Training Days

See below planned SpR Rheumatology Training Days and other Speciality specific meetings, August 2020 - July 2021 cycle.

In addition, this page contains uploads of the presentations from previous SpR study days within the region and images from our latest Ultrasound Training Day



Rheumatology SpR Training Days (Mandatory):


Theme Supervising Consultant Organising Registrar Type


Introduction to Rheumatology Dr Borg, Dr Ellis Phil Yee, Fiona Coath Rheum SpR Training Day


Spondyloarthritis Academy Dr Jadon, Prof Gaffney N/A Combined with SpA Academy


Metabolic bone/Osteoporosis Dr Gavin Clunie Phil Yee, Fiona Coath Rheum SpR Training Day

21/01/2021 CANCELLED

Rare Autoimmune Diseases Dr Jordan Rescheduled due to Covid-19 Combined with ENRAD
18/03/2021 Wider MDT of autoimmune disease Dr Mukhtyar

Rifat Mazumder, Adaeze Ugwoke

Rheum SpR Training Day
28/05/2021 Access all areas - Management / QIP Dr Shenker Aicha Bouraoui

Rheum SpR Training Day (Virtual)

16/06/2021 LVV Ultrasound Prof Dasgupta Fiona Coath

Rheum SpR Training Day (Virtual)

01/07/2021 Paediatric/ Transitional Care Dr Armon Sarah Fordham, Hoda Al Koky

Rheum SpR Training Day (Virtual)


EARS Meetings:

Date Theme Location
4th September 2020 EARS Autumn Meeting/ENRAD Virtual
4th December 2020 EARS Winter Meeting - Southend hosting Virtual
5th March 2021 EARS Spring Meeting - JPU hosting Virtual
11th June 2021 EARS Summer Meeting - NWAFT hosting Virtual
3rd September 2021 EARS Autumn Meeting Virtual/F2F - TBC
3rd December 2021 EARS Winter Meeting - King's Lynn Virtual/F2F - TBC


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


CHEERS Meetings (Paediatric Rheumatology):

Date Meeting Location
11th May 2021 CHEERS Network - 'Conditions that mimic JIA and and update on management for the whole MDT' Virtual


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

Date Meeting Location
4th September 2020 EARS Autumn Meeting/ENRAD Virtual


Additional External Rheumatology Conferences:

Date Meeting Location
26th - 28th April 2021 BSR Annual Conference Virtual
2nd - 5th June 2021 EULAR Congress Virtual
19th - 20th October 2021 BSR Case Conference (Day 2 paediatric and adolescent) Virtual
5th - 9th Nov 2021 ACR 2021 Virtual / San Francisco Moscone Ctr

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 

Additional Regional GIM training opportunities:

Date Meeting Location
5th February 2021 - CANCELLED due to covid, postponed until June, dated tbc GIM TD - Southend Virtual


Deanery Led USS Training Days: Future dates TBC

Date Venue Notes