Saturday 20th - Wednesday 24th May 2017
Latest registry data confirms no elevated cancer risk with anti-TNFs
The latest analysis of data from the Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD) and national cancer records confirms that any increased risk of cancer in rheumatoid arthritis patients is independent of their exposure to biologics. The findings, presented at the joint meeting of the Austr...
Repeat bone density scans often not needed: expert
Repeat bone scans are often not necessary for people with osteoporosis who are taking medications to increase their bone density, an expert says. Updating the conference during a session on controversies in bone disease, endocrinologist and bone specialist Professor Mark Bolland from Auckland Uni...
Treat-to-target uptake low in rheumatology clinics
Half of all rheumatologists in public and private practice in Australia do not apply the evidence based treat-to-target strategy when treating RA patients, a nationwide survey reveals. Presenting the results of the survey to delegates at the joint Australian Rheumatology Australia and New Zealand...