Practical Solutions to Common Problems


Arthritis Day for Primary Care Clinicians is designed as an evidence-based and current approach to early assessment, investigation and management of musculoskeletal disorders.


  • Improve participant’s initial assessment and early management of patients with common musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Promote a more ‘wholistic’ approach to the differential diagnosis and investigation of inflammatory arthropathies and common MSK disorders utilizing medical, surgical and rehabilitative strategies.
  • To improve clinical assessment and management of common MSK disorders and their comorbidities


  • Participants will develop a structured and concise approach to the assessment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders including inflammatory polyarthritides, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis  and connective tissue diseases.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the spectrum of treatment options available to manage common MSK disorders.
  • Small group sessions will afford participants a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to hone clinical skills in the assessment and management of patients’ with musculoskeletal disorders and their complications.

Target Audience

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Physicians
  • Rheumatologists
  • Orthotists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Clinicians
  • Family Practice Residents
  • Internal Medicine Residents