Industry Symposium: The Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis – New advances and challenges

Sponsored by Janssen

Date: Thursday 11 April 2019
Time: 1300-1430
Location: Great Hall, BCEC


The field of spondyloarthropathies (SpA) is rapidly progressing and so too is the optimal management of these patients. This scientific symposium will be a two-part talk led by two international experts and will provide an update on:

  1. Newly published real-world evidence in the field of spondyloarthritis and take you through the newest epidemiological data describing this patient population.
  2. The clinical management of radiographic and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and highlight some of the new advances and challenges in this continuously evolving area.

Major themes that will be explored include: persistence, demographic, disease progression and clinical characteristics of patients with radiographic and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis as well as an update on optimal patient care from diagnosis through to remission.

Prof. Michelle Leech, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, PhD
Deputy Director of Rheumatology, Monash Health, VIC, Australia Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, VIC, Australia Professor, Monash University, VIC, Australia

Associate Prof. Helena Marzo-Ortega, LMS, MRCP, PhD
Consultant Rheumatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK

Prof. James Cheng-Chung Wei, MD, PhD
Attending Physician and Professor; Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology; Director, Chinese Medicine Clinical Trial Center,
Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan


Thursday 11 April 2019
Time Topic Speaker
1230 – 1235 Welcome & Introduction Prof Michelle Leech (Australia)
1235 – 1315 A deep dive into axial spondyloarthritis – epidemiology and real-world data Prof James Cheng-Chung Wei (Taiwan)
1315 – 1355 Axial spondyloarthritis in the clinic – major advances, but what are we still missing? A/Prof Helena Marzo-Ortega (UK)
1355 – 1400 Thank you and close Prof Michelle Leech