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The British Society for Rheumatology is the UK's leading specialist medical society for rheumatology and musculoskeletal professionals.

Our members are drawn from across the entire rheumatology specialty – those at the beginning of their career to the most senior consultants, researchers, academics and health professionals in the multi-disciplinary team. Together, they form a powerful voice for paediatric, adolescent and adult rheumatology in the UK.

We support our members throughout their careers, allowing them to progress, collaborate and innovate so they can deliver the best care for their patients, improving the lives of children and adults with rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.

Upcoming events
30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Low and middle-income countries education bursary
Open to all member and non-member health professionals, to secure funding towards one of our education courses or conferences. Applications close on 30 April.
26-28 April 2021 26-28 April 2021
Annual Conference 2021
The UK’s foremost gathering of leading rheumatology professionals, this fantastic three-day event is full of opportunities to learn, share and network.
30 April 2021 30 April 2021
UK member education bursary
The education bursary offers up to £200 of funding for trainee, AHP and nurse members to attend a course or conference of their choice. The current round closes on 30 April.
20 May 2021 20 May 2021
Developmentally appropriate care for young people
This Developmentally appropriate care for young people course gives you practical knowledge and skills to develop transitional care services locally and establish networks with local paediatric and adolescent services.
25 June 2021 25 June 2021
Rheumatology for specialist nurses
This course focuses on the clinical skills and knowledge required for specialist nurses to provide excellent care within rheumatology.
2 July 2021 2 July 2021
Foot and ankle
This foot and ankle course provides you with a deeper understanding of the foot in rheumatology
11 September 2021 11 September 2021
Ultrasound for rheumatology practice
This member-exclusive training course sets the standard for ultrasound for rheumatology practice training in the UK
19-20 October 2021 19-20 October 2021
Adult and Paediatric Case-based Conference
Our virtual two-day conference features case-based discussion on adult and paediatric and adolescent rheumatology themes.
25 November 2021 25 November 2021
Core skills in rheumatology
The core skills in rheumatology course offers curriculum-based and essential education for all professional groups taught through interactive lectures and group discussions.
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