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UK-RiME training

The UK Research in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology (UK-RiME) partnership is a national collaboration between eight epidemiology centres, of which we are the lead centre.

The partnership has developed a coordinated training programme for PhD students, postdocs, NIHR academic clinical fellows, clinical fellows and international trainees.

As part of this, UK-RiME partners provide access to one another's cohorts and share analytical expertise with each other and the UK musculoskeletal research community.

UK-RiME summer school

This summer school is for national and international clinicians, allied health professionals, and researchers working in the musculoskeletal disease.

The course is delivered by national and international experts in the field of musculoskeletal epidemiology.

Course content includes:

  • big data;
  • longitudinal studies;
  • pharmacoepidemology;
  • clinical trial;
  • causal interference.

The summer school last took place July 2017. Details of the 2018 summer school will appear here shortly.

Annual research showcase

The annual showcase, which takes place in October, provides an opportunity for face-to face meetings between members of the UK-RiME centres, facilitating the long term goals of the network.

In addition, junior researchers within UK-RiME are encouraged to attend to present their research and develop their networking skills.

The programme includes:

  • keynote speeches from leading experts in musculoskeletal epidemiology;
  • brief presentations from each centre;
  • ‘elevator pitch' presentations by academic clinical fellows, postdocs, PhD students (clinical and non-clinical) and research assistants;
  • 1-2-1 mentor meetings;
  • break-out sessions to discuss methodological and clinical topics related to musculoskeletal epidemiology.

Mentorship programme

The UK-RiME dual mentorship programme aims to help early career researchers with career advice and planning their future.

It is an opportunity to receive personal support from an experienced senior researcher within musculoskeletal epidemiology who is keen to offer advice and share their expertise and experiences.

Rheum 101

Not all our researchers have a clinical background, so we have set-up a series of interactive presentations by clinicians working in the field of rheumatology discussing disease specific topics in rheumatology.

Find out more about Rheum 101 events.