Courses, Teaching and Faculty Training

Courses and Faculty training

The following links may be useful throughout your Rheumatology training:-

Regional teaching

Please find below a timetable outlining the regional Rheumatology teaching dates (content may be subject to change):

Date

Centre

Title

Details

Year 1 

13/09/22

9:00-12:00

Face to face session

Room 6/7, Education Centre, Wansbeck

Northumbria

Hand and wrist

- Examination / surface anatomy / injection approach

- Non-medical management / exercises for common conditions

- Pathology and surgery for the rheumatologist (focus on hands)

Year 1

1/11/22

9:00-12:00

Face to face session 

STRIVE centre at James Cook University Hospital

 

JCUH

Crystal arthritis and osteoarthritis

- Interpretation of results of joint aspirate

- Osteoarthritis

- Gout

- Pseudogout/other forms crystal arthropathy

Year 1 

15/11/22

9:00-12:00

QEH

Rheumatoid arthritis (1)

- Basic science in RA

- Clinical talk on RA, co-morbidities and extra-articular manifestations e.g. with cases

- Imaging in RA – USS and X rays

- Palindromic RA

Year 1 

17/01/23

9:00-13:00

Sunderland

Shoulder

 

- Talk from Surgeon ‘shoulder examination, pathology & surgery for the rheumatologist’

- Talk from physio on RC tear management, adhesive capsulitis & OA

- Radiology session

- Rheumatologist to give a talk on efficient examination in clinic and cases

Year 1 

14/02/23

14:00-17:00

FRH

Large vessel vasculitis

- PMR and GCA

- ANCA associated vasculitis

- Takayasu’s arteritis

Year 1 

21/03/23

9:00-12:00

Northumbria

Spine

 

- Talk from Surgeon ‘spine examination, pathology & surgery for the rheumatologist’ inc disc disease, foraminal stenosis, radiculopathy, myelopathy and cauda equine syndrome

- Talk from physio on sciatica etc

- Rheumatologist to give a talk on efficient examination in clinic and cases

Year 1 April

Date & Time TBC

JCUH

JIA and pregnancy

- Overview of JIA presentation and management

- Paediatric rheumatology transitional care (PAEDS)

- Macrophage activation syndromes in paediatrics

- Osgood-Schlatter’s disease

- Perthe’s disease

Year 1 

16/05/23

9:00-12:00

QEH

Hip

 

- Talk from Surgeon ‘hip and pelvis examination, pathology & surgery for the rheumatologist’

- Talk from physio on Greater trochanteric pain syndrome & OA

- Radiology session

- Rheumatologist to give a talk on efficient examination in clinic, injections and cases

- Basic OA management and basic science of OA

Year 1 

13/06/23

14:00-17:00

FRH

Rheumatoid arthritis (2)

- Management of early RA – medications

- New treatments in RA

- Current research in RA – this could be an overview of studies in the deanery and gives an overview of ‘real life’ research

- OT/physio/podiatry in RA – short talks

Year 1 

11/07/23

9:00-13:00

Sunderland

Rare/miscellaneous diseases (1)

- Behcet’s disease

- Relapsing polychondritis

- Haemachromatosis-associated arthropathy

- Alkaptonuria

- Neuropathic arthropathy

- Castleman’s syndrome/histiocytic syndromes

Year 2 

19/09/23

9:00-12:00

Northumbria

Infectious diseases and rheumatology

- Reactive arthritis (presentation, outcome and management)

- TB for the rheumatologist - related to presentation and medications (RESP)

- ID talk:

  • Chronic infectious arthritis – Mycobacterial arthritis, Lyme disease
  • Viral arthritis – Parvo, Hepatitis and HIV-associated arthritis and arthritis a/w immunodeficiency
  • Whipple’s disease

Year 2 October

Date & Time TBC

JCUH

Axial spondyloarthropathy and IBD associated arthropathy

- Axial Spondyloarthropathy (AxSpA) (Radiographic/NonRadiographic)

- Undifferentiated AxSpA

- Peripheral manifestations of AxSpA

- IBD associated arthropathy/SpA

- Update on IBD management and research (GASTRO)

- Physiotherapy in AxSpA

Year 2 

21/11/23

9:00-12:00

QEH

Elbow

- Talk from Surgeon ‘elbow examination, pathology & surgery for the rheumatologist’

- Talk from physio Epicondylitis management & OA

- Radiology session

- Rheumatologist to give a talk on efficient examination in clinic and cases

Year 2 

16/01/24

9:00-13:00

 

