Professor Alan Salama leads the Royal Free Hospital vasculitis service and runs a research laboratory investigating the mechanisms underlying development of systemic vasculitis. In recent years Prof Salama co-founded the UKIVAS national vasculitis database which has enrolled over 1600 UK and Irish vasculitis patients to allow better understanding of demographics and clinical outcomes in vasculitis.
Professor Salama has organised the 17th International Vasculitis and ANCA workshop in London which will take place on April 19th-22nd. Well over 500 international and national delegates are attending the workshop, all of whom are involved in care of patients with all forms of systemic vasculitis and are investigators involved in vasculitis research. For the first time at this meeting emphasis will be placed on patient priorities and outcomes.
Further information can be found at www.vasculitis2015.org.