30 January 2024
We are pleased to launch our new season on webinars, with our upcoming ‘Dietary Management of Gout: Science or Fiction?’ on 19 February, 11am. Our guest speaker and gout expert Dr Lorraine Watson will discuss what gout is and guide us through the current evidence on nutrition and gout. Lorraine will be joined by Martin Lau, Arthritis Action Services Manager & Dietitian and Member Services Manager Terry Urbanczyk who will host the event.
About the Speakers:
Dr Lorraine Watson BSc (Hons) MSc PhD RD FHEA
Lorraine is a practising HCPC registered Dietitian, with over 20 years of experience working as a clinical Dietitian within the NHS. Lorraine works as a Research Fellow based in the School of Medicine and the Centre for Musculoskeletal Health Research at Keele University, which is renowned for its world leading arthritis research. In her PhD research project Lorraine investigated quality of life and gout flares in people living with gout in a primary care study. More recently Lorraine’s post-doctoral research, funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, has involved developing a new way of supporting people with gout to change their lifestyle. Lorraine’s work has been published in scientific journals and book chapters, and she has also co-authored national guidelines for different clinical conditions, including gout.
Martin Lau, Services Manager & Dietitian
Martin was a Senior Dietitian in the NHS prior to joining Arthritis Action. He runs the Arthritis Action dietetic clinics in London and online and also facilitates our online exercise programme for Members. Martin is particularly interested in eating patterns, nutrients’ interactions, weight management and persistent pain management in people living with arthritis.
If you can’t attend the event, you can watch a recording of the webinar, which will be released on our social media platforms, our webinars page, and our YouTube channel, shortly after the event takes place.