Sunderland

Research and laboratory data

- Getting involved in clinic research

- QI and audit projects

Year 2 

13/02/24

14:00-17:00

FRH

CTD/vasculitis (1) – multisystem disease

- Cutaneous lupus and CTD skin disease (DERM)

- The kidney in CTD e.g. vasculitis, SLE (RENAL)

- SLE and APLS (HAEM)

Year 2 

19/03/24

9:00-12:00

Northumbria

Preparing to be a consultant

- NHS management and structure

- Preparing a business case

- Consultant interviews

Year 2 April

Date & Time TBC

JCUH

Metabolic bone disease

- Osteoporosis (post-menopausal and male)

- Paget’s disease of the bone

- Rare conditions in the metabolic bone clinic e.g. osteogenesis imperfecta, transient regional osteoporosis, atypical femoral fractures

- Interpreting laboratory and radiological abnormalities in the bone clinic

Year 2 

21/05/24

9:00-12:00

QEH

Knee

- Talk from Surgeon ‘knee examination, pathology & surgery for the rheumatologist’

- Talk from physio on tendonitis & OA

- Radiology session

- Rheumatologist to give a talk on efficient examination in clinic, injections and cases

Year 2 

11/06/24

14:00-17:00

 

FRH

CTD (2)

- SLE – guidelines and management, inc overlap syndromes

- Systemic sclerosis – inc skin scores

- Raynaud’s investigations and management

Year 2 

9/07/24

9:00-13:00

Sunderland

CTD/vasculitis (3) – multisystem disease

- Management of uveitis/scleritis/dry eyes (OPHTHAL)

- Neurological presentations of CTD/vasculitis (NEURO)

- Radiology in CTD/vasculitis (RADIOL) e.g. PET

Year 3 

17/09/24

9:00-12:00

Northumbria

Rare/miscellaneous diseases (2)

- Sarcoidosis

- Amyloidosis

- Sweet’s syndrome

- Non-bacterial osteomyelitis

Year 3 October

Date & Time TBC

JCUH

Endocrinology and oncology

- Diabetes and thyroid disease in rheumatology (ENDOCRIN)

- Use of corticosteroids – complications and management (ENDOCRIN)

- Oncology - Cancer therapy associated syndromes

  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
  • GVHD
  • Sarcoma/primary bone tumours/HPOA

- Imaging abnormalities of bone and soft tissues related to oncology

Year 3 

19/11/24

9:00-12:00

QEH

Pain syndromes

- Fibromyalgia

- Mx of chronic pain (talk by OT and medical member of the pain team)

- Complex regional pain syndromes

- Physical symptoms unexplained by organic disease

- Hypermobility syndrome

Year 3 

14/01/25

9:00-13:00

Sunderland

Inflammatory arthritis

- Overview of inflammatory arthritis – EAC clinics, challenges in early disease diagnosis in UIA.

- Acute hot joint & septic arthritis

- Crystal arthropathy

- Management of a persistent monoarthritis – case based – includes PVNS and unusual presentations. Can also include Yttrium synovectomy

- Reactive arthritis

Year 3 

11/02/25

14:00-17:00

FRH

Small/medium vessel vasculitis and autoantibodies

- Medium and small vessel vasculitis – to include MPA, PAN, leukocytoclastic, IgA vasculitis and cryoglobulinaemia

- Autoantibodies and their interpretation

Year 3 

18/03/25

9:00-12:00

Northumbria

Foot and ankle

- Talk from Surgeon ‘foot and ankle examination, pathology & surgery for the rheumatologist’

- Gait analysis & podiatry

- Physio - plantar fasciitis

- Radiology session

- Rheumatologist to give a talk on efficient examination in clinic, injections and cases

Year 3 April

Date & Time TBC

JCUH

IgG4/PUO/PET

- IgG4 disease

- Investigation of PUO

- PET imaging

Year 3 

20/05/25

9:00-12:00

QEH

Autoinflammatory disorders

- Periodic fever syndromes and FMF

- AOSD

- Macrophage activation syndrome and HLH (Haem)

- Genetic testing and screening in rheumatology

Year 3 

10/06/25

14:00-17:00

FRH

CTD (4)

- Myositis presentation and management

- ILD/myositis/CTD (RESP)

- Sjogren’s syndrome

Year 3 

8/07/25

9:00-13:00

Sunderland

Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis

- Psoriatic Arthritis management, scoring systems and imaging, biologics

- Assessing Psoriasis: The PASI score and nail score (DERM)

- Psoriasis management: what the rheumatologist needs to know (DERM)

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