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.

Upcoming professional education events

Venue: Cabot Room, Level 5, Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Timings: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Aimed at Consultants and Clinical Staff. 

Our next meeting will be kindly hosted and chaired by Dr Harsha Gunawardena, Rheumatology Clinical Lead, North Bristol NHS Trust. Directions to the venue can be found at https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/southmead-hospital

Our guest speaker for the afternoon is Dr Rachel Jones, Consultant Nephrologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Addenbrookes Hospital. Dr Jones will cover updates on long term RTX, maintenance strategies, potential new PEX guidance noting PEXIVAS etc. and new approaches in AAV.

Once the programme has been finalised we will apply for accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and expect to be awarded 3 CPD credits for attendees of this session.

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance to this session by e-mail to BIRD@birdbath.org.uk.

As communication is by e-mail alone, please feel free to pass this e-mail forward to anyone who may not be on our list – for instance to various specialty trainees who we may not be reaching, or colleagues with an interest in CTD. To join our mailing list, please complete the following form – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BIRD-GDPR-request-2018.

This meeting will be supported pharmaceutical companies. This event is operated independently and pharmaceutical companies have no editorial control over its contents.

Venue: PGMC, Royal United Hospital, Bath BA1 3NG
Timings: 1.00om - 5.00pm

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to our Primary Care Rheumatology Update on Tuesday 24th March 2020.
The afternoon will consist of a mix of lectures and workshops with case based discussions, topics include:

  • Early synovitis and RA
  • GCA and PMR
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Connective Tissue Diseases

To book your place please email BIRD@birdbath.org.uk.

This is a free of charge meeting for all local GPs and nurses, we would be grateful if you would forward the details of this meeting onto any colleagues who may be interested and/or benefit by attending.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Many thanks
The BIRD & RNHRD Team

Venue: Cabot Room, Brunel Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Timings: 2.00PM - 5.00PM

RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 2020

 

Aimed at Consultants and Clinical Staff. 

Our next meeting will be kindly hosted and chaired by Dr Harsha Gunawardena, Rheumatology Clinical Lead, North Bristol NHS Trust. Directions to the venue can be found at https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/southmead-hospital

Our guest speaker for the afternoon is Dr Rachel Jones, Consultant Nephrologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Addenbrookes Hospital. Dr Jones will cover updates on long term RTX, maintenance strategies, potential new PEX guidance noting PEXIVAS etc. and new approaches in AAV.

Once the programme has been finalised we will apply for accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians and expect to be awarded 3 CPD credits for attendees of this session.

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance to this session by e-mail to BIRD@birdbath.org.uk.

As communication is by e-mail alone, please feel free to pass this e-mail forward to anyone who may not be on our list – for instance to various specialty trainees who we may not be reaching, or colleagues with an interest in CTD. To join our mailing list, please complete the following form – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BIRD-GDPR-request-2018.

This meeting will be supported pharmaceutical companies. This event is operated independently and pharmaceutical companies have no editorial control over its contents.

Venue: Post Graduate Medical Centre, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Timings: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

The date for this meeting is to be confirmed.

This meeting is kindly being hosted and chaired by Dr Raj Sengupta, Consultant Rheumatologist at the RUH, Bath.

This meeting will apply for accreditation by the Royal College of Physicians, we hope this meeting will be awarded 3 CPD credits. Attendance certificates can be provided after the meeting.

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance to this session by e-mail to BIRD@birdbath.org.uk from which email address it will be acknowledged by colleagues from BIRD.

This meeting will be supported by pharmaceutical companies, including Sanofi. This event is operated independently and pharmaceutical companies have no editorial control over its contents.

Venue: Post Graduate Medical Centre, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Timings: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Please save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday 17th November 2020. This meeting will be kindly hosted by Dr Tehseen Ahmed & Dr Sarah Hardcastle, RUH Bath.

This meeting has applied for accredited by the Royal College of Physicians, we hope this meeting will be awarded 3 CPD credits. Attendance certificates can be provided after the meeting.

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance to this session by e-mail to BIRD@birdbath.org.uk from which email address it will be acknowledged by colleagues from BIRD.

This meeting will be supported by pharmaceutical companies, including Sanofi. This event is operated independently and pharmaceutical companies have no editorial control over its contents.

Venue: To be confirmed
Timings: To be confirmed

Brit-PACT, a multi-disciplinary consortium developed to facilitate and advance research and best practice in psoriatic arthritis in the UK. Please see www.britpact.org or contact info@britpact.org for more information. 

Brit-PACT have hosted an annual education and training day since 2015. 2020’s conference is in planning and the date and venue wil be confirmed shortly. Trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentation, with prizes for the highest ranked submissions. Fellows travel costs will also be reimbursed.

Brit-PACT’s members include doctors, trainees, allied health care professionals and patient partners with an interest in PsA. To join us, please email info@britpact.org.

This meeting will apply for accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians.

This meeting will be supported by pharmaceutical and industrial companies. This event is operated independently and companies have no editorial control over its contents.

To register your interest in attending this year’s conference please email info@britpact.org.

Venue: To be confirmed
Timings: Please see www.skinatbath.org for full details

Please see www.skinatbath.org for full details, including programmes and abstracts from previous conferences.

This meeting will be supported by pharmaceutical and industrial companies. This event is operated independently and companies have no editorial control over its contents. If you would like to support this meeting, please get in touch. 

Please see www.skinatbath.org or contact BIRD@birdbath.org.uk for more information.