Industry Workshop: Clinical Case Series in Spondyloarthropathies

Sponsored by Janssen

Date: Monday 8 April 2019
Time: 1330-1700
Location: Room P7


Janssen are dedicated to the development of innovative therapies as well as to fostering research, education and awareness of spondyloarthritis (SpA). You are invited to attend a half day workshop on Monday the 8th of April led by our international speaker, renowned SpA expert A/Prof. Helena Marzo-Ortega. This masterclass workshop will take you through an interactive series of case studies that delve into the practical issues and challenges faced with the diagnosis, management and treatment of the SpA diseases. Your participation will be welcomed and all attendees will be encouraged to engage with the panel of experts to drive the discussion and debate.

Imaging also forms a very important part in the diagnosis paradigm of both axial and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Dr. Nivene Saad, a radiologist experienced in imaging for spondyloarthropathies will join the program to lend her unique expertise with an aim to enhance the understanding of the role of imaging in these diseases.

Dr. Lionel Schachna, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Consultant Rheumatologist, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Senior Lecturer, Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, 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

Associate Prof. Philip Robinson, MBChB, FRACP, PhD
Department of Rheumatology, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, QLD, Australia
Associate Professor, University of Queensland, QLD, Australia

Dr. Nivene Saad, MBChB, FRANZCR
Radiologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD, Australia
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland, QLD, Australia

Dr. Hanish Bagga, BMed, FRACP
Consultant Rheumatologist, Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Monday 8 April 2019
Time Topic Speaker/s
1300 – 1330 Arrivals and Lunch
1330 – 1340 Welcome and introduction Dr Lionel Schachna (Australia)
1340 – 1410 Clinical management of axial spondyloarthritis anno 2019 A/Prof Helena Marzo-Ortega (UK)
1410 – 1515 Clinical case series presentation and discussion (part 1)
Nr-axSpA to ax-SpA and everything in between: a European and Australian experience
A/Prof Helena Marzo-Ortega and Dr Hanish Bagga (Australia)
1515- 1535 Coffee Break
1535 – 1640 Clinical case series presentation and discussion (part 2)
Practical uses of imaging for axial spondyloarthritis: The rheumatologist and radiologist perspective
A/Prof Phil Robinson (Australia) and Dr Nivene Saad (Australia)
1640 – 1650 Q&A All
1650 – 1700 Thank you and close Dr Lionel Schachna