Interviews 

Leader of WP6 - Loreto Carmona 

“One of my mottos is to make the world a better place. 

That is what drives me”

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10-07-2024

Just before the kick-off of the conference in Budapest, we interviewed Prof. Loreto Carmona, leader of work package 6, 'Context and Implementation'. In addition to her work for SPIDeRR, Carmona is the research director at the Instituto de Salud Musculoesquelética Musculoskeletal (Inmusc) in Madrid. Carmona: “I was trained as a rheumatologist but haven’t seen patients in many years — I only do research. Inmusc is a small company that researches and assists others in conducting research. We conduct a lot of clinical and qualitative research, and we were invited to handle the implementation part within the SPIDeRR project, which involves bringing all the basic science and other results into clinical practice”.
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 Leader of SPIDeRR project - Rachel Knevel
“Patient stratification is key; we are not just looking at individual diseases or symptoms, but at the broader spectrum”

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10-07-2024 

 Globally, 1.71 billion people, including 100 million within the European Union, suffer from musculoskeletal complaints, with one in three individuals expected to experience these issues in their lifetime. Despite this alarming prevalence, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases often remain undervalued by health professionals and the public. While some patients benefit significantly from consulting a rheumatologist, others face delays in diagnosis and treatment. The SPIDeRR project aims to transform musculoskeletal health by delivering innovative tools for diagnosing and treatment, offering renewed hope to millions worldwide. 


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