Here are the current opportunities available for group members to get involved with. This list will be updated as opportunities become available.

Some opportunities are confidential due to the nature of the research and so will only be available to Your Rheum members via our closed Facebook Group. To access these opportunities you must apply to be a group member.

Contact: to get involved in any of these opportunities.

Online activity – now open

An opportunity to provide feedback on a research study looking at the potential challenges children with JIA face at primary school and ways to provide support – deadline to take part is 14th November – please email us to receive further information.

Your Rheum meeting – CLUSTER Study

The next face-to-face Your Rheum group meeting will be held on Saturday 24th November 1-4pm, London! – get in touch if you’d like to come along



Here is a list of external opportunities/resources you might find interesting.

What do you think about continuomics?

Interested in giving your opinion to the drug company Eli Lily about “Continuomics” i.e. continuous monitoring (like fitbits), which they are considering to use in future trials of drugs for juvenile arthritis?

Eli Lilly are working with Your Rheum and we will be hosting an event on Saturday 8th December 2018 1-4pm in Manchester to discuss ContinuomicsIf you would like to come along and have your say please get in touch, click Continuomics have your say for more details.

If you’re interested in this area of research but can’t attend the event, you can still have your say by completing a short online survey. Click below to download the presentation, watch the slide show and then click on the survey link at the end to provide your feedback. Survey deadline is 4th December 2018. Continuomics Presentation

For easy access, here’s the survey but ensure you’ve watched the presentation before answering the questions 🙂

Launch of EULAR`s Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2019 

EULAR has announced the call for entries for the Edgar Stene Prize Competition 2019. People with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders within Europe are invited to write about their personal experiences submitting essays on the topic of:  “My ideal employer – Work without barriers for people with RMDs”

1st Prize Winner receives €1000 along with free travel and hotel stay in Madrid for upto 4 nights and an invitation to the EULAR Congress 2019 Gala Dinner. 2nd Prize Winner receives €700 and 3rd Prize Winner receives €300.  Please take a careful look at the entry rules and the launch letter before signing up. The deadline for UK entries is Tuesday, 11th December 2018. Entries must be sent to before then.

18 and over to enter.

Photography Competition: ‘What research means to me’

To celebrate the NHS at 70. One of the gifts that people continue to give to the NHS is taking part in healthcare research. We believe that this is a great opportunity to celebrate healthcare research and its role in shaping the NHS today.  That’s why we are inviting anyone interested in healthcare research to enter images that show what health research means to them. The winning entry will receive £300 and a framed print of their image. Winning photo’s will be displayed at the Manchester Clinical Research Facility.

The closing date for entries is 9th November 2018. Entries submitted after this point will not be accepted. The winners will be announced on the 15th November 2018.

Click here for information on how to enter.