Vasculitis Patient Symposium 2015 - April - London

Vasculitis Patient Symposium 2015 - April - London

Hope you do not mind me sharing this post but Vasculitis UK in conjuction with other Vasculitis charities including PMRGCAUK , are hosting a Vasculitis Patient Symposium in London in April 2015, to coincide with the International Vasculitis Medical Conference.

This is the programme and details of the speakers for the "patient symposium"

Date: Saturday 18th April 2015.

Venue: The Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London. N1 0QH

Time: Registration opens 9.15. Meeting opens 10.00. Meeting closes 17.30

Cost: £55 per delegate; including registration fees, all day tea and coffee, and full hot buffet lunch.

Children: Age 12 or under - free


Dr Neil Basu (Aberdeen)

Dr Nina Brown (Manchester)

Dr Maria Cinta Cid (Barcelona)

Dr Thomas Hauser (Zurich)

RNS Julie Ingall (Portsmouth)

Dr Rachel Jones (Cambridge)

Dr Peter Lanyon (Nottingham)

Dr Peter Merkel (Philadelphia)

Dr Nataliya Milman (Ontario)

Dr Janice Mooney (UEA)

Professor Ann Morgan (Leeds)

Dr Fiona Pearce (Nottingham)

Dr Jo Robson (Oxford)

Prof Caroline Savage (GSK)

Professor David Scott (Norwich)

Dr Louise Watson (GOSH)

Dr Richard Watts (Ipswich)

Dr David Younger (New York)


ANCA vasculitis [Wegener's (GPA), MPA, Churg Strauss (EGPA)]

Giant Cell Arteritis


Drugs and Side Effects

Who gets vasculitis?

Takayasu's Arteritis, HSP, Behçet's, CNS Vasculitis and Neuropathy

Holistic and Long Term Care

Patient Experiences

New developments in diagnosis and treatment


A mixture of short presentations, plus parallel "workshops" on specific groups of topics (Small Vessel Vasculitis; Large Vessel Vasculitis; Less common types of Vasculitis; Ongoing care in Vasculitis) plus "Meet the Doctors" - panel discussions.

For full details please follow this link

or you can book a ticket directly through Eventbrite

if you would like to make more enquires you can email me John Mills

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  • Thank you, John - have booked my place!

  • Celtic, am really pleased you are going. Will look forward to meeting you in person.

  • Yes, Keyes, it will be great to meet you too. Hopefully, we'll be given badges, otherwise it will be anyone's guess....or we could always wear a flower in our hair!!!

  • I will be there too. looking forward to meeting you in person too. It looks like an interesting day 😃x

  • I wondered if you might be able to attend, runrig - great!

  • It should be a day like none before. All the speakers are top end - but also very personable and patient friendly. Maria Cid from Spain is one of the best on GCA and a very nice person too. She does speak fluent English of course.

    Justin Mason is the top man on all types of Large Vessel Vasculitis - especially Takayasu's.

    It is intended to be a very interactive, informative, educational and above all - enjoyable day for both doctors & delegates.

    Yes, there will be "proper" conference badges, but I'm not sure about the flowers for the hair. Have to work on that one!.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

    Best wishes - John

  • Congratulations to John and Vasculitis UK for bringing the Patient Symposium together, taking advantage of the presence in the UK of all these top international experts. It was a great success with over 150 patient delegates, many of whom were GCA patients and members of PMRGCAuk. A great example of collaboration.

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