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16th January 2020

BRITSpA Spondyloarthritis Core Course 2020: Essentials in Spondyloarthritis

BRITSpA is happy to announce its new CORE COURSE: Essentials in Spondyloarthritis. For its 2020 edition, the course will cover primarily axial Spondyloarthritis. Further courses with a focus on Psoriatic arthritis, Imaging, etc are planned for future dates.


Course content

The 2020 course will cover key areas for the identification, diagnosis and management of axial spondyloarthritis, including:

·       Pathogenesis

·       Disease presentation / diagnosis / classification

·       Imaging

·       Extra-spinal manifestations / Comorbidities

·       Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management

The final programme can be found here.


Key information

Date            Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time            0930 – 1530

Venue          Hilton Metropole, Birmingham



Course fees

Delegates must complete a registration form (coming soon). An invoice will be sent once registration is completed (link to registration pages to follow).  Registration fees are:

·       Consultant / GP                                                                    £250

·       Staff grade / Junior doctor / Clinical fellow / Trainee       £200

·       Other, including AHPs / nurses / non-clinical scientists  £150

·       Industry representative                                                        £500


Late registrations

Registrations after the 1st August 2020 will be subjected to an extra 15% charge.



Once a booking has been made, substitutions can be made (change of delegate), subject to a £25 administration fee.

Cancellations prior to 16th July will be processed and refunded, subject to a £25 administration fee.  Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.


CPD points

CPD points will be available



9th November 2019

BRITSpA at five

In 2019 the British Society for Spondyloarthritis, BRITSpA, held its fifth Annual Scientific Meeting, the largest and most successful to date. As the society continues to grow, members of its Executive Committee reflect on current achievements and challenges ahead. Read more.

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 ( 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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