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A/Prof. Paul Bird Profile

BMed (Hons), FRACP, PhD, Grad Dip MRI

Grants

  • NHMRC PostDoctoral Fellowship 2000-2003
    • $78,000
  • Arthritis Australia Project Grant 2010
    • $14,000
  • Investigator Initiated Grant Abbott Australasia
    • $60,000
  • Investigator Initiated Grant Abbott Australasia
    • $320,000

Education and Training Positions

  • 2009-2010
    • Staff Specialist Locum Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney
  • 2003-2007
    • Director of Physician Training St George BPT Network
  • 2003-2007
    • Chair, Professional Affairs, Australian Rheumatology Assoc.
  • 2001-2003
    • NSW Registrar Training Series Co-ordinator
  • 2000
    • Education and Training Committee ARA

Clinical Trial Experience

  • 2007-present
    • Principal Investigator
      MA1010 Adalimumab in pre-radiographic AS
      ACT-SURE Actemra in early RA
      PRESERVE Etanercept in early RA
      JAK3 ORAL Tocitiuzinab in early RA
      Apremilast in PSA trial
      IL12 in RA
  • 2000-2005
    • Principal Investigator Clinical Trials St George Hospital
      • DE011 trial (Dose Optimisation)
      • DE013 trial (Adalimumab v MTX v Combination)
      • DE018 trial (Safety and efficacy)
    • Abbott Pharmaceuticals
      Adalimumab therapy in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis
      Approximately 25 patients per study
  • 2002-2005
    • OSRA study
      St George Hospital
      Optimisation of DMARD dose therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
      Imaging co-ordinator for 220 patients – XR and MRI at baseline, 12months and 2 years
      4 sites (Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra)
  • 2000-2004
    • Co- investigator
      • Mab Thera trial

