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Overview

Date: 3 December 2020

Venue: Online

CPD: 5 credits

The Core Skills in Rheumatology course offers curriculum-based and essential education for all professional groups taught through interactive lectures and group discussions.

Audience: consultants, trainees, allied health professionals and nurses

Core Skills is aimed at the whole multi-disciplinary team. With talk streams for consultants and trainees, and health professionals and nurses, the course offers education for all team members.

As well as the parallel streams, there are core interactive lectures, dedicated pre-eLearning and discussion sessions, giving a chance to update your knowledge and exchange best practice with peers through networking forums.

Topics for consultants and trainees include:

  • Using and understanding immunological tests in the rheumatology clinic

  • The hot swollen joint

  • GCA and other vasculitides

Topics for health professionals and nurses include:

  • Working with fatigue: patient activation

  • Non-pharmacological management of symptoms

  • Motivational interviewing, what is it and how to harness it



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Member rate

Level 1 - Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and Pharma representative £150 + VAT
Level 2 - Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor £125 + VAT
Level 3 - Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired £95 + VAT

Non-member rate

Level 1 - Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and Pharma representative £225 + VAT
Level 2 - Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor £190 + VAT
Level 3 - Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired £145 + VAT

Cancellation terms and conditions

Cancellations received in writing four weeks before the course will be entitled to a full refund minus a cancellation fee of £25 for members and £40 for non-members. We cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after this date. Substitutions may be made but this will incur a £25 administration fee.

Programme

Thursday 3 December

Morning sessions 09:30-13:00

Time

Session title

09:30-09:45

Welcome, overview and how to use the platform

09:45-10:15

The Rheumatology Consultation

10:15-11:10

Medical stream

Using and understanding immunological tests in the rheumatology clinic

'What you need to know about' discussion groups

10:15-11:10

Health professional stream

Non-pharmacological management of symptoms

'Beyond the DAS' discussion

11:10-11:40

Break

11:40-12:10

Core radiology for rheumatology

12:10-12:30

Joints discussion/video review and Q&A

12:30-13:00

Understanding the adolescent and young adult in rheumatology clinical practice

13:00-13:45

Lunch

Thursday 3 December

Afternoon sessions 13:45-17:30

Time

Session title

13:45-14:25

Medical stream

Acute rheumatology

  • Hot swollen joint

  • GCA and other vasculitides

13:45-14:25

Health professional stream

Motivational interviewing: what it is and how to harness it

14:25-14:35

Break

14:35-15:20

Medical stream

  • CTDs in the acute setting

  • Infectious diseases

14:35-15:20

Health professional stream

Working with fatigue: patient activation

15:20-15:30

Break

15:30-16:00

Biologics and novel DMARDs

16:00-16:30

Managing mental health in patients with rheumatic disease

16:30

Summary and close