Saturday 23rd - Tuesday 26th May 2015
Towards a pathway based diagnosis in lupus
Thanks to the availability and affordability of human genome sequencing we are tantalisingly close to being able to stratify lupus patients and target treatment, the conference has heard. Keynote speaker Dr Carola Vinuesa a scientist at the Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra says that ...
Busting the six myths of gout
In a hot drugs session this morning gout guru Professor Lisa Stamp from the University of Otago in Christchurch, New Zealand, took to the stage to bust the most common myths in gout management. The 6 myths of gout (and the reality) according to Lisa: 1. You should wait for 2 weeks after an acu...
Half of fibromyalgia patients exit workforce: study
Almost half of fibromyalgia patients eventually exit the workforce because of their symptoms, research shows. The survey of 287 diagnosed patients who were members of the Fibromyalgia Support Network of Western Australia found that 58% of respondents had reduced their work hours and 48% had cease...