On October 16th, Annie chaired the RCSI Public Health Lecture entitled Arthritis - My Joint Health, which provided a platform for discussion on the health issues associated with arthritis.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in Ireland, affecting approximately one in five Irish adults, equating to 915,000 people. The panel featured Dr Helen French, Senior Lecturer in the RCSI School of Physiotherapy; Professor Trevor Duffy, Consultant Rheumatologist at Connolly Hospital; Professor John O’Byrne, Consultant at the Mater Private Hospital and Specialist in Orthopaedics; and Dr Oran Kennedy, Lecturer in Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine at the RCSI Department of Anatomy.
We are very interested in the link between body clock disruption and osteoarthritis and Lauren Fagan who is funded by the Irish Research Council and works between our laboratory and Oran Kennedys is doing her best to figure this out!
You can watch the lecture here