The event is suitable for / open to interested clinicians from Primary and Secondary Care - GPs, Practice Nurses, District Nurses, Rheumatology Consultants, Junior Doctors, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Allied Health Professionals etc.
An opportunity to hear from the lead clinician, Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta, about how the new guidelines will improve outcomes for patients. Professor Dasgupta is the lead author BSR and BHPR Guidelines for the management of Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica and co-author of the "2015 Recommendation for management of PMR- a EULAR/ACR Collaborative Initiative".
Event to be chaired by Dr Anne McEntegart (Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (School of Medicine) University of Glasgow) and fully supported by the Scottish Society for Rheumatology.
13:50 Welcome from the chair
13:55 Introduction to main speaker
14:00 Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta “The New ACR/EULAR Guidelines Approach to diagnosis and treatment of PMR and GCA”
15:00 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Madeline Whitlock “The Nursing Perspective”
15:30 Q&A: Opportunity for questions to speakers including 'the patient perspective'
16:00 Closing remarks from chair
Opportunities for networking and continued discussions until 16:45. (tea, coffee & biscuits available)
'THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 3 category 1 (external) CPD credits. Code: 105006.
Attendance certificates will be issued after the event to all professional participants