Chinese rheumatologists visit Glasgow

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Prof McInnes and Dr Siebert on the Glasgow University Senate Steps with the Chinese delegation

‌‌‌In late August 2014, Prof Iain McInnes and Dr Stefan Siebert hosted a delegation of Chinese rheumatologists on a visit to Glasgow University. The trip, which was arranged jointly with the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) to help foster partnerships for the future, was delivered with support from staff from the the NHS and Glasgow Caledonian University.

The programme shared updates and best practice on medical and strategic approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and management of rheumatologic diseases, and will continue to support the development of a Centre of Excellence for rheumatology in the region.

It included visits to Glasgow Polyomics, and the Rheumatology Day Ward and Clinical Research Facility at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. There were lectures on strategic and patient centric approaches to disease management, the pathogenesis of rheumatologic diseases, the benefits of working in a multi-disciplinary team, running clinical trials and biobanking.

In addition, the programme included workshops and practical sessions on ultrasound techniques, the use of biological treatments and strategies for creating efficient clinics.

First published: 4 September 2014

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