About this event

  • Date and time Mon 20 Jun 2022 from 11:50am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

Following on from the popular Doctoring the TARDIS – Troublesome Aspects of Rheumatology: Disease In Systems event in 2019, part 2 will provide rheumatology healthcare professionals with an update on managing aspects of infectious diseases and recurring problematic issues when treating rheumatology patients, with particular reference to biologic medications. 

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

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This event will also encompass the presentation of shortlisted abstracts and awards for the Barbara Ansell and Eric Bywaters Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section Prizes. The submission deadline for both prizes is Monday 16 May 2022 at 11:59pm.

During this event you will: 

  • Be provided with an update from respiratory medicine professionals on current advice on the screening of patients starting biologics for Tuberculosis (TB); TB prophylaxis and treatment of TB in patients on biologics
  • Be provided with an update from hepatology professionals on the screening of patients on biologics for hepatitis, interpretation of results, and implications and treatment of patients with hepatitis needing biological medications
  • Receive top tips from infectious disease professionals on the management of HIV and HIV patients with inflammatory arthritis, and the use of biologics 
  • Learn about orthopaedic management of the chronically infected prosthetic joint 

CPD learning applied. 

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Standard pricing available until 19 June 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£58.00 £34.00 £34.00 £34.00 £18.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£106.00 £63.00 £63.00 £63.00 £33.00

Key speakers

Dr Dean Creer

Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust 

Dr Douglas Fink

NIHR clinical lecturer in infectious diseases, LSHTM  

Mr Chetan Jayadev

Orthopaedic Consultant, RNOH 


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

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

Session 1

Title to be confirmed

Dr Dean Creer, Consultant Respiratory and General Physician, Highgate Private Hospital

Title to be confirmed

Dr Kosh Agarwal, Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dr James Lok, Senior Fellow, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break
Title to be confirmed

Dr Douglas Fink, Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, University College London

Title to be confirmed

Mr Chethan Jayadev, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Barbara Ansell Prize

Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Prize discussion
Prize winner presentation

Session 3: Eric Bywaters Prize

Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Prize discussion
Prize winner presentation
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Keynote lecture

Covid-19 and inflammatory arthritis – an overview

Speaker to be confirmed

Questions and answers
Close of meeting


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

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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Friday 18 June 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

All delegates (in-person and live stream) will receive the recording of this event 24 hours after the event has finished. The recording will be available to watch for up to 60 days after the live event. 

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