Abstract topics

Basic and translational research

1. Genomics, genetic basis of disease and functional genomics 
2. Adaptive immunity (T cells and B cells) in rheumatic diseases
3. Innate immunity in rheumatic diseases
4. OA, aetiology, pathology and animal models
5. Bone diseases, including osteoporosis and osteoimmunology: aetiology, pathology and animal                models
6. Rheumatoid arthritis - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
7. Spondyloarthritis - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
8. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
9. Systemic sclerosis, myositis and related syndromes - aetiology, pathogenesis and animal models
10. Basic and translational science in paediatric rheumatology
11. Basic and translational pain science

Clinical topics by disease

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis - prognosis, predictors and outcome
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis - comorbidity and clinical aspects
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis - biological DMARDs
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis - non biologic treatment and small molecules
  5. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS – treatment
  6. SLE, Sjögren’s and APS - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  7. Vasculitis
  8. Scleroderma, myositis and related syndromes
  9. Spondyloarthritis – treatment
  10. Spondyloarthritis - clinical aspects (other than treatment)
  11. Psoriatic arthritis
  12. Osteoarthritis
  13. Osteoporosis
  14. Crystal diseases, metabolic bone diseases other than osteoporosis
  15. Infection-related rheumatic diseases
  16. Pain in rheumatic diseases, including fibromyalgia
  17. Spine, mechanical musculoskeletal problems, local soft tissue disorders
  18. Paediatric rheumatology
  19. Other orphan diseases

Clinical topics by area of research

  1. Diagnostics and imaging procedures
  2. Public health, health services research, and health economics
  3. Epidemiology, risk factors for disease or disease progression
  4. Validation of outcome measures and biomarkers
  5. Rehabilitation
  6. Education
  7. Educational cases

Health Professionals in Rheumatology practice and clinical care research

  1. HPR Measuring health (development and measurement properties of PROs, tests, devices)
  2. HPR Epidemiology and public health (including prevention)
  3. HPR Interventions (educational, physical, social and psychological)
  4. HPR Patients’ perspectives, functioning and health (descriptive: qualitative or quantitative)
  5. HPR Service developments, innovation and economics in healthcare
  6. HPR Professional education, training and competencies
  7. HPR Interdisciplinary research

Patient perspective / PARE research

  1. Patient information and education
  2. Developing patient led organisations
  3. RMD research
  4. Involvement and innovation in healthcare 
  5. Psychosocial support
  6. Work and rehabilitation
  7. Campaigning