About this section

The Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section’s aim is to advance the scientific study of rheumatology, which is that branch of medicine concerned with the disease of connective tissue and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and to advance the scientific study of rehabilitation, which is the restoration of optimum function of people suffering from disability, particularly of the locomotors system.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Dr Maria Michelle Agatha Fernando
President
Dr Helen Cohen
President Elect

Upcoming rheumatology and rehabilitation events

View all events and webinars being run by the Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section.

There are no future events currently planned by this section

Prizes & awards

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Barbara Ansell Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: £100
  • Third prize: £50

Meeting date

To be confirmed 

Submission deadline

To be confirmed 

Open to

Specialist registrars and research fellows in all specialities

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on a case series or individual case report in the field of rheumatology. The abstract must be anonymous and should not include acknowledgements, names or institutions. Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a 10-minute presentation followed by questions on their abstract at a Rheumatology meeting - date to be confirmed.

Submission closed

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Eric Bywaters Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £200
  • Second prize: £100
  • Third prize: £50

Meeting date

To be confirmed

Submission deadline

To be confirmed

Open to

Specialist registrars, research fellows, scientists and allied health professionals in all specialities

Application guidelines

Submit a 300 word abstract describing original clinical or laboratory-based research in the field of rheumatology that you have played an important role in. The abstract must be anonymous and should not include acknowledgements, names or institutions. The research can have been submitted to other meetings and published in the year before the submission deadline.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to give a 10-minute presentation followed by questions on their abstract at a Rheumatology meeting - date to be confirmed.

Submission closed

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Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

Fellow

Associate

For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 

Associate

Student

For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas. 

Student