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 

ECHO Patient case form

Details

Date and Time

Friday

12.00pm - 1:30pm

Location

Videoconferencing

2024 Program

Date  Didactic Topic
12 Jan Primary Care Considerations when treating the Patient with Rheumatic Disease
19 Jan Understanding Rheumatology: A practical approach to assessing polyarthritis
26 Jan No session
2 Feb Imaging and Ultrasound:  What, When, Where, Why
9 Feb Lab Testing and Evaluating the Positive ANA: When to order or when not to order
16 Feb No session - Family Day
23 Feb Screening and monitoring of rheumatic diseases
1 Mar No session
8 Mar Methotrexate, Conventional Disease Modifying Agents
15 Mar No session - Spring Break
22 Mar Biologic Disease Modifying Agents
29 Mar No session - Easter
5 Apr Vaccines Part 1
12 Apr Vaccines Part 2
19 Apr Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes Mellitus
26 Apr  Expanding Your Differential Diagnosis
3 May Role of Allied Health in Rheumatology (Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy) 
10 May Myopathies, weakness, and elevated CK
17 May No session - Victoria Day
24 May Osteoarthritis
31 May Juvenile Rheumatology 
7 June Psoriatic arthritis
14 June Gout and CPPD
21 June Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)/ Giant-cell arthritis GCA) 
28 June No session - Canada Day
5 July Lupus
12 July Peripheral Spondyloarthritis
19 July Axial Spondyloarthropathies
26 July - 28 Aug No session - Summer Break
6 Sept Osteoporosis Part 1
13 Sept Osteoporosis Part 2
20 Sept Rheumatology Emergenices
27 Sept Psychological and Social Considerations following Rheumatic Disease diagnosis
4 Oct Skin Manifestations
11 Oct No session - Thanksgiving
18 Oct Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy
25 Oct Key Clinical Pearls from Primary Care Rheumatology cases
1 Nov Preventative Health for Patients with Immune-mediated Rheumatic Disease
8 Nov Immuno-Oncology
15 Nov Pain Management
22 Nov Rheumatoid arthritis
29 Nov Common regional MSK disorders – Lower
6 Dec Common regional MSK disorders – Upper
13 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 52.5 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. 

 

Inter professional “Hub” Team

Amanda Steiman
Medical Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Claire Bombardier
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Cassandra Schulz
Family Physician
Erin Puhalski
Physiotherapist
Wesley Fidler
Clinical Rheumatologist
Carolyn Whiskin
Clinical Pharmacist
Jadie Lo
Pharmacist
Amanda Steiman
Medical Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Claire Bombardier
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Cassandra Schulz
Family Physician
Erin Puhalski
Physiotherapist
Wesley Fidler
Clinical Rheumatologist
Carolyn Whiskin
Clinical Pharmacist
Jadie Lo
Pharmacist