Upcoming Events

ISR Re-scheduled Autumn Meeting, 24/25 September 2020

The above meeting has been re-scheduled for Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin for Thursday/Friday, 24/25 September 2020. This will have a physical attendance in line with HSE guidelines pertaining at the time.  For this meeting it will be vital to pre-register on http://www.isr.ie.

We are now inviting Abstracts from Monday, 29 June 2020 with a closing date of Friday, 31 July 2020.

We will keep you updated on this event as we go forward.

(The meeting scheduled for Belfast in 2020 has now been deferred to September 2021).

For more information please follow the link!

ACR Convergence 2020: The ACR’s All-Virtual Annual Meeting

Now, more than ever, the rheumatology community needs to maintain connection. ACR Convergence 2020 provides an opportunity to do just that. This fully virtual meeting is where rheumatology can collaborate, celebrate, innovate, and learn! This fully virtual meeting is where rheumatology can collaborate, celebrate, innovate, and learn! ACR Convergence 2020, the world’s premier virtual rheumatology experience, is happening online, November 5–9.

Get ready for an all-encompassing, all-virtual experience designed for the global rheumatology community. Get ready for ACR Convergence 2020.

We’ve given the ACR’s annual meeting a new name and a fresh look, and reimagined #ACR20 without losing the elements you care about most: stellar rheumatology education and outstanding networking opportunities.

As always, your presence and participation are what make the meeting an enriching and valuable experience. We hope you will engage with us each step of the way, so that together we build an even stronger sense of community. For more information please follow the link!



Patients Awareness Initiative Workshops

The first of 8 National worshops 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.