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John Hanly

John Hanly

John HanlyDr. John Hanly is Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Dalhousie University and Attending staff physician in Capital Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Director of the Dalhousie University Lupus Clinic in Halifax. He obtained his medical degree from the National University of Ireland in 1978 and trained in general internal medicine and clinical rheumatology in Ireland prior to immigrating to Canada in 1984. He undertook clinical fellowships in Rheumatology and Immunology at the University of Toronto and McMaster University before joining the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in 1987.

Dr. Hanly is a member of several national and international research networks involved in clinical studies of systemic lupus erythematosus. He is the Chair of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC), a research network comprising 36 lupus investigators in 31 academic centers in 11 countries. He is also a longstanding member of CaNIOS. He has published extensively and has received awards in recognition of his achievements in clinical research in lupus. Dr Hanly serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Rheumatology, Lupus and Current Opinion in Rheumatology.

Dr. Hanly’s major research focus is the study of pathogenic mechanisms and clinical outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus, with a particular emphasis on ways in which lupus may affect the brain and other parts of the nervous system. This work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He also carries out clinical trials in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Prof. Hanly will attend the Strasbourg symposium on Lupus on May 10-11, at the occasion of World Lupus Day, at which about 300 people (researchers, teacher-researchers, clinicians and students, patients) will participate. Strasbourg has a strong history in research on Lupus with its fundamental and translational research teams and clinicians. Strasbourg features among other things a unique Autoimmune Diseases Centre, and leads the LBBR project, which involves the creation of a European cohort of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus patients including the constitution of a biobank. Professor John Hanly will participate in the May 10-11 symposium and interact with researchers and students in Strasbourg, developing future research strategies.

Professor Hanly will give a public lecture on 12 May 2015 at 11:00 - more information at this link.

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