The ISR Spring Meeting for 2023 has been scheduled for 04 and 05 May in  Hotel Kilkenny.  This meeting will commence at 15.00 on Thursday, 4 May and finish at 14.00 on Friday, 5 May.  The conference dinner will take place at 20.00 on the Thursday evening.

CALL FOR CLINICAL CASES ONLY – we are inviting submission of Clinical Cases for this Meeting  opening on the 1 February 2023 and closing on Friday, 10 March 2023.  Submissions received after this date will not be included.

Your submission should include all the personnel involved in addition to your hospital/institution name.  The first author should be the presenter.  If your case is accepted for an award the prize will go to the first author/presenter.


The ISR Autumn Meeting for 2023 will take place on Thursday and Friday, 21 and 22 September in Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin.



Thursday 4 May 2023

13.00 – 14.00  Light Lunch

14.00 – 14.50 CAG: Chaired by Prof David Kane

14.50 – 15.00 Opening Address: Prof Geraldine McCarthy, ISR President

15.00 – 15.45 Misconceptions and Opportunities: Evidence-based Medicine in Rheumatology

Prof Mike Putman, Director of the Vasculitis Program, Medical College of Wisconsin USA

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee and biscuits

16.15 – 16.30 Rheumatology registries in RA and AS

Dr Michele Doran and Prof Barry O’Shea, Consultant Rheumatologists, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

16.30 – 17.00 In the direction of flow

Prof Gaye Cunnane, Consultant Rheumatologist, Director of Health and Wellbeing, RCPI

17.00 – 18.00 Satellite Meeting – title and speaker to be confirmed

19.30 Dinner

Friday 5 May 2023

09.00 – 09.45 What rheumatologists need to know about the kidneys

Dr Brenda Griffin, Consultant Nephrologist, St James’s Hospital, Dublin

09.45 – 10.30 Challenges in vascular ischaemia of scleroderma

Prof John Pauling, Consultant Rheumatologist, University of Bristol, UK

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee and biscuits

11.00 – 12.00 Clinical case presentations

12.00 – 12.45 Management of Pregnancy in SLE

Dr Natasha Jordan, Consultant in Adolescent Rheumatology, SJH and Children’s Hospital Ireland

12.45 Prize-giving and close of meeting followed by lunch.

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