Joint perspectives: measures of disease impact in RA


As part of the Inflammation Xchange programme, Co-Chairs Professor Ernest Choy and Dr Elena Nikiphorou were joined by some of the UK’s leading experts in rheumatology to offer their key advice on best practice management for patients with RA, with a special focus on how to offer personalised patient care to individuals facing the daily struggles and challenges of this debilitating disease.

In this session, we hear from Patient Ambassador John Paton and Professor Cosimo De Bari as they explore the impact of RA from the patient and rheumatologist perspectives.

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Professor Cosimo De Bari
Aberdeen Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health

Professor Cosimo De Bari is a clinically active rheumatologist and translational scientist with expertise in musculoskeletal regenerative medicine and arthritis pathophysiology. After specialist Rheumatology training at the University of Bari, Italy, and obtaining his PhD from the University of Leuven, Belgium, Professor De Bari moved to King’s College London, where he was awarded an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Professor De Bari holds a clinical chair in Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Aberdeen, is founder and director of the Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health (a EULAR Centre of Excellence), and deputy director of the Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Therapies Centre.

John Paton
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

Scottish Patient Ambassador John Paton is a patient activist in Scotland for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. As a fellow of the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation, he has made patient group submissions to the Scottish Medicines Consortium and is a member of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions. He is also a patient research partner on the management committee of Research into Inflammatory Arthritis Centre Versus Arthritis (RACE) and is part of the inflammatory arthritis research collaboration between Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham and Oxford University.

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This educational meeting was organised by Galapagos Biotech Ltd in conjunction with the steering committee members, Professor Ernest Choy, Dr Elena Nikiphorou, Dr Anshuman Malaviya, Dr Alison Kinder, Dr Marwan Bukhari, Professor Cosimo De Bari, Dr Kulveer Mankia and Dr Richard Conway, and was funded by Galapagos Biotech Ltd.

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