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Courses Classes & Study

The Royal College of Nursing is putting the final preparations in place for the RCN Rheumatology Nursing workshop 2018.

12 Jan 2018
from 11:00 – 15:00

This event will enable specialist nurses to continue to deliver excellent care, follow best practice and inspire colleagues despite continued NHS barriers and difficulties.

The workshop is based on the results of a forum survey which asked you to identify issues relating to the management of rheumatological disease, interventions, treatment and support. The aim is to address these issues as well as develop the unmet need for clinical leadership skills and personal and professional resilience.

Venue: RCN HQ, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0RN

For more reasons to attend, see www.rcn.org.uk/Rheumatology18 with details on topics, booking and contacts.

Get Dynamic: Hormones, Health and Human Performance

What are the key Endocrine and Metabolic considerations for elite athletes to reluctant exercisers?

Discussion, led by experienced clinicians and researchers will cover:

  • Key role of Sports Endocrinology in health and performance
  • Effects of exercise modalities on body composition and bone health
  • Machine learning in interpreting biochemical & metabolic patterns
  • Endocrine & metabolic markers in assessing health & training status
  • Gut metabolism in supporting health and performance
  • Exercise as crucial lifestyle factor in pre-existing metabolic dysfunction

22 March 2018
The Keepmoat Stadium
Doncaster

See more details, including the programme and list of speakers at:
http://www.basem.co.uk/education/basem-spring-conference-2018/

 

A three and a half day residential course aimed at providing a thorough grounding in areas that make up Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).

10 – 13 June 2018
Venue: Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire

The course will cover aspects of both sports medicine and science in health, disease and following acute and chronic injury.
The course will be as practical/hands on as possible and lectures will include: Anatomy, pathologies and practical examinations of the foot, ankle, knee, shoulder & spine:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Nutrition in sport
  • Sport and doping
  • Practical rehab
  • Event Medicine

For the draft programme, course fees and registration, please visit this link on the BASEM website.

“Back to Back”
Back pain in Rheumatology
Friday 20th April 2018
Venue: Village Hotel, Lakeshore Drive, Portsmouth PO6 3FR

Join the Portsmouth Department of Rheumatology for the “Back to Back” Conference, where local and national experts will discuss the latest developments in rheumatological disorders with an emphasis on the use of radiological imaging to support diagnosis and management, in line with current best practice for Inflammatory Back Pain and Vertebral Fractures.
The conference is open to radiographers, nurse specialists and members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with inflammatory back pain and vertebral fractures.

For more details, see the conference programme and delegate application form.

The Institute of Osteopathy is proud to be the professional membership organisation for UK osteopaths. Our mission is to unite, support, promote and develop the profession of osteopathy for the improvement of public health and care.

Each year we run a three-day, multi-streamed conference for the profession. The event is the biggest opportunity in the UK for osteopaths to come together to network with like-minded healthcare colleagues and to take part in high quality training. There are also opportunities to sponsor the awards and exhibit at the event as a way for external organisations to raise the awareness of what they do.

The call for presentations for iO Convention 2018 is now live.
Proposals are being accepted at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2018iopresentations

The dates for Convention 2018 will be 12th – 14th October 2018 and it will be held at the Grange St. Pauls Hotel, London.
To discuss your submission further, please contact matthew@iOsteopathy.org.

The RCN Rheumatology Forum would like to report that in September 2017 the 4th edition of the RCN Biologics guidance document for Rheumatology Practitioners went live: “Assessing, managing and monitoring Biologic therapies for Inflammatory Arthritis

It is available online now as a downloadable PDF via our link: my.rcn.org.uk/RCNguidance.

Strategy Day

On the 17th Nov 2017 the RCN Rheumatology Forum are planning to meet for a (self-funded) Strategy Day where future projects and final details of the forthcoming RCN Rheumatology Nursing Workshop will be discussed.

The RCN Rheumatology Nursing Workshop 2018

This best-practice event is to be held at the RCN HQ on the 12th January 2018, starting at 11am and finishing around 3pm.

Topics include:

  • patient fatigue
  • pain
  • leadership and resilience training
  • psychological impact of chronic disease
  • Biosimilars update and how they impact on practice
  • Rheumatology Specialist Nursing Competency frameworks.

This workshop has been developed and based on the results of a forum survey which asked you to identify issues relating to the management of rheumatological disease, interventions, treatment and support.

The aim of the workshop is to address these issue as well as developing the unmet need of clinical leadership skills and personal and professional resilience. This event will enable specialist nurses to continue to deliver excellent care, follow best practice and inspire colleagues despite continued NHS barriers and difficulties.

The BSR is delighted to have launched a mentoring scheme exclusively for all our members, whether you are a newly qualified or experienced professional. The mentoring scheme is a flexible and open platform that matches developing professionals to trusted mentors with relevant skills and knowledge. This brand new service is open exclusively for members – and completely free!

Find out more to sign up as a mentor or mentee: www.rheumatology.org.uk/Professional-Development/Mentoring

2018 Annual Conference

Register interest to attend our flagship event, the 2018 Annual Conference, by emailing the events team – events@rhuematology.org.uk.

