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College of Medical and Dental Sciences – Inaugural Lecture Series:

“Rheumatoid arthritis: predicting the diagnosis and preventing damage”

Professor Karim Raza, BA, BMBCh, PhD, FRCP

Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant

School of Immunity and Infection

Karim Raza qualified with a BMBCh from the University of Oxford in 1993 having completed a BA in Physiological Sciences in 1990. He moved to the West Midlands in 1997 for his postgraduate training in Rheumatology. In 2004 he completed his Rheumatology training and was awarded a PhD from the University of Birmingham for research on disease mechanisms and predictors of outcome in early arthritis.  In the same year he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Consultant at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.  In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and was awarded the Michael Mason Prize by the British Society for Rheumatology. His research focuses on rheumatoid arthritis, addressing pathogenic mechanisms, biomarker development and strategies to enhance clinical outcomes for patients with a new onset of disease.

Wednesday 3 June 2015 – 4.30 pm
Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building 

For further information contact Yvonne Dawson ( / 0121 414 4054) 



Birmingham R2P2 launch event

We are very excited to announce the launch event for the R2P2 Groupwhich is to be held Friday 24th October 2014 in the Lecture Theatre at the Postgraduate Centre close to the New Queen Elizabeth Hospital (by the Birmingham Women’s Hospital – download directions).
Please download your copy of the invitation letter which contains details of the draft programme for the event although these may change slightly. You may bring a guest and if you wish to attend we would be grateful if you could reply by no later than Friday 5th September.  Please give contact details for yourself and your guest (if applicable) along with details of any specific dietary requirements you may have.
Replies can be sent to either Rebecca Stack or Linda Briscoe. We will do our best to cater for specific dietary requirements if we are able to do so. 


Can you prevent rheumatoid arthritis? Free event at the University of Birmingham (part of the British Science Festival)

University of Birmingham's Rheumatology Research Group present their findings on what causes Rheumatoid Arthritis, predictive testing and preventive treatment. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions and to engage in debate and discussion. For more information, please go to

When: Thursday 11 September 2014

Time: 10.00 - 11.00

Place: Lecture Theatre WG5, Aston Webb Building, University of Birmingham

Category: Our health