
Dr Sarah Wade, Molecular Rheumatology, supervising transition year students in the lab, 2018.
Prof Ursula Fearon speaking to patients at Arthritis Ireland AGM 2017. Prof Fearon discusses the need for personalised medicine in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Prof Ursula Fearon updates @Arthritisie patients on current research @tcddublin @tcdTBSI @CardArthritis #arthritis
Dr Charlene Foley speaking about Downs Arthropathy to patients at Arthritis Ireland public lecture. Dr Charlene Foley research is co-funded by Arthritis Ireland and Down Syndrome Ireland.
Eular centre of excellence award