This post has expired! It was posted more than 90 days ago.
<- Back

156080 - Joint and Musculoskeletal Update (JAM) 2019

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
6 hours


Interactive and practical workshops provide attending GPs with a thorough overview of musculoskeletal disease including diagnostic and management tools as well as allied health treatment options. The day will cover muscles from top to toe, from Giant cell arteritis to pelvic floor muscle weakness facilitated by a range of specialists.

Relevance to General Practice

It’s a shame that most health professionals get so little exposure to rheumatic disease even though these diseases commonly grace their treatment rooms. It’s important to understand both inflammatory disease as well as biomechanical & degenerative disease, to further appreciate their interplay. Delayed diagnoses and missed opportunities lead to failure to achieve lasting remission or to prevent recurrent, unnecessary suffering.? 
The aim is to provide information about a range of common musculoskeletal issues, clinical nuggets that can be used straight away, in treatment rooms on the following Monday. The purpose is to change the lives of people with rheumatic disease to help them live and feel better. This requires an integrated approach utilising the different expertise of a variety of health professionals. 

Learning outcomes
  • Recognise that musculoskeletal complaints can be due to mechanical/degenerative issues or to inflammatory diseases, or a combination of both
  • Appreciate that autoimmune, rheumatic disease can present in many different ways, and can be hard to diagnose early without applying a high index of suspicion
  • Improve skills in assessing a problem, using history, examination technique and imaging
  • Review current management principles and processes for a range of rheumatic disease
  • Outline the interplay between pharmaceutical treatment and non-pharmaceutical management
  • Delivery
    156080 - Joint and Musculoskeletal Update (JAM) 2019
    6 hours
    Start Date
    CPD Points
    6 hours
    Contact Phone
    Log in into view this field.
    Location Map View Map