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

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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 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


                    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



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