International Collaboration

  • 2000- présent
    • MRI OMERACT Imaging group
  • 2000-present
    • OMERACT

Publications

  • Bird P and Joshua F. New Applications of imaging techniques for monitoring progression of rheumatoid arthritis and predicitng outcome. Imaging in Medicine 2011 3(1) : 107-122
  • Ostergaard M, Bøyesen P, Eshed I, Gandjbakhch F, Lillegraven S, Bird P, Foltz V, Boonen A, Lassere M, Hermann KG, Anandarajah A, Døhn UM, Freeston J, Peterfy CG, Genant HK, Haavardsholm EA, McQueen FM, Conaghan PG. Development and preliminary validation of a magnetic resonance imaging joint space narrowing score for use in rheumatoid arthritis: potential adjunct to the OMERACT RA MRI scoring system.J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2045-50.
  • ..Gandjbakhch F, Conaghan PG, Ejbjerg B, Haavardsholm EA, Foltz V, Brown AK, Møller Døhn U, Lassere M, Freeston J, Bøyesen P, Bird P, Fautrel B, Hetland ML, Emery P, Bourgeois P, Hørslev-Petersen K, Kvien TK, McQueen F, Ostergaard M. Synovitis and osteitis are very frequent in rheumatoid arthritis clinical remission: results from an MRI study of 294 patients in clinical remission or low disease activity state. J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2039-44.
  • Bøyesen P, McQueen FM, Gandjbakhch F, Lillegraven S, Coates L, Wiell C, Haavardsholm EA, Conaghan PG, Peterfy CG, Bird P, Ostergaard M. The OMERACT Psoriatic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Score (PsAMRIS) is reliable and sensitive to change: results from an OMERACT workshop.J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2034-8.
  • Conaghan PG, McQueen FM, Bird P, Peterfy CG, Haavardsholm EA, Gandjbakhch F, Bøyesen P, Coates L, Ejbjerg B, Eshed I, Foltz V, Hermann KG, Freeston J, Lillegraven S, Lassere M, Wiell C, Anandarajah A, Duer-Jensen A, O’Connor P, Genant HK, Emery P, Ostergaard M. Update on research and future directions of the OMERACT MRI inflammatory arthritis group. J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2031-3.
  • Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Wiell C, Bird P, Bøyesen P, Ejbjerg B, Peterfy C, Gandjbakhch F, Duer-Jensen A, Coates L, Haavardsholm EA, Hermann KG, Lassere M, O’Connor P, Emery P, Genant H, Conaghan PG. The OMERACT psoriatic arthritis magnetic resonance imaging scoring system (PsAMRIS): definitions of key pathologies, suggested MRI sequences, and preliminary scoring system for PsA Hands. J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1816-24
  • McQueen F, Lassere M, Duer-Jensen A, Wiell C, Conaghan PG, Gandjbakhch F, Hermann KG, Bird P, Bøyesen P, Peterfy C, Ejbjerg B, Haavardsholm EA, Coates L, Ostergaard MTesting an OMERACT MRI scoring system for peripheral psoriatic arthritis in cross-sectional and longitudinal settings. J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1811-5
  • Ostergaard M, Conaghan PG, O’Connor P, Szkudlarek M, Klarlund M, Emery P, Peterfy C, Genant H, McQueen FM, Bird P, Lassere M, Ejbjerg BReducing invasiveness, duration, and cost of magnetic resonance imaging in rheumatoid arthritis by omitting intravenous contrast injection — Does it change the assessment of inflammatory and destructive joint changes by the OMERACT RAMRIS? J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1806-10.
  • Conaghan PG, Bird P, McQueen F, Peterfy C, Bøyesen P, Gandjbakhch F, Duer-Jensen A, Haavardsholm EA, Ejbjerg B, Wiell C, Coates L, Hermann KG, O’Connor P, Lassere M, Freeston JE, Anandarajah A, Genant H, Emery P, Ostergaard MThe OMERACT MRI inflammatory arthritis group: advances and future research priorities. J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1803-5
  • Døhn UM, Ostergaard M, Bird P, Boonen A, Johansen JS, Møller JM, Hansen MSTendency towards erosive regression on magnetic resonance imaging at 12 months in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with rituximab. Ann Rheum Dis. 2009 Jun;68(6):1072-3.
  • Freeston JE, Bird P, Conaghan PG. The role of MRI in rheumatoid arthritis: research and clinical issues. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2009 Mar;21(2):95-101. Review
