About this event

  • Date and time Mon 20 Jun 2022 from 12:25pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • 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. 

This live stream 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 live stream 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 

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Key speakers

Dean Creer

Dr Dean Creer

Consultant Physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Dean Creer is a South African, a Capetonian and a University of Cape Town Graduate (1991). He has been based in London for almost 30 years and completed specialist training in North London, taking up an NHS consultant post as a Respiratory and General Physician at Barnet Hospital in 2004, which is now part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He has a long standing interest in respiratory infections with a particular interest in tuberculosis.

Doug Fink

Dr Douglas Fink

Dr Douglas Fink, National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Lecturer, University College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr Doug Fink is an infectious diseases specialist working at the Royal Free hospital, London. He studied medicine at University College London and completed his PhD in molecular virology at the towers lab at University College London funded by a Wellcome Clinical Research Training Fellowship. He is currently an National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Lecturer based between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London. He holds early career research awards from the Academy of Medical Sciences and International Antiviral Society for his work investigating molecular mechanisms of innate immune determinants of anti-viral immunity. He founded the research collaboration between the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Cambridge University and University College London, and continues to work on capacity-building research between those centres. He is chair of the British HIV Association international partnership working group and was part of the most recent British HIV Association HIV treatment guidelines committee. He is a faculty member for both the London Diploma of Tropical medicine and East Africa Diploma of Tropical Medicine.

Chethan Jayadev

Mr Chethan Jayadev

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Mr Chethan Jayadev is a Consultant Knee Surgeon practicing at the renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.


Mr Jayadev read medicine at Oxford University (Magdalen College) and gained higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics on the Royal London Hospital Programme. He returned to Oxford University to undertake a DPhil (PhD), focussing on the biology of knee osteoarthritis. After his training, Chethan completed a 1-year hip and knee fellowship at Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia. On returning to the UK, he undertook two further specialist knee surgery fellowships at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford and the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. 


Mr Jayadev’s practice encompasses all aspects of knee surgery, from sports injuries and knee preservation to complex and revision joint replacements.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

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

Session 1

Key aspects of rheumatology for people living with HIV

Dr Douglas Fink, National Institute for Health and Care Research Clinical Lecturer, University College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Hepatitis B reactivation in rheumatic disease: Dilemmas and future perspectives

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

Questions and answers
Comfort break
What’s the deal with latent tuberculosis in rheumatology?

Dr Dean Creer, Consultant Physician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Orthopaedic management of the chronically infected prosthetic joint

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

Questions and answers
Comfort break

Session 2: Barbara Ansell prize

Cardiovascular manifestations of Behcet's disease

Dr Oliver O'Sullivan

A case of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with underlying tumour necrosis factor receptor associated periodic syndrome

Dr Kanishk Jain, Rheumatology Research Fellow, Basildon University Hospital

Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: Return with vengeance

Dr Serena Horlick, Core Surgical Trainee Year 1, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Prize discussion
Prize winner presentation

Session 3: Eric Bywaters prize

Inadequate management of gout in the UK despite updated guidelines: A population-based cohort study

Dr Mark Russell, Specialty Registrar in Rheumatology and
National Institute for Health and Care Research Doctoral Fellow, King’s College London

RNA-sequencing of peripheral blood immune cells reveals insights into the initiating mechanisms of autoimmune connective tissue diseases

Dr Lucy Carter

Worse outcomes linked to ethnicity for early inflammatory arthritis in England and Wales: A national cohort study

Dr Maryam Adas

Prize discussion
Prize winner presentation
Comfort break

Session 4: Keynote lecture

Covid-19 and inflammatory arthritis – an overview

Dr Pedro Machado, Associate Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist, University College London

Questions and answers
Close of meeting



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

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