The BASEM and FSEM Sport & Exercise Medicine conference – Bringing us all together, 12-13 October 2017, will be delivering a focused session on Tendons and Tendinopathy.
In this session, hosted by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, Dr Stephanie Dakin, BVetMed, MRCVS, Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, will outline the significance of inflammation to the onset and progression of tendinopathy:
Tendinopathy is a common global disease burden causing pain and prolonged disability. The importance of inflammation as a contributor to the development of tendon disease has been contentious in recent years. Whilst the phenotypes of the key cells orchestrating inflammation have not been fully characterized, there is a growing body of recent evidence to support the contribution of inflammation to the onset and progression of tendinopathy.
Dr Dakin’s presentation will also discuss recent research highlighting improved understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the development and persistence of inflammation, and how this may inform novel therapeutic strategies to treat tendon disease.
Dr Dakin is an Oxford UCB Prize Fellow and has been awarded consecutive Fellowships to advance and translate her research on equine tendinopathy into the human field. Stephanie’s research focuses on investigating the mechanisms underpinning the development of inflammation, pain and fibrosis in tendon disease. The goal of her research is to advance target discovery and therapeutic strategy for common diseases of orthopaedic soft tissues.
The 4th BASEM and FSEM Sport and Exercise Medicine conference is offering evidence based learning for consultants, physicians, GPs, physiotherapists, and those working across Sport and Exercise Medicine.
The conference is delivered in conjunction with the University of Bath, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, with sessions by both the University of Bath and Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport Exercise and Osteoarthritis. Follow this link to view the full programme.
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