Acute and general medicine conference

When and where

23 October 2017 to 25 October 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Past event

Acute and general medicine conference

The 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 latest updates from a wider range of medical specialties than any other conference.

Aimed at all consultants and trainees who undertake general medicine as part of their clinical service, this 3-day conference will encompass your annual CPD requirements in general medicine.

Why should you attend?

  • 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.
Please note: Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 October are now sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please contact conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk.

The Acute and general medicine conference is a jewel in the college’s conference calendar and it was a privilege to be asked to be part of something so useful to so many.

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram, programme director, Acute and general medicine conference

Join the conference subcommittees

We are inviting all our members and fellows to join the RCP Acute medicine and AGM (acute and general medicine) conference subcommittees.

Those interested in a position on either committee, or both, should email a short cover letter explaining why they are suitable to conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk, along with a short CV (without publications) no later than 18 August 2017.

Programme

The programme for this conference is directed by Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram, the RCP's Linacre fellow. The content is divided into 10 sessions over the 3 days, covering the following areas:

  • neurology
  • care of older people
  • infectious diseases for the general physician
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • haematology
  • cardiology
  • rheumatology
  • respiratory medicine
  • nephrology.

Please download the full programme below.

Presentations

Please find below the presentations from the day. Please note, if there is a presentation missing, RCP does not have the permissions to share the content.

Monday 23 October 2017

23 October 2017 09:30 to 16:45

Tuesday 24 October 2017

24 October 2017 09:30 to 16:20

Wednesday 25 October 2017

25 October 2017 09:00 to 16:15

Programme

Programme for Acute and general medicine for the physician

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

 

Monday 23 October 2017

 

09.30          Registration and coffee

 

09.55          Opening remarks and welcome

                   Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians

 

Session 1: Neurology

Chair: Dr David Nicholl, Birmingham City Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

 

10.00          Update on multiple sclerosis – what the acute physician ought to know

                   Dr Jeremy Chataway, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

10.30          Managing patients with Parkinson’s disease on the general medical take

                   Dr David Nicholl, Birmingham City Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

 

11.00          Transient loss of consciousness

                   Professor Phil Smith, University Hospital of Wales

 

11.30          Coffee

 

Chair vote of thanks: Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians

 

12.00          The Milroy Lecture

                   Secure, healthy, inclusive and green – four dividends of a healthier future

                   Professor John Middleton, president, Faculty of Public Health

                                    

12.50          Lunch

 

Session 2: Care of older people

Chair: Dr Tun Aung, Hull Royal Infirmary

 

14.00          The challenge of falls in frail older patients on take

                   Dr Tun Aung, Hull Royal Infirmary

 

14.30          Integrated care of older patients – challenges and opportunities

                   Dr Eileen Burns, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

 

15.00         Perioperative care of older people

                   Dr Philip Braude, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

 

15.30          Tea

 

16.00          Are our health and care systems fit for an ageing population?

                   Professor David Oliver, clinical vice president, Royal College of Physicians

 

16.45         Close of day 1

 

 

Tuesday 24 October 2017

 

09.30          Registration and coffee

 

Session 3: Infectious diseases for the general physician

Chair:  Professor Richard Bellamy, James Cook University Hospital

 

10.00          Update on tuberculosis

                   Dr Martin Dedicoat, Heartlands Hospital

 

10.30          Fever in a returning traveller

                   Professor Richard Bellamy, James Cook University Hospital

 

11.00         Managing influenza in the 21st century

                   Dr Catherine Sargent, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

                  

11.30          Coffee

 

Session 4: Renal

Chair: Dr Emma Vaux, Royal Berkshire Hospital

 

11.50          Glomerulonephritis – an overview for the generalist

                   Dr Emma Vaux, Royal Berkshire Hospital

 

12.20          Management of hyponatremia

                   Professor Steve Ball, Manchester Royal Infirmary

 

12.50          Lunch

 

Session 5: Gastroenterology

Chair: Dr Harriet Gordon, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

14.00          Non-variceal bleeding

                   Dr John Anderson, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

14.30          Ethanol-induced liver disease 

                   Dr Harriet Gordon, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

15.00          Tea

 

Session 6: Haematology

Chair: Dr Quentin Hill, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

 

15.20          Haemolytic anaemia – a clinical approach

                   Dr Quentin Hill, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

 

15.50          A haematologist’s view of eosinophilia

                   Dr Barbara Bain, Imperial College London

 

Session 6a: Future Hospital

 

16.20           Quality improvement and the future hospital

Dr John Dean, Royal College of Physicians

 

16.50          Close of day 2

 

 

 

Wednesday 25 October 2017

 

09.00  Registration and coffee

 

Session 7: Cardiology 

Chair: Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram, Linacre fellow, Royal College of Physicians

 

09.30          What is new in the management of atrial fibrillation?

                   Dr Dipak Kotecha, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

 

10.00          Challenges in the management of systemic hypertension

                   Dr Adrian Stanley, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

 

10.30          Update in the management of heart failure

                  Professor Theresa McDonagh, King’s College NHS Foundation Trust

 

11.00          Coffee

 

Session 8: Rheumatology

Chair: Professor Neil McHugh, Royal United Hospitals Bath

 

11.30          Scleroderma – what the generalist ought to know

                   Professor Chris Denton, University College London

 

12.00          Management of psoriatic arthritis

                   Professor Neil McHugh, Royal United Hospitals Bath

 

12.30          Lunch

 

Session 9: Respiratory

Chair: Dr Pasupathy Sivasothy, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

 

13.30          Recent advances in the management of patients with COPD

                   Dr Nabil Jarad, Bristol Royal Infirmary

 

14.00          Pleural diseases for the general physician

                   Dr Pasupathy Sivasothy, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

 

14.30          Improving lung cancer diagnosis and treatment

                  Dr Paul Beckett, Derby Teaching Hospitals FT

 

15.00          Tea

 

15.30          Management of chronic cough

                   Professor Jacky Smith, University of Manchester

 

16.15          Close of the conference