Education and Training | Bath Institute for Rheumatic Diseases

For Professionals

For Professionals

Education and training of healthcare professionals

BIRD runs a range of rheumatology related events and meetings for consultants, doctors, clinicians, researchers and healthcare professionals throughout the year. We work closely with a range of health and education providers, including the Royal United Hospital Bath, especially the RNHRD, the University of Bath and the Bath GP Education & Research Trust (BGPERT).  Most of these apply for accreditation from the appropriate body including the Royal College of Physicians and BGPERT, so that when approved this will enable you to gain CPD credits for attending.

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Podcasts for Professionals

BIRD has recently started a new podcast channel where we will post information, research and educational podcasts for experts, the channel can be found here.

Recently published:

  • Autoantibodies in Juvenile-onset myositis: Please click here to listen. In this educational podcast for researchers, Dr Raquel Marques (Lisbon), Dr Sarah Tansley (Bath) and Dr Liza McCann (Liverpool) discuss the diagnostic process to test for Myositis in children with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Please click here to listen, if you can please rate our podcasts on your listening platform. Please note: All educational content in BIRD’s podcasts are created for information purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for training qualifications. Sole reliance on any information provided by BIRD or any of the expert podcast guests is at your own risk.



Events for Professionals

Event Title   Date   Venue   Audience
South West CTD & Vasculitis Meeting   17th September 2024

2.00pm – 5.00pm

  BRI & Online   Consultants & Clinical Staff
Bath Bristol Bone Meeting   TBC November 2024

2.00pm – 5.00pm

  TBC   Consultants & Clinical Staff
South West Axial Spondyloarthritis Group   TBC November 2024


  TBC   Consultants & Clinical Staff
Rheumatology Research @ Bath   TBC 2024

Afternoon TBC

  TBC   Consultants, Clinical Staff, Academic and Clinical Researchers
Skin@Bath Network Symposium   12th & 13th December 2024   Guildhall, Bath  & Virtual   Consultants, Clinical Staff, Academic and Clinical Researchers
Primary Care Rheumatology Update Afternoon   TBC March 2025   RUH Bath   GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Healthcare Professionals
SW CTD & Vasculitis Meeting   TBC March 2025   TBC Bristol & Hybrid   Consultants and Clinical Staff


Upcoming professional education events

Venue: To be confirmed
Timings: TBC

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