Join us at BSPAR 2016

Each year, rheumatology health professionals, researchers, charities and patients come together for the British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) conference. This year, the paediatric rheumatology community join us in Manchester! Steeped in history, Manchester is a diverse and international city of culture, creativity and science – at the heart of the ‘Northern powerhouse’.

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Transition is imminent

“When shifts and transitions in life shake you to the core, see that as a sign of the greatness that’s about to occur.” One way or another, we’ve all been there. Moving from primary to secondary school. Moving from college to university. Starting a new job. Joining the property ladder. Getting married. Starting a family. Entering into retirement. I want […]

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Revealing the invisible

Musculoskeletal conditions in young people are often invisible. From chronic pain and fatigue, to anxiety and joint inflammation – you can’t see them. Even when these conditions change the way people’s bodies look, many will try to adapt and ‘hide’ any changes, so that they can ‘fit in’ with society.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

Imagine this. You are a young person, aged 14. You’ve been living with a chronic, long-term condition for several years. You, along with your parents are sat with your doctor in the consultation room. They’ve asked whether you would like to take part in a clinical trial of a new medicine. You look to your parents, desperate for […]

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