BIMM Upcoming Events 2015

by Garreth


The British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine Diary 2015

19th March 2015
Monthly MSK Meeting
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

Monthly meetings which consist of two short presentations by invited speakers and a concluding case presentation. “RSI 2015 Where are we now” Dr. M Hutson “The Musicians Shoulder – how awkward” Dr. H Trouli.


25th – 26th April 2015
BIMM Spring Symposium – Time for Reflection: Evidence Informing Practice
Hilton Hotel, Nottingham

The BIMM Spring Symposium 2015 will give us a fantastic opportunity to hear from leading international figures in the world of musculoskeletal medicine-firstly about dysfunctions and approach pertinent to the ageing population (Heiner Biedermann and Mike Hutson), and secondly on biomechanics, laterality and an exploration of the Marsman technique (Sjef Rutte). We are also inviting local experts to speak on evidence and physiotherapy and osteopathy in the NHS musculoskeletal services. The AGM will give an opportunity to be involved in the debate over the future of musculoskeletal medicine and the place of BIMM.


1st May 2015
Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine – Part 1 Written
St. Georges Hospital. Tooting, London

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


24th June 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.


11th – 13th July 2015
Module 6 – Sports Medicine & The Lower Limb

The course is a general introduction to sports medicine. With reference to lower limb injury and overuse syndromes the student will learn about the wider range of diagnostic possibilities encountered in the sports medicine clinic and their management. The hip, knee, ankle and foot will be covered comprehensively in terms of anatomy, function, clinical presentations, medical and surgical management.


21st – 23rd November 2015
Module 7 – Chronic Pain Management

This module is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the processes by which patients slide into chronicity and disability. Students will learn practical skills in interviewing and initiating change. This will include basic CBT and other ingredients of the pain management approach, namely graded exposure, pacing, coping strategies, and problem solving. The armamentarium of the Pain Clinic approach will be explored and explained, ranging from pharmacotherapy to invasive techniques. Particular attention will be paid to the use of acupuncture, intramuscular Stimulation and TENS. Further time will be allocated for case history presentations and discussion of problem patients.


14th November 2015
BIMM/SOMM Combined Winter Symposium
“Challenging Joints: Management of Laxity Instability and Hypermobility.”

Jury’s Inn Hotel, Birmingham

Information and booking forms available from or Email

All these modules can be done as stand-alone courses, with or without the distance-learning element.

A new Musculoskeletal Medicine MSc established by BIMM with Loughborough University will commence this September 2015 and will soon be advertised. It is open to doctors and allied health professionals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge to practice in MSK services around the country.

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