About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Jan 2021 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

This webinar is cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

This webinar will provide rheumatology healthcare professionals with an update on managing aspects of infectious diseases and recurring problematic issues in their patient population, with particular reference to biologic medications. 

Key topics include TB, hepatitis, non-communicable inflammatory diseases in HIV and the chronically infected prosthetic joint. 

This is the sequel to last years' popular ‘TARDIS (Troublesome Aspects of Rheumatology, Disease in Systems) event from the of Rheumatology Section. 

CPD applied.

This webinar will cover:

  • Current advice on the screening of patients starting biologics for TB; TB prophylaxis and treatment of TB in patients on biologics
  • An update from hepatology on the screening of patients on biologics for hepatitis, interpretation of results, and implications & treatment of patients with hepatitis needing biologic medications
  • Top tips on infectious disease management of HIV+ve patients with inflammatory arthritis, and the use of biologics 
  • Orthopaedic management of the chronically infected prosthetic joint 

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Key speakers

Dr Dean Creer

Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust, UK.


Dr Douglas Fink

NIHR clinical lecturer in infectious diseases at LSHTM.  


Dr Richard Aspinall

Consultant HepatologyPortsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, UK.


Mr Panagiotis Gikas

Orthopaedic Consultant 


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Helen Cohen, President, Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section, Royal Society of Medicine

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Dr Dean Creer, Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust

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Dr Richard Aspinall, Consultant HepatologyPortsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Question and answer session

Char: Dr Helen Cohen

Comfort break
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Dr Douglas Fink, National Institute for Health Research Clinical Lecturer, Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Mr Panagiotis Gikas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Question and answer session

Char: Dr Helen Cohen

Concluding remarks and close of the meeting

Dr Helen Cohen



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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