International Guest Speaker
Professor Douglas James Veale
Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC), St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Douglas J. Veale is a Professor of Medicine, Director of Translational Research at DAMC, Consultant Rheumatologist at St Vincent’s University Hospital and Fellow and Principal Investigator at The Conway Institute for Biomedical and Biomolecular Research, University College Dublin (UCD). He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (1997) and the Royal College of Physicians, London (1999). Professor Veale graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1984 and obtained his MD by thesis from UCD in 1992. Professor Veale has established an international reputation in translational research in the areas of early arthritis, biopharmaceutical therapy, biomarkers and scleroderma. He has established an excellent research team including senior scientists, post-doctoral scientists, clinical research fellows and PhD students funded by peer-reviewed grants from The American Federation for Ageing Research, The European Union FP6 and an FP7 funded Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), The Health Research Board of Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions and a several of industry partnership programmes. Professor Veale’s primary research interests include inflammatory arthritis – rheumatoid/ psoriatic arthritis, novel biopharmaceutical therapy and biomarkers.