Upcoming Events

Sleep, Diet and Exercise – Impact on Inflammation


About this Event

What role does diet play in relation to inflammation? How can physical activity manage your symptoms? Why is sleep important for your immune system?

These are just some of the questions which will be addressed during this online symposium about inflammatory arthritis, featuring a panel of expert speakers. In addition to these key issues, the event will also look at why patients’ knowledge of their disease and their diagnosis matters, and consider future developments in patient-focused research.

The symposium will be chaired by Prof Ursula Fearon, chair of molecular rheumatology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and by Prof Douglas Veale, consultant rheumatologist, St Vincent’s University Hospital.

To learn more about the speakers at this event or to register, please click here!


Patients Awareness Initiative Workshops

The first of 8 National workshops will take place in TBSI TCD Sept 30th, lead by the Molecular Rheumatology group, in collaboration with Arthritis Ireland and the HRB.

The aim of the workshop is to provide opportunities for people living with RA to understand the importance of early diagnosis, the different treatment strategies and how to get involved in research.

  • The Workshop will be jointly facilitated by a clinician, a scientific researcher and a patient partner
  • Initially attendees will be asked to complete a ‘questionnaire’ which will address patient’s understanding of their disease.
  • Following this there will be three presentations which will cover:
    1. How the diagnosis for patients with inflammatory arthritis is made and what tests are performed, the current therapies available, including how they work, and the associated risks and side effects.
    2. The patients’ perspective, the patient partner, will give a presentation on their journey.
    3. Current research both clinical and scientific, and how patient participation in research can lead to better understanding of disease. This will also outline how patients can engage in the research programme.

More workshops to come!

For registration click here.