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24th September 2019

BRITSpA Spondyloarthritis Core Course

BRITSpA is happy to announce its new CORE COURSE which will take at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham – 16th September, 2020

This one-day course is aimed at rheumatology consultants, trainees and other health professionals involved in the care of Spondyloarthritis and wanting to expand their knowledge in this area.

The Core course will cover:
– The presentation, diagnosis and classification of spondylo-
arthritis;
– Clinical investigation, including imaging; and
– Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.

Teaching will include a mixture of lectures and case-based workshops, and CPD accreditation will be sought.

Further details to include course fees, and final programme will be available on BRITSpA’s website from late December 2019.

29th May 2019

NASS Aspiring to Excellence programme now closed for applications in 2019

Applications closed on 31 July 2019 for the first cohort of the NASS Aspiring to Excellence programme, a strategic partnership between NASS, BRITSpA and sponsoring companies AbbVie, Novartis and UCB. Thank you to all who have applied.

NASS will be inviting applications again in early 2020 for the second cohort so please do check the NASS website for further details.

For any questions and to hear more about the programme, please contact Anna McGilvray (annamcgilvray@nass.co.uk) Programme Manager for Aspiring to Excellence.

15th May 2019

Aberdeen Intensive Course in Applied Epidemiology (ICAE): 2020 registration NOW OPEN

The 27th Intensive course in Applied Epidemiology Course will take place from Monday 2nd-Friday 6th March 2020 in Aberdeen, Over 4.5 days, this intensive course covers concepts and methods common to all chronic disease epidemiology. Delegates will learn principles of study design, the collection and analysis of data in epidemiological studies, and various methodological aspects of epidemiological study, including bias, confounding, validity and reliability.

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7th May 2019

BRITSpA UK consensus statement on the use of MRI in axial Spondyloarthritis NOW PUBLISHED in Rheumatology (Oxford)

UK recommendations developed to help clinicians make the best use of MRI in the diagnosis of axial Spondyloarthritis (axial SpA) are now published in Rheumatology (Oxford). This consensus statement was the work of an expert task force of UK based rheumatologists and radiologists assembled by the British Society for Spondyloarthritis (BRITSpA) with the aim to standardise and improve the use of MRI in axial SpA to facilitate an early and more accurate diagnosis of this disabling condition.

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