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Whatever your speciality, this three day programme is packed full of exciting topics; including infectious diseases, essentials, science, diseases in childhood, adolescence and adults, politically focused sessions, work, sleep, mental health, physical activity and much more!

View the programme below.

Tuesday 1 May

07:30 Registration and exhibition opens
09:00 - 10:30 Morning sessions

Biologics dose reduction: translating research into practice

Hot topics oral abstract session

Myositis - Special interest group

Treatment approaches in osteoarthritis

Update on psoriatic arthritis

Work is good for health – a practical guide for rheumatologists
10:30 - 11:30 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
11:30 - 13:15 Jewels in the Crown
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch, posters and exhibition
13:15 - 14:15 Latest news from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Registers
14:15 - 15:45 Afternoon sessions

British Society for Rheumatology Biologics registers - What is new? a scientific update

British Rheumatologists in Training - Developing your niche in Rheumatology

Interstitial Lung Disease session and the rheumatologist in 2018

Nursing impact on patient care and clinical research

Osteoarthritis - Special interest group

Rheumatoid arthritis oral abstract session

Spondyloarthritis -Special interest group

Survival, but at what cost?

Work and health - Special interest group
15:45 - 16:15 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition
16:15 - 17:15 Heberden Round
17:00 Exhibition closes
18:00 Registration closes
18:00 - 20:00 Presidents welcome reception

Wednesday 2 May

07:00 Registration and exhibition opens
07:15 - 08:45 Morning special interest group sessions

Ethnicity and rheumatology - Special interest group

Heritable disorders of connective tissue - Special interest group

Physical Activity - Special interest group

Sjögren's - Special interest group
09:00 - 10:30 Morning sessions

Essentials 1. Symptom management

Lung - Special interest group

Osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Scleroderma oral abstract session

The impact of metabolic re-programming on rheumatologic diseases - co-badged by the British Society for Immunology

Travelling and rheumatic diseases - co-badged by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Ultrasound - Special interest group

Waking up to sleep problems in rheumatic diseases
10:30 - 11:30 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition

Essentials 2. Disease Management

Establishing and embedding an ultrasound service within rheumatology

Infections in rheumatology - Special interest group

Patient activation: What is it, why does it matter, and what do I need to know?

Something for nothing: The automatic collection, extraction and interpretation of data

Vasculitis and connective tissue disorders oral abstract session

What drives inflammation and how we can regulate it? - co-badged by the British Society for Immunology
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch, posters and exhibition

British Society for Rheumatology AGM
14:30 - 16:00 Afternoon sessions

Adverse immune reactions triggered by cancer immunotherapy - co-badged by the British Society for Immunology
British Rheumatologists in Training - Thinking outside the joint

Enhancing multidisciplinary teams working in the care of patients with inflammatory arthritis

Essentials 3. Experts in the Field

Osteoporosis - Special interest group
Paediatric and adolescent rheumatology oral abstracts session 

Rheumatology in developing countries: what can we learn in the UK? - co-badged by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
16:00 - 16:30 Refreshments break, posters and exhibition
16:30 Exhibition closes
16:30 - 17:30 Heberden Oration
17:30 Registration closes

Thursday 3 May

08:00 Registration and exhibition opens
09:00 - 10:30 Morning sessions

Glucocorticoids in rheumatic diseases - the evidence basis

Health professionals (non-GMC registered) oral abstracts session

No health without mental health: Impact of mood problems in patients with rheumatic disorders

The brain in rheumatology

The new HQIP national clinical audit for rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis

Uveitis - working together with ophthalmologists
10:30 - 11:30 Refreshment break, posters and exhibition

Basic Science oral abstracts session 

British Rheumatologists in Training - Topics for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE)

Droitwich lecture and Barbara Ansell address

Pain - Special interest group

Quality improvement through service peer review
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch, posters and exhibition

Specialist commissioning -Special interest group
14:30 Exhibition closes
14:15 - 15:45 Afternoon sessions

British Society for Rheumatology Best Practice Awards 2018

Clinical conundrums

Evaluation and management of fibrotic complications of systemic sclerosis

Physical activity in rheumatology: Development through to implementation

Systemic lupus erythematosus throughout the ages

Understanding and managing pain in rheumatoid arthritis
15:45 - 16:00 Refreshment break
16:00 Registration closes
16:00 - 17:30 Afternoon special interest group sessions

Adolescent and young adult - Special interest group

Crystal arthritis - Special interest group

Foot and Ankle - Special interest group

Scleroderma - Special interest group

Vasculitis - Special interest group

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This special offer will run until the end of February 2018 so don't miss out.


BSR poster presenter at the Annual conference