Around the Rheum

Around the Rheum

Episode 27: Autoinflammatory Disorders With Dr. Dilan Dissanayake

December 15, 2022

We're thrilled to be joined by Dr. Dissanayake for this episode on Autoinflammatory Disorders. And we're also happy to have Janet Pope back in the host chair again with Daniel Ennis.

Together, Dilan, Daniel, and Janet have a fascinating conversation, taking on basic questions like what defines an autoinflammatory disease and how is it distinct from an Autoimmune disease? What is the interplay between autoinflammatory and autoimmune disease? How can we group or arrange the different autoinflammatory diseases to make them a more approachable topic? How to take a proper autoinflammatory disease history? How to confirm a suspected autoinflammatory disease and rule out common mimics? Finally, treatment principles and possible long-term consequences.

Dr. Dilan Dissanayake is a staff rheumatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Transition Clinician-Scientist at SickKids Research Institute. Dr. Dissanayake’s current research interests include using high-dimensional methods to better characterize the immune cells that cause rheumatologic diseases and investigations into the functional consequences of genetic changes that lead to inflammatory diseases.

Around The Rheum (ATR) is produced by the CRA Communications Committee.

A special thank you to the podcast team, Dr. Dax G. Rumsey (CRA Communications Committee Chair), Dr. Daniel Ennis (Host), and David McGuffin (Producer, Explore Podcast Productions) for leading production.

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