Skin score training workshop for systemic sclerosis

Date: Monday 8 April 2019
Time: 0900-1200 (registration from 0830)
Location: Room P6, BCEC
Cost: Free to attend (must register online)

The modified Rodman skin score (mRSS), a measure of skin thickness, is feasible, reliable, valid and sensitive to change in multicentre clinical trials of systemic sclerosis. Learning to perform the mRSS is key to evaluating disease progression and treatment response, both in clinical care and for the evaluation of new therapies in clinical trials.

In this skin score training workshop, participants will be introduced to mRSS through a series of video and live demonstrations on patients with systemic sclerosis, followed by the opportunity to evaluate patients independently.

On passing the evaluation phase, the workshop (conducted according to the recommendations proposed by the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium) will lead to a certificate that can be applied to ongoing clinical trials.

The workshop is complimentary and spaces are limited to the first 20 registrants so do sign up early!


  • Understand the different techniques for mRSS
  • Hands-on evaluation of the mRSS