24th AMSIG ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

PRE-MEETING WORKSHOP

Axial Spondyloarthritis (SpA) Case based workshop

WITH THANKS TO OUR

Pre Meeting SpA Workshop Sponsor:

AMSIG Pre-Meeting Sponsor Jansen - Johnson & Johnson

Presented by Robert Lambert with the assistance of David Salonen and Anne Cotten

We are delighted to bring you this interactive workshop based on the CaRE series of cases of axial Spondyloarthritis (SpA), collected from the work of Professors Robert Lambert and the rheumatologist, Professor Walter Maksymowych, Alberta, Canada and including cases contributed by world-wide experts.

Professor Lambert has a series of representative cases which include the full DICOM sets of images on the full range of patients, linked to information on their clinical course, treatments and outcomes. The data is held on a large capacity portable server computer with the hardware and software designed to create a local area network in a conference room. IT support will be available on the day for all delegates.

The attendees will view the cases (including the full DICOM sets of images on the full range of patients, linked to their clinical course, treatments and outcomes information) with their own devices (Laptops or tablets only). Professor Lambert will review each case in real time and the audience will have opportunity to answer online questions and participate in Q and A.

All attendees will be able to upload their own cases to be reviewed in the workshop. Full details will be forwarded to you once your registration has been confirmed.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

FRIDAY 1 MAY 2020

PART 1

Introduction to the International MRI Course in SpA

PART 2

Early SpA

OBJECTIVES

To understand the evolution of early disease and recognize the essential contribution of basic MRI sequences. When is MRI examination appropriate? Which sacroiliac joint lesions are sensitive/specific for SpA? By the completion of this section, participants will recognize the typical abnormalities seen in early SpA on MRI and will solve diagnostic case-based problems posed by the moderator in a real-time interactive feedback format

PART 3

The Spectrum of SpA

OBJECTIVES

To understand the spectrum of SpA lesions. What constitutes pathological versus physiological fat in the SIJ? Which spinal lesions are sensitive/specific for SpA? Why are SpA-specific scanning protocols of the spine necessary? How does treatment influence the appearance of MRI lesions?

PART 4

Differential Diagnosis

OBJECTIVES

To recognize the abnormalities that often cause difficulties in discrimination from SpA in the sacroiliac joint and spine. What differentiates SpA from normal variation of the sacroiliac joint? Should the spine be routinely scanned or just the sacroiliac joints? What differentiates SpA from osteitis condensans ilii, degenerative disease, DISH?

PART 5

Evaluation and Conclusion

Pre-conference SpA Workshop, AMSIG 24th Annual Meeting 2020

CPD Point Allocation

12 points may be claimed for attendance to the pre-conference SpA workshop on 01/05/2020

A total of 12 points may be claimed for attendance

For anyone who attends only part of this session, points may be claimed pro rata at 3 point per hour for workshops.

24th AMSIG ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

CONFERENCE GALA DINNER

Harbourside Room, MCA Sydney

SAT 2 MAY | 19:00 – Late …

The Sydney Masonic Centre is well placed in the Haymarket end of central Sydney, well appointed and easily accessible. Sydney is at its best in autumn, generally sunny and not too hot. There are museums, gardens, beaches, restaurants and many interesting activities to occupy accompanying partners or colleagues.

The conference dinner, open this year to non-members as well, will have a limit on numbers, so book early to enjoy the spectacular setting on the rooftop function centre of the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay.

We hope you can join us in Sydney in May 2020.

Drs Cathy Hayter, Jennie Noakes, Julie Schatz and Bruno Giuffrè
Convenors

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