The Verna Wright Lecture Golden Book

Since the Edition of 2014 the Update program was enhanced by the inclusion of a VERNA WRIGHT Lecture which represents the opportunity for the Scientific Committee to invite a distinguished researcher to speak about an emerging subject in the field of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Previous Editions

2017 Psoriatic Disease and Spondyloarthropatic spectrum Disorders- a move towards a molecular classification? by Dennis McGonagle

Professor McGonagle is internationally recognised for his work in microanatomy and imaging to elucidate the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases and especially the basis for immune activation at human entheses in seronegative arthritis. He is also known for his work in the biology of Mesenchymal stem cells in arthritis and their role in pathogenesis/repair in rheumatic diseases and has published over 280 articles on these topics.

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2014 Psoriatic arthritis: the need for early intervention by Neil McHugh

Professor McHugh graduated from Otago University Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand, and completed physician training before specialising in the subspecialty of rheumatology. He has undertaken research fellowships at the Walter and Eliza Hall in Melbourne, Australia (1985), Yale University Medical School, USA (1990–1991), and the National Heart and Lung Institute, UK (2002–2004). Professor McHugh has been a Consultant Rheumatologist at the RNHRD since 1991, and Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bath since 2013.

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