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How Covid-19 impacted on trauma in a national neurosurgical centre

Irish Neurology Association 57th Annual Meeting, Virtual, 27-28 May 2021 The final session of the INA’s 57th Annual Meeting was on the topic of neurosurgery and stroke. The final speaker in this session was Dr Jack Horan, Senior House Officer, Beaumont Hospital, who presented a study on ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on trauma in a…

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A review of studies in the use of tocilizumab in treating Covid-19

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Prof A V Ramanan, is currently leading clinical trials of tocilizumab, a biologic usually associated with the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, for the treatment of Covid-19. Prof Ramanan…

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Neuropsychiatric events in lupus discussed

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 In the first of two presentations at the 2021 ISR Spring Meeting delivered by transatlantic speakers, Dr John Hanly, Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Dalhousie University and Attending Staff Physician at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, dedicated…

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Developments in the treatment of SLE and Covid-19 considerations

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 Prof Michelle Petri, Professor Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University, US, closed the ISR Spring Meeting with her presentation providing an overview of modern lupus treatment. Prof Petri is the Director of the Hopkins Lupus Cohort, a longitudinal cohort of morbidity and mortality in…

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Diabetes screening necessary in patients with GCA and polymyalgia rheumatica

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 Dr Sarah Mackie, Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, presented to delegates at the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Spring Meeting, which was held virtually on 13 May, on the subject of polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis (GCA). Dr Mackie…

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An overview of bone marrow oedema syndromes – diagnosis to treatment

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 In his presentation at the ISR Spring Meeting titled ‘Primary bone marrow oedema syndromes’, Dr Sanjeev Patel, Consultant Rheumatologist at King’s College Hospital, London, provided a comprehensive overview of a topic whose significance has been under-appreciated in the past. Bone marrow oedema is a non-specific…

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MRI indications of haemochromatosis arthropathy in the ankle

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 Prof Patrick Kiely, Consultant Rheumatologist at St George’s University Hospital, London, UK, is leading a European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) initiative to establish guidelines for haemochromatosis arthropathy in association with the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, and the ISR. As such, it was fitting that…

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Three ophthalmic imaging modalities and rheumatological case studies

Irish Society for Rheumatology Spring Meeting, Virtual, 13 May 2021 Dr Duncan Rogers, Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist at the Mater Hospital, was the first speaker to present at an ISR Spring Meeting session on how ophthalmological imaging can assist in rheumatological diagnosis. Dr Rogers’ presentation spoke directly to the application of ocular imaging in rheumatic disease.…

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The latest developments in gastroenterology

Irish Society of Gastroenterology, Summer Meeting, Virtual Meeting, 18 June 2021 Niamh Cahill speaks to President of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology Dr Tony Tham about the Society’supcoming virtual meeting, developments in the specialty, and the effect of Covid-19 on services The Irish Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Summer Meeting takes place virtually on 18 June…

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