The British Society for Rheumatology has a number of high profile and exciting positions available for members to apply.

Current vacancies:

  • BSR and BHPR President elect
  • Regional and Devolved Nation Chairs
  • BSR Standing Committee
  • BRiTs Advisory group
  • BHPR Council

Vacancies close: 28 March 2017

For more information speak to your regional chair or visit the BSR website.


BSR Rheumatology Researcher Mentoring Scheme

Have you signed up for the 2017 Rheumatology Researcher Mentoring Scheme?

The scheme provides support to individuals looking to move into an academic career or who would like to gain first hand research experience. Applicants will be paired with more experienced researchers who will support them in setting out and attaining their next research goal.

If you are interested in getting involved, as a mentee or mentor, visit the BSR website for more information and to download an application form.

Applications for mentees close on 24 February 2017.


Rheumatology 2017

25-27 Apr 2017 | ICC Birmingham

Have you booked your conference ticket? Now is the time to make BIG savings by booking your early bird ticket by 10 February 2017.

For the first time we’re offering a discounted rate to our conference dinner. Hosted at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, 26 April 2017. Those who will be joining us will be taking a step back into the 1920’s embracing swing dancing, live performances, sequin dresses, tuxedos and MORE!.

The only way to secure discounts is to book your conference and dinner tickets by 10 February 2017.


Arthritis in Wales

Following up from previous meetings between BSR and the Welsh Assembly Members last year, the Welsh government has released information about arthritis and musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in wales.

Our meeting with Janet Finch-Saunders AM who represents Aberconwy, asked about some of the figures noted in the BSR’s report; State of Play: Rheumatology in Wales on 13 December 2016. View the full response from the meeting.

Following the meeting with Mr Rhuan ap Iorwerth AM, a written Assembly Question was tabled requesting the details of the timeframe for developing the Welsh Government’s new Arthritis and MSK national plan. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Vaughan Gething AM, responded stating “initial scoping work has commenced to refresh the commissioning directive for arthritis and chronic MSK conditions and the revised directive is expected to be published in the next financial year. The need for paediatric service provision across Wales will be also considered.”


Developing Ultrasound – Limited places!

03-04 Feb | Wigan

Hurry! Limited places remain to join us for this two day, hands-on course with supervised, individual and group practice sessions on real patients.

Covering a comprehensive review of regional musculoskeletal ultrasound, diagnosis of MSK pathology and the pitfalls of interpretation.

The highlights from the course include ultrasound in:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Crystal disease
  • Remission.

In addition there are sessions on temporal artery scanning, guided procedures and much more.

Book your place via this link.

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