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Musculoskeletal Medicine delegate,
London, April 2012
Musculoskeletal Medicine Update, Manchester:
- Date: Wednesday 25th September 2013
- Start Time: 9am
- End Time: 5pm
- Location: Renaissance, Manchester
- Audience: General practitioners, GP registrars, GPs with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine or rheumatology, registrars in orthopaedic medicine, rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine.
This popular one day course for GPs will give you an essential update on the management of key musculoskeletal conditions in primary care.
This course has been completely refreshed in response to delegate feedback and continues to deliver essential updates and practical tips in musculoskeletal topics targeted at GP practice. There will be a dedicated session focussing on the optimal examination in primary care with practical demonstrations and targeted learning bites on useful topics in musculoskeletal medicine.
- RCGP accredited
- Earn a minimum of 6 hours CPD credits for your revalidation portfolio or appraisal
- Fully updated content for 2013 with take home tips that will help you change your practice
- Face to face learning - get your questions answered by our expert speakers
- A chance to network with your peers and make useful contacts
Manchester Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 14th August 2013
Musculoskeletal Medicine Programme:
Introduction by the Chair
Dr Graham Davenport
9.25 - 9.55:
Examination of the musculoskeletal system in primary care - part 1 with Dr Graham Davenport
Our opening session will guide you in the best way to approach musculoskeletal examination during your 10 minute consultation, including practical demonstrations with tips on: focussed examination and what signs you would be looking for,assessment of the neck, upper limb and thoracic pain, important red flags and key points in examining the neck, chest, shoulder, wrist and hand.
9.55 - 10.20:
Learning bite: Inflammatory arthritis with Dr Richard Smith
10.40 - 11.40:
Sports medicine with Dr Adrian Dunbar
Learn more about assessing your patients who present with injuries relating to sporting activities and how to advise when injuries are not resolving with conservative measures and red flags for urgent referral.
11.40 - 12.00:
Learning bite: Joint injections with Dr Richard Smith
12.00 - 12.50:
Osteoporosis with Dr Alun Cooper
This practical session will assess key areas in osteoporosis including: how to manage patient group at risk, how to instigate primary and secondary prevention of fractures, how to communicate the condition to patients, what treatments are available and how to follow up with patients, advice on drug holidays and QOF.
13.50 - 14.20
Examination of the musculoskeletal system in primary care – part 2 with Dr Graham Davenport
In the second part of this session on examination, our chair will continue to guide you in the best way to approach musculoskeletal examination during your 10 minute consultation, including practical demonstrations with tips on: focussed examination and what signs you would be looking for, assessment of back and leg pain and key points in examining the back, hip, knee and foot.
14.20 - 15.05:
Exercises for you patient with Kay Stevenson
Learn more about exercise that you could utilise with your patients, and the evidence base for these. Our speakers will focus on advice relating to knee pain, shoulder pain, and back and neck pain, and will cover useful resources that you can use with your patients.
15.25 - 15.45:
Learning bite: Hot topics in rheumatology with Dr Richard Smith
15.45 - 16.25:
Paediatric MSK with Professor Helen E Foster
A brand new topic for the programme, the final session will tackle management in a variety of paediatric topics including hypermobility syndrome, growing pains, inflammatory arthritis and the examination of joints in children, normal variants, and how to approach acute hip pain in different age groups (<5, 5-10, and 10-15yrs)
16.25 - 16.35:
Summary and close
|Fee (Incl. of VAT)||Early bird fee||Full fee|
|BMA member/Previous BMJ Masterclass attendee*||£195||£220|
|GP trainee/Recently qualified GP||£170||£195|
Prices are per delegate, per day.
*To book at the previous BMJ Masterclass attendee rate you will need to enter your discount code, which has been sent to the email address used to make your previous BMJ Masterclass booking. To be reminded of your discount code please email our customer service team [hyperlink to firstname.lastname@example.org] or call 0207 111 1106 who will be able to verify your previous attendance.
Dr Richard Smith
Consultant in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Tutor, Salisbury Hospital, Salisbury and British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Richard Smith is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Salisbury Hospital. He trained in London and, following that, spent a year at the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine. He runs a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and sports medicine clinic every week. In his spare time he is doctor to the World's Strongest Man and Superstars tournaments.
Professor Helen Foster
Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology, Research Group, Institute of Cellular Medicine, The Medical School, Newcastle University
Helen Foster is Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology at Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. Her academic work aims to improve access to appropriate care for children with arthritis and includes an evidence base teaching programme (undergraduate and postgraduate) to raise awareness and facilitate early recognition of rheumatic disease, novel educational tools (pGALS and pREMS), and development of the Standards of Care for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. She has a portfolio of peer reviewed articles, book contributions (including the Oxford Handbook Paediatric Rheumatology) and e-modules (NHS e-Learning for Health).
Dr Graham Davenport
Senior Lecturer and Clinical Champion in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Keele University
Graham Davenport is a rural general practitioner in Cheshire and, having been taught by Frank Dudley Hart at Westminster Hospital, he has maintained his interest in rheumatology through the Primary Care Rheumatology Society of which he is a past-President. Dr Davenport completed an MSc in rheumatology in 1999, and he has been involved in postgraduate education for GPs as a lecturer, trainer, course organiser and appraiser.
Dr Alun Cooper
GP Bridge Medical Centre, Crawley, West Sussex
Alun has been a full time GP in Crawley since 1984. He first became interested in Osteoporosis in 1997, and is now the clinical lead for Crawley’s Primary Care based Fracture Liaison Service. He is a member of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG)and a Trustee of the National Osteoporosis society (NOS).
Mrs Kay Stevenson
Consultant Physiotherapist, University Hospital of North Staffordshire and Arthritis UK Primary Care Research Centre, Keele University
Kay Stevenson has worked as a consultant Physiotherapist since 2002. Her role combines expert clinical practice, education, research and clinical leadership. She jointly leads a successful Musculoskeletal interface Service, which assesses and manages over 10, 000 patient per year with non surgical musculoskeletal disease. She is committed to ensuring high standards of care, education and research within this model. She has a very keen interest in evidence based practice, patient involvement and musculoskeletal education. She has recently been awarded a National Institute for Health Research Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowship