Past Events

New Horizons in Rheumatology 30th November-1st December 2020

Many thanks to all those who attended this year’s virtual New Horizons in Rheumatology meeting. This year hosted oral presentations from the Molecular Rheumatology research group’s Dr. Viviana Marzaioli, Dr. Mary Canavan and Dr. Megan Hanlon.

CARD’s Dr. Kieran Murray presented his poster on long term remission rates and biologic persistence in RA and PsA patients

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Congratulations to Dr. Viviana Marzaioli for winning a silver medal in best scientific oral presentation!

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American College of Rheumatology Convergence 5th-9th November 2020 

This year’s ACR meeting was held virtually and the Molecular Rheumatology research group were well represented. Well done to Dr. Mary Canavan, Dr. Viviana Marzaioli and Dr. Clare Cunningham who held abstract and poster sessions at the conference and were given the opportunity to field questions regarding their laboratory and patient- focused research.

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Irish Society for Rheumatology Autumn Meeting 24th-25th September 2020 

Congratulations to the members of the Molecular Rheumatology research group who gave brilliant presentations at the ISR virtual conference. Dr. Clare Cunningham, Dr. Achilleas Floudas and PhD candidate Serena Foo gave an insight into the role fibroblasts and T cells play in mediating arthritis.

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American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals

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Congratulations to Dr.Achilleas Floudas who presented at both the poster and abstract sessions at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting in Atlanta,Georgia! Achilleas presented on “Increased T Cell Polyreactivity with Marked Accumulation of TNF-α DP (CD4+ CD8+) in the Synovial Tissue of pre-RA, Arthralgia Subjects” and on “Hypoxia Resistant Pathogenic B Cells Accumulate in the RA Synovial Tissue in a CXCR3 Dependent Manner”.

Congratulations as well to Dr.Kieran Murray who presented at the poster session on “A Quality Improvement Intervention to Improve Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations Rates in Immunosuppressed Inflammatory Arthritis Outpatients”!

Cytokines 2019

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Congratulations to our very own Achilleas Floudas who took part in Cytokines 2019, the 7th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society in Vienna from the 20th-23rd of October. This meeting has become the world’s most distinguished annual conference showcasing basic, clinical and translational research on cytokines and their roles in host defence, inflammation, tissue repair and cancer.

Achilleas spoke about Increased T Cell Polyreactivity with Marked Accummulation of TNF-α DP (CD4+CD8+) in the Synovial Tissue of Pre-RA, Arthralgia Subjects

He also presented 3 posters:

Poster 1: B and T cell Phenotype and Function in the Synovial Tissue of ACPA+ and ACPA- Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Poster 2: Hypoxia Resistant Pathogenic B Cells Accumulate in the RA Synovial Tissue in a CXCR3 Dependent Manner

Poster 3: Increased T Cell Plasticity with Dysregulation of Tfh, Tph and Treg Cell Responses in Children with JIA and Down Syndrome-associated Arthritis

Arthritis Research Coalition 

A national initiative to develop a platform focused on developing research which involves input from clinicians, scientist and patients.

39th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research

39th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research
February 28 – March 2, 2019
Lyon, France
Click here to find out more!

New Horizons in Rheumatology 2018

New Horizons 2018

New Horizons in Rheumatology meeting will be held on on Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th November 2018 at The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin.

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.

ACR 2018


The American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting is taking place this year in Chicago, Illinois from the 19th-24th October.

This meeting is lauded as an educational experience of the highest quality, with sessions provided by leading experts in the field of rheumatology. The meeting offers the opportunity for professional development, to access first-hand the latest in rheumatology research and to connect with likeminded rheumatology clinicians.

Click here to find out more

ISR 2018


The Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) is an organisation of about 150 members with specialist training in Rheumatology. Some are Consultants (i.e. trained medical specialists), others are trainees, with some members being scientists and researchers. The Society includes those who are based in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and some from further afield. They organise and host regular platforms and conferences allowing members to present clinical and scientific material.

ISR Autumn Meeting 2018 was held on the 20 and 21 September, 2018 in Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.

For more details click here.

BSR 2018


The British Society for Rheumatology’s Annual Conference is taking place from 1st-3rd May in Liverpool, UK. This three-day programme is the leading rheumatology event in the UK calendar, bringing together over 200 representatives from 45 countries. The event will be comprised of top-quality exhibitions, key-note speaker sessions, poster presentations and more, providing ample opportunity for attendees to stay abreast with the latest developments in the field of rheumatology.

To find out more, visit the BSR’s website. 

EULAR 2018

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The annual European Congress of Rheumatology will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands this year from the 13th-16th June.

The Congress continues to provide a networking opportunity for medical doctors, scientific researchers, health professionals and pharmaceutical industry representatives from the field of rheumatology worldwide. It also facilitates the exchange of clinical information and scientific advances in the form of lectures, symposia and poster presentations.