BRITSpA is happy to announce its new 2021 Online Seminar Series, Focus on axial spondyloarthritis.

After cancelling our inaugural Core Course last sept, we have now planned a series of free interactive seminar series to be held over Zoom. These courses are aimed at health care professionals and will cover key areas for the identification, diagnosis and management of axial spondyloarthritis, including:

  • Disease presentation, diagnosis and classification.
  • The role of imaging
  • Extra-articular manifestations of axSpA
  • Common comorbidities
  • Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management

Meetings will be recorded and will be made available on line until June 2021. CPD points will be available according to the number of sessions attended.

If you are interested to join either individual sessions or the whole series, please contact Karly Graham (secretary@britspa.co.uk).

11-Jan-2021

1530-1700

DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATION, AND THE ROLE OF IMAGING

Disease presentation / diagnosis / classification

How axial spondyloarthritis presents in primary and secondary care, and understanding diagnosis and classification for routine practice.

Imaging

The role of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis and assessment of axial spondyloarthritis.  How to optimise MR imaging requests and interpret the images – what is normal versus what is pathological?

 

Raj Sengupta

 

Alex Bennett

01-Mar-2021

1530-1700

EXTRA-ARTICULAR MANIFESTATIONS AND COMORBIDITIES

Extra-articular manifestations

Extra-articular manifestations of axSpA – how common are they, and do they (or should they) influence management.

Common comorbidities

An overview of common comorbidities in axSpA.

 

 

Karl Gaffney

 

 

Nicky Goodson

07-Jun-2021

1530-1700

MANAGEMENT OF AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

Pharmacological management

Pharmacological management of axial spondyloarthritis – what’s in the current arsenal?

Non-pharmacological management

The role of physiotherapy, including outcome assessment, and patient education to facilitate self-management.

 

Stefan Siebert

 

Chris Martey