24 March 2024

This year's conference sees the return of our hugely popular lunchtime workshops, offering educational and practical tips and knowledge. These 45-minute interactive sessions exclusive to in-person attendees take place in small groups, helping you get the best experience from hands-on learning. With two workshops taking place each day, there’s something available for the whole multidisciplinary team.

Day one, 13:10 – 13:55

  • Musculoskeletal assessment of the lower limb (Dianna Finney, Helen Smith, Fidelma Gordon) Aimed at nurses this practical hands-on workshop reviews key principals of lower limb. Attendees are encouraged to bring shorts should they wish to participate.

  • Planning survey based studies (Rosemary Hollick, Mohit Goyal, Latika Gupta) This workshop would cover all relevant aspects of planning, execution and reporting a survey based study to improve its chances of publication and enhance its value to the scientific community at large, in an interactive format.

Day two, 13:10 - 13:55

  • BSR Future Leaders (Frances Hall, Guy Lubitsh & the 2023 Future leaders cohort) Explore the impact of the future leaders programme and path to leadership in rheumatology.

  • TMJ workshop: focusing on TMJ anatomy, assessment and some treatment techniques linked to a case study (Esther Bhullar, Lisa Roberts, Louise Fox) Therapy management of the TMJ is complex and the content will focus on the key assessment techniques of the TMJ with practical treatments demonstrations and discussions on long term managements for both paediatric and adults populations.

Day three, 12:40 - 13:25

  • Musculoskeletal assessment of the upper limb (Diana Finney, Helen Smith, Sharon Petford) Aimed at nurses, this practical hands-on workshop reviews key principals of upper limb. Attendees are encouraged to wear a strap top under their clothes should they wish to participate.

  • How to appraise a scientific paper? (S Sham, Vinod Ravindran, Chris Wincup) With medical journals (both online and print) publishing thousands of research papers annually and the quality of research being highly variable; it is critically important for the busy clinicians to be able to navigate through this maze and make up their own mind about the evidence that is presented in those papers. While the first two presentations would discuss the nitty-gritty of assessing a paper and the utility of reporting guidelines, the third one would be an interactive exercise using a dummy paper.

The workshops are free to attend and available exclusively to in-person attendees. Spaces are limited so make sure you book your place beforehand (you can register for the workshops with your joining instructions which will be sent out the week before conference).

Annual Conference is the leading rheumatology event, bringing together over 2,000 rheumatology professionals from across the UK. Join us in-person in Liverpool or online for three days of learning, knowledge sharing, networking and innovation.

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