Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

BIMM Diary for 2015

by Garreth

bimm-logo-squareThe British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Upcoming Events 2015

11th February 2015
Injection Roadshow

Blackberry Clinic, Oxford.

The one day BIMM workshop ‘Peripheral Injection’ offers experiential learning with a high tutor to learner ratio (no more than 1:6) and is suitable for general practitioners, GP registrars and hospital doctors beginning or considering a career or special interest in musculoskeletal medicine. Physiotherapists, nurse and osteopathic practitioners have also found much value in these courses in the past.

This course is based around a series of workstations through which participants rotate, learning surface anatomy, examination skills, indications for injection, needle placement (with practice on models) and safety issues.


21st – 23rd Feb 2015
Module 8 – Occupational Medicine, Exercise Prescription, Integrated Approach.

LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

The last module focuses on two important issues; the obstacles to patients returning to work and the various methods of rehabilitation. Psychosocial and other factors influencing sickness absence (the ‘black flags’) will be explored with occupational health experts. The role of vocational counselling, functional rehabilitation and the clinician’s role in liaison with all the relevant members of the team will be emphasised. The various types of exercise rehabilitation including cardiovascular conditioning, core stability, Mackenzie’s, Pilates will be demonstrated and taught to give students a thorough understanding of the most efficacious aspects of physiotherapy and their application. This final module will concentrate on integrating all the facets of the course so that the doctor can apply a multimodal approach in management of his/her patients.


28th Feb – 2nd Mar 2015
Module 5 – Ergomomics, The Upper Limb

LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH

Focuses on acute and chronic disease and dysfunction affecting this region. There are three days starting with the shoulder on day 1 and progressing on to the elbow and hand and wrist on subsequent days. The teaching begins with an anatomy refresher followed by teaching methodical history taking and examination. The module as with most BIMM modules is multidisciplinary. In addition to the core teaching from the module lead and other musculoskeletal physicians included are sessions with an ergonomics expert, a physiotherapist specialising in rehabilitation and a talk from an upper limb surgeon . At the end of the module students should feel more confident at diagnosing upper limb problems, recognising which problems need referral and develop some basic treatment skills. There is not time to teach joint injection skills in detail and participants are advised to book for the injection RoadShow run by BIMM.


25th – 26th April 2015
BIMM Spring Symposium

Hilton Hotel, Nottingham


1st May 2015
Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine – Part 1 Written

St. Georges Hospital. Tooting, London

The Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine was originally instituted by the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine in 1992 and initially hosted by the Society of Apothecaries of London. It is now run directly by BIMM and is held at St George’s, University of London. It is open to candidates from any statutorily regulated health-care profession who have made a special study of the assessment and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders.

It is the intention of the Examinations Board that this qualification will indicate that a practitioner is able to manage independently patients with common musculoskeletal problems in a primary, intermediate or secondary care setting.


2nd – 3rd May 2015
Diploma Revision

LCOM Boston Place London NW1 6QH


20th May 2015
Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine – Part 2 Clinical

St. Georges Hospital. Tooting, London.


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