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  • The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) is the umbrella body for the arthritis and musculoskeletal community in the UK, and our mission is to transform the quality of life of people with musculoskeletal conditions. We have 33 member organisations ranging from specialised support groups for rare diseases to major research charities and national professional bodies.

Events & Meetings

Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society Annual Conference

14-16 November 2019
Park Inn Hotel, York

An educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal care.

Lectures:

Primary Care Networks – Dr Raj Patel, Deputy National Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England
Osteoarthritis, what’s new and what’s coming? Professor Philip Conaghan, Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine & Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds
Temporal arteritis and PMR – Dr Sarah Mackie, Associate Clinical Professor in Vascular Rheumatology at the University of Leeds, and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Not rare, just rarely diagnosed– Dr Emma Reinhold, RCGP Clinical Champion for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

Workshops:

  • Joint Injections – using models
  • Core Skills
  • Podiatry
  • Osteoporosis
  • Keele Pain Recorder App and Opioid Withdrawal
  • Ultrasound
  • Promoting improved services for IAPT for Long Term Conditions
  • National Institute for Health Research
  • Health Policy
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Evidence based guidelines for managing MSK conditions

This is a friendly hands-on conference for GPs, trainees and other members of the practise team.
Discounts are available for trainees, registrars, nurses, physiotherapists and OTs.
Contact Helen Livesley: helen@pcrsociety.org
Telephone: 01609 774794.

Visit the events page on the Society website for full programme and application form.

Versus Arthritis is hosting the 11th National MSK Health Data Group on Monday 2nd December 2019 from 9:00-13:00, followed by lunch and networking until 14:00 at The Royal Society, London, SW1Y 5AG.

The speaker programme will run in line with the event’s main ethos of creating a common forum to empower all those working on and with an interest in MSK-related data to come together and both share and hear about the data-related activities going on across the MSK community.

The programme for the day with be focused around key talking points in the MSK data community covering topics such as MSK conditions in children and young people, improving the quality of care in MSK pain medicine, and general project updates from ongoing projects such as the National Early Inflammatory Arthritis audit and the possible development of an MSK Intelligence Network.

To attend, register here today.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to get a chance to present at a future event, get in touch via data@versusarthritis.org.

 

 

BASRaT is an event partner at this year’s Therapy Expo.

Therapy professionals are under increasing pressure to help relieve the burden on frontline NHS services, dealing with patients presenting with MSK, back, and joint pain. The conference programme is dedicated to key areas including MSK, sports injuries, biomechanics and neuro rehabilitation. 

BASRaT not only has a stand at the expo, we are also holding our AGM on the second day of the conference. Therapy Expo takes place on 27  and 28 November at the NEC, find out more at www.therapyexpo.co.uk.

Physical activity and musculoskeletal health event

Supporting customers with musculoskeletal conditions

3 December, 10.30 am – 4 pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road,
London NW1 7AY

Encourage your customers with long term musculoskeletal conditions to be more active. Be part of the solution to improving their health.

The We are Undefeatable campaign is encouraging people with long term conditions to be more active. Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are the most common long-term conditions, affecting around 18 million people in the UK of all ages. Being more active is beneficial to people with MSK conditions in almost all cases, so these messages will be reinforced by doctors.

  • Do you know how to make your services accessible to people with MSK conditions?
  • Are your staff members confident to support someone in pain to exercise?
  • Do they understand how being more active benefits people’s mobility and can reduce pain?

You will learn:

  • The different types of MSK conditions and how physical activity can help them
  • Understanding pain, how to support people in pain who want to be active, and why you should.
  • How to create a comfortable environment for people who may struggle to be active and keep them coming back
  • Specialist programmes and activities you could consider including in your offer
  • Social prescribing and engaging with your local NHS

Who should attend?

  • Managers in in gyms, leisure centres, swimming pools; any provider of activity.
  • Companies and voluntary organisations providing activities such as running or cycling clubs, walking groups, etc.
  • Local government leisure services and public health staff.

Register for the event via this link.

