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Arthritis Research Christmas Open Morning

Open session on Arthritis - can we use cells to cure it?

  • Friday 14th December 2018 09:30 (2 hours, 30 mins)
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Come along to this free public engagement event to learn more about Arthritis research and the latest clinical trial research.  Listen to talks from leading researchers and scientists, see 3D cell printing and experience the cellular world brought to life through virtual reality! There will also be an optional tour around research laboratories in Newcastle University Medical School

There will be plenty of free warming refreshments, festive treats for sale, and the opportunity to grab any last remaining Christmas cards!


9:30 - Introduction to event
Caroline Aylott from Versus Arthritis
9:35 - 3D Printing
Professor Kenny Dalgarno
9:45 - Cell based therapies for osteoarthritis
Professor Anne Dickinson
9:55 - Ongoing research in osteoarthritis joint tissue repair
Dr Rachel Crossland and Dr Xiao Nong Wang
10:05 - Coffee break
During the coffee break there will be two interactive activities:
Cell printing videos/mini printer 3D demo - Professor Kenny Dalgarno
VR headset and immersion software from UKEV Society  Dr Rachel Crossland
10:25 - New Clinical Trial Work - ASCOT
Professor Sally Roberts
10:40  - New Clinical Trial Work - AutoDecra
Amy Anderson & Helen Hanson
10:55 - Coffee and cake and Christmas card sale
Speedy Science - 1-2 minute student research talks in breakout area
There will also be the opportunity again to take part in the interactive activities from the first coffee break
11:55 - Event close and Optional Laboratory Tour to Academic Haematology and/or Musculoskeletal Research Group Labs


  • The History room, Level 1 Newcastle University Student Union
  • King's Walk
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 8QB

Arthritis Research Christmas Open Morning Discussion

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  • Christa Lloyd
    29th October 2018

    Decisions, decisions, unfortunately it is our U3A meeting and as I am involved in the running of it I can't attend both much as I would like to so my apologies.