Primary Care

Target Audience

Rheumatologists

Internists

Family Doctors

General Practitioners

Learning Objectives

Improve interpretation skills for Rheumatology laboratory testing

Review up-to-date information about etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of Rheumatologic disorders

Review basic clinical and therapeutic aspects of Rheumatologic conditions

Facilitator

Yaser Ali

Yaser Ali

Consultant in Adult Rheumatology
Clinical Immunology & Allergy
Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital
Kuwait

07:50 – 12:00 Registration
08:50 – 09:00 Welcome Remarks
Session 1
09:00 – 09:40 Treatment of Gout Sawsan Hayat
09:40 – 10:20 Pitfalls in Treating Patient with Osteoporosis Thamer Alessa
10:20 – 10:35 Q&A Discussion
10:35 – 10:55 Coffee Break
Session 2
10:55 – 11:35 Approach to Monoarthritis Saadeya Abdulkarim
11:35 – 12:15 Monitoring DMARDs in Primary Care Settings Humaid AlWahshi
12:15 – 12:30 Q&A Discussion
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
Session 3
13:30 – 14:10 Low Back Pain Patient – Is it Mechanical or Inflammatory? Mohammed Omair
14:10 – 14:50 The Pregnant Rheumatic Patient Samar Al-Emadi
14:50 – 15:30 When to Order Serology Tests? Shazia Abdullah
15:30 – 15:45 Q&A Discussion
End of the day
(Sorted by Last Name A-Z)

Shazia Abdullah

Shazia Abdullah

Consultant Rheumatologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
UAE

Saadeya Abdulkarim

Saadeya Abdulkarim

Consultant in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Head of Rheumatology Unit
Salmaniya Medical Complex
Ministry of Health
Bahrain

Samar Al-Emadi

Samar Al-Emadi

Senior Consultant Rheumatologist
Head of Rheumatology Division
Medicine Department
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director
Hamad Medical Corporation
WCMC-Q EMBA
London Business School
Qatar

Thamer Alessa

Thamer Alessa

Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Diabetes & Metabolism
Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital
Clinical Staff
Dasman Diabetes Institute
Vice President – Kuwait Osteoporosis Society
Chair of the Kuwait Endocrine & Diabetes Board Examination Committee
Kuwait

Humaid AlWahshi

Humaid AlWahshi

Consultant Rheumatologist
Department of Medicine
Rheumatology Unit
Royal Hospital
Oman

Sawsan Hayat

Sawsan Hayat

Consultant
Internal Medicine & Rheumatology
Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital
Kuwait

Mohammed Omair

Mohammed Omair

Founding President of the Charitable Association
for Rheumatic Diseases
Consultant Rheumatologist
King Saud University
KSA

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