Sponsors and supporters

Speakers include:

  • David Vaux, Therapies manager and Exercise project lead Arthritis Action, Registered Osteopath, conditioning coach & occupational health advisor with over 20 years’ experience of working with the fitness/human performance industry.
  • Benjamin Ellis, Senior Clinical Policy Advisor, Versus Arthritis
  • Rebecca Jones, National Partnerships Lead Health and Inactivity, Sport England
  • Simon Chapman, Deputy Director Personalised Care Group, NHS England
  • Ben Wilkins, CEO, Good Boost

Download this page as a flyer [PDF].

Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society Annual Conference
14-16 November 2019
Park Inn Hotel, York

by Helen Livesley, Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society

Preparation continues for the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Conference. It’s an educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal care.

It’s a friendly, hands-on conference.

 

Lectures:

Primary Care Networks – Dr Raj Patel, Deputy National Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England

Osteoarthritis, what’s new and what’s coming? Professor Philip Conaghan, Director of the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine & Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Leeds

Temporal arteritis and PMR – Dr Sarah Mackie, Associate Clinical Professor in Vascular Rheumatology at the University of Leeds, and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Not rare, just rarely diagnosed– Dr Emma Reinhold, RCGP Clinical Champion for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

 

Workshops:

    • Joint Injections – using models
    • Core Skills
    • Podiatry
    • Osteoporosis
    • Keele Pain Recorder App and Opioid Withdrawal
    • Ultrasound
    • Promoting improved services for IAPT for Long Term Conditions
    • National Institute for Health Research
    • Health Policy
    • Paediatric Rheumatology
    • Evidence based guidelines for managing MSK conditions

The full programme and application form is available at the events page on the Society website.

British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2019 – One week to go!

10-13 September – ACC Liverpool

The theme for the BOA 2019 Congress is New Horizons in Research, Education and Clinical Leadership, which will be incorporated throughout all of the plenary and breakout sessions. Full Congress registration is now open, register online using the late registration fee, please visit the BOA website for the full rates.

Join Dame Clare Marx on Thursday 12th September for ‘Burn Out… Time to Take Action!’ This session is designed to open a dialogue, increase our understanding and takes some steps towards solutions. As ever explaining the problem is the start, understanding how we can recognise it in ourselves or others takes us further. Knowing how it is seen by the professional bodies and finally the fact that it is not all about us will help us move the dialogue on.

Professor Matthew Costa, on Tuesday 10th September, will be delivering a session on ‘Proving that what we do makes a difference: Trauma and Orthopaedics now and in the future’, this will discuss the basic principles of clinical and cost-effectiveness in a way that is accessible to surgeons, which is set to be very popular. Read more on the confirmed speakers, full registration rates, programme updates, venue and more on the BOA website here.

Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine Society Annual Conference
14-16th November 2019
Park Inn Hotel, York

PCRMM supports GPs and Allied Health Professionals to deliver excellent MSK care within Primary Care. The annual conference has something to appeal to everyone with hands-on injection workshops and small group sessions discussing chronic problems such as osteoporosis. The conference programme consists of expert speakers who use the latest evidence-based guidelines in their day-to-day practice. The conference aims to support GP registrars and clinicians in training in a friendly atmosphere with lots of practical experience.

This is a friendly hands-on conference for GPs, trainees and all members of the practice team.

An educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal care.

Programme of lectures:
Temporal arteritis and PMR – Dr Sarah Mackie
Osteoarthritis what’s new and what’s coming? – Professor Philip Conaghan
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Dr Emma Reinhold
Primary Care Networks – Dr Raj Patel

Visit the events page on the Society website for full programme and application form.
Discounts are available for trainees and registrars.

This week (3-7 June) is Dietitians Week, and the British Dietetic Association and its members are using the week to promote the breadth and depth of dietetic practice using the tagline “What Dietitians Do”. Dietitians will be sharing their own personal experiences and highlighting some of the lesser known aspects of the profession, as well as taking part in activities such as sharing their favourite recipes and tagging in other healthcare professionals or patients who are real champions for the profession.

Everyone who works with or uses the services of dietitians is invited to join in with the celebrations as well!
Find out more: www.bda.uk.com/dietitiansweek

#whatdietitiansdo #dietitiansweek