Trainee Preceptorship and APLAR Young Rheumatologists Session


This session is targeted at Young Rheumatologists (aged under 40 years old), current rheumatology trainees and those within 2 years of completing training.

This session aims to bring together young rheumatologists and trainees with common interests in the early phase of their careers. The session aims to deliver practical sessions useful to clinical practice, with a combination of Australian Rheumatology Association and APLAR speakers. The session is also part of the ARA training program for advanced trainees.

APLAR Young Rheumatology
0900-1200: Ghita Harifi
1300-1500: Priscilla Wong

Australian Rheumatology Association
0900-1200: Lisa Cummins
1300-1500: Ashleigh Hennessey

Dr Helen Keen, Australia
Dr Arvind Chopra, India
Dr Paul Kubler, Australia
Prof Debashish Danda, India
Dr Sean O’Neill, Australia
Dr Anna Maria Iagnocco, Italy
Dr Yew Kuang (YK) Cheng, Singapore


Monday 8 April 2019
Time Topic Speaker
0830-0900 Registration
0900-0910 Welcome and introductions Lisa Cummins
0910-0945 Ethics and interactions with pharmaceutical companies Helen Keen
0945-1030 Epidemiology for Rheumatologists Arvind Chopra
1030-1100 Morning break
1100-1145 Pharmacology of Methotrexate Paul Kubler
1145-1230 Vasculitis Update Debashish Danda
1230-1310 Lunch break and networking
1310-1350 SLE Clinical Pearls Sean O’Neill
1350-1420 Ultrasound in the management of rheumatic diseases Anna Maria Iagnocco
1420-1450 What is the future of imaging in RA? Anna Maria Iagnocco
1450-1500 Introduction to APLAR Young Rheumatology Yew Kuang (YK) Cheng
1500-1530 Afternoon tea break
1500-1700 APLAR-AYR Meeting