Hughes Syndrome – June 2019

Hughes Syndrome – June 2019

In early May, I gave a talk on Hughes syndrome at the annual meeting of the Royal college of GPs, here in London.  Three hundred attendees, and piles of questions. On Saturday, 18th May, I was a guest speaker at the annual meeting of the patient’s society, Lupus UK,...
Hughes Syndrome – April 2019

Hughes Syndrome – April 2019

Easter comes late this year. Frenetic Brexit politics – the Westminster establishment fighting to overturn the ‘popular vote’. So sad. Last week I gave a lecture at an ‘immuno-therapy’ meeting in Madrid. Three hundred attendees, including representatives of the...
Hughes Syndrome – March 2018

Hughes Syndrome – March 2018

February is the month for the Barcelona ‘Ten Topics’ meeting – an outstanding annual event – and this year was no exception.  A brilliant two day meeting, this year attracting 230 trainee doctors. The atmosphere was wonderful – a packed auditorium and a mega volume...
Hughes Syndrome – February 2019

Hughes Syndrome – February 2019

My colleague and friend Munther Khamashta gave me a wonderful book of quotations of Dr. William Osler. Such an inspiration – a doctor who combined day to day clinical practice with teaching and clinical research.  His papers include one of the early descriptions of...
Hughes Syndrome – January 2019

Hughes Syndrome – January 2019

The year 2018 ended with a whimper – mild and grey.  No snow in London thank goodness.  For me the medical highlight of the month (and the year) was the awarding of The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid al Maktoum award for medical services – an international medical prize...