Time: 09:15 – 18:45

Date: Friday, 20 October 2023

Venue: InterContinental Dubai Festival City, UAE

Target Audience

This event is designed to engage rheumatology consultants, and senior specialty professionals, responsible for managing dynamic rheumatology services, providing them with practical insights to make swift, effective decisions for their patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand common presentation scenarios in Rheumatology
  • Apply a probability-based approach to evaluate individual presentations
  • Understand the role of point of consultation ultrasound in the probability-based algorithm
  • Recognise specific and sensitive ultrasound signs/patterns
  • Confirm/exclude different scenarios by applying ultrasound findings
  • Understand the individual settings and procedures for ultrasound scanning

The Scenario-based approach
08:00 – 14:30 Registration
09:15 – 10:00 POCRUS: Integrating Ultrasound into Probability-Based Rheumatology Algorithms
10:00 – 10:45 Live Demonstration and Practice
10:45 – 11:00 ADARRCTM Networking & Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:30 Live Demo
11:30 – 12:30 Practical Workshop
12:30 – 14:30 Prayer & Lunch
Rheumatoid Arthritis/PMRGCA LVV
14:30 – 15:00 Rheumatoid Cases Across the Spectrum: How Can Ultrasound Help?
15:00 – 15:30 GPSD: PMR GCA LVV: How Can Scanning Help?
15:30 – 15:45 ADARRCTM Networking & Refreshment Break
15:45 – 16:15 Scanning Techniques and Protocols | Live Demonstration at Workstations – Ultrasound Scanning in Rheumatoid/GCA PMR LVV
16:15 – 18:15 Practical Workshop
18:15 – 18:45 Q&A, Discussion, and Wrap up

Program as of 16 October 2023.
*Disclaimer: This program is tentative and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Faculty.


Bhaskar Dasgupta
Bhaskar Dasgupta

Professor of Rheumatology
Head of Rheumatology & Director of Research
Southend University Hospital
United Kingdom

Affiliate Investigators

Wafae Rachidi

Wafae Rachidi

Specialist Rheumatologist
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Faisal ElBadawi

Faisal Elbadawi

Senior Specialist Rheumatologist
Dubai Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Negm

Ahmed Negm

Consultant Rheumatologist
Dubai Hospital – DHA
Associate Professor
Dubai Medical College (DMCG)
United Arab Emirates

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