Details

Date and Time

Friday

12.00pm - 1:30pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Rheumatology

This program aims to support primary care providers with diagnosis and management of their rheumatic patients, allowing for early treatment so that tissue/joint damage is avoided or reduced.  

Program learning objectives are: 

  • To develop an approach to identifying inflammatory arthritis in order to 

  • Facilitate early referral and management 

  • Optimize triage 

  • Identifying clinical, laboratory and radiographic features suggestive of disease flare/activity 

  • Monitoring for side effects of commonly used disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) 

  • Monitoring for disease and treatment associated comorbidity 

 

Details

Date and Time

Friday

12.00pm - 1:30pm

Location

Videoconferencing

2022 Program

Date  Didactic Topic
14 Jan Approach to the patient with peripheral joint pain
21 Jan Expanding Your Differential Diagnosis
28 Jan Understanding Rheumatology: A practical approach to assessing polyarthritis
4 Feb Imaging and Ultrasound:  What, When, Where, Why
11 Feb Rationalizing Lab Testing: How not to go baANAnas
18 Feb No session  
25 Feb Approach to the Patient with Back Pain  
4 Mar Screening and monitoring of rheumatic diseases
11 Mar Evaluating the Positive ANA
18 Mar No session 
25 Mar Methotrexate, Conventional Disease Modifying Agents
1 Apr Biologic Disease Modifying Agents
8 Apr Vaccines
15 Apr No session 
22 Apr Non-Pharm Strategies:  Modalities, splits and assistive devices
29 Apr Non-Pharm Strategies: Exercise   
6 May Role of Allied Health in Rheumatology Part 1
(Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy  
13 May Role of Allied Health in Rheumatology Part 2 
(Dietician & Social Worker)
20 May No session 
27 May Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
3 June Rheumatoid arthritis
10 June Osteoarthritis
17 June When Everything Hurts: Fibromyalgia?
24 June Psoriatic arthritis
1 July No session 
8 July Gout and CPPD
15 July Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)/ Giant-cell arthritis GCA) 
22 July Lupus
29 July - 1 Sept No session 
9 Sept Myopathies, weakness, and elevated CK
16 Sept Osteoporosis Part 1
23 Sept Osteoporosis  Part 2  
30 Sept Skin manifestations 
7 Oct No session
14 Oct Peripheral Spondyloarthritis
21 Oct Axial Spondyloarthropathies
28 Oct Scleroderma  | systemic sclerosis
4 Nov Juvenile Rheumatology  
11 Nov Key Clinical Pearls from Primary Care Rheumatolgy cases
18 Nov Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy
25 Nov Pain Management
2 Dec Common regional MSK disorders – Lower
9 Dec Common regional MSK disorders – Upper
16 Dec Referring to a rheumatologist: When, whom, what and how

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 52.50 Mainpro+ credits. 

CPD certificates will be emailed to participants at the end of each cycle.  

 

Case Presentation  

  • Do you have a challenging rheumatic patient case? 
  • ECHO offers access to interprofessional, specialist and community input to gain practical tips to best care for your patient, without the wait time.  
  • All patient cases are anonymous. Please do not share any patient identifying information. 


ECHO Patient Case Form

 

Inter professional “Hub” Team

Amanda Steiman
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Claire Bombardier
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Wesley Fidler
Clinical Rheumatologist
Carolyn Whiskin
Clinical Pharmacist
Jadie Lo
Pharmacist
Laura Passalent
Physiotherapist/ACPAC
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Nathalie Rozenbojm
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Lupus
Amanda Steiman
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Claire Bombardier
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Wesley Fidler
Clinical Rheumatologist
Carolyn Whiskin
Clinical Pharmacist
Jadie Lo
Pharmacist
Laura Passalent
Physiotherapist/ACPAC
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Nathalie Rozenbojm
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Lupus