Inflammatory Arthritis Clinical Update Day

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Arthritis is a condition that affects 1 in 5 Australians and by 2050, 7 million Australians will be impacted by the condition. It is a condition which affects people across all ages, backgrounds, men and women alike. Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW will be holding an Inflammatory Arthritis Clinical Update Day for health professionals in March 2014. It is a day designed to further the knowledge of health professionals to assist them in providing the best care for their patients. There are a range of guest speakers presenting on the day including Rheumatologists, an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Physiotherapists, a Psychologist, a Clinical Nurse Consultant and an Occupational Therapist. They will be presenting on topics including rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, inflammatory arthritis of the hip and joint replacement, ankylosing spondylitis and more. Di Spragg, Director, Health Promotion for Arthritis & Osteoporosis, explains the benefit of attending a day like this. “Chronic conditions of bones and joints are a leading cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia, and are one of the most common reasons for GP consultation. There is reliable evidence that early diagnosis and prompt treatment of inflammatory arthritis achieves better long-term outcomes. However, inflammatory arthritis is complex, with potential for joint damage and disability, and timely management can be a challenge. “Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW recognises the importance of continuing education and our education events are delivered by clinical experts from both medical and allied health backgrounds. Current guidelines support the involvement of a range of health care professionals, including GPs, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, dieticians and social workers. With such an interesting seminar program and based on feedback from our previous events, we are confident that this Clinical Update Day will have a positive impact on the clinical practice of delegates,” said Ms Spragg. Date: Saturday, 15 March 2014 Venue: Kolling Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Road, St Leonards Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Bookings are essential and registration closes 28 February 2014 Cost: $190 For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.arthritisnsw.org.au or call 1800 011 041. For more information regarding the Clinical Update Day please contact Jenny Ly, Health Promotion Officer, on 02 9857 3300 or jly@arthritisnsw.org.au. For general media enquiries, please contact Nick Quirke, Communications Officer on 02 9857 3300 or nquirke@arthritisnsw.org.au