RTA Podcasts



Please enjoy our RTA podcasts – short audio files with rheumatology experts from our steering committee and beyond on highly pertinent topics in the field.

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Big data and wearable devices in RA

Professor Laure Gossec and Dr Joanna Kedra discuss in this podcast what is big data, what is wearable technology, as well as applications currently being used in medicine overall.

Job code: GL-RA-NA-202110-00011
Date of preparation: November 2021

Duration: 31:36 min.

Prof Laure Gosse
Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France

Laure Gossec is Professor of Rheumatology at Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière and Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Prof Gossec serves on the Executive Committee of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and is a founding member and past chairperson of the Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET). She also serves on the executive leadership committee of Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT), where she is chair of the patient stream.

Dr Joanna Kedra
Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière

Difficult-to-treat RA

In this rheumatology training academy podcast, Professor Douglas Veale and Professor Ernest Choy discuss the topic of difficult-to-treat RA.

Job code: GL-RA-NA-202109-00005
Date of preparation: September 2021

Duration: 24:39 min.

Prof Douglas Veale
St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland    

Douglas Veale is Professor of Medicine, Director of Translational Research and Consultant Rheumatologist at the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease, St. Vincent’s University Hospital. He is also lead of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology based at St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Prof Ernest Choy
Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research, Cardiff University School of Medicine 

Ernest Choy is Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity as well as the Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine. He is also an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network.

Gender Equity in Rheumatology

Dr Francesca Spinelli and Prof Laura Coates talks about disparities in gender equity in medical and academic research in the field of rheumatology, about specific barriers to gender equity in rheumatology research and in practice, about varying initiatives.

Dr Francesca Spinelli
Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Francesca Spinelli is an Assistant Professor of Rheumatology at Sapienza University of Rome. She is a member of the Italian Society of Rheumatology (SIR) and a steering committee member of Cardiovascular and Obesity and Rheumatic DISeases (CORDIS), a study group of the SIR. In 2016, she co-founded Reumatologhe Donne (ReDo; Italian Association of Women Rheumatologists).

Prof Laura Coates
Professor in Rheumatology at the University of Oxford

Moving away from remission towards a holistic treatment approach in RA

Changing perspectives in clinical practice.

Job code: IHQ-INF-2020-12-0018
Date of preparation: December 2020

Duration: 30:41 min.

Prof Willem Lems
Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Willem Lems is a Professor of Rheumatology at Amsterdam University Medical Center, location VU University Medical Center. He is the Educational Officer of the Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center (ARC), and a member of both the scientific committee of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS).

Prof Janet Pope
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Janet Pope is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. She is also the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario. Dr Pope has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles, 300 abstracts and several Cochrane meta-analysis reviews, as well as mentored over 100 students and trainees.

Personalised medicine and biomarker-based disease activity measures

Personalised medicine is trying to understand the best management approach (which may be pharmacological, of course it may be non-pharmacological as well) that will give the very best outcomes for the individual.

Job code: IHQ-INF-2020-12-0019
Date of preparation: December 2020

Duration: 31:36 min.

Prof Taylor
University of Oxford, UK

He is Professor of Musculoskeletal Science at University of Oxford. He has a lot of experience in designing and conducting clinical trials and has also shown great leadership in the international studies of biologics and small molecules, including currently approved JAK inhibitors and other, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. His interest is based on patient and physician standpoints and he has conducted a number of experimental projects that could directly contribute to our daily clinical practice.

Prof Kunihiro Yamaoka
Kitasato University, Tokyo, Japan

Kunihiro Yamaoka is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rheumatology and Infectious Diseases at Kitasato University. His major interest is in translational research, currently investigating the possibility of using JAK inhibitors in non-RA diseases and novel pathways that relate to the disease activity of RA.



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