  • Bird P, Ejbjerg B, Lassere M, Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Peterfy C, Haavardsholm E, O’Connor P, Genant H, Edmonds J, Emery P, Conaghan PG. A multireader reliability study comparing conventional high-field magnetic resonance imaging with extremity low-field MRI in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):854-6.
  • McQueen F, Lassere M, Bird P, Haavardsholm EA, Peterfy C, Conaghan PG, Ejbjerg B, Genant H, O’Connor P, Emery P, Ostergaard M.Developing a magnetic resonance imaging scoring system for peripheral psoriatic arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):859-61.
  • Conaghan PG, Ejbjerg B, Lassere M, Bird P, Peterfy C, Emery P, McQueen F, Haavardsholm E, O’Connor P, Edmonds J, Genant H, Ostergaard M. A multicenter reliability study of extremity-magnetic resonance imaging in the longitudinal evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis.
    J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):857-8.
  • Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Bird P, Peterfy C, Haavardsholm E, Ejbjerg B, Lassere M, O’Connor P, Emery P, Edmonds J, Genant H, Conaghan PG; OMERACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Inflammatory Arthritis Group. The OMERACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Inflammatory Arthritis Group – advances and priorities.
    J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):852-3.
  • Kirkham BW, Lassere MN, Edmonds JP, Juhasz KM, Bird PA, Lee CS, Shnier R, Portek IJ.Synovial membrane cytokine expression is predictive of joint damage progression in rheumatoid arthritis: a two-year prospective study (the DAMAGE study cohort).
    Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Apr;54(4):1122-31.
  • Conaghan PG, McQueen FM, Peterfy CG, Lassere MN, Ejbjerg B, Bird P, O’Connor PJ, Haavardsholm E, Edmonds JP, Emery P, Genant HK, Ostergaard M; OMERACT 7 Special Interest Group. The evidence for magnetic resonance imaging as an outcome measure in proof-of-concept rheumatoid arthritis studies.
    J Rheumatol. 2005 Dec;32(12):2465-9. Review.
  • Ostergaard M, McQueen FM, Bird P, Ejbjerg B, Lassere MN, Peterfy CG, O’Connor PJ, Haavardsholm E, Shnier R, Genant HK, Emery P, Edmonds JP, Conaghan PG; OMERACT 7 Special Interest Group. Magnetic resonance imaging in rheumatoid arthritis advances and research priorities.
    J Rheumatol. 2005 Dec;32(12):2462-4.
  • Bird P, Joshua F, Lassere M, Shnier R, Edmonds J. Training and calibration improve inter-reader reliability of joint damage assessment using magnetic resonance image scoring and computerized erosion volume measurement.
    J Rheumatol. 2005 Aug;32(8):1452-8.
  • Bird P, Conaghan P, Ejbjerg B, McQueen F, Lassere M, Peterfy C, Edmonds J, Shnier R, O’Connor P, Haavardsholm E, Emery P, Genant H, Ostergaard M. The development of the EULAR-OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI reference image atlas.
    Ann Rheum Dis. 2005 Feb;64 Suppl 1:i8-10. Review.
  • McQueen F, Ostergaard M, Peterfy C, Lassere M, Ejbjerg B, Bird P, O’Connor P, Genant H, Shnier R, Emery P, Edmonds J, Conaghan P.
    Pitfalls in scoring MR images of rheumatoid arthritis wrist and metacarpophalangeal joints.Ann Rheum Dis. 2005 Feb;64 Suppl 1:i48-55.
  • Ostergaard M, Edmonds J, McQueen F, Peterfy C, Lassere M, Ejbjerg B, Bird P, Emery P, Genant H, Conaghan P.
    An introduction to the EULAR-OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI reference image atlas.Ann Rheum Dis. 2005 Feb;64 Suppl 1:i3-7.
  • Ejbjerg B, McQueen F, Lassere M, Haavardsholm E, Conaghan P, O’Connor P, Bird P, Peterfy C, Edmonds J, Szkudlarek M, Genant H, Emery P, Ostergaard M.
    The EULAR-OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI reference image atlas: the wrist joint.Ann Rheum Dis. 2005 Feb;64 Suppl 1:i23-47.
  • Conaghan P, Bird P, Ejbjerg B, O’Connor P, Peterfy C, McQueen F, Lassere M, Emery P, Shnier R, Edmonds J, Ostergaard M.
    The EULAR-OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI reference image atlas: the metacarpophalangeal joints.Ann Rheum Dis. 2005 Feb;64 Suppl 1:i11-21.
  • Bird P, Kirkham B, Portek I, Shnier R, Joshua F, Edmonds J, Lassere M.
    Documenting damage progression in a two-year longitudinal study of rheumatoid arthritis patients with established disease (the DAMAGE study cohort): is there an advantage in the use of magnetic resonance imaging as compared with plain radiography?Arthritis Rheum. 2004 May;50(5):1383-9.
  • Hoving JL, Buchbinder R, Hall S, Lawler G, Coombs P, McNealy S, Bird P, Connell D. A comparison of magnetic resonance imaging, sonography, and radiography of thehand in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis.J Rheumatol. 2004 Apr;31(4):663-75.
  • Bird P, Lassere M, Shnier R, Edmonds J.
    Magnetic resonance imaging computerized assessment in rheumatoid arthritis: comment on the article by Goldbach-Mansky et al.Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Mar;50(3):1011-2.
  • McQueen F, Lassere M, Edmonds J, Conaghan P, Peterfy C, Bird P, O’Connor P, Ejbjerg B, Klarlund M, Stewart N, Emery P, Shnier R, Genant H, Ostergaard M.
    OMERACT Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies. Summary of OMERACT 6 MR Imaging Module.J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):1387-92. Review.
  • Ostergaard M, Peterfy C, Conaghan P, McQueen F, Bird P, Ejbjerg B, Shnier R, O’Connor P, Klarlund M, Emery P, Genant H, Lassere M, Edmonds J.
    OMERACT Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies. Core set of MRI acquisitions, joint pathology definitions, and the OMERACT RA-MRI scoring system.J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):1385-6. Review. Erratum in: J Rheumatol. 2004 Jan;31(1):198.
  • Bird P, Ejbjerg B, McQueen F, Ostergaard M, Lassere M, Edmonds J.
    OMERACT Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies. Exercise 5: an international multicenter reliability study using computerized MRI erosion volume measurements.J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):1380-4.
  • Conaghan P, Lassere M, Ostergaard M, Peterfy C, McQueen F, O’Connor P, Bird P, Ejbjerg B, Klarlund M, Shnier R, Genant H, Emery P, Edmonds J.
    OMERACT Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies. Exercise 4: an international multicenter longitudinal study using the RA-MRI Score.
    J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):1376-9.
  • Lassere M, McQueen F, Ostergaard M, Conaghan P, Shnier R, Peterfy C, Klarlund M, Bird P, O’Connor P, Stewart N, Emery P, Genant H, Edmonds J.
    OMERACT Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Studies. Exercise 3: an international multicenter reliability study using the RA-MRI Score.
    J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):1366-75.
  • Peterfy C, Edmonds J, Lassere M, Conaghan P, Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Genant H, Klarlund M, Ejbjerg B, Stewart N, Bird P, Shnier R, O’Connor P, Emery P. OMERACT Rheumatoid Arthritis MRI Studies Module.
    J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun;30(6):1364-5. Review.
  • Bird P, Lassere M, Shnier R, Edmonds J. Computerized measurement of magnetic resonance imaging erosion volumes inpatients with rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison with existing magneticresonance imaging scoring systems and standard clinical outcome measures.Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Mar;48(3):614-24.
  • Bird PA, Oakley SP, Shnier R, Kirkham B. Prospective evaluation of MRI and physical examination findings in patients with Greater Trochanteric pain Syndrome. Arthritis Rheum 2001;44(9): 2138-2145.
  • Lassere M, Bird PA. Measurement of RA disease activity and damage using MRI. Truth and discrimination: Does MRI make the grade? J Rheumatol 2001;28:1151-7.
    Bird PA, Shnier R, Edmonds JP. Questioning the sensitivity of MRI in early septic vertebral discitis. JClinRheum 2001;7(3): 184-187
  • Bird PA, Sturgess AD. Clinical ergotism with severe bilateral upper limb ischaemia precipitated by an eryrthromycin-ergotamine drug interaction. ANZJM 2000;30:635-636
  • Bird PA, Fowler J, Boyle M. Early rapid onset lipohypertrophy in a patient with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. ANZJM 1998;28:467-468

Refereed Journal Articles

2006-2011

  1. Bird P and Joshua F. New Applications of imaging techniques for monitoring progression of rheumatoidarthritis and predicitngoutcome. Imaging in Medicine 2011 3(1) : 107-122
  2. Ostergaard M, Bøyesen P, Eshed I, Gandjbakhch F, Lillegraven S, Bird P, Foltz V, Boonen A, Lassere M, Hermann KG, Anandarajah A, Døhn UM, Freeston J, Peterfy CG, Genant HK, Haavardsholm EA, McQueen FM, Conaghan PG. Development and preliminary validation of a magnetic resonance imaging joint space narrowing score for use in rheumatoid arthritis: potential adjunct to the OMERACT RA MRI scoring system.
    J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2045-50
  3. Gandjbakhch F, Conaghan PG, Ejbjerg B, Haavardsholm EA, Foltz V, Brown AK, MøllerDøhn U, Lassere M, Freeston J, Bøyesen P, Bird P, Fautrel B, Hetland ML, Emery P, Bourgeois P, Hørslev-Petersen K, Kvien TK, McQueen F, Ostergaard M.Synovitis and osteitis are very frequent in rheumatoid arthritis clinical remission: results from an MRI study of 294 patients in clinical remission or low disease activity state.
    J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2039-44
  4. Bøyesen P, McQueen FM, Gandjbakhch F, Lillegraven S, Coates L, Wiell C, Haavardsholm EA, Conaghan PG, Peterfy CG, Bird P, Ostergaard M. The OMERACT Psoriatic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Score (PsAMRIS) is reliable and sensitive to change: results from an OMERACT workshop.
    J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2034-8
  5. Conaghan PG, McQueen FM, Bird P, Peterfy CG, Haavardsholm EA, Gandjbakhch F, Bøyesen P, Coates L, Ejbjerg B, Eshed I, Foltz V, Hermann KG, Freeston J, Lillegraven S, Lassere M, Wiell C, Anandarajah A, Duer-Jensen A, O’Connor P, Genant HK, Emery P, Ostergaard M. Update on research and future directions of the OMERACT MRI inflammatory arthritis group. J Rheumatol. 2011 Sep;38(9):2031-3
  6. Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Wiell C, Bird P, Bøyesen P, Ejbjerg B, Peterfy C, Gandjbakhch F, Duer-Jensen A, Coates L, Haavardsholm EA, Hermann KG, Lassere M, O’Connor P, Emery P, Genant H, Conaghan PG. The OMERACT psoriatic arthritis magnetic resonance imaging scoring system (PsAMRIS): definitions of key pathologies, suggested MRI sequences, and preliminary scoring system for PsA Hands. J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1816-24
  7. McQueen F, Lassere M, Duer-Jensen A, Wiell C, Conaghan PG, Gandjbakhch F, Hermann KG, Bird P, Bøyesen P, Peterfy C, Ejbjerg B, Haavardsholm EA, Coates L, OstergaardMTesting an OMERACT MRI scoring system for peripheral psoriatic arthritis in cross-sectional and longitudinal settings. J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1811-5
  8. Ostergaard M, Conaghan PG, O’Connor P, Szkudlarek M, Klarlund M, Emery P, Peterfy C, Genant H, McQueen FM, Bird P, Lassere M, EjbjergBReducing invasiveness, duration, and cost of magnetic resonance imaging in rheumatoid arthritis by omitting intravenous contrast injection — Does it change the assessment of inflammatory and destructive joint changes by the OMERACT RAMRIS?J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1806-10
  9. Conaghan PG, Bird P, McQueen F, Peterfy C, Bøyesen P, Gandjbakhch F, Duer-Jensen A, Haavardsholm EA, Ejbjerg B, Wiell C, Coates L, Hermann KG, O’Connor P, Lassere M, Freeston JE, Anandarajah A, Genant H, Emery P, OstergaardMThe OMERACT MRI inflammatory arthritis group: advances and future research priorities.J Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;36(8):1803-5
  10. Døhn UM, Ostergaard M, Bird P, Boonen A, Johansen JS, Møller JM, Hansen MSTendency towards erosive regression on magnetic resonance imaging at 12 months in rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with rituximab.Ann Rheum Dis. 2009 Jun;68(6):1072-3
  11. Freeston JE, Bird P, Conaghan PG. The role of MRI in rheumatoid arthritis: research and clinical issues.CurrOpinRheumatol. 2009 Mar;21(2):95-101. Review
  12. Bird P, Ejbjerg B, Lassere M, Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Peterfy C, Haavardsholm E, O’Connor P, Genant H, Edmonds J, Emery P, Conaghan PG. A multireader reliability study comparing conventional high-field magnetic resonance imaging with extremity low-field MRI in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):854-6
  13. McQueen F, Lassere M, Bird P, Haavardsholm EA, Peterfy C, Conaghan PG, Ejbjerg B, Genant H, O’Connor P, Emery P, OstergaardM.Developing a magnetic resonance imaging scoring system for peripheral psoriatic arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):859-61
  14. Conaghan PG, Ejbjerg B, Lassere M, Bird P, Peterfy C, Emery P, McQueen F, Haavardsholm E, O’Connor P, Edmonds J, Genant H, Ostergaard M. A multicenter reliability study of extremity-magnetic resonance imaging in the longitudinal evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis.
    J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):857-8
  15. Ostergaard M, McQueen F, Bird P, Peterfy C, Haavardsholm E, Ejbjerg B, Lassere M, O’Connor P, Emery P, Edmonds J, Genant H, Conaghan PG; OMERACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Inflammatory Arthritis Group. The OMERACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Inflammatory Arthritis Group – advances and priorities.
    J Rheumatol. 2007 Apr;34(4):852-3
  16. Kirkham BW, Lassere MN, Edmonds JP, Juhasz KM, Bird PA, Lee CS, Shnier R, PortekIJ.Synovial membrane cytokine expression is predictive of joint damage progression in rheumatoid arthritis: a two-year prospective study (the DAMAGE study cohort).
    Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Apr;54(4):1122-31

A/Prof. Paul Bird has not been a Chief Investigator on any ARC grants in the last 10 years.

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