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Spondyloarthritis fellows announced

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Garrod Award announced

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The British Society for Rheumatology is the UK's leading specialist medical society for rheumatology and musculoskeletal professionals.

Our members are drawn from across the entire rheumatology specialty – those at the beginning of their career to the most senior consultants, researchers, academics and health professionals in the multi-disciplinary team. Together, they form a powerful voice for paediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology in the UK.

We support our members throughout their careers, allowing them to progress, collaborate and innovate so they can deliver the best care for their patients, improving the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.

Upcoming events
4 February 2020 4 February 2020
EULAR 2020: Five free places for trainees
EULAR is offering five free places to rheumatologists in training to attend their 2020 conference
7-8 February 2020 7-8 February 2020
CTD Training for Health Professionals
This course for experienced health professionals offers updates, clinical examination sessions and in-depth education on treating and managing connective tissue disease.
26-28 February 2020 26-28 February 2020
Spondyloarthritis Fellowship
The Spondyloarthritis Fellowship is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a fully funded fellowship with Chapel Allerton Hospital.
27 February 2020 27 February 2020
Spondyloarthritis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management
Familiarise yourself with clinical manifestations and management of spondyloarthritis, including talks on pathogenesis, clinical assessment, imaging and prognosis, and practical assessment sessions.
10 March 2020 10 March 2020
Mentoring masterclass
Join us for an interactive session designed to provide you with the skills you need to ensure success in your mentoring relationship.
17-19 March 2020 17-19 March 2020
Transitional Care Fellowship
The Transitional Care Fellowship is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy a fully funded experience with Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
19 April 2020 19 April 2020
Quality Improvement: a practical methodology workshop
An informative and collaborative day covering subjects essential to managing successful quality improvement. The programme includes working with patients and stakeholders, measurement for improvement and key QI tools.
19 April 2020 19 April 2020
Essential Research Skills
Gain an introductory understanding of the research lifecycle. This course covers topics such as effectively managing a project, structuring a successful grant application and involving patients and collaborators in research.
20 April-22 April 2020 20 April-22 April 2020
Annual Conference
The UK’s leading rheumatology conference welcomes 2,000 delegates to share their expertise, experience cutting edge research and enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities.
4 May 2020 4 May 2020
Mentoring webinar
More information coming soon
5 October 2020 5 October 2020
Mentoring training, Leeds
More information coming soon...
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