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 Referring to a rheumatologist: When, whom, what and how
7 Oct No session
14 Oct Scleroderma  | systemic sclerosis 
21 Oct Common regional MSK disorders – Upper
28 Oct Common regional MSK disorders – Lower
4 Nov Skin manifestations 
11 Nov Key Clinical Pearls from Primary Care Rheumatolgy cases
18 Nov Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy
25 Nov Peripheral Spondyloarthritis
2 Dec Axial Spondyloarthropathies
9 Dec Pain Management
16 Dec Juvenile Rheumatology  

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