Acute and general medicine - Bristol

When and where

22 May 2017 to 23 May 2017
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Acute and general medicine - Bristol

Delivering 10 hours of clinical education, this annual conference is designed to provide consultants and trainees who undertake general medicine as part of their clinical service with advanced general medicine training and latest updates from a wider range of medical specialties than any other conference.

A leading panel of speakers will deliver cutting-edge updates from across the specialties. Based on the Acute and general medicine conference held in London in October 2016, this provides a convenient way for fellows and members in other parts of the UK to access the same high-quality education.


Based on the October 2016 Acute and general medicine

Programme director: Dr John Ayuk, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Presentations will be focused on the practical problems of diagnosis and treatment, in particular acute management issues, preparing delegates for every eventuality when on call or dealing with the general medicine in-take.

Topics covered:

  • neurology
  • care of older people
  • gastroenterology
  • rheumatology
  • haematology
  • cardiology
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • emergencies for the general physician.

Very practical topics discussed, informative discussion and helps in the day-to-day management of acute medical problems.

Dr Syed Sibte Zafar, consultant and delegate at the 2015 Acute and general medicine conference, Manchester

Who should attend

The conference is aimed at consultant physicians and trainees who undertake general medicine as part of their clinical service.

Please note that this conference often sells out so early booking is advisable.

RCP conferences

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting-edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.

Acute and general medicine for the physician

Based on the October 2016 Acute and general medicine

Programme director: Dr John Ayuk, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Monday 22 May 2017

  09.30     Registration and coffee

  09.55     Opening remarks and welcome

Session 1: Neurology and Rheumatology

Chair: TBC

10.00       Acute presentation of neurological diseases - Dr Gareth Llewelyn, Royal Gwent Hospital

10.30       Seizures - Dr Fergus Rugg-Gunn, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

11.00       Coffee

11.30       Hot joints for the general physician - Dr Catherine Mathews, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Session 2: Care of older people

Chair: TBC

12.00       The older person with dementia at the front door - Professor Rowan Harwood, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

12.30       Investigation and management of the patient with delirium - Dr Lesley Young, Sunderland Royal Hospital.

13.00       Lunch

14.00       Management of stroke - Dr Neil Baldwin, Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation NHS Trust

Session 3: Gastroenterology

Chair: TBC

14.35       Acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage - Dr Reena Sidhu, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15.10       Coffee

15.30       Obesity induced liver Disease – An acute menace - Dr Jude Oben, University College London

Session 4: Future hospitals

16.05       Future Hospitals - Speaker tbc           

16.30       Close of day one


Tuesday 23 May 2017

Session 6: Cardiology  

Chair: TBC

09.30       Chest pain and troponins on the acute take - Professor John Townend, University Hospitals Birmingham

10.05       Investigation and management of valvular heart disease - Professor John Chambers, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

10.40       Coffee

11.10       Management of common arrhythmias - Dr Michael Cooklin, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

11.45       Investigating syncope - Dr Nick Gall, King’s College Hospital

12.20       Lunch

Session 7: Diabetes and endocrinology

Chair: TBC

13.20       Endocrine emergencies - Dr Aled Rees, Cardiff University School of Medicine

13.55       Drug overdoses; from paracetamol to legal highs - Professor Nick Bateman, University of Edinburgh

14.35       Coffee      

Session 8: Emergencies for the general physician 

15.05       Sepsis update - Dr Jeff Keep, King’s College London

15.45       Close of conference