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Overview

Core Skills in Rheumatology is aimed at the whole multi-disciplinary team.

 

Date: 25-26 November 2019

Venue: Mercure Holland House Hotel, Bristol

CPD: 12

Booking is now closed for this event. Registration is available in-person on the day.

With talk streams for consultants and trainees, allied health professionals and nurses, the course offers education for all team members.

As well as the parallel streams, there are keynote lectures and practical sessions, giving a chance to update your knowledge, refresh your practical skills and exchange best practice with peers.

Topics for consultants and trainees include:

  • What you need to know about the kidneys, lungs, eyes and gastrointestinal system

  • Acute rheumatology

  • Immunological tests in the rheumatology clinic

Topics for health professionals and nurses include:

  • Mental health

  • Patient activation and motivational interviewing

  • Non-pharmalogical management of symptoms

Objectives

  • To provide attendees with an in-depth refresher and update of the basic core skills for those working within the rheumatology field

  • To ensure all delegates are comfortable with and capable of examining the musculoskeletal system

  • To identify the different roles of the multi-disciplinary team

Programme

Monday 25 November

Morning sessions
09:00-14:00

Includes hands-on workshops focusing on diagnosis and management

Time

Session title

Speakers

08:30-09:00

Arrival, registration and refreshments

09:00-09:30

The Rheumatology Consultation

Dr Spencer Ellis

09:30-11:30

Hands-on workshop (diagnosis and management):

  • Hands

  • Foot and ankle

  • Spine

11:30-12:00

Tea and coffee break

 

12:00-13:00

Consultant/trainee stream

What you need to know about:

  • The kidney

  • The lungs

Dr Saira Risedale, Dr Harsha Gunawardena

12:00-13:00

Health professional stream

Motivational interviewing, what it is and how to harness it

Dr Emma Dures

13:00-14:00

Lunch


Afternoon sessions
14:00-17:00

Includes core radiology for rheumatology


Time

Session title

Speakers

14:00-15:00

Consultant/trainee stream

What you need to know about:

  • The gastrointestinal system

  • The eye

Dr Ana Terlevich, Dr Catherine Guly

14:00-15:00

Health professional stream

Non-pharmacological management of symptoms

Dr Yeliz Prior

15:00-15:30

Tea and coffee break

 

15:30-16:15

Understanding the adolescent and young adult in rheumatological clinical practice

Dr Nicola Minaur

16:15-17:00

Core radiology for rheumatology

Dr Philip Perkins

17:00

Close


Tuesday 26 November

Morning sessions
09:00-14:00

Includes biologics and novel DMARDs


Time

Session title

Speakers

09:00-09:30

Biologics and novel DMARDs

Dr Gerald Coakley

09:30-11:00

Hands-on workshop (diagnosis and management):

  • Shoulder and elbow

  • Knees

  • Hips

11:00-11:30

Tea and coffee break


11:30-13:00

Consultant/trainee stream

Acute rheumatology:

  • GCA and other vasculitides

  • CTDs in the acute setting

  • The Hot Joint

  • Infectious diseases

Dr Vanessa Quick

Dr Emma Williams

Dr Spencer Ellis

Dr Emma Williams

11:30-12:15

Health professional stream

Managing mental health in patients with rheumatic disease

Kate Druett

12:15-13:00

Health professional stream

Patient activation

Bethan Jones

13:00-14:00

Lunch


Afternoon sessions
14:00-16:30

Includes keynote lecture on spondylosing ankylosis


Time

Session title

Speakers

14:00-14:30

Consultant/trainee stream

Using and understanding immunological tests in the rheumatology clinic

Dr Sarah Tansley

14:30-15:00

Consultant/trainee stream

Osteoporosis cases

Dr Emma Clark

14:00-15:00

Health professional stream

Looking beyond the DAS

Ruth Williams

15:00-15:20

Tea and coffee break


15:20-16:20

Keynote lecture: What's new in SpA?

Dr Raj Sengupta

16:20

Close