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Scottish Society for Rheumatology Autumn Meeting 2017

SSR Autumn Meeting Dunfermline

Date: Friday, 6 October 2017 - Saturday, 7 October 2017


Venue:

Carnegie Conference Centre,
Halbeath Rd,
Dunfermline
KY11 8DY

Overview

The Fife Rheumatic Diseases Unit is pleased to welcome you to the 2017 Scottish Society for Rheumatology conference at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.

We hope we have a programme with a broad appeal.

The ‘theme’ for the guest speakers is ‘Extraarticular Disease’.

The Watson Buchanan Lecture this year will be given by Prof. DGI Scott on ‘Vasculitis with relevance to RA’

We are also pleased to welcome Prof C McCabe to the AHP session to talk about Pain Mechanisms and therapeutic interventions. This will fit well with presentations from the Fife Pain Management team.

The trainees’ session will be a ‘Myositis workshop’ with interesting patients, and updates n assessment and management.
 

Call for Abstracts

Please email your submission to sarah.hailwood@nhs.net to arrive by 5 pm on 25 August 2017. Please see SSR website (www.scottishrheumatology.org.uk) for the abstract submission form or download the following document below. Clinical, basic science, case reports, audit and AHP presentations are welcome. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Scottish Medical Journal and abstract prizes will be awarded. 

SSR Abstract Submission Form & Guidelines

Accommodation

Attendees requiring accommodation should book this themselves ASAP.

**Holiday Inn Express Hotel has a reduced rate for SSR meeting attendees of * £70.00 for B&B but the rate is subject to availability. For a guest to book they must call or email the hotel and quote 'Rheumatology Conference' to qualify for the agreed rates. All rooms will be charged in full 28 days prior to arrival and will be non-refundable at this time. Any unbooked rooms will be released 28 days prior to arrival.”

Alternatively, there is a local Premier Inn and Travel Lodge nearby.

Membership

It will be possible to join the Society on the day, entitling any new members to the lower rate but only for any future meetings.

For information on membership, please visit the SSR website.

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Programme

Day 1 Friday 6 October 2017

10.00

Registration and Coffee

Session 1 - Consultant/Trainee/AHP meetings (please note that these are concurrent sessions running from 10.30am to 12.30pm)

Consultant business meeting:

10.30

Consultant business meeting
Chair: Dr Ruth Richmond, President, Scottish Society for Rheumatology

AHP meeting:
Chair: Mrs Janet Harkess, Head Occupational Therapist & Mrs Fiona Lovegrove, Lead Nurse Practitioner, Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy

10.30

Pain mechanisms and the evidence base for therapeutic interventions
Professor Candy McCabe, University of the West of England

11.30

Tbc
Tbc

Trainee meeting:

10.30

Myositis Workshop: clinical cases, assessment, management
Dr John McLaren, Consultant Rheumatologist, Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy

12.30

Lunch, poster and exhibition viewing

13.15

Scottish Society for Rheumatology Annual General Meeting (SSR members only)

13.45

Tbc
Dr Peter Lanyon, President, British Society for Rheumatology

Session 2 - Watson Buchanan Memorial Lecture

Chair: Chair details tbc

14.15

Vasculitis
Prof David G I Scott, Honorary Professor & Consultant Rheumatologist, University of East Anglia

15.15

Tea, coffee, poster & exhibition viewing

Session 3 - Oral abstract presentations

15.45

Tbc

16.00

Tbc

16.15

Tbc

16.30

Tbc

16.45

Tbc

17.00

Tbc

17.20

Award of prizes and closing remarks

19.00

Conference dinner - The Garvock Hotel, Dunfermline

 

Day 2 - Saturday 7 October 2017

Session 4 - SSR quality improvement projects/updates from Scottish Collaborative Projects

Chair: Dr Helen Harris & Dr Stephen Boyle, Consultant Rheumatologists, Edinburgh

09.30

SSR Employment and Fatigue Study
Mrs Janet Harkess, Head Occupational Therapist, Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy

09.45

Specialist nurse training programme
Dr Anne McEntegert, Consultant Rheumatologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Ms Liz McIvor, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow

10.00

Therapeutic drug monitoring
Dr Hazem Youssef, Consultant Rheumatologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Dr Martin Perry, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

10.15

Effective Prescribing perspective and national Procurement re biosimilar/ Biologics
Dr Martin Perry, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley

10.30

Tbc
Tbc

10.45

Tbc
Tbc

11.00

Tea, coffee, poster & exhibition viewing

Session 5 - Clinical updates

Chair: Dr John McLaren & Dr Sarah Hailwood, Consultant Rheumatologists, Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Kirkcaldy

11.30

Interstitial Lung Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr Clive Kelly, Consultant Rheumatologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

12.15

Rheumatology Inflammatory Eye Disorders
Dr William Innes, Medical Ophthalmologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

13.00

Lunch, poster and exhibition viewing

14.00

Close of meeting

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Friday 8 September 2017 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Society Administrator for further information.

Registration fees

 

Cost

SSR member fee - Consultants

£30

SSR member fee - All other members

£15

Non-SSR member

£50

SSR Dinner - Friday 6 October - The Garvock House Hotel

£35

Membership

It will be possible to join the Society on the day, entitling any new members to the lower rate but only for any future meetings.

For information on membership, please visit the SSR website.


CONTACT DETAILS

Stephanie Hough,
Society Administrator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3687
FAX: + 44 (0)131 226 6124

Email: ssr.admin@rcpe.ac.uk

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Further Info

Call for Abstracts

Please email your submission to sarah.hailwood@nhs.net to arrive by 5 pm on 25 August 2017. Please see SSR website (www.scottishrheumatology.org.uk) for the abstract submission form or download the following document below. Clinical, basic science, case reports, audit and AHP presentations are welcome. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Scottish Medical Journal and abstract prizes will be awarded. 

SSR Abstract Submission Form & Guidelines

Accommodation

Attendees requiring accommodation should book this themselves ASAP. **Holiday Inn Express Hotel has a reduced rate for SSR meeting attendees of * £70.00 for B&B but the rate is subject to availability. For a guest to book they must call or email the hotel and quote 'Rheumatology Conference' to qualify for the agreed rates. All rooms will be charged in full 28 days prior to arrival and will be non-refundable at this time. Any unbooked rooms will be released 28 days prior to arrival.

Alternatively, there is a local Premier Inn (www.premierinn.com) and Travel Lodge (www.travelodge.co.uk/Dunferfmline) nearby.

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