ECHO Rheumatology sessions are Fridays from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.

2021 Curriculum  

Date # Didactic Topic  Presenter(s)
Gaining the diagnosis
 8 Jan 1 Approach to the patient with peripheral joint pain Amanda Steiman/ Claire Bombardier
15 Jan 2 Expanding Your Differential Diagnosis Amanda Steiman
22 Jan 3 Understanding Rheumatology: A practical approach to assessing polyarthritis. Wes Fidler
29 Jan 4 Imaging and Ultrasound:  What, When, Where, Why Claire Bombardier
5 Feb 5 Lab Testing: When to order or when not to order Amanda Steiman
12 Feb No session  
19 Feb 6 Approach to the Patient with Back Pain Claire Bombardier
26 Feb No session  
5 Mar 7 Screening and monitoring of rheumatic diseases Anne Cymet
12 Mar 8 Evaluating the Positive ANA Amanda Steiman
  19 Mar No Session  
Pharmacology
26 Mar 9 Methotrexate, Conventional Disease Modifying Agents Carolyn Whiskin
2 Apr No Session  
9 Apr 10 Biologic Disease Modifying Agents Carolyn Whiskin
16 Apr 11 Vaccines Carolyn Whiskin
Non-Pharmacology
  23 Apr 12 Non-Pharm Strategies:  Modalities, splits and assistive devices Mandy McGlynn
  30 Apr 13 Non-Pharm Strategies: Exercise Mandy McGlynn
 7 May 14 Role of Allied Health in Rheumatology Mandy McGlynn
Rheumatic diseases
14 May 15 Musculoskeletal Complications of Diabetes Mellitus Wes Fidler
21 May No Session
29 May 16 Gout and CPPD Amanda Steiman
4 June 17 Osteoarthritis Guest Speaker
11 June 18 When Everything Hurts: Fibromyalgia? Claire Bombardier
18 Jun 19 Psoriatic arthritis Amanda Steiman
25 Jun 20 Rheumatoid arthritis Guest Speaker
2 Jul No Session  
9 Jul 21 Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)/ Giant-cell arthritis GCA) Claire Bombardier
16 Jul 22 Lupus Amanda Steiman
23 Jul 23 Statin Myopathy Wes Fidler
30 Jul-3rd Sept No Sessions  
Management:
10 Sept 24 Osteoporosis Part 1 Guest Speaker
17 Sept 25 Osteoporosis  Part 2 Guest Speaker
24 Sept 26 Skin manifestations Amanda Steiman
1 Oct 27 Peri-axial – Spondyloarthropathies Laura Passalent
8 Oct No Session  
15 Oct 28 Axial – Spondyloarthropathies Laura Passalent
22 Oct 29 Scleroderma  | systemic sclerosis Guest speaker
29 Oct 30 Participant Selected Topic/ Sample Case Questions Amanda Steiman & Claire Bombardier
5 Nov  No Session  
12 Nov 31 Management of Rheumatology conditions in Pregnancy Amanda Steiman
19 Nov 32 Pain Management Guest speaker
26 Nov 33 Common regional MSK disorders – Lower Guest speaker
2 Dec 34 Common regional MSK disorders – Upper Guest speaker
9 Dec 35 Referring to a rheumatologist: When, whom, what and how Amanda Steiman & Claire Bombardier