Best practice sharing: supporting psychological well-being 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, Dr Richard Conway and Dr Alison Kinder explore the psychological burden of RA in a case-based, best practice discussion and how to ensure that each patient has the mental health support they need.


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Dr Richard Conway
St James’s Hospital, Dublin

Dr Richard Conway is a consultant rheumatologist and physician at St James’s Hospital and a clinical associate professor at Trinity College Dublin. He has a PhD in giant cell arteritis and is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters. His research interests include interstitial lung disease in systemic rheumatic diseases, vasculitis and polymyalgia rheumatica.

Dr Alison Kinder
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Dr Alison Kinder is an established consultant rheumatologist in Leicester and clinical lead in both biologics and young adults. During 2014–2020, Dr Kinder nearly doubled a team of consultant rheumatologists and whole-time equivalent specialist nurses as head of service. She has also increased the number of allied health professional prescribers and established young adult clinics and an equality impact assessment.

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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.

Speakers have received an honorarium from Galapagos. This content is meant only for healthcare professionals in the UK and ROI and may contain promotional content on a Galapagos product. Prescribing Information is available via the website header menu at the top of the page.

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