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Working on a Cure, Arthritis Ireland annual research lecture 2017

Arthritis Ireland

Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 12:00 to 13:00 (IST)

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You are cordially invited to a special lecture by Arthritis Ireland’s principal researchers including Prof. Gerry Wilson, Prof. Ursula Fearon and Dr Charlene Foley on their "Plans for life-changing research”.

The past 12 months have seen our quest to find a cure continue at pace. Our investment is already producing groundbreaking results and we want to share our updates and future plans with you!

Prof. Gerry Wilson, Chair of Rheumatology, and his team in UCD have identified a new protein (C5orf30) which regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Following the discovery which was published in the scientific journal PNAS, RA patients most likely to suffer the severest effects of the condition can now be identified early and fast-tracked to the more aggressive treatments available.

Prof. Ursula Fearon, Chair of Molecular Rheumatology TCD, is concentrating her research on developing state-of-the-art basic research techniques and applying them to high quality bio-banked samples to examine the mechanisms of disease in arthritis with the aim of advancing our understanding of the causes of arthritis, predicting the response to therapy and ultimately predicting who can achieve remission while potentially identifying exciting new targets for novel therapies.

Dr Charlene Foley, clinical research fellow UCD, is undertaking groundbreaking research into childern with Down syndrome who have juvenile arthritis. Her research has highlighted that children with Down syndrome are 18-21 times more likely to suffer from the debilitating disease than children without Down syndrome. The first of its kind worldwide, the study is now being expanded to define what might be driving the disease.

 

To hear more about their pioneering work, why not come to the information talk and questions & answers session on Saturday 14 October at 12 noon at the Tercentenary Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, 152-160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 

Admission is FREE.

The groundbreaking event will also include Arthritis Ireland's annual general meeting (AGM) which will precede the lecture starting at 11.00am (members only). 

Do you have questions about Working on a Cure, Arthritis Ireland annual research lecture 2017? Contact Arthritis Ireland

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Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Lloyd Institute
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland

Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 12:00 to 13:00 (IST)


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