The Future of Vasculitis Webcast (Part 1)

On the 22nd January 2015, The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation will host a live three part online webcast to discuss the future of Vasculitis.  Which research studies are running for vasculitis?  Has our understanding of the disease developed? Are we closer to understanding what triggers or causes vasculitis? What improvements have been made in the last 10 years and what are the targets for the future?  These are all the questions many of you ask when the topic of vasculitis is raised.

The Future of Vasculitis aims to discuss these questions over three short webcasts.  The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation have invited highly respected vasculitis experts and researchers to our webcast panels for each discussion.  The webcast panel will present and share their own research projects’ objectives, findings, understandings and goals.  The door is then thrown open for our live audience to ask questions.  You can view the event on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or phone.  All you need is an internet connection, speakers or headphones.  Please register for the event prior to the 22nd January to ensure you have log in details and we will remind you automatically when this free online webcast is near:

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Our guest panel includes Dr Alan Salama & Neil Basu for The Future of Vasculitis (Part 1):

Dr Alan Salama is a Consultant and Leader in Renal Medicine at the UCL Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Hospital in London. Dr Salama has a specialist interest in immunological kidney disease, specifically systemic vasculitis. He runs a busy vasculitis clinic and a research laboratory investigating mechanisms of immune regulation in systemic vasculitis and glomerulonephritis.

Dr Neil Basu is a Senior Clinical Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the University of Aberdeen.  Dr Basu oversees the Aberdeen vasculitis clinic and has a specialist research interest in systemic vasculitis.  Dr Basu’s research projects have included Epidemiology of multi-system autoimmune diseases, Investigation of rheumatic fatigue and more recently, patient wellbeing studies focused around ANCA associated Vasculitis.

This webinar will also provide details on research projects currently funded by The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation and Vasculitis UK who are both actively working to improve research in vasculitis.


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