Free ARMA webinar - Women & Axial Spondyloarthritis

30 Sep 2020

Women and Axial Spondyloarthritis: diagnosis and management

Free ARMA Webinar, Friday 9 October, 12.30 – 1.30

 Men with axial SpA are more likely than women to experience changes to the bones and fusion, and thus they can be picked up using x-ray. Women are more likely than men to experience inflammation rather than fusion, which is visible on MRI but not on x-ray.

• What are the implications for diagnosis of axial SpA in woman?
• What do GPs and First Contact MSK practitioners need to consider?
• How do responses to biologics differ?
• What are the implications for management of women with axial SpA?
• What specific issues, such as pregnancy, need to be considered?
• What are the implications of co-morbidities such as uveitis, psoriasis, IBS and increased risk of osteoporosis?

This webinar will consider the above questions including the evidence, research and case studies.

ARMA webinars are free to access thanks to the support of our partners. We would like to thank UCB for supporting this webinar who have had no editorial control/input in its development.

Who should attend? GPs, First Contact MSK Practitioners, rheumatologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, physiotherapists, anyone managing patients with back pain.



Dr Helena Marzo-Ortega, Consultant Rheumatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Kirsten Mackay, Consultant Rheumatologist, Torbay Hospital

Dr Virinderjit Sandhu, Consultant Rheumatologist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust


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Webinar Speakers


Dr Helena Marzo-Ortega (Consultant Rheumatologist @Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)

Dr Kirsten Mackay (Consultant Rheumatologist @Torbay Hospital)

Dr Virinderjit Sandhu (Consultant Rheumatologist @St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust)