Acute and general medicine

When and where

22 October 2018 to 24 October 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Acute and general medicine

The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) annual Acute and general medicine conference is designed to provide consultants and trainees who undertake general medicine as part of their clinical service with advanced training and the latest updates from a wide range of medical specialties.

What you will learn

This 3-day conference will encompass your annual CPD requirements in general medicine:

  • listen to interactive presentations from high-quality speakers who are experts in their field
  • receive updates on management of common topics and the challenges in managing the acute medical take in the 21st century
  • network with colleagues from across the nation and share good practice.

The speakers were engaging and the topics were fantastic. Another great conference.

Dr Nicholas Denny, Acute and general medicine 2016

Sponsorship and exhibition

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact jo.summers@rcplondon.ac.uk.  

Programme

The programme for this conference is directed by Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram, the RCP's Linacre fellow. The content is divided into 11 sessions over the 3 days, covering the following areas:

  • Neurology
  • Care of older people
  • Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Diabeters and endocrinology
  • Respiratory
  • Infectious diseases
  • Renal medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Haematology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology

Monday 22 October 2018

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Programme

Programme

Programme director: Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram, Linacre fellow, Royal College of Physicians

 

Monday 22 October 2018

 

09.00          Registration and coffee

 

09.25          Opening remarks and welcome

                   President, Royal College of Physicians

 

Session 1: Neurology

 

09.30          Headache

Dr Giles Elrington, Barts Health London NHS Trust

 

10.00          Stroke

                   Dr Tony Rudd, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

 

10.30          Seizures

                   Professor Phil Smith, Cardiff

 

11.00          Coffee

 

Session 2: Care of older people

 

11.30          TBC

                                                 

12.00          TBC

 

12:30           Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2a: Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

 

13.30          Polypharmacy - what are the important drug-drug and drug-disease interactions to

                    consider?

                    Professor Emma Baker, St George’s University of London

 

14:00          Preventing medication errors

                    Dr Daniel Burrage, St George’s University of London

 

Session 3: Diabetes and endocrinology

 

14.30          Managing in patients with diabetes and kidney disease

                   Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

 

15.00         Diabetes on the medical admissions unit

                   Professor Tahseen Chowdhury, Royal Free London

 

15.30         Tea

 

Session 4: Respiratory

 

15:50          Quincentennial Lecture - Lung health and smoking across the human life span:

                    Understanding how and when COPD develops

                  Dr James Allinson

 

16:20          Community-acquired pneumonia

                    Professor Mark Woodhead, Manchester

 

16:50          Managing difficult asthma

                    Dr Adel Mansur, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

 

17.20         Close of day 1

 

 

Tuesday 23 October 2018

 

09.00          Registration and coffee

 

Session 5: Infectious diseases

 

09.30          Development of HIV through the last 25 years (TBC)

                   Professor Margaret Johnson, Royal College of Physicians

 

10.00          Sepsis

                   Dr Ron Daniels, UK Sepsis Trust and Global Sepsis Alliance  

 

10.30          Fever in returned travellers

                   Dr Tom Doherty, University College London

                  

11.00          Coffee

 

11:20          Infection control and how it has changed over the last 30 years

                    Professor Barry Cookson

 

11:50          TBC

 

12:50          Lunch

 

Session 6: Renal Medicine

Chair:

 

14.00          Post-transplant patient: an update for the general physician

                   Dr Menna Clatworthy, University of Cambridge

 

14.30          Acute Kidney Injury  

                   Dr Chris Laing, Royal Free London

 

15:00          Tea

 

Milroy Lecture

 

15.20          Tackling the Biggest Killers – Learning from a Century Ago

                  Dr Tim Allison

 

Session 7: Rheumatology

 

15.50        New treatments in rheumatology

                 Professor Ali Jawad

 

16:20       Acute red-eye

                 Mike Adams, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

 

16:50          Close of day 2

 

 

Wednesday 24 October 2018

 

09.00  Registration and coffee

 

Session 9: Haematology

 

09.30          Acute Oncology

                   Dr Ernie Marshall, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

 

10.00          Late medical effects of cancer

                   Dr Helena Gleeson, Birmingham

 

10:30          TBC

 

11:00          Coffee

 

11.30          Lady Estelle Wolfson Lecture: Legends, genetics and molecular biology

                   Professor Marta Korbonits

 

12:30          Lunch

 

 

Session 10: Cardiology

 

13.30          TBC

 

14.00          TBC

 

14.30          Update on TAVIs

                     Dr Ganesh Manoharan, Belfast Trust

 

15:00           Tea

 

 

Session 8: Gastroenterology  

 

15.30          Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the acute take

                   Professor James Lindsay, Barts Health NHS Trust

 

16:00          Nutrition

                   Dr Charlotte Rutter, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

16.30          TBC

 

 

17.00          Close of the conference