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SWEWDS Meeting

(South West of England & Wales Dermatological Society)


Thursday 1 March 2012 - All Nations Centre, Sachville

Guest Speaker - Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP (UK)
Ernest Choy, MD, FRCP, is Professor of Rheumatology, Head of Section of Rheumatology at
Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University
Hospital of Wales. Previously, he was Reader and Director of the King’s Musculoskeletal Clinical
Trials Unit in the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King’s College London. His major
research interest is the treatment of rheumatic diseases focusing on the efficacy of new treatment
strategies. He was Director of Research and Development at King's College Hospital between
Prof Choy is a member of the European League Against Rheumatism Committee Standing
Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials. He chairs the EULAR
Taskforce on developing recommendations for management and classification criteria for
fibromyalgia. Prof Choy has served as expert advisor to the National Institute for Clinical
Excellence in the UK and many pharmaceutical companies. He has published widely on
treatments for rheumatic diseases in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of
Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

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