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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.

This course is now fully booked; no further places are available. You can join the waiting list below.

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

Learning objectives

  • To provide attendees with an in-depth refresher and update of basic core skills for those working within the rheumatology field

  • To ensure all delegates are aware of best practice in examining the musculoskeletal system

  • To ensure delegates are familiar with the biopsychosocial model in holistic management of patients with rheumatic diseases

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

Chair: Gerald Coakley

09:45-10:10

The Rheumatology Consultation

Spencer Ellis

 10:10-10:15

Break/moving to breakout rooms

 

10:15-11:10

Medical stream

'What you need to know about' discussion groups

Using and understanding immunological tests in the rheumatology clinic

Chair: Gerald Coakley

Speakers: Harsha Gunawardena, Catherine Guley, Saira Risedale, Ana Terlevich

Speaker: Sarah Tansley

 

10:15-11:10

Health professional stream

Non-pharmacological management of symptoms

'Beyond the DAS' discussion

Chair: Kate Druett

11:10-11:40

Break

11:40-12:10

Core radiology for rheumatology

Chair: Emma Williams

Speaker: Philip Perkins

12:10-12:30

Joints discussion/video review and Q&A

Speakers: Gerald Coakley, Jade Skeates

12:30-13:00

Understanding the adolescent and young adult in rheumatology clinical practice

Speaker: Valerie Rogers

13:00-13:45

Lunch

 

Thursday 3 December

Afternoon sessions 13:45-16:30

Time

Session title

 

13:45-14:25

Medical stream

Acute rheumatology

  • Hot swollen joint

  • GCA and other vasculitides

Chair: Nicola Gullick

Speakers: Gerald Coakley, Vanessa Quick

13:45-14:25

Health professional stream

Motivational interviewing: what it is and how to harness it

Chair: Kate Druett

Speaker: Emma Dures

14:25-14:35

Break

 

14:35-15:20

Medical stream

  • CTDs in the acute setting

  • Infectious diseases

Speaker: Emma Williams

14:35-15:20

Health professional stream

Working with fatigue: patient activation

Speakers: Bethan Jones, Andrew Hunt

15:20-15:30

Break

 

15:30-16:00

Biologics and novel DMARDs

Chair: Nicola Gullick

Speaker: Gerald Coakley

16:00-16:30

Bridging the gap between physical and mental health: Addressing 

mental health in rheumatology patients 

Speaker: Kate Druett

16:30

Summary and close