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Oct 19, 2018

Dr. Michelle Petri receives 2018 Evelyn V. Hess Award

The Evelyn V. Hess Award is given annually to recognize the exceptional contributions of a clinical or basic researcher whose body of work has advanced the understanding of the science of lupus treatment.

At a reception during the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, the Lupus Foundation of America presented the Evelyn V. Hess Award to Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, the director of the Hopkins Lupus Center and co-director of the Hopkins Lupus Pregnancy Center. She was honored for her extensive contributions and impact on the field of lupus over the past 30 years…

Oct 19, 2018

The British Society for Rheumatology guideline for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults

SLE (or lupus for short) is a multisystem, autoimmune disease, involving complex pathogenetic mechanisms that can present at any age. It most commonly presents in women in the reproductive age group, although lupus is increasingly recognized after the age of 40 years, particularly in Europeans…

Sep 01, 2018

Rheumatology Podcast: Dr John Hanly on Lupus Nephritis

Dr Marwan Bukhari and Dr John Hanly, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, talk about his paper on the frequency and outcome of lupus nephritis in a prospective SLE inception cohort. In the SLICC inception cohort study, 38% percent of patients developed lupus nephritis within the first 5 years of disease, with 10% of these developing end stage renal disease at 10 year follow-up.

Mar 12, 2018

Dr. John Hanly receives 2018 CRA Distinguished Investigator Award

John Hanly, born in Ireland, obtained his medical degree in 1978 at the National University of Ireland in Cork. Following post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, he relocated to Canada in 1984 for fellowship training in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Toronto. Additional research training followed at McMaster University and Cornell University, New York City…

Feb 24, 2018

Dr. Évelyne Vinet receives 2018 CRA Young Investigator Award

Dr. Évelyne Vinet, a rheumatologist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Rheumatology Association’s (CRA) Young Investigator Award. Dr. Vinet, who obtained her PhD from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill, focuses her research on reproductive issues in women with rheumatic diseases.

Nov 08, 2017

Health Economics of SLE

A number of presentations over the past few days have addressed the health economics of SLE. Clarke et al (abstract 2811) studied the costs associated with damage states in a large Canadian lupus cohort as well as in the SL ICC cohort (abstract 2925).

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