'Can I stop my tablets Doc?: predicting drug free remission in rheumatoid arthritis'
The past two decades have witnessed a revolution in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outcomes, with remission now a realistic and achievable target for many patients. However, this heralds a new dilemma increasingly encountered in routine clinical practice: how best to manage expensive and potentially toxic immunosuppressive therapy in such individuals?

I will present our clinical trial data to support a composite biomarker capable of predicting drug-free remission in established RA. The concept of drug-free remission will also be explored from a patient perspective, together with ongoing and future avenues of research to better understand the pathoimmunological processes underpinning RA flare.
Date: 29 April 2019, 12:00 (Monday, 1st week, Trinity 2019)
Venue: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Headington OX3 7FY
Venue Details: Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Kenneth Baker (NIHR University of Newcastle)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Organiser: Prof Chris Buckley (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology)
Organiser contact email address: fiona.silby@tss.ox.ac.uk
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Fiona Silby