PI Seminar Series
Speaker: Professor Fai Ng, Professor of Rheumatology
Time and Date: 8th February 2016, 13.00-14.00
Professor Fai Ng will present:
‘Primary Sjogren’s syndrome – from bench to bedside Disease’
Primary Sjogren’s syndrome (PSS) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by dryness of the eyes and the mouth, muscle and joint pain and disabling fatigue. It is also associated with a markedly increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and increased mortality. There is currently no effective treatment in part because the underlying pathogenesis is not clear. It is associated with a high direct and indirect healthcare-related cost with fatigue being one of the key contributing factors to loss of work productivity.
I run a comprehensive programme of research in PSS with particular focus on the following areas: Understanding the pathogenesis of lymphoma development and fatigue; biomarker development to improve the diagnostic pathway for lymphoma and stratification of fatigue; clinical service development including management guidelines and non-pharmacological intervention; partnership with industry to develop early phase clinical trials of novel therapeutics.
Chair: Dr Muzz Haniffa