Saturday 11 August 2018

Free to Attend for GPs and Physiotherapists

To avoid a $50.00 cancellation fee, please notify the BJC Health Registration team within 48 hours of the event if you wish to cancel. Click here to notify us of your cancellation. Alternatively, call us on 02 9970 5984 or e-mail:

RACGP Activity ID No.:
127046 ALM 40 Category 1 points

About the JAM Session

BJC Health JAM Session was conceived to facilitate training in musculoskeletal disease for GPs and physiotherapists.

It’s a shame that most get so little exposure to rheumatic disease even though these diseases commonly grace their treatment rooms. It’s important to understand both inflammatory disease as well as biomechanical and degenerative disease to further appreciate their interplay.

Delayed diagnoses and missed opportunities lead to failure to achieve lasting remission or to prevent recurrent, unnecessary suffering.

These are real goals for us to help address.

The aim is to provide information about a range of common musculoskeletal issues, clinical nuggets that can be used straight away, in treatment rooms on the following Monday.

BJC Health’s purpose is to change the lives of people with rheumatic disease to help them live & feel better.

We believe this requires an integrated approach utilising the different expertise of a variety of health professionals. We hope to show our attendees how this Connected Care approach may benefit patients.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand that musculoskeletal complaints can be due to mechanical/degenerative issues or to inflammatory diseases, or a combination of both
  • To appreciate that autoimmune, rheumatic disease can present in many different ways, and can often be hard to diagnose early without applying a high index of suspicion
  • To improve skills in assessing a problem, using history, examination technique and imaging
  • To improve awareness of current management principles for a range of rheumatic disease
  • To further understand the interplay between pharmaceutical treatment and non-pharmaceutical management
  • We look forward to JAMming with you!