Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Rheumatology Nursing:leading the way

by Garreth


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Following a very lively and successful conference in Bristol in 2012, the RCN Rheumatology Forum would like to announce their 2013 conference, ‘Rheumatology Nursing – leading the way’. It will be another full and interesting conference taking place at the Edinburgh conference centre on February 21st and 22nd 2013. Sessions include Ankylosing spondylitis, Raynauds, improving the patient experience as well as workshops on fatigue, cardiovascular risk, outcome measures and much more. The conference is open to any healthcare professionals with an interest in rheumatology and is aimed at both the novice and experienced practitioner. Local, reasonably priced accommodation is available.

Abstracts for posters to be presented at this conference are also welcome. Highlight the good work you are doing. Never presented a poster before? Then this is the venue for you. Support will be offered in helping to prepare your abstract and best showcase your work. This is a wonderfully supportive environment to present a poster for the first time. Prizes are available for the best posters. For more information please contact Vicky Chamberlain at

Book your place at the conference now by following this link

Poster Guidelines

The RCN Rheumatology Forum welcomes posters for presentation at its annual conference. This is an ideal way to share what you are doing with your fellow nurses. The Forum also encourages nurses who have never presented a poster before to use this opportunity to present in a supportive atmosphere. Advice and help is available in preparing your poster/abstract.

Guidelines are as follows:

Any aspect of your work that is relevant to the care of patients with rheumatological conditions or the development of rheumatology nursing. This might include:

•    An audit
•    A literature review
•    Service development
•    A case study- anonymized
•    An example of best practice
•    An education package

Judging criteria

•    Presentation
•    Content- demonstration of understanding and knowledge
•    Relevance to rheumatology/rheumatology nursing
•    Originality
•    Identification of sources

Prizes will be offered for the best posters. If you wish further information please contact the forum chair Vicky Chamberlain at

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