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.

Please note the conference is now sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact

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.

Programme organiser: Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram and the AIM/AGM conference committee

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 Darryl de Prez, Director of Development, at


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
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • respiratory
  • infectious diseases
  • renal medicine
  • rheumatology
  • haematology
  • cardiology
  • gastroenterology.

Conference partner

We'd like to thank our partner for this conference, Aptus Health. Please visit them at exhibition.

Monday 22 October 2018

22 October 2018 09:00 to 17:00

Tuesday 23 October 2018

23 October 2018 09:00 to 17:00

Wednesday 24 October 2018

24 October 2018 09:00 to 17:00




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 University


11.00          Coffee


Session 2: Care of older people


11.30          TBC

                     Dr Eileen Burns, British Geriatrics Society


12.00           TBC

                     Professor David Oliver, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


12.30           Lunch





Session 3: 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 4: Diabetes and endocrinology


14.30          Managing 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 5: Respiratory


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

                    Understanding how and when COPD develops

                  Dr James Allinson, Broomfield Hospital


16.20          Community-acquired pneumonia

                    Professor Mark Woodhead, Manchester Royal Infirmary


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 6: 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, University College London


11.50          TBC


12. 50          Lunch


Session 7: 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, East Riding of Yorkshire Council


Session 8: Rheumatology


15.50       New treatments in rheumatology

                 Professor Ali Jawad, Royal London Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital


16.20       Acute red-eye

                 Dr 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, University Hospitals Birmingham


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

                   Professor Marta Korbonits, Barts and London School of Medicine


11.30          Coffee


12.00          An update on antiphospholipid syndrome

                    Professor Beverley Hunt, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


12.30          Lunch



Session 10: Cardiology


13.30          Acute coronary syndromes: challenges to management

                   Dr Claire Williams, Royal Glamorgan Hospital


14.00          An update on heart failure management: drugs and devices

                   Professor John Cleland, Imperial College London


14.30          Update on TAVIs

                     Dr Ganesh Manoharan, Belfast Trust


15:00           Tea



Session 11: Gastroenterology


15.00          Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the acute take

                   Professor James Lindsay, Barts Health NHS Trust


15.30          Nutrition

                   Dr Charlotte Rutter, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


16.00          Quincentenial lecture:  Modernising old lessons for new epidemics

                    Dr Cordelia Coltart, University College London



17.00          Close of the conference