BSR and BHPR education courses



Please keep checking this page or sign up to our education and events mailing list for announcements. All courses are CPD accredited by the Royal College of Physicians.



Developing Ultrasound

3 - 4 February 2017 | Wigan

 Course outline:

 

A two day course to build on knowledge gained from the basic ultrasound course. Providing a comprehensive review of regional musculoskeletal untrsound. Emphasis is on diagnosis and differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal pathology and the pitfalls of interpretation. The faculty will consist primarily of consultants in clinical rheumatology, There will be opportunities to assess patients during the practical sessions of the programme.

 

  Learning Objectives:  


On completion of the course candidates will be able to:  

 

- Recognise and quantify synovitis-grey scale and Doppler, with optimal settings
- Recognise cardinal features of crystal arthritis
- Recognise dactylitis, enthesitis, osteoarthritis changes on ultrasound
- Understand how to scan shoulder joint and temporal arteries
- Practise ultrasound guided injections

 


 Who should attend?

Consultant rheumatologists, SpR's in rheumatology and allied health professionals who have attended a basic ultrasound course, the BSR's basic course or an equivalent. Attendees must also regularly use ultrasound.


    


BSR Core Skills


13 - 14 February 2017 | London

 Course outline:  

This course will provide an introduction to core skills in rheumatology .

Learning objectives:

- To ensure all delegates are comfortable with and capable of examining the MSK system
To educate attendees in diagnosis and management of inflammatory jointdiseases 
To update attendees with shared care in common clinical conditions 
To teach the basics of common clinical procedures and investigations
To educate attendees in diagnosis and management of osteoporosis

 Who should attend?

Early trainees in Rheumatology



Nailfold Capillaroscopy


5 June 2017 | Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester 

 Course outline:

A one day course to increase awareness amongst rheumatologists and other musculoskeletal practitioners of recent advances  in capillaroscopy and the increased relevance of capillaroscopy to the rheumatologist given that abnormal capillaroscopy is one of the new 2013 classification criteria for systemic sclerosis.

  Learning objectives: 

- To increase delegates awareness of recent advances in capillaroscopy
- To raise the relevance of capillaroscopy given that abnormal capillaroscopy is one of the 2013 classification criteria for systemic sclerosis
- To discuss indications for capillaroscopy and the different methodologies
- To allow delegates to perform capillaroscopic examinations with (a) high magnification videocapillaroscopy (b) dermoscopy
- To describe the abnormalities which are suggestive of a systemic sclerosis-spectrum disorder
- To demonstrate an awareness of application of capillaroscopy in the research setting

 Who should attend?

Rheumatologists,rheumatology trainees, allied health professionals and GPw SIs

To register your interest, email events@rheumatology.org.uk 


Foot and Ankle 


16 - 17 March 2017 | Leeds

  Course outline:

The BSR’s popular Foot and Ankle course has been running over ten years. The two-day course will increase attendees’ knowledge of foot and ankle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. Delegates will gain confidence and competence in examining and diagnosing rheumatology-related presentations as well as their management. 

Highlight sessions include Foot anatomy and function, Surface anatomy workshop, Function and gait workshop, Seronegative, Patient assessment of psoriatic arthritis, Imaging the foot, Ultrasound and Injection therapy 

 Who should attend?

Rheumatologists, rheumatology trainees, allied health professionals and GPw SIs



BHPR Core Skills

November 2017 | Stoke-on-Trent

 Course outline:

An opportunity for nurses and allied health professionals working in or new to rheumatology who may want to develop new skills or enhance their current knowledge, as well as share best practice and network with fellow   health professionals. 

Learning objectives:

- To learn and improve attendees basic understanding of rheumatology
- To gain and enhance joint examination and joint injection skills
- To improve knowledge/understanding of rheumatology conditions, assessmenta and treatment options.
- To provide the opportunity to share best practice with drug monitoring and disease management
- To network and meet other health professionals

 Who should attend?

Nurses and allied health professionals.