I came across an interesting video today, produced by the Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, that I thought I'd share with the Wegener's community. I previously blogged about the Lauren Currie Foundation in this post.
On the 22nd January 2015, The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation hosted a live three part online webcast to discuss the future of Vasculitis. The aim was to have an in-depth discussion about vasculitis and to answer such questions as - Which research studies are running for vasculitis? Has our understanding of the disease developed? Are we closer to understanding what triggers or causes vasculitis? What improvements have been made in the last 10 years and what are the targets for the future?
The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation invited highly respected vasculitis experts and researchers to our webcast panels for each discussion. The webcast panel presented and shared their own research projects’ objectives, findings, understandings and goals. As this was a live event, viewers were free to ask questions at the end.
The guest panel for part 1 includes Dr Alan Salama & Neil Basu.
Dr Alan Salama is a Consultant and Leader in Renal Medicine at the UCL Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free Hospital in London. Dr Salama has a specialist interest in immunological kidney disease, specifically systemic vasculitis. He runs a busy vasculitis clinic and a research laboratory investigating mechanisms of immune regulation in systemic vasculitis and glomerulonephritis.
Dr Neil Basu is a Senior Clinical Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the University of Aberdeen. Dr Basu oversees the Aberdeen vasculitis clinic and has a specialist research interest in systemic vasculitis. Dr Basu’s research projects have included Epidemiology of multi-system autoimmune diseases, Investigation of rheumatic fatigue and more recently, patient wellbeing studies focused around ANCA associated Vasculitis.
This webinar also provides details on research projects currently funded by The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation and Vasculitis UK who are both actively working to improve research in vasculitis.
Due to restrictions on the video I an unable to embed it in this blog post but if you would like to watch it, please click on the link below.