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Overview

Annual Conference, the UK’s leading rheumatology event for the entire multidisciplinary team, is back for a three-day hybrid conference of cutting-edge research, best-in-the-field speakers, posters, symposia, and much more.
Date
25-27 April 2022
Venue
SEC Glasgow and online
This fantastic event is full of opportunities to learn, share, and network. You'll:

  • Learn from experts in the field about the latest developments in rheumatology
  • Experience three days of cutting edge research, plus posters, symposia, exhibitions and more
  • Meet old friends and new and take part in our popular wellbeing activities
  • Update your knowledge and earn CPD credits

We're excited to meet again in person next year for the first time since 2019. The SEC in Glasgow offers plenty of space and COVID secure measures to give you the confidence to attend in person but we are also committed offering you the flexibility to choose how you participate in the event, online or in person.

Technology enables us to bring together the online and in-person delegates through the conference app so you can ask questions, participate in polls, meet exhibitors and chat with each other however you choose to attend the event.

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2022 programme

Morning

Contains essentials and oral abstract sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

9:00-10:30

Disease management (Essentials)

09:00-10:30

Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease

09:00-10:30

Advances in fibromyalgia

9:00-10:30

COVID-19 abstracts

Mid morning

Includes oral abstracts, essentials and trainees sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

11:10-12:40

Symptom management (Essentials)

11:10-12:40

Connective tissue disorder abstracts

11:10-12:40

Spondyloarthropathy update (Trainees)

11:10-12:40

Better musculoskeletal health: better work, better health

11:10-12:40

State-of-the-art evidence-based early inflammatory arthritis (EIA) management

Afternoon

Includes Heberden Round and conference awards

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

13:25-14:10

Workshop: Quality improvement tools quickfire round (available in-person only)

13:25-14:10

Workshop: Mentoring skills (available in-person only)

14:10-14:40

Conference welcome and Garrod and Michael Mason Awards

14:55-16:25

Developing the advanced practice workforce in rheumatology

14:55-16:25

Registers abstracts

14:55-16:25

Best Practice Awards

14:55-16:25

Systemic sclerosis update (Trainees)

14:55-16:25

JAK inhibitors: risk and benefit (co-badged with EULAR)

16:40-17:40

Heberden Round

17:45-18:45

Rheumatology in low and middle income countries (SIG)

17:45-18:45

Hypermobility and long COVID-19 shared manifestations (SIG)

17:45-18:45

Sjögrens (SIG)

Early Morning

SIG sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

7:45-8:45

Young adult (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Obstetric rheumatology (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Vasculitis (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Ultrasound (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Remote monitoring (SIG)

Morning

Includes Best abstracts, Droitwich Lecture, Barbara Ansell address and co-badged EULAR sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

09:00-10:30

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

09:00-10:30

Experts in the field (Essentials)

09:00-10:30

Quality improvement in action: using skills and experience in QI to build for the future

09:00-10:30

Best abstracts

09:00-10:30

Advances in the management of arthritis, trauma and soft tissue problems of the ankle

11:10-12:40

Droitwich Lecture and Barbara Ansell Address

11:10-12:40

Rare diseases presenting to the rheumatologist: differential diagnosis and management

11:10-12:40

How to manage rheumatic emergencies in pregnancy

11:10-12:40

Rheumatoid arthritis abstracts

11:10-12:40

COVID-19 vaccines and therapies (co-badged with EULAR)

Afternoon

Includes Keynote and paediatric and adolescent stream

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

13:25-14:10

Workshop: Helping patients to achieve change using techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (available only in-person)

13:25-14:10

British Society for Rheumatology AGM

14:10-14:40

Keynote

15:00-16:40

Innovation in paediatric and adolescent rheumatology

15:00-16:30

Working with children and young people with autism

15:00-16:30

BSR clinical guidelines

15:00-16:30

SpA abstracts

15:00-16:30

Prediction and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis: an update

16:40-18:10

Heart, lungs and inflammatory disease in children and young people

16:40-18:10

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes in children and young people

16:40-18:10

Making glucocorticoids better

16:40-17:40

Education (SIG)

16:40-17:40

Pain (SIG)

Early Morning

SIG sessions

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

7:45-8:45

Crystal arthritis (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Specialised rheumatology commissioning (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Educational strategies for rheumatological conditions in minority ethnic group (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Nailfold capillaroscopy in the rheumatic diseases (SIG)

7:45-8:45

Spondyloarthropathies (SIG)

Morning

Includes Heberden Oration

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

9:00-10:30

Ensuring patients see the right professional at the right time – upskilling rheumatology specialist pharmacists and allied health professionals

9:00-10:30

A multi-pronged approach to reduce the infection risk

9:00-10:30

Revisions, rejections and rebuttals: the show must go on!

9:00-10:30

EULAR recommendations update (co-badged with EULAR)

9:00-10:30

Rheumatology and the microbiome

11:10-12:10

Heberden Oration

Afternoon

Includes BSR debate and trainees session

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

12:55-13:40

Workshop: Research for all (available only in-person)

12:55-13:40

Workshop: Using data for improvement in rheumatology (available only in-person)

13:40-14:10

Hand osteoarthritis: Clinical features and management options

13:40-15:10

Polymyalgia rheumatica: controversies, updates and future ambitions

13:40-15:10

Myositis

13:40-15:10

Rheumatology emergencies (Trainees)

13:40-15:10

Debate: which cells should we target in rheumatoid arthritis?

15:20-16:50

Audit and QI abstracts

15:20-16:20

Lupus (SIG)

15:20-16:20

Interstitial lung disease in rheumatic disorders: update (SIG)

15:20-16:20

Bringing 21st century precision to management of systemic sclerosis (SIG)

Keynote speakers

Dr Clarissa Pilkington

Paediatric and adolescent consultant

Prof Raashid Luqmani

Professor of rheumatology

Dr Grace Spence Green

Junior doctor

Dr Mwidimi Ndosi

Senior lecturer in rheumatology nursing

Prof Anne Barton

Professor of rheumatology