About this event

  • Date and time Sat 30 Mar 2019 from 12:30pm to 5:10pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Medicine and Me

What will you learn?
By attending this half day meeting, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Understand some of the challenges of living with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Know about some treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Understand some of the aspects of the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people living with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Know about current research and possible future developments in rheumatoid arthritis

What are medicine and me meetings?
The Medicine and me meetings aim to provide an outline of current best practice and future updates of important conditions and to give direct voice to patients and their carers and enable them to discuss their concerns and reflections on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management. Physicians and surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts to improve care by hearing directly from patients.


Earlybird pricing available until 26 February 2019.

Free places available

Patients, their carers and family members attend for free. Medical students and trainee doctors/trainee healthcare professionals can also attend Medicine and me meetings for free.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student RSM Trainee
£36.00 £18.00 £18.00 £0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Patient / Carer Student
£60.00 £30.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Ms Clare Jacklin

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Patient perspective - The patient journey
Patient Perspective - difficulties accessing treatment
Panel discussion

Session two

Neil Betteridge

Patient perspective – pain and stiffness
Managing the physical symptoms

Dr Elena Nikiphorou

Patient perspective - fatigue
Managing fatigue

Dr Katie Druce

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session three

Kate Betteridge

Patient perspective – the psychological impact
Patient perspective – the impact on relationships
Managing the psycho-social aspects of RA
The impact of RA on working life
The future of treatment and care

Professor Peter Taylor

Where to go for help

Ms Clare Jacklin, Director of External Affairs, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom