Professor Iain McInnes CBE is a global leader in the field of arthritis research. He is Muirhead Professor of Medicine and Versus Arthritis Professor of Rheumatology in the University of Glasgow. He has led numerous international clinical trials and pathogenesis investigation programmes in inflammatory arthritis. He is Director of the ARUK Centre of Excellence for Rheumatoid Arthritis. He is immediate past chairman of the Foreum (Foundation for European Rheumatology Research) Scientific Committee, leads the European Roadmap programme that is defining the research agenda for European rheumatology for the next decade and in 2019 will become President of EULAR, the leading trans-national society for rheumatology across Europe. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.