Bone Research Society

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Training Day for Primary Care Practitioners: Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases

12 September 2018
Birmingham, UK 

 
Organisers:

Richard Keen & Judith Bubbear
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Stanmore, London

Learning Outcomes
Aims and Objectives
CPD Credits
Programme
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Venue
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LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the course, it is expected that participants will be able to:

  • Assess and investigate metabolic bone diseases in primary care
  • Identify when a referral to secondary care is appropriate for further management
  • Understand and use latest available guidelines in metabolic bone diseases
  • Confidently apply, evaluate and modify primary care treatment in response to the changing needs of the patient

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This one-day training course aims to help GPs and other primary care practitioners to better manage patients with metabolic bone disease. Taking into account the restrictions of primary care and the 10 minute consultation,  the course will focus on providing practical and actionable information.

Topics will cover the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, including:

  • Raised calcium/hyperparathyroidism
  • Raised alkaline phosphatase/Paget's disease
  • Fracture risk assessment
  • Duration of treatment and drug holidays in osteoporosis
  • Calcium supplements – do we need them?
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Renal bone disease/osteodystrophy
  • Falls
  • Rickets

Delivered by a faculty of topic experts in a friendly and interactive manner, the course will seek to answer some of your most pressing questions, such as 

  • What should I cover in a 10-minute consultation?
  • What tests should I arrange?
  • What do I need to know about scans?
  • When should I refer and to who?
  • When should I arrange a follow up appointment?
  • How should I manage the patient once diagnosis is made?
  • When can dietary supplements help?

The course has been developed by the Bone Research Society (BRS) working closely with a panel of GPs, to make it as relevant and focussed as possible to the needs and constraints of a GP patient consultation. Although this will be the first time that this particular course has run, the BRS has run many similar courses and events. Some comments from attendees at a previous BRS training event:

  • Fantastic course, probably the best I have ever been on
  • Brilliant course set at the right level, knowledgeable speakers, will definitely recommend it
  • Excellent, relevant course – I have already started recommending it to my peers
  • I am really impressed by the speakers, very good learning environment, excellent organisation of the course events
  • Very useful, inspiring course … represented great value for money in terms of both quality and quantity of teaching … I will certainly be recommending this course”  

 

CPD Credits

The course has been approved for 6 CPD credits by the Royal College of Physicians (course code 118523).

 

PROGRAMME

09:00 – 09:45
Registration and coffee
 
09:45 – 09:50
Welcome
 
09:50 – 10:25
Investigating raised calcium in primary care
 Neil Gittoes (Birmingham)
10:30 – 11:05
Investigating raised alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
 Judith Bubbear (Stanmore)
11:05 – 11:25
Coffee break
 
11:25 – 12:00
Fracture risk assessment
 Nicky Peel (Sheffield)
12:05 – 12:40
Duration of treatment and drug holidays in osteoporosis
 Richard Keen (Stanmore)
12:45 – 13:20
Calcium supplements – do we need them?
 Nick Harvey (Southampton)
13:20 – 14:10
Lunch
 
14:10 – 14:45
Rickets
 Suma Uday (Birmingham)
14:50 – 15:25
Renal bone disease for primary care
 Mike Stone (Cardiff)
15:25 – 15:45
Coffee break
 
15:45 – 16:20
Falls
 Tahir Masud (Nottingham)
16:25 – 17:00
Osteogenesis imperfecta
 Richard Keen (Stanmore)

  

ACCOMMODATION

The training course will be held at The Studio, just 2 minutes' walk from Birmingham New Street Station.  If you need accommodation there are a number of recommended hotels within a short walk that can be seen and booked here.

 

VENUE

The course will be held at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP. This is a comfortable,  purpose converted conference centre right in the heart of the city. The meeting spaces are bright and welcoming, the seating is comfortable and the ambiance is perfect for a training event. The venue offers free wifi, onsite chefs, excellent food and air conditioning. There is a communal business lounge and outdoor roof garden, giving you the chance to network or relax during the breaks. For more information and photos see the Studio website.

