Invited Faculty
  • David Isenberg
    Univ. College London
  • I trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, several North and Central London teaching hospitals and the New England Medical Center in Boston. I have been academic director of Rheumatology at University College London since 1996. I am an ex-president of the British Society for Rheumatology (2004-2006) and ex-Chair of the BSR’s Biologics Register Committee (2006-2011). Currently I chair Lupus UK’s Research Committee. I was a founder member and Chair of both the BILAG and SLICC lupus study groups. I was until recently a non-executive director of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) and the major UK arthritis charity Versus Arthritis. I won the Hess prize (2010) awarded by the Lupus Foundation of America for outstanding contribution to SLE Research – the first non- North American to win it. I won the Roger Demers Award in 2012 from the Laurentian Conference of Rheumatology for “unique contribution to international rheumatology” and the Reumeritas Award given biannually by the Portuguese Rheumatology Society for scientific merit in the field of rheumatology (2016). I have published over 600 original articles and over 300 reviews, chapters and written and/or edited 20 books. My alter-ego ‘Lupus Dave’ sings and writes for ‘Lupus Dave and The Davettes’!
    Research & Clinical Focus




    Lupus autoantibodies

    Clinical activity assessment

  • Date Time Room Session Title Lecture Title
    May 18 09:15-09:45 Room Grand Ballroom 101 [Meet the Professor 1] B cell Therapy for Difficult Lupus Cases B cell therapy for difficult lupus cases
    May 20 10:30-11:00 Room Auditorium [Plenary Session 5] Clinical Challenges: Diagnosis and Outcome Measures Diagnostic challenges in SLE