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Members Day 2021 Programme

 

11:30
Registration, seating and Login 
12:00
AGM

Raj Mahapatra, NASS Chair, and Dr Dale Webb, NASS CEO, ran through the formal business of the AGM, including the annual report and accounts, taking any questions from members

12:30
The role of gut microbiome in axial SpA (AS) 

Professor Matthew Brown, Professor of Medicine, King’s College London

Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

Professor Brown discussed the research he is conducting into the role of gut microbiome

Link to Professor Matthew Brown’s presentation. 

 13:15
 Lunch
13:45
NASS Update 

Dr Dale Webb,  CEO, NASS, gave a round-up of our work and what is coming up in the remainder of 2021

 

14:05
Find our voice

Liz Marshall, Head of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising at NASS explained how the communications team are working towards raising the profile of axial SpA and NASS

 

14:20
Stretch

Led by Kristi Hutton, Highly Specialist Rheumatology Physiotherapist,  Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals  NHS Trust

14:25
Building a Tool kit

Claire Jeffries  chaired a panel of experts who looked at the different elements of managing pain, helping you to build a tool kit as you go.

 Medical management

Dr Antoni Chan, Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Medical Director, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Link to Dr Chan’s presentation. 

Stretch – neck pain

Led by Kristi Hutton, Highly Specialist Rheumatology Physiotherapist,  Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals  NHS Trust

 Managing beyond medication

Colin Beevor,  Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist for Rheumatology Services and Matron/Service Manager for Musculoskeletal Services, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

A chance to review tools and strategies that might help beyond medication

Stretch – shoulder pain

Led by Kristi Hutton, Highly Specialist Rheumatology Physiotherapist,  Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals  NHS Trust

Dealing with night time pain

Emily Clarke,  Physiotherapist specialised in Spondyloarthritis,  talked about different ways to help with night time pain

Link to Emily Clarke’s presentation.

Stretch – wrist pain

Led by Kristi Hutton,  Highly Specialist Rheumatology Physiotherapist,  Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals  NHS Trust

Research into Pain

Rosie Barnett PhD student & Researcher, University of Bath and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases

Rosie discussed what the Project Nightingale’s survey responses said about pain

 

15:30
Stretch & Comfort Break 
15:40
Panel Question & Answer Session 

 

16:10
Closing Message 

Dr Dale Webb, CEO, NASS, to deliver the closing message.