21 Aug 2015

Professor Eric Morand: The curse of steroids in Lupus - and a way forward. Find out more on 30 Sep 2015

Professor Eric Morand is Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. He is a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Diseases, research group leader in the Monash Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, the Director of Rheumatology at Monash Health and Founder of the Lupus Clinic at Monash Health. Professor Morand will be speaking at the forthcoming 30 Sept Translational Research symposium hosted by Central Clinical School. See detail below.

Trained as a specialist physician in rheumatology in Australia and at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases UK, Professor Morand has led the rheumatic diseases group of the Monash Centre for Inflammatory Diseases since the mid 1990s. He has held Program and Project grants from NH&MRC, NIH, and Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and served on the Council of the Australian Rheumatology Assocation and chaired its Scientific Program and Research Committee. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and patents. The main focus of his research has been the actions of glucocorticoid-regulated proteins in inflammatory processes relevant to rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Professor Morand founded the Monash Lupus Clinic in 2006. This is Australia's only multidisciplinary clinic focussed on SLE, and hosts the Monash Lupus database, Australia's largest longitudinal collection of clinical data and matching serum/DNA bank. In 2012 he became the Director of Rheumatology at Monash Health.

Professor Morand is Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, now the largest site for clinical teaching in Australia's largest medical degree. Prior to becoming Head of School in 2011, Eric chaired the Clinical Skills Theme of the Monash MBBS degree and served as Year III MBBS coordinator at Southern Clinical School.

Prof Morand will be speaking at the Central Clinical School's Translational Research Symposium Wednesday, 30 September 2015, on the topic of "The curse of steroids in Lupus - and a way forward".

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