Clinical Day in Rheumatology

Schedule

Start 22 November, 2019, 7 AM

End 4 PM

Location

1 Summers Lane

Hamilton

Ontario

Canada

Hamilton Convention Centre

Contact Info

Cheryl Bogie, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 22990

E-Mail: bogie@mcmaster.ca

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TARGET AUDIENCE

General Internists, Family Physicians, Family Medicine Residents, Physician Assistant (and Physician Assistant traineers), Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and All Primary Health/Allied Health Care Providers.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this conference, participants will be able to diagnose and implement appropriate management for common rheumatologic conditions.

More specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Recall practical approaches, including vital clinical pearls, to common presentations such as joint pain and back pain. 
  • Recall practical approaches to common rheumatologic conditions in adults, and juvenile arthritis in pediatric patients.
  • Investigate, diagnose and manage common rheumatologic conditions appropriately.
  • Recall the safety of rheumatic drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Recall how able to examine for swollen joints and diagnose common musculoskeletal disorders through physical examination.
  • Identify appropriate technique for common MSK injections.
  • Recall conditions encountered in rheumatology.

 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS
 

McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education. 

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits. 

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 5.75 MOC Section 1 hours. 

Through an agreement between The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www. ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme. 

*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 


SESSION-SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES


Approach to Joint Pain

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

 

Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the presence of inflammatory arthritis
  • Identify when to refer
  • Recognize that treating intensively to a “target” is important for getting best outcome

 

Back Pain Classification: Core Back Pain

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize non-specific benign back pain
  • Determine when to investigate especially when imaging is needed
  • Evaluate patient presenting with mechanical back pain and develop an appropriate management plan

 

Inflammatory Back Pain

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize when inflammatory back pain is present
  • Develop an approach to its diagnosis and management
  • Determine when to refer

 

Osteoporosis Workshop

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the consequences of fracture for patients, caregivers and the health system
  • Interpret fracture risk criteria to appropriately assess and diagnose osteoporosis
  • Discuss commonly asked questions re: osteoporosis diagnosis and management
  • Apply guideline directed management

 

Gout/CPPD Workshop

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Determine how to manage gout/CPPD
  • Identify indications for chronic urate lowering therapy

 

MSK Physical Examination

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Enhance the performance of their physical examination skills for diagnosing common MSK conditions


MSK Injections

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize proper techniques for common MSK injections

 

Primer on Connective Tissue Diseases

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of connective tissue diseases
  • Develop an approach to patients presenting with CTD symptoms, including interpretation of lab tests in various clinical contexts

 

Management of Rheumatic Drugs in Pregnancy

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the safety of rheumatic drugs before and during pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

Pediatric Rheumatology: Inflammatory Arthritis

By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify inflammatory arthritis presenting in children
  • Identify when to refer
  • Discuss the initial management