An update on immunisation in rheumatoid arthritis: spotlight on COVID-19 vaccination 

1 hour, 27 minutes 


An update on immunisation in rheumatoid arthritis: spotlight on COVID-19 vaccination

Professor Ernest Choy is joined by Dr James Galloway and Dr Andra Negoescu to discuss the importance of immunisation in patients with RA, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccination. Together they examine the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccination in RA patients and review the latest ACR and EULAR guidance on the use of the COVID-19 vaccine. Concluding the webinar is a 25-minute panel discussion where the faculty members share their experience on how to support patients through the vaccination process.

Inflammation Xchange is a medical education programme dedicated to UK rheumatologists that strives to optimise RA services to deliver the best possible patient care through sharing best practice and discussing complex cases within the RA treatment landscape.

Job Code: UK-RA-NA-202110-00015
Date of preparation: March 2022


James Galloway
Reader and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, King's College London

Dr Galloway is a clinical lecturer at King's College London and an honorary consultant in rheumatology at King's College Hospital. He runs the biologics assessment service for the rheumatology department and has specialist interests in the areas of inflammatory arthritis and biologic therapy, and also in sarcoidosis. His research group works on areas including pharmacovigilance, health outcomes and quality improvement in the field of rheumatology. Within his role for KCL he works in the CRC accredited King's Clinical Trials Unit.

Ernest Choy
Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research, Cardiff University School of Medicine

Prof Ernest Choy is Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity as well as the Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine. He is also an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network.

Andra Negoescu
Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Rheumatologist and EIA Lead

Dr. Andra Negoescu is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She qualified in Bucharest, Romania, where she started her training in Rheumatology. She has an interest in (early) rheumatoid arthritis, adolescent Rheumatology, biologic therapies, Methotrexate safety and tolerability, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.




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Watch this space for the recordings of our 2022 Inflammation Xchange Meeting focused on personalised patient care!

UK-RA-NA-202202-00014  | Date of preparation March 2023