A two-day online interactive course covering a variety of conditions and competencies for paediatric and adolescent trainees
Audience: rheumatology grid trainees, SPIN trainees, general paediatricians with an interest in rheumatology and new paediatric and adolescent rheumatology consultants.
Topics include an overview of many conditions encountered in rheumatology services such as orthopaedic and haematological disorders, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and emergencies such as haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). There are also sessions on examination skills and radiological investigations in rheumatology. This course provides the opportunity to meet multiple competences within the training curriculum.
Full programme coming soon
- To learn how to perform a meticulous clinical examination of a child or young person with a suspected rheumatic or musculoskeletal disorder with particular focus on the ankle and hand joints.
- To understand the role of radiological investigations in various rheumatological conditions
- To be able to recognise the clinical presentations, consider the differential diagnoses for common orthopaedic conditions and overuse injuries
- To gain an overview of the diagnoses and management of EDS
- To recognise important differential diagnosis in haematology that may present as rheumatological disorders
- To know how to diagnose HLH and recognise the clinical features and differential diagnoses.
- To gain an overview of the pharmacological treatment of HLH
- To understand how to prepare for the last year of training, consultant application and interview and the first year as a new consultant