On Thursday 6th April 2017 at 8pm, we have three presenters contributing to this masterclass: Dr Alan J Hakim MA FRCP, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, Dr Jane Simmonds MCSP FHEA, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London and Dr Lesley Kavi MBChB DRCOG DFSRH, GP in the West Midlands and helps to run PoTS UK, a charity and patient support group for people affected by postural tachycardia syndrome. Jointly they will be presenting a webinar on Hyper-mobility Spectrum Disorder and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – hyper-mobile type: Recognition and Management for GPs.
In patients who present a diagnostic challenge for GPs, especially younger people with unexplained arthralgia, fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndrome, chronic fatigue, functional GI problems or symptomatic low blood pressure, hEDS should be considered.
Expected Learning Outcomes
Dr Alan Hakim MA FRCP
Alan is a Consultant in Rheumatology and General Medicine with a specialist interest in the diagnosis and management of hereditary connective tissue disorders. He is (co-)author of more than 100 original papers, Co-author and editor of 5 books, and numerous book chapters, Chief Medical Advisor and Trustee to the charity HMSA, and a member of the Clinical and Scientific Board of The Ehlers-Danlos Society http://ehlers-danlos.com
Dr Jane Simmonds MCSP FHEA
Jane combines her clinical work in the Hypermobility Unit at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth with education and research at University College London within the Institute of Child Health. Within the multidisciplinary team in the Hypermobility Unit, Jane specialises in working with young people and their families to help manage hypermobility related problems.
Jane is also a physiotherapy advisor to HMSA, EDS Support UK and PoTS UK. As a committed educator and active researcher Jane regularly publishes research and clinical papers, presents at national and international conferences and contributes to continuing professional education in the fields of Hypermobility, Ehlers Danlos syndrome.
Dr Lesley Kavi MBChB DRCOG DFSRH
Lesley works as a GP in the West Midlands and has interests in syncope and postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), heritable connective tissue diseases and women’s health. She teaches on the Advanced Health Assessment MSc at Birmingham City University and has recently completed a Diploma in Syncope and Related Disorders at the RCPI, Dublin.
Dr Kavi helps to run PoTS UK, a charity and patient support group for people affected by postural tachycardia syndrome.
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