BIMM & ESPPN Spring Symposium 2017

Friday 12th May 2017 - Coventry

This is a unique opportunity to attend a truly interdisciplinary learning event for doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals working to deliver high quality MSK care in the community.

A joint venture between the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the ESP Professional Network, this promises to be a fascinating, interactive chance to develop your skills to manage patients in the community with an emphasis on challenging communication, the role and interpretation of imaging and making the most of community resources to manage pain. There will be interactive case discussions and workshops to hone your skills as well as a range of lecturers drawn from the worlds of pain, primary care and physiotherapy.


The purpose of this study day is to provide delegates with clinical and research based management strategies for MSK conditions for those working in community settings. The day is intended to stimulate critical thinking and reflection of your own clinical practice.

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome
09:05Managing Chronic Pain in the Community
 Dr. Giles Hazan
 How to assess the patient with multiple morbidities. A review of the role of community resources and practical management tips
09:45Interpreting MRI Scans for Patients with Back Pain
 Frances Arnall
 A review of the role of imaging in back pain and how to interpret and discuss the findings with patients
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00Consulting with Complex Patients
 Dr. Grahame Brown
 Considering approaches to consulting with complex patients
11:45Pharmacology in MSK
 Dr. Deepak Ravandrin
 A review of prescribing in MSK conditions risks / pitfalls and advice
12:30 Lunch
14:00Workshop 1 : Practical Skills in Consulting
14:00Workshop 2 : Shoulder US in a Primary Care. Practical demonstration & discussion
 Prof. Len Funk
15:30 Tea
16:00Case Presentations
 If you are interested in presenting a case study go to Booking below for a submission form