‘Rheumatology in Northern Ireland – the State of Play’ report

We recently published our new report with Arthritis Care Northern Ireland, which presents rheumatology services in Northern Ireland from clinical and patient perspectives. View it here: bit.ly/2yuAdcu.

Myositis Masterclass is back!

Book now for this popular masterclass aimed at consultants and trainees. The course provides attendees with a comprehensive myositis training package, covering neuromuscular assessment and how to improve overall quality of care for patients.

Date: 7-8 December 2017
Location: Manchester
Book here: www.rheumatology.org.uk/Education-Courses/Myositis-Masterclass

Best practice awards deadline is approaching

The deadline for BSR members to apply for the Best Practice Awards is Monday 30 October 2017 – promote best practice in rheumatology and innovation by submitting an application.

Apply here: www.rheumatology.org.uk/Knowledge/Best-Practice

Event name: Primary Care Rheumatology Society Annual Conference
Date: 16-18th November 2017
Location: Park Inn Hotel, York

Timings: Thursday 16th November 12 noon – Saturday 18th November 12.30pm

The annual PCR Conference in York features a highly respected hands-on, friendly educational conference for GPSIs in MSK + Rheumatology and members of the practice team where you can learn from, build contacts and mix with your peers.

This year’s lectures include:

  • Nice guidelines on Back Pain, implications for treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Evidence Update
  • Pain self-management. Is it your first choice or last resort?
  • “Sarcopenia- a new look at the muscles in musculoskeletal medicine”

For details of the workshops and a link to the programme, please see the conference flyer.

For booking, visit this link: www.pcrsociety.org/events/124

The Health Professions Acupuncture Group (HePAG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AACP, providing Acupuncture Foundation Courses to Osteopaths, Sports Therapists and Chiropractors.

For practitioners wanting to increase their earning opportunities and scope of practice, add acupuncture to your skill set by registering on one of our acupuncture foundation courses.

For more information, visit www.hepag.org.uk/events/foundation.

The annual PCRS Conference in York features a highly respected hands-on, friendly educational conference for GPSIs in MSK + Rheumatology where you can learn from, build contacts and mix with your peers.

Start Time           Thursday, 16th of November 2017 – 12:00
End Time             Saturday, 18th of November 2017 – 13:00

There are still places available and you can now see the full conference programme with expanded details of the Workshop sessions, and download the delegate application form here.

For details of the venue, visit the event’s page on the PCR Society website.

New RA event in Solihull

NRAS are pleased to announce a FREE Rheumatoid Arthritis event in Solihull taking place on Saturday 16th September. The event takes place at The Village Hotel, Solihull (B90 4JG) and there is plenty of free parking available. Please arrive for refreshments at 13:30 with talks due to start at 13:45 and the event will run until approximately 16:00.
The keynote speaker is Professor Christopher Buckley, DPhil FRCP, Kennedy Professor of Translational Rheumatology, Director of the Birmingham NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical, Research Facility, Director of Clinical Research, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology. Professor Buckley will present “New Treatments for Arthritis: a team based approach.”

There are limited spaces available so please email groups@nras.org.uk to reserve your place!

Free Training – Rheum 2 Talk

Rheum2Talk is a unique FREE interactive training day for rheumatology nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, consultants, registrars, medical students, GPwSI and anyone involved in care of those living with inflammatory arthritis.
This innovative and interactive workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of the emotional and sexual needs of your patients.

The training will take place at Salterns Harbourside Hotel (38 Salterns Way, Poole BH14 8JR) on Wednesday 11th October from 09:00 – 16:30.

If you would like to register to attend please inform us as soon as possible by calling 01628 823 524 or email gill@nras.org.uk. Please also feel free to let your colleagues know about this training event.

The British Society for Rheumatology is delighted to have won the contract to deliver a three year national arthritis audit, which will be instrumental in improving patient care in England and Wales. This is one of the largest projects that they will undertake over the next few years, and involve over 200 hospitals across England and Wales.

Read the full news here.

 

Autumn Conference 2017

This event brings together the entire rheumatological profession, giving you a rare opportunity to discuss complex cases in an informal setting.

Whether you are a consultant, trainee, nurse or a rheumatology related health professional, this is a great chance to share and exchange clinical best practice in-depth, as well as add to your CPD points. Book your ticket now!

 

Paediatric Annual Conference 2017

This high-quality educational and networking event is the 2017 must-attend conference for health professionals working with children and young people in the field of rheumatology.

Sheffield
4th – 6th October 2017
www.rheumatology.org.uk/BSPARconference

 

Annual Conference 2018

Abstract submission is now open for the Annual Conference 2018 – this is an opportunity to showcase the advances you’ve made in clinical science and patient care. Please view instructions on our website for how to submit abstracts for this flagship rheumatology event.

 

Core Skills for Nurses and Health Professionals Course

A two-day intensive course for allied health professionals and nurses with a specialty in rheumatology.

15 – 16 November 2017
Keele University
Details and booking via this link.

 

The British Society of Rheumatology has recently launched Rheumatology Advances in Practice, which is a new online open-access rheumatology journal.
Find out more via this link to the Oxford University Press website.