 

REGISTRATION

Register here

Registration fee £75, includes:

  • Full day educational programme
  • Networking opportunities
  • Informative exhibitors
  • Tea, coffee and snacks
  • Two course hot and cold buffet lunch
  • Attendance certificate
  • Course handouts pack

Cancellations may be made until 13 August 2018, less a 20% administration charge. We regret that there will not be any refunds for cancellations made after this date.  


 

TRAVEL TO BIRMINGHAM

For full details see here

On foot

Walking from New Street Station – 2 minutes

Exit the North exit ‘Stephenson Street’ or ‘New Street entrance’ and head up Lower Temple street past Caffé Nero. Turn right at Starbucks and continue down New Street (Tesco on your left). Cannon Street is the second street on the left. The Studio is half way along Cannon Street on the right hand side.

Walking from High Street NCP Car Park – 6 minutes

Exit the car park, turn left and walk down Dale End. Turn right opposite Marks & Spencer’s and head up Union Street. Continue until you cross Corporation Street. Cannon Street is the first on the left. The Studio is half way down Cannon Street on the left hand side.

Walking from The Mailbox Car Park – 8 Minutes

Exit the car park at the front entrance and cross under the flyover and continue along Navigation Street. Cross over Hill Street at the traffic lights and continue to the entrance of New Street Train Station. Cross Navigation Street next to the train station entrance but continue along Navigation street until you get to Diesel on the left. Turn left here and then right at Tesco. Cannon Street is the second road on the left and thestudio is halfway up on the right. 

By Rail

There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just two minutes walk from thestudio.

By Car

From the North via M6

Leave the M6 at jct 6 (signposted Birmingham East and Central) then follow the A38(M) for approx 2 miles. Continue forward onto A38 but keep left (do not go over the first flyover) and turn off A38 (signposted Bull Ring Shopping). At the roundabout take the first exit past the fire station. Follow James Watt Queensway for a quarter of a mile and turn right (signposted High Street parking) Follow Dale End and High Street Car Park Entrance on the left hand side.

From London and the South East via M40

At Jct 3A of the M40 take the left hand lane and Join the M42(N) Exit the M42 at Jct 4. Take the second exit at the roundabout and follow A34 (Stratford Road) towards Birmingham for approx 9 miles. At the Camp Hill Circus roundabout take the second exit straight on and follow the B4100 past the Renault garage on the left up through Digbeth. The road bears left and right then passes St Martins Church, keep Bull Ring on your left and turn left onto Moat Lane. The road immediately bears to the right, stay in the left lane and take the second left onto Albert Street, High Street Car Park is immediately in front of you.

From the South West via M5

Leave the M5 at junction 1, turn right, the 4th exit, A41 Birmingham Road. Follow the A41 for three miles then keep left avoiding the flyover and at Holloway Head Roundabout take the ring road signposted A38(M) Go straight over first roundabout then turn right following signs for City Centre and Bull Ring Parking, Children’s Hospital. Follow New Town Row, keeping on the right to go under Lancaster Circus underpass. Follow James Watt Queensway for a quarter of a mile and turn right (signposted High Street parking) Follow Dale End and High Street Car Park Entrance on the left hand side.

 

Discounted Parking

The Studio is a city centre venue and does not have any onsite parking. However, heavily discounted parking is available at NCP High Street, postcode B4 7LN. This is around 10 minutes walk from thestudio.

To obtain discounted parking at the NCP car park simply ask for an NCP validation ticket for High Street car park at the Studio reception. When you are ready to exit the car park, simply insert your original parking ticket into the payment machines along with the validation ticket to activate the discount. The rate will be reduced significantly to £5.10 for up to 13hrs, or £9.50 for up to 24 hours (in NCP High Street).

  

CONTACT

Further information is available from:
Sarah Jennings
Course Administrator

admin@boneresearchsociety.org.uk