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Training Days

See below planned SpR Rheumatology Training Days and other Speciality specific meetings, September 2023 - August 2024 cycle.

In addition, this page contains other non-compulsory training opportunities - if you know of any events not yet advertised here that may be of use to the group please contact Michael Chen-Xu or Arslan Ather to add.



Rheumatology SpR Training Days (Mandatory):


Theme Supervising Consultant Organising Registrar Location

18/09/2023 & 19/09/2023

SpA Academy (PsA and AxSpA) Prof. Karl Gaffney, Dr. Deepak Jadon N/A Emmanuel college


Rheumatology Essentials Dr Shenker, Dr Nandagudi Michael Chen-Xu, Arslan Ather BRS


Early inflammatory arthritis  TBC TBC Virtual


Combined with ENRAD Dr Frances Hall Michael Chen-Xu BRS
15/02/2024 Autoinflammatory disease Dr. Chetan Mukhtyar

Tauseef Ghaffar, Kway Naing Oo, Qurat Amjad

20/06/2024 Connective tissue disease  Dr. Eleana Ntatsaki Hassan Naeem, Sarah Premraj, Oliver Collas


15/08/2024 Access all areas: management theme Dr. Anurag Bharadwaj Kapil Garg, Beenish Rizvih, Asma Ibrahim



EARS Meetings:

These occur on the first Friday of March, June, September and December every year.

Date Theme and Organisers Location
1st December 2023 EARS Winter meeting - Lister TBC - Virtual/BRS
1st March 2024 EARS Spring Meeting(Southend) TBC
7th June 2024 EARS summer meeting TBC
6th September 2024 EARS Autumn meeting TBC - Virtual/BRS


N.B. If not receiving invitations/links for EARS meetings please contact Muhammad Nisar (EARS Secretary) to be added to the mailing list. (


CHEERS Meetings (Paediatric Rheumatology):

Date Meeting Location
TBC TBC for 2023-24 circuit TBC


ENRAD  training days (not including those merged with SpR training days):

Date Meeting Location
18/07/2024 ENRAD/ENKID Summer meeting (SLE/Obstetrics themed) BRS

N.B. If not receiving invitations/links for ENRAD meetings please contact Colin Ransom or Jasmin Colledge (Specialised Rheumatology ENRAD Coordinator and Analyst) to be added to the mailing list. ( or

Additional External Rheumatology Conferences:

Date Meeting Location
27th-28th September 2023 BSR Case-based Conference RCP, The Spine, Liverpool, L7 3FA and online
10th-15th November 2023 ACR 2024 San Diego, USA. Virtual -

23rd-24th November 2023 BSR Core Skills Conference Virtual -
24th-26th April 2024 BSR Annual Conference Liverpool ACC -
12th-15th June 2024 EULAR Congress 2024 Vienna, Austria -

N.B. The above conferences currently require aspirational leave if applying for funding from the SpR study budget


GIM Training Days:

Please see GIM page for deanery led GIM training days

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