About this event

  • Date and time Thu 7 Mar 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

This event is free for all Trainees

This afternoon event will provide trainees and senior clinicians a unique opportunity to enhance their research and analytical skills in the management of rheumatic diseases. 

Therapeutic options in the management of rheumatic diseases have increased significantly over the past two decades due to the discovery of new therapeutics in a truly translational ‘bench-to-bedside’ fashion. In the dynamic and ever-changing world of rheumatology, research plays a key role from the identification of novel disease targets through basic science discover to testing out these drugs in large scale clinical trials. 

This event features lectures and workshops led by speakers who are directly involved in cutting edge research in rheumatic therapeutics. Don't miss the opportunity to receive practical advice on conducting and interpreting study data from these experts.

Topics include:

  • Key differences between various basic statistical methods of data analysis 
  • Important steps required in clinical trial design
  • Common pitfalls that can result in inappropriate trial design, resulting in the study not meeting primary outcomes) 
  • Latest advances in translational research in rheumatology


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Registration, tea and coffee

Dr Elena Nikiphorou and Dr Chris Wincup

Epidemiological research in rheumatology

Dr Suzanne Verstappen, Reader in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology, Centre for Musculoskeletal Diseases, University of Manchester and Director of Social Responsibility, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester

Question and answer session
Clinical trials and translational research in rheumatology

Dr Coziana Ciurtin, Principle Investigator, Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology, University College London and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, University College London Hospital

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
Statistics for rheumatologists

Dr Sam Norton, Lecturer in Research Methods and Statistics, King’s College London

Question and answer session
Survival as a consultant rheumatologist

Dr Frank McKenna, Consultant Rheumatologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


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