Acute Medicine

When and where

10 July 2017
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Past event

Acute Medicine

This popular annual event – at the heart of the RCP conferences programme – will update the skills of delegates and ensure that they have the knowledge required on the acute medical take.

What you will learn

This popular annual event will discuss the most evolving areas in acute medicine and showcase a different blend of specialties. The highlights of this year's programme, shaped by your feedback, will cover acute state of mental health, management in diabetic emergencies and risks of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy.

Conveniently delivered in just 1 day, the conference covers common clinical conditions which present particular challenges to clinicians working in this area.

The programme has been informed by delegate feedback from the 2016 conference. It includes interactive sessions and take-home messages that can be applied to day-to-day practice.

Why attend?

Programme organiser Dr Nikhil Premchand, training programme director at Health Education North East for acute medicine and infectious diseases, said:

'Acute medicine' is an opportunity to update physicians in current management of ambulatory conditions and the conundra they may face when on call. You will also get an insight into embedding research and dealing with unexpected findings. 

Join the Acute Medicine 2018 conference subcommittee

We are inviting all our members and fellows to join the RCP Acute medicine and Acute and General Medicine conference subcommittees. Those interested in a position on either committee (Acute or Acute and general medicine or both) should email a short cover letter explaining why they are suitable to , along with a short CV (without publications) no later than the 18 August 2017. Please refer to the pdf document below.


Topics are different every year – good ideas, cover broad range of topics, as well as reflecting the new developments in the specialty.

Dr Kelvin Kong, locum stroke consultant at St George's Hospital, London, and 2016 Acute medicine delegate

Who should attend

The conference is an essential update for all consultants and trainees who have ‘front door’ responsibilities. Book now to take advantage of early bird discounts.

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.


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Acute Medicine – 10 July 2017

Acute Medicine

Monday 10 July 2017

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

Programme organiser: Dr Nikhil Premchand, Northumbria Healthcare

09.30          Registration and coffee

09.55          Welcome and opening remarks - Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians

Session 1: Sweetness and Light


10.00          Embedding research in the AMU - Professor Derek Bell, President RCPE and  Imperial College London

10.30          Current concepts in the management of diabetic emergencies - Dr Barbara Philips, St George’s University of London

11.00          Coffee

Session 2: Ambulatory Care

11.20          Which NOAC to use for VTE - Dr Charlotte Routh, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

11.50          VTE in Pregnancy – perils and pitfalls - Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and  Imperial College Healthcare Trust

12.20          Incidental findings on investigations and how to manage these - Professor Steve Ball, Manchester Royal Infirmary

12.50          Lunch

Session 3: The Highs and the Lows


13.50          “Legal” highs – what to know and what to do - Dr Simon Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14.20          Functional neurological symptoms - Dr Ingrid Hoeritzauer, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, NHS Lothian

14.50          DoLS on the AMU - Dr James Edwards, Norfolk and Norwich NHSFT

15.20          Coffee

Session 4: You give me fever

15.40          New chemotherapy agents and side effects patients present with to the AMU - Dr Toby Talbot, Royal Cornwall Hospitals, Truro

16.10          Fever in the returning traveller - Dr Anna Checkley, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London

16.40          Closing remarks by the Chair

16.45          Close of conference