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Sarcoidosis Patient Day

1st April 2021 (10:00 – 16:00 GMT)

 

Don’t miss this free virtual event for sarcoidosis patients!

We are thrilled to announce that the first ever Royal Brompton Hospital and SarcoidosisUK Sarcoidosis Patient Day will take place on 1st April 2021 (10:00 – 16:00 GMT). This is a free virtual event, created specifically for sarcoidosis patients, where you will hear patient-centred talks from a line-up of leading specialists.

This is a UK event, and all of the talks will be in English, however, we welcome attendees from abroad too. If you have any questions about the Royal Brompton Hospital and SarcoidosisUK Patient Day, please email info@sarcoidosisuk.org or trustmembership@rbht.nhs.uk for more information.

Click ‘Register Now’ to secure your spot for this free event!

The Sarcoidosis Patient Day will include talks from leading specialists from the Royal Brompton Sarcoidosis Consultant Group! 

Dr Vasilis Kouranos

Dr Vasilis Kouranos is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital. He has great experience in management of patients with sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis. 

Professor Athol Wells

Professor Athol Wells is a consultant in respiratory medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital and highly regarded as the lead professor for sarcoidosis the UK. He is also the principal editor or co-editor of three books including Sarcoidosis (CRC Press, 2012).

Dr Peter George

Dr Peter George is a consultant respiratory physician and clinical lead for interstitial lung disease at Royal Brompton Hospital. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College and a member of the BTS specialist advisory group for interstitial lung disease. His clinical and research interests are idiopathic and connective tissue disease associated ILD, sarcoidosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis and he has focused on the overlap between the pulmonary vasculature and interstitium an area which may be particular pertinent to sarcoidosis.

Dr Elisabetta Renzoni

Dr Renzoni is an ILD specialist working in the Royal Brompton Hospital ILD Unit. Key clinical specialist interests include sarcoidosis, idiopathic and connective tissue disease associated ILD, hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Key research interests include prognostic and outcome biomarkers in lung fibrosis across ILD entities, as well as research into the effects of supplemental oxygen in fibrotic lung diseases. She has participated as co-author to the ATS/JRS/ALAT clinical practice guideline group for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and to the ATS clinical practice guidelines on use of supplemental oxygen in chronic respiratory diseases. She is a member of the ERS task force for genetics in pulmonary fibrosis. She is an Associate Editor for Respirology. She currently chairs the European Respiratory Society group for diffuse lung diseases of known origin (12.02).

Dr Felix Chua

Dr Felix Chua is a consultant respiratory physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital and honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College London. He specialises in interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis and other complex or rare pulmonary conditions. He has published papers and book chapters in his specialist areas.

Professor Anand Devaraj

Professor Anand Devaraj is a consultant thoracic radiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital and Professor of Practice in thoracic radiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. Professor Devaraj has contributed to more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of thoracic imaging and is also a thoracic advisory editor for the journal European Radiology.

Professor Andrew Nicholson

Professor Andrew Nicholson is a consultant histopathologist specialising in thoracic pathology, and an honorary professor of respiratory pathology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He has particular expertise in thoracic pathology (lung and mediastinum) and conducts research into lung cancer and interstitial lung disease in particular.

Dr Rakesh Sharma

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital and Cardiology Lead for Cardiac Sarcoidosis.

He qualified in 1995 with triple honours from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School (now part of King’s College London) and was Proxime Accesit to the University of London Gold Medal. He underwent postgraduate training at tertiary centres in London.

Dr Sharma was awarded a British Heart Foundation fellowship to study his PhD in cardiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. For his research, he won the Young Investigator Prize at the American Heart Association.

Professor Sujal Desai

Professor Sujal Desai is a consultant radiologist with an expertise in thoracic imaging, and a Professor of practice in Thoracic imaging at Imperial College, London.

Dr Philip Molyneaux

Dr Philip Molyneaux is a consultant physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, and clinical senior lecturer in interstitial lung disease at Imperial College London.

How does it work?

It’s easy to get yourself signed up for the Sarcoidosis Patient Day:

1) Click here to secure your free ticket.

2) You’ll receive a confirmation email from SarcoidosisUK with an optional pre-event survey to complete and details about how to join the event virtually on 1st April.

3) A reminder will be sent to you 24-48 hours before Patient Day with a link to join.

4) Join thousands of other sarcoidosis patients virtually on 1st April by following the instructions sent to you.

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st April – the first day of Sarcoidosis Awareness Month! 

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