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Date: 17 January 2020

Venue: BCEC, Birmingham

CPD: 5

The Complex Crystal Arthritis course offers a programme full of content for all rheumatology professionals.

The course will provide delegates with an educational update on topics such as gout as well as the chance to exchange best practice with peers through an interactive discussion of challenging real-life clinical cases.

With a programme packed full of speakers who are leaders in their field of rheumatology, this is the perfect setting to learn from the experts and have the opportunity to ask those all-important questions.

Who should attend?

This one day course is ideally suited to GPs, consultant rheumatologists, trainees and physicians in other specialties.

Objectives:

  • Awareness of latest evidence informing optimum urate-lowering therapy and learning how to achieve it in clinical practice

  • How to manage gout in patients with complex comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease, organ transplantation and cardiovascular disease

  • Awareness of therapeutic options for gout treatment (other than allopurinol) including febuxostat and uricosuric drugs

  • Understand role of ultrasound and dual-energy CT (DECT) in diagnosis of crystal arthritis, specific imaging features and diagnostic utility

  • Understand which metabolic conditions predispose to calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition and which patients should be screened for these

  • Understand options for pharmacological management of complex calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition


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Book your place now on our Complex Crystal Arthritis course

 


Member rates



Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and Pharma representatives
£195
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£145
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£110

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Non-member rates



Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and Pharma representatives
£295
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£220
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£165

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Programme

Friday 17 January

Morning sessions
09.15-14.00

Includes managing gout and uricosuric drugs sessions


Time

Session title

09.15-09.45

Refreshments

09.45-10.00

Welcome and introduction

10.00-10.30

Evidence-based urate-lowering therapy: what is it and how is it achieved?

10.30-11.15

Managing gout in chronic kidney disease and organ transplant recipients

11.15-11.45

Refreshments

11.45-12.15

Febuxostat: effectiveness and safety in clinical practice

12.15-12.45

Uricosuric drugs: when, how and which one?

12.45-13.15

Advanced imaging in crystal arthritis

13.15-14.00

Lunch


Afternoon sessions
14.00-16.00

Includes complex cases and panel discussion


Time

Session title

14.00-14.30

Metabolic predisposition in calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition: who to screen, when and for what?

14.30-15.00

Pharmacological management of calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition

15.00-16.00

Complex cases and panel discussion

16.00

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Programme and speakers are subject to change.