Details

Date and Time

Friday

12.00pm - 1:30pm

Location

Videoconferencing

Rheumatology

ECHO Rheumatology’s goal is to support primary care providers’ diagnosis, and management of their rheumatic patients as early treatment can reduce further damage from occurring.  

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

2021 Module

Date 

Topic  

 8 Jan  

Approach to the patient with peripheral joint pain  

15 Jan 

Expanding Your Differential Diagnosis 

22 Jan 

Overview of Rheumatology   

29 Jan 

Imaging and Ultrasound:  What, When, Where, Why 

5 Feb 

Lab Testing: When to order or when not to order 

12 Feb 

No session  

19 Feb 

Approach to the Patient with Back Pain   

26 Feb 

No session  

5 Mar 

Screening and monitoring of rheumatic diseases 

12 Mar 

Evaluating the Positive ANA 

  19 Mar 

No Session  

26 Mar 

Methotrexate, Conventional Disease Modifying Agents 

2 Apr 

No Session  

9 Apr 

Biologic Disease Modifying Agents 

16 Apr 

Vaccines 

  23 Apr 

Non-Pharm Strategies:  Modalities, splits and assistive devices 

  30 Apr 

Non-Pharm Strategies: Exercise     

 7 May 

Role of Allied Health in Rheumatology 

14 May 

Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes Mellitus 

21 May 

No Session  

29 May 

Gout and CPPD 

4 June 

Osteoarthritis 

11 June 

When Everything Hurts: Fibromyalgia? 

18 Jun 

Psoriatic arthritis 

25 Jun 

Rheumatoid arthritis 

2 Jul 

No Session  

9 Jul 

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)/ Giant-cell arthritis GCA)   

16 Jul 

Lupus 

23 Jul 

Statin Myopathy (new) 

30 Jul – 3 Sept 

No Session  

10 Sept 

Osteoporosis Part 1 

17 Sept 

Osteoporosis  Part 2   

24 Sept 

Skin manifestations  

1 Oct 

Participant Selected Topic/ Sample Case Questions 

8 Oct 

No Session  

15 Oct 

Peri-axial – Spondyloarthropathies   

22 Oct 

Axial - Spondyloarthropathies 

29 Oct 

Scleroderma  | systemic sclerosis 

5 Nov 

 No Session   

12 Nov 

Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy 

19 Nov 

Pain Management 

26 Nov 

Common regional MSK disorders – Lower 

2 Dec 

Common regional MSK disorders – Upper 

9 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)
Anne Cymet
Registered Nurse
Carolyn Whiskin
Clinical Pharmacist
Jadie Lo
Pharmacist
Laura Passalent
Physiotherapist/ACPAC
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Wesley Fidler
Clinical Rheumatologist
Amanda Steiman
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Claire Bombardier
Medical Co-Lead of ECHO Ontario Rheumatology (UHN)
Anne Cymet
Registered Nurse
Carolyn Whiskin
Clinical Pharmacist
Jadie Lo
Pharmacist
Laura Passalent
Physiotherapist/ACPAC
Mandy McGlynn
Physiotherapist / ACPAC
Wesley Fidler
Clinical Rheumatologist