Musculoskeletal Medicine - London

Saturday 1 November 2014

This one day Masterclass covers all the essential updates, new guidelines and best practice in the management of key musculoskeletal conditions in primary care. Update your knowledge with our six expert speakers and improve your practice instantly with their live practical demonstrations and targeted learning bites.

CPD points: 6 hours per day

Early Bird discount available until Wednesday, 17 September 2014 

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early bird feeFull fee

Prices are per delegate, per day. If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register over the phone on 0207 111 1106. *To be reminded of your previous attendee discount code please contact our customer service team who will be able to verify your previous attendance.

BMA member/Previous BMJ Masterclass attendee* £195 £220
Doctor (standard) £220 £245

Doctors in training, recently qualified and nurses

£150 £175

Course Details

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014

Start Time: 9am

End Time: 5pm

Audience: GPs, GP trainees and nurses

Location: BMA House, London, WC1H 9JR

Map of BMA House, London, WC1H 9JR

Course Includes:

Track Your Learning guides

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice

Attendance certificate

Comprehensive course handbook

Counts towards your Revalidation

BMJ Masterclass in Musculoskeletal medicine

8am - 9am Registration and Refreshments
9.00am - 9.10am Welcome and Introduction by the Chair, Dr Elspeth Wise
9.10am - 10.00am

Foot and ankle pain with Dr Jill Halstead Rastrick

• Triaging and managing common foot and ankle problems
• Infection vs swollen joints in the foot and ankle
• Best practice in referring for radiology, what you might see in a report and what to do next
• When to refer and to whom, including a summary of what different specialities offer

10.00am - 10.10am

Learning bite: The Fibroymalgia consultation with Dr Richard Smith

 10.10am - 11.00am

Hip and Knee Pain with Dr Richard Smith

• Examination tips to aid diagnosis
• Differential diagnosis for hip and groin pain
• Management of common hip and knee problems
• Hip and knee—red flags

11.00am - 11.20am Refreshments
11.20am - 12.05am

Elbow and Wrist with Dr Marwan Bukhari

Our speaker will guide you through the identification of patients with inflammatory arthritis, including the signs and symptoms to look out for and appropriate management. He will also talk about other elbow and wrist complaints that you may encounter in primary care, such as:
• Osteoarthritis
• Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Trigger fingers
• Dupuytren’s contracture and Raynaud’s disease
• Dequervain’s tenosynovitis
• Olecranon bursitis
• Recognising complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

 12.05am - 12.20am

Learning bite: Gout with Dr Elspeth Wise

12.20am - 1.20pm Lunch
1.20pm - 2.05pm

Sponsored symposium

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2.05pm - 2.15pm

Learning bite: Neck Pain with Dr Stephen Longworth

 2.15pm - 3.05pm

Back Pain with Dr Stephen Longworth

This session will help improve your skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of back pain in primary care. Our expert speaker will discuss:
• A practical approach to the examination of the back in your consultation
• Diagnostic triage of back pain
• Red flags and risk factors for chronicity
• The STarT Back Stratification Tool
• Treatment
• Web-based resources for managing back pain

3.05pm - 3.25pm Refreshments
3.25pm - 4.15pm

 Pain in multiple joints with Dr Steven Young Min

This session will provide a diagnostic approach to the patient presenting with widespread musculoskeletal pain. It will briefly outline relevant investigation and management of a range of conditions, including
• Inflammatory arthritis
• Polymyalgia rheumatica
• Hypermobility
• Vitamin D deficiency

4.15pm - 4.55pm

 Shoulder pain - examination and management tips with Dr Elspeth Wise

• How to examine and diagnose common shoulder problems seen in primary care
• When to arrange imaging of the shoulder
• Update on shoulder injections

4.55pm-5pm Summary and closing remarks

 Programme subject to change. Session summaries will be added in due course.

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Short topics, clear concise information.


Well structured with good emphasis on primary care assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.

High standard of lecturers.


Musculoskeletal medicine has been on my appraisal 'to do' list for about the last 3 years. It is not my favourite area and so the fact that I totally enjoyed the day and felt really enthused at the end is testament to the quality of the speakers.