As a part of NHS England’s MSK Webinar Series, BSR has been invited to present a webinar ‘Coordinating a person-centred pathway to high quality care for people with rare autoimmune disorders’ on Friday 30 September 2016, 12:00 – 13:00.

This webinar will describe how to set up a multidisciplinary clinic run by rheumatologists, attended by oral medicine and ophthalmology, to streamline the diagnostic pathway to reduce frequency of visits. Key components are access to a slit lamp for eye examination, provision of a lip biopsy clinic, and standardised histopathological reporting following guidelines we have developed.

The webinar will be presented by Ben Fisher from the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, who was one of BSR’s Best Practice Awards 2016 Outstanding Best Practice category winners.

Register online here. Once you have registered you will be sent a calendar invite containing details on how to join.

 


 

Submit an abstract

BSR is now accepting abstract submissions for Rheumatology 2017 and BSPAR conference. This is your chance to present research that could have a significant impact on the practice of rheumatology.

  • Submissions for the BSPAR conference close 03 October 2016
  • Submissions for Rheumatology 2017 close 28 October 2016

To submit you abstract or to find more information visit the BSR website.

 


 

BHPR Educational Bursary

BHPR are kindly offering members £500 to put towards attending a course/conference or educational visit to help enhance your skills and knowledge in rheumatology.

To be eligible to apply applicants must write to BHPR and state how this bursary will benefit their personal development.

Applications will be judged anonymously and independently by a panel nominated by BHPR. Judges will reach a consensus on the applications and awards will be made to the applicants thought to benefit most.

Apply online, applications close 06 November 2016.

 


 

BSR Prizes and Awards – open for nominations

Each year BSR run a programme of prizes and awards to recognise achievements and to encourage those working to improve patient care.

We’re now accepting nominations for:

  • Michael Mason Prize – Awarded for excellence in clinical or scientific research in the field of rheumatology.
  • Garrod Prize – Open to scientists with a non-clinical background currently working in rheumatology or a related discipline.
  • Young Investor Award – Intended to encourage the work of young investigative rheumatologists.

Applications close 06 November 2016. For more information head to the BSR website.

 


 

Autumn Conference

13-14 October | Bath Assembly Rooms

We’re just weeks away from the Autumn Conference which is shaping up to be an unmissable event in your calendar. Now is the crucial time to book your place, as they’re filling up quick!

You can start planning your visit by viewing the conference programme online, or if you would like the opportunity to network and meet other delegates why not join us for a special evening drinks reception hosted by the team at Bath Royal Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases and Professor Neil McHugh, or book to attend our conference dinner.

 


 

Myositis Masterclass

01-02 Dec | Manchester

Join BSR for two days of best practice idiopathic inflammatory myopathy learning:

  • standardised classification
  • examination methods
  • diagnostic tools
  • biopsy techniques
  • muscle histology
  • treatment protocols

You will benefit from a comprehensive training package giving you a complete picture of neuromuscular assessment in order to improve overall quality of patient care.
For more information or to book your place visit the course website.

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