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

2021 Program

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 

Myopathies, weakness, and elevated CK

30 Jul – 3 Sept 

No Session  

10 Sept 

Skin manifestations 

17 Sept 


Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy

24 Sept 

Participant Selected Topic/ Sample Case Questions

1 Oct 

Peri-axial – Spondyloarthropathies  

8 Oct 

No Session  

15 Oct 

 Axial - Spondyloarthropathies

22 Oct 

 Scleroderma  | systemic sclerosis

29 Oct 

Referring to a rheumatologist: When, whom, what and how

5 Nov 

 No Session   

12 Nov 

Osteoporosis

19 Nov 

Pain Management 

26 Nov 

Common regional MSK disorders – Lower 

2 Dec 

Common regional MSK disorders – Upper 

9 Dec 

 Osteoporosis: Multi-Disciplinary Pearls

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