New Horizons in Rheumatology

New Horizons 2018

New Horizons in Rheumatology took place on Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th November 2018.

The programme, which has been established through a number of partnerships with our European & US colleagues & the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, seeks to deliver an educational forum which provides physicians, trainees and nursing colleagues with the opportunity to experience, review and discuss the key issues in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases and novel therapies thereof.

The agenda for this meeting has been developed by an independent steering group of consultants.


Congratulations to Ms Megan Hanlon for winning best short scientific presentation and to the runners up Dr. Sarah Wade and Dr. Viviana Marzaioli.

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Irish Society for Rheumatology Meeting


Huge congratulations to Dr Sarah Wade PhD for being awarded Young Investigator of the Year 2018, Dr Charlene Foley MD for winning best scientific presentation and Dr Candice Lowe MD for best poster.


Invited Speaker Prof. Józef Dulak

Prof Dulak speaking at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute was delighted to welcome Prof. Józef Dulak from the Department of Medical Biotechnology in Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland to Dublin on 4th April. Prof. Dulak gave a talk entitled “Heme oxygenase-1 and microRNAs in heart and skeletal muscle repair and regeneration”. The talk documented Prof. Dulak’s lab’s success in elucidating the role of heme oxygenase-1 in the repair and regeneration of heart muscle following injury.

EULAR Course on Immunology

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The biennial EULAR Course on Immunology took place in Lisbon, Portugal this year from 6th-7th April. This course is designed to bring together young rheumatologists, dermatologists and doctors who have a keen interest in immunology. Rheumatological diseases are very complex and require a integrative approach to ensure that basic scientific findings are translated into the most effective and tolerable targeted therapies. The course was founded to ensure rheumatology clinicians and researchers have an understanding of the immunological background of autoimmune-mediated rheumatic diseases.

This interactive and compact course was composed of specialist lectures on current immunology topics and their relevance to inflammatory diseases, a research workshop and an immunology “speed dating” session which allowed participants to learn about eachother’s areas of interest.

We were delighted that Prof. Ursula Fearon was invited to speak at the course while Dr Trudy McGarry and Megan Hanlon were also in attendance.

To find out more about the course, click here.