Adelaide node of A3BC welcomes first participant!

March 31, 2021

The Adelaide node of the Australian Arthritis & Autoimmune Biobank Collaborative (A3BC), coordinated at the BHI, TQEH by Professor Catherine Hill and Dr Carlee Ruediger, has welcomed its first participant, Justin Baldwin, who completed his questionnaires and provided blood samples to kickstart the data collection. Justin was happy to be involved in the Collaborative which he hopes will help other people with these conditions.

The A3BC is a national musculoskeletal and autoimmune disease biobanking network developing state-of-the-art data collection, data linkage and big data analytics. It integrates a broad range of ‘omic’ (genomic, microbiomic etc), patient-reported, medical and administrative health data from people with arthritis and autoimmune disorders across Australia. Collected data and biological samples are then made available for research into understanding causes, improving treatment and prevention, and working towards finding cures for arthritis and autoimmune conditions.

If you are interested in being a part of A3BC, are aged over 18 years, and have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Vasculitis and other adult musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases please click here.

[Photo, L-R: Professor Catherine Hill, Justin Baldwin and Dr Carlee Ruediger]

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