Reflections of the EULAR 20th Annual European Conference of PARE

Some three months have passed since I was in Lisbon with my wonderful friends and colleagues to celebrate the 20th Annual European Conference of People with Arthritis/Rheumatism in Europe (PARE). While in the delightful Portuguese fishing town of Cascais - 30 kilometres West of Lisbon, we also recognised the 70th anniversary of the European League … Continue reading Reflections of the EULAR 20th Annual European Conference of PARE

People are messy

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in collaboration with the Clinical Research Network are showcasing the diversity of health and social care research in ‘People are Messy’. The event will begin with a film screening of ‘People are Messy’, a Theatre of Debate production which shows the dramatisation of patient and public involvement within health research. This will … Continue reading People are messy

Join the EULAR/EMEUNET online journal club!

Journal clubs have been around for years, providing a place and a time for health professionals and researchers to meet and discuss the latest literature. With advances in social media, journal clubs are now harnessing the use of digital technology by becoming online journal clubs, enabling anyone around the world with an interest in a particular field to meet … Continue reading Join the EULAR/EMEUNET online journal club!

It’s the least we can do

As we move ever closer to the general election on June 8th, we find ourselves amidst the constant debates between party leaders, parliamentary candidates and other political activists who blame other parties and politicians for their actions, promising to change things in the next five years should they be elected into Government. Now, you have an opportunity to influence both your … Continue reading It’s the least we can do

Innovative research with children and young people

Two weeks ago, I attended an exciting and stimulating course at The University of Edinburgh about developing innovative methods in research with children and young people. The hands on two-day course provided us with opportunities to explore our own learning and development needs, consider how children and young people can be involved in the research continuum … Continue reading Innovative research with children and young people

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Each year, Friday 12th May is recognised as fibromyalgia awareness day and the international awareness day for other chronic immunological and neurological conditions, including myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). May 12th was chosen as the awareness day for ME, CFS and fibromyalgia as it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, since it is believed that … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day