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Rheumatology (CAR )

From May 03, 2019 11:30 until May 04, 2019 17:30
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Friday May 3rd 2019 - Pre-conference Meetings

From - To Subject Speakers
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Registration  
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Ultrasound Workshop Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group (SRUG)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Welcome Reception  


Friday May 3rd 2019 - Annual Rheumatology Meeting 2019 

From - To Subject Speakers
  Session Chairperson: Dr. Amanda King
5:15 - 5:30 pm Opening Remarks  
5:30 - 6:00 pm Immunology & Rheumatology, what is new? Prof Ashley Duits, Curacao
6:00 - 6:30 pm Role of Interleukin 6 in Rheumatoid arthritis Grace Wright, USA
6:30 - 7:00 pm Understanding Biosimilars Jose Herrera, Panama
7:00 - 7:15 pm Coffee Break  
7:15 - 7:45 pm  Rheumatic diseases induced by cancer immunotherapy    Aurore Fifi-Mah, Canada
7:45 - 8:30 pm Debating long term use of steroid therapy Keynote Speaker Prof. Maarten Boers, The Netherlands


Saturday May 4th 2019 - Annual Rheumatology Meeting 2019 

From - To Subject Speakers
   Session Chairperson: Dr. Sharon Dowell
8:15 am Welcome and Introductory remarks  
8:30 - 9:00 am High Risk HPV infections in women with SLE and other systemic autoimmune disease Nadege Cordel, Guadeloupe
9:00 - 9:30 am SLE in St. Lucia Amanda King, St. Lucia
9:30 - 10:00 am Experience in Martinique with SLE nephritis Christophe Deligny Martinique
10:00 - 10:15 am Coffee Break  
  Chairperson: Dr. Gail Kerr
10:15 - 10:45 am Pregnancy in Rheumatic diseases  Rashidi Rellum, Aruba
10:45 - 11:15 am  Rheumatologic care in the geriatric population- is it different? Joris Schakel, Curacao
11:15 - 12:00 pm Eon Harris Lecture - Rheumatology, Neurology and the antiphospholipid syndrome- united by inflammation?  Amza Ali, Jamaica
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (Sponsored)  
   Chairperson: Dr. Rob de Lannoy
1:00 - 1:30 pm Uveitis Monica Evans
1:30 - 2:00 pm Psoriasis in the Caribbean Suleman Bhamjee, Barbados
2:00 - 2:30 pm Psoriatic Arthritis in Trinidad Haramnauth Dyanand, Trinidad
2:30 - 3:00 pm Remission in rheumatoid arthritis Maarten Boers, The Netherlands
3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee Break  
   Chairperson: Dr. Steuart Richards
3:15 - 3:45 pm JAK inhibitors TBA
3:45 - 4:15 pm Experience with Biosimilars in the Dominican Republic Ivonne Canto, Dominican Republic
4:15 - 4:45 pm Remission in rheumatoid arthritis Prof. Maarten Boers, The Netherlands
4:45 - 5:15 pm Instructive cases in Rheumatology                   Cindy Flower, Barbados / Nicole Johnson, Canada
7:15 pm Dinner  

CAN: 10 points under A19.014 ( May 3rd 3 points, May 4th morning session 3 points, afternoon session 4 points)
GAIA: NVR - 9 points


The Caribbean Association for Rheumatology / NASKHO & Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group

Sonography Synovitis Course
Faculty Dr Hazem Youssef, Dr Mhairi Brandon
Friday May 3rd 12:30pm–3:00 pm, Renaissance Hotel, Willemstad


The Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group, formed in 2010, has the notable reputation for educating health professionals in the application and technique of bedside ultrasound. This course is useful for those seeking an introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound and those seeking to increase their proficiency in this modality. This workshop is available to health care professionals and medical staff with an interest in ultrasound imaging in clinical Rheumatology.

Summary of Content
Basic ultrasound skills will be demonstrated in the focused area of Rheumatology ultrasound for hand, wrist, and foot by delivering the theoretical underpinning whilst students engage in practice. This workshop is led by Scottish Rheumatology Ultrasound Group (SRUG) Faculty (endorsed EFSUMB tutors).The fundamental scientific principles of B-Mode and power Doppler will be demonstrated with practical ultrasound scanning techniques applied for the hand, wrist and foot.

Learning Outcomes
The course which includes ultrasound examination in order to obtain standard sonographic images of the hand, wrist and foot" demonstrate an applied knowledge of sonoanatomy relating to sonography of the hands, wrist and foot".


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