Sunday, 10 June 2007

Kyorin Daigaku-- Dr Stein and Dr Aoki

Last night I attended Dr Stein and Dr Aoki's combined conference hosted by Kyorin Medical School and organised by Dr Saraya (Kampo Master)

Dr Stein talked on aspects of physical examination for determining common rheumatologic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout.

Dr Aoki posed many intelligent and probing questions to Dr Stein throughout his two hour lecture along with very good questions from the doctors and students sitting in the audience.

I was able to learn from Dr Stein's rheumatological experiences in Japan over many years and his opinion on doses of DMARDs such as Methotrexate. Moreover, I was particularly happy to see only a few xrays and with the talk concentrated on symptoms and physical signs.

Not a CT or MRI in sight. How refreshing :) !

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