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Courses Classes & Study

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.