Where Dermatology meets Rheumatology and Musculo-Skeletal
This conference focussed on important and common conditions seen in Primary Care in which there is crossover between dermatology and rheumatology

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Who’s who

Louise Warburton - PCRMM Co-president

Dr. Louise Warburton is PCRMM co-president; FRCGP sessional GP at Stirchley Medical Practice; GPSI rheumatology Telford and Wrekin; ARMA advisor and former ARMA Trustee; Honorary Senior Lecturer at Keele University in the Primary Care Health Sciences faculty; Associate Medical Director of Shropshire Community NHS Trust; and Primary Care Adviser to Versus Arthritis.

Chris Ellis PCRMM - Co-president

I am a long time member of PCRMM and have also been an active exec member. I am a GP Partner and a GP Registrar Trainer based in Northamptonshire, as well as a Versus Arthritis Core Skills Trainer. My previous experience includes being a GPwSI in Persistent Back Pain, working for a CCG Governing Body and the Local Medical Committee. and supervising FCPs to attain their prescribing qualifications. I hope to bring lots of relevant primary care coal-face experience and teaching to my role of PCRMM co-president.

Philip Conaghan

Professor Philip Conaghan MBBS PhD FRACP FRCP is Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine (a EULAR Centre of Excellence), Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds, and a PCRMM trustee.
He is a Rheumatologist and Deputy Director of the NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and is a NIHR Senior Investigator Emeritus.
His research spans early translational studies through large late-phase clinical trials, with major interests in understanding pathogenesis and developing effective therapies for common arthritis and joint problems. He is an executive member of the international outcomes group OMERACT, also serves on the executive of the European arthritis charity FOREUM.
He has previously chaired NICE osteoarthritis clinical guidance. He is on a number of editorial boards, is co-editor of the most recent Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology and has authored/co-authored over 550 publications as original research, reviews and book chapters.

Arthur Mone

Dr Arthur Mone is head of trustees for PCRMM and a previous PCRMM president; MRCGP Retired GP and retired clinical lead on Wakefield MSK service; Foundation Fellow of FSEM in both Edinburgh and Dublin; 24 years’ experience in elite rugby, both league and union; and was a foundation faculty member of the Immediate Medical Management on the Field of Play course and Emergency Medical Management in Team Sports.

Lucy Douglas

Dr. Lucy Douglas MBChB BSc Hons MCRP MSc MSK Ultrasound JCPTGP DCH DTM&H is a PCRMM Trustee. She is a salaried GP and GP Locum in Huddersfield and a musculoskeletal specialist doctor in East Lancashire. In her spare time she is a keen tennis player and enjoys cycling in the Yorkshire countryside.

Gui Tran

Dr Tran is on the PCRMM executive committee. He is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Harrogate and District Foundation Trust and the Duchy Hospital, Harrogate. He qualified in 2009 from the University of Leeds, and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine in 2013. He completed his PhD in 2019 with his thesis on the role of ultrasound scan and shoulder pain. He has also attained an Advanced Level ultrasound qualification in 2019. One of his biggest passions is education, and he has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level across different specialties including General Practitioners, First Contact Practitioners, Osteopaths and Podiatrists. Dr Tran really values the role of Primary and Community Care in managing rheumatological conditions, and is keen to contribute and collaborate as much as he can.

Andrew Emms

Andrew is on the PCRMM Executive committee. He is a Consultant Physiotherapist at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Birmingham. He leads a team of Advanced Practitioners. His clinical work is focused on complex spinal patients and primary care first contact practitioner clinics. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where he lectures at both the medical and physiotherapy schools. He taught for several years as a tutor for Orthopaedic Medicine Seminars. He is regularly involved in research collaborations and has published widely within the fields of spinal musculoskeletal medicine.

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