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Overview

The UK’s foremost gathering of leading rheumatology professionals, our three-day Annual Conference is full of opportunities to learn, share and network.

Date: 20-22 April 2020

Venue: Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

 

CPD: up to 18 credits (approved by RCP, RCPCH and RCN)

Keynote speakers

  • Jewels in the Crown: Yvonne Coghill, Vice-President, Royal College of Nursing

  • Heberden Round: Professor Karen Walker-Bone, Southampton General Hospital

  • Heberden Oration: Professor Costantino Pitzalis, Queen Mary University of London

  • Droitwich: Professor Anne-Maree Keenan, University of Leeds

  • Barbara Ansell: Professor Wendy Thomson, University of Manchester

What to expect

  • Join more than 2000 delegates at the UK's biggest rheumatology conference, designed for the entire multi-disciplinary team

  • Learn from experts in the field about the latest developments in rheumatology and expand your knowledge

  • Experience three days of cutting-edge research, unrivalled networking, plus posters, symposia, exhibitions and more

  • Wind down with colleagues over drinks, nibbles and live entertainment at a number of our free-to-attend social events

  • Participate in our popular wellbeing activities, including a 5k fun-run and Pilates with the President



Book now

Secure your early bird ticket for the UK's leading rheumatology conference.

 

 

For group bookings of five or more, please email us.

 

Early bird rates end at 23:59 on Tuesday 18 February.


Early bird member rates

  1 day 2 days 3 days
Consultant
Clinical academic
International
Pharma
Other
£180 £285 £335
GP
Specialty doctor
Trainee
Non-clinical scientist
Research fellow
£145 £235 £270
Health professional
Nurse
Student
Retired
£125 £195 £230

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel

Early bird non-member rates

  1 day 2 days 3 days
Consultants
Clinical academic
International
Pharma
Other
£265 £420 £500
GP
Specialty doctor
Trainee
Non-clinical scientist
Research fellow
£225 £355 £410
Health professional
Nurse
Student
Retired
£185 £285 £340

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel

Cancellation terms and conditions

Cancellations received in writing no later than 5pm on Monday 23 March 2020 will be entitled to a full refund, minus a cancellation fee of £25 for members and £40 for non-members. We regret we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after this date. Substitutions may be made, but this will incur a £25 administration fee.


Monday 20 April

Morning session
07.00-14.15

Includes Jewels in the Crown

Time

Session title

07.00-09.00

Registration

09.00-10.30

EULAR: crystal arthropathies

09.00-10.30

Oral abstracts: osteoporosis and osteoarthritis

09.00-10.30

Peer Review, GiRFT and service accreditation – what's in it for me?

09.00-10.30

B-Cell targeted therapies in autoimmune rheumatic diseases

09.00-10.30

Physiotherapy interventions in rheumatic and MSK diseases (RMDs): looking to the future

10.30-11.30

Refreshment break and posters

11.30-13.15

Jewels in the Crown

13.15-14.15

Lunch and networking

Afternoon session
14.15-19.00

Includes Heberden Round

Time

Session title

14.15-15.45

Scleroderma SIG

14.15-15.45

Oral abstracts: rheumatoid arthritis

14.15-15.45

Maximising work participation for people with MSK disorders SIG

14.15-15.45

Fake news in osteoarthritis?

14.15-15.45

Preparing for life as a consultant

14.15-15.45

Best Practice Awards

15.45-16.15

Refreshment break and posters

16.15-17.15

Heberden Round

17:30-19:00

Nailfold capillaroscopy SIG

17:30-19:00

Pregnancy and rheumatic disease SIG

17:30-19:00

Ultrasound for rheumatology practice

17:30-19:00

MSK pain SIG

Tuesday 21 April

Early morning session
07.00-11.30

Includes SIG sessions


Time

Session title

07.00-09.00

Registration

07.15-08.45

Sjögren's SIG

07.15-08.45

Spondyloarthritis SIG

07.15-08.45

Rheumatology in low- and middle-income countries SIG

07.15-08.45

Education SIG

07.15-08.45

Myositis SIG

07.15-08.45

SLE and BILAG investigators' SIG

09.00-10.30

EULAR: large-vessel vasculitis

09.00-10.30

Science: from genetics to clinical translation in rheumatic MSK diseases

09.00-10.30

Essentials: symptom management

09.00-10.30

Show us your feet

09.00-10.30

National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit (NEIAA) data: what does it tell us?

09.00-10.30

Fever and rheumatology: is it infection, inflammation or hyperinflammation?

10.30-11.30

Refreshment break and posters


Mid-morning session
11.30-14.30

Includes Essentials and EULAR sessions


Time

Session title

11.30-13.00

Essentials: disease management

11.30-13.00

Science: debate – pain in osteoarthritis; when, why and how?

11.30-13.00

What do we need to support self-management?

11.30-13.00

EULAR: cannabis in rheumatic disease

11.30-13.00

Immunosuppression in the context of infections

11.30-13.00

Oral abstracts: best abstract session

13.00-14.30

Lunch and AGM


Afternoon session
14.30-19.00

Includes the Heberden Oration


Time

Session title

14.30-16.00

Oral abstracts: spondyloarthropathies

14.30-16.00

Science: pathological mechanisms of SLE

14.30-16.00

Adolescent and young adult SIG

14.30-16.00

Mental health and persistent physical symptoms in inflammatory arthritis: recent insights and implications for practice

14.30-16.00

Fast bleep the rheumatologist! Rheumatological emergencies

14.30-16.00

Quality improvement: building capacity and capitalising on opportunities to improve care

16.00-16.30

 Refreshment break

16.30-17.30

Heberden Oration

17.30-19:00

Crystal Arthritis SIG

17:30-19:00

Ethnicity SIG

Wednesday 22 April

Morning session
07.00-14.15

Includes Droitwich Lecture and Barbara Ansell Address


Time

Session title

07.00-09.00

Registration

07.15-08.45

Osteoarthritis SIG

07.15-08.45

Specialised rheumatology commissioning SIG

07.15-08.45

Vasculitis SIG

09.00-10.30

Long-term outcome studies in paediatric and adolescent onset autoimmune rheumatic disease: a closer look at JSLE, JDM and vasculitis

09.00-10.30

Publish or perish

09.00-10.30

Cardiac complications of rheumatic disease and anti-rheumatic therapies

09.00-10.30

Oral abstracts: registers

09.00-10.30

Framing the future of rheumatology nurses and health professionals

10.30-11.30

Refreshment break and posters

11.30-13.00

One size doesn't fit all

11.30-13.00

Droitwich Lecture and Barbara Ansell Address

11.30-13.00

Oral abstracts: connective tissue disease

11.30-13.00

BSR guidelines in practice: practical advice and case studies of guideline implementation

11:30-13:00

Essentials: experts in the field

13.00-14.15

Lunch


Afternoon session
14.15-15.45

Includes sessions on osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease




14.15-15.45

Sjögren's - The spectrum of disease

14.15-15.45

Oral abstracts: health and health service research

14.15-15.45

Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease

14.15-15.45

Life-threatening multi-system autoimmune rheumatic diseases

14.15-15.45

Skin, joint and bone



Sjögren's

Sjögren's


Accommodation

We are working with the Glasgow Convention Bureau to offer you top hotels in a wide range of city locations at specially negotiated rates.

If you have any queries, please contact the Glasgow Convention Bureau's accommodation services team on +44 (0)141 566 0821 or accommodation@glasgowconventionbureau.com.

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Sponsorship

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities at the UK’s largest rheumatology event contact our Strategic Partnerships Manager Matthew Bates on 0207 842 0900 or by email.