WHERE DERMATOLOGY MEETS RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULO-SKELETAL

Following on from the hugely successful ‘Where Dermatology Meets’ conference last year, the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) joined forces with the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society (PCRMM) to deliver an exclusive dual specialty conference held in June 2023 for all members of the Primary Healthcare team.

The meeting focussed on important and common conditions seen in Primary Care in which there is crossover between dermatology and rheumatology.

Key topics included:

  • Pearls for the diagnosis and initial management of connective tissue disorders, including getting a better
    understanding of autoantibodies
  • Odd looking hands
  • Psoriasis as a multisystem disorder
  • Spondyloarthropathies & Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Recognising skin cancer in day to day practice

Our highly acclaimed speakers work at the forefront of Dermatology, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the primary and secondary care interface.

PROGRAMME

8.30am           Registration & Refreshments
9.10am           Welcome & Introduction Chairs:

                         Dr Tim Cunliffe, GPwER in Dermatology, PCDS Executive Chair
                         Dr Louise Warburton, GPwER in Rheumatology, Co-President of the PCRMM

SESSION 1:   THE IMPACT OF INFLAMMATORY MULTISYSTEM DISORDERS

9.20am          Reducing the Impact of Psoriasis: Skin, Metabolic and Other Associations
                        Dr Naomi Kemp, GPwER in Dermatology, PCDS Committee Member

9.40am          Impact of Psoriasis: A Patient’s View

9.45am          Spondyloarthropathies Including Psoriatic Arthritis & Axial Disease
                        Dr Toby Wallace, GP, NHRCN MSK lead NSASS Clinical Champion
                        Sam Bhide, APP FCP Primary care, DFSEM & NASS Primary Care Champion

10.15am        Gout/Crystal Arthropathies/Metatarsalgia
                        Dr Louise Warburton

10.45am        Q&A

11.00am        Morning Coffee

SESSION 2:    VASCULITIS AND HYPERMOBILITY

11.30am       Cutaneous Vasculitis – a Practical Approach in Primary Care
                       Dr Tim Cunliffe

                      Funny Coloured Hands: From Raynaud’s Disease to Erythromelalgia
                      Dr Gui Tran, Consultant Rheumatologist, PCRMM Committee Member

12.15pm     Thinking Flexibly: Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome:

                     Diagnosis & Management of EDS including Skin Manifestations

                     Dr Alan Hakim, Consultant Rheumatologist

12.45pm      Q&A and How Can the PCDS & PCRMM Help You?

1.00pm         Lunch

SESSION 3:   DIAGNOSTIC PEARLS: CUTANEOUS AND SYSTEMIC PRESENTATIONS OF LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SCLERODERMA AND DERMATOMYOSITIS

1.45pm         Cutaneous Presentations of Scleroderma
                       Dr Lorna Patterson, GP & Specialty Doctor in Dermatology
                       Systemic Presentations of Scleroderma and Interpreting Tests
                       Professor Chris Denton, Consultant Rheumatologist

2.15pm         Diagnostic Pearls – Skin Presentations of Lupus
                       Dr Angelika Razzaque, GPwER in Dermatology
                       Systemic Presentations of Lupus, Interpreting Tests
                       Professor David D’Cruz, Consultant Rheumatologist

2.45pm         Dermatomyositis: Cutaneous Presentations and Interpreting Results
                       Dr Perdy Kamali, GPwER in Dermatology
                       Professor David D’Cruz, Consultant Rheumatologist

3.15pm         Q&A

3.25pm        Afternoon Tea

3.40pm        Recognising Skin Cancer in Day-to-Day Practice
                      Dr Kashif Bhatti, GPwER in Dermatology & PCDS Committee Member

4.00pm        Reducing Adverse Impact of Treatment: Osteoporosis Update
                      Dr Katie Moss, Consultant Rheumatologist

4.20pm        Q&A

4.25pm        Closing Comments and Meeting End