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New professor: The arthritis treatment of the future will be online

The number of people with chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis will grow in the statistics in the future. Annette de Thurah, who has just been appointed professor at Aarhus University, counters this development through her research into web-based solutions for the arthritis patients of the future.

2022.01.07 | Lene Halgaard

Annette de Thurah took up the position as professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine on 1 January 2022. She is also affiliated with the Department of Rheumatology at Aarhus University Hospital.

Looking to the future, we see more people suffering from chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Which will put the healthcare system under pressure. This is according to Annette de Thurah, who was appointed professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at the turn of the year. According to the newly-appointed professor, the future perspectives in the healthcare sector require the development of web-based solutions that ensure rapid diagnoses and effective consultations.

Annette de Thurah is one of Denmark’s few professors with a nursing background, and she conducts research into telemedicine and health service research in the field of rheumatology. One of a number of research projects in which she is involved deals with telemedicine follow-up for patients with chronic rheumatoid arthritis and web-based teaching of the same patient group. In her new professorship, she will develop new care- and treatment solutions that utilise technological opportunities without reducing quality or the involvement of the patients.


PhD & Professor Annette de Thurah
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and
Aarhus University Hospital, Rheumatology
Mobile: (+45) 2912 0722
Email: at@clin.au.dk

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