Monday 12 August 2013

Musculoskeletal Research Team featured in the Industry Newsletter July 2013

The Musculoskeletal Research Team at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital has successfully introduced new working systems over the past 12 months to promote clinical trials. These include the development of a project tracking database (the 'Hub') to monitor all studies, an internal website accessible to consultants, specialist nurses and research staff both at the Clinical Research Facility and Freeman hospital, and the availability of an on-call research nurse. The database Hub works in conjunction with the website, and is proving to be an effective tool for identifying potential patients for clinical re-search in a busy Outpatients' Department. The webpage provides a brief study summary, a synopsis of main eligibility criteria and immediate access to current patient information leaflets. Clinic staff are actively encouraged to contact the research team via phone and email with any queries or potential participants. The on-call Research Nurse is readily available to advise on any study with staff or patients.

Friday 9 August 2013

Newcastle awarded Pfizer INSPIRE site status

Pfizer partnering with Newcastle to bring new treatments to patients:


Drawing positive comments from none other than PM David Cameron.

Sjögren’s syndrome: National Arthritis Awareness Week

Sjögren's syndrome
Lunch & Lecture
Monday 7 October 2013 at 11.30am
Recognise and Re-energise – identify the pathways for
a better life for primary Sjögren's syndrome sufferers
with Professor Fai Ng

hosted by
Dobbies Garden World,
Street House Farm,
NE20 9BT
£10 per person
includes lunch and a donation
to Arthritis Research UK
Raffle and Q&A session

Thursday 8 August 2013

Long Term Safety of Biologics in RA

Pencil this seminar in your diary:


Long Term Safety of Biologics in RA

Xavier Mariette, Paris,

September 3rd, 2013

Venue: TBD

Friday 2 August 2013

Bone Regulation by the Adaptive Immune System

"Bone regulation by the adaptive immune system."

Prof Georg Schett, Erlangen
ICM Seminar,
September 4th, 1pm-2pm
Dental Lecture Theatre D

Guest ICM Seminar by one of the top European translational rheumatologists.  

Repurposing anti-cancer drugs for RA

Latest project on the repurposing of an oncology agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.