Dr Jonathan Akikusa – The Royal Children’s Hospital

08/08/2024 1:00 pm - 08/08/2024 2:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

WEHI Special Immunology Seminar hosted by Dr Sara Berent

Dr Jonathan Akikusa

Head – Paediatric Rheumatology, The Royal Children’s Hospital


The known unknowns of daily clinical practice in paediatric rheumatology – goals for the eager


Davis Auditorium
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Including Q&A session


Dr Akikusa is a paediatric rheumatologist, clinical researcher and the head of the paediatric rheumatology service at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He is a founding member of the Australian Paediatric Rheumatology Group (APRG) and the national lead primary investigator in several multi-centre international clinical drug trials of new immunomodulatory agents for paediatric rheumatic diseases. He co-chairs two international working parties of OMERACT, an international organization that seeks to develop and validate Outcome Measures in Rheumatology. He has over 40 peer reviewed articles in the areas of both general paediatrics and paediatric rheumatology and has contributed chapters to both the Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology and The Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology, becoming a co-editor of the latter for the 9th edition.  Most recently he has been the clinical lead in a quality improvement initiative that seeks to take advantage of a common electronic medical record to create a seamless transition-to-adult-care pathway for paediatric rheumatology patients within the Parkville precinct and to assist in the practice of ‘treating to target’ in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.


He struggles daily with the known unknowns in the practice of his specialty and would like to invite you to think about how you might be able to leverage your skills and interests to add more science to the art of medicine!



All welcome!

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