Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) workshop
The aim of the workshop is to increase awareness of the programme, and encourage research funding applications to A-TAP, which has funds to help pump prime experimental medicine studies. Up to £100k per study will be awarded to Oxford and Birmingham based projects in 2019.

Morning / afternoon sessions
There is an option to attend either the morning session (10am-1pm) or the afternoon session (2pm-5pm). Lunch will be served for all delegates from 1pm-2pm.

Background to the A-TAP
The Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research has provided £7M to the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham to create the Arthritis-Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP). The A-TAP is pioneering the development of new experimental medicine strategies using basket trial design and pathology based outcomes to provide early go-no-go decisions in immune mediated inflammatory diseases (including rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, spondyloarthropathy and inflammatory bowel disease).

The aim of the A-TAP is to move the field away from the traditional “organ-based, speciality- focussed” approach to experimental medicine to a process-driven, pathway-focussed classification for inflammatory diseases. The A-TAP will facilitate the development of novel treatments based on the underlying causes of inflammatory disease. We are working with industry partners to develop novel proof-of-concept and proof-of-mechanism trials to help us treat the cause of disease and not just their symptoms.
Date: 12 March 2019, 10:00 (Tuesday, 9th week, Hilary 2019)
Venue: Pembroke College, St Aldates OX1 1DW
Speakers: Prof Chris Buckley (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology), Dr Andrew Filer (University of Birmingham), Prof Paul Bowness (NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Clare Verrill (Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences ), Dr Tom Thomas (NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Claudia Worth (NDORMS, University of Oxford), Dr Brian Marsden (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology), Prof Holm Uhlig (Nuffield Department of Medicine)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
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Audience: Members of the University only
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