The Burns Festival of Bone and Joint Disease will be held on Friday 5 March at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh (Paderewski Lecture Theatre).

Registration is free and delegates can join remotely.

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Western General Hospital


Draft Programme

09.25     Opening remarks Prof Stuart Ralston, Edinburgh

Session 1        


09.30     New developments in the treatment of gout Dr. Philip Riches, Edinburgh

10.10     Commercial exhibit / slides         

10.15     Intervals for Blood Monitoring during DMARD initiation Ms. Genevieve Zabate, Edinburgh

10.55     Refreshment Break / Commercial exhibit / slides              

11.10     Methotrexate osteopathy Dr Barbara Hauser, Edinburgh

11.50     Commercial exhibit / slides         

Session 2  

Chair - Dr. Barbara Hauser, Edinburgh

11.55     Commercial exhibit / slides         

12.00     Update on SIGN 142 guideline for osteoporosis  Prof Stuart H Ralston, Edinburgh

12.40     Commercial exhibit / slides         

12.45     New developments in paediatric rheumatology Dr Mary Brennan, Edinburgh

13.25     Commercial exhibit / slides         

13.30     Lunch   

Afternoon Session

Session 3   

Chair  -   Dr Stephen Boyle, Edinburgh

13.55     Commercial exhibit / slides         

14.00     Update on vasculitis Dr. Bean Dhuan, Edinburgh

14.40     Commercial exhibit / slides         

14.45     Pathogenesis and management of fatigue in inflammatory arthritis Dr. Neil Basu, University of Glasgow

14.25     Refreshment break / Commercial exhibit / slides     

Session 4 

Chair -  Prof Stuart Ralston

15.40     Controlling and mitigating the COVID-19 epidemic - insights from record linkage studies in Scotland Prof Paul McKeigue, University of Edinburgh

16.20     Commercial exhibit / slides         

16.25     Improving outcomes with robotic knee surgery Mr. Nick Clement, Edinburgh

17.05     Closing remarks Prof Stuart Ralston, Edinburgh