Faculty of Physician Associates 3rd national CPD conference

When and where

27 September 2018 to 28 September 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

Past event

Faculty of Physician Associates 3rd national CPD conference

The Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) 2-day annual conference is the main CPD opportunity of the year for physician associates, as well as offering an opportunity to network with peers sharing experience and best practice.

Please note: if you are a physician associate student who wishes to attend the student conference on Thursday 27 September, you will need to book your place separately for this event.

Why attend?

The programme has been designed to:

  • update and refresh clinical knowledge to prepare for exams and recertification
  • provide learning opportunities to enhance communication and interpersonal skills
  • gain a wider understanding of issues relating specifically to the physician associate profession and the NHS today
  • provide opportunities to network with other physician associates across the UK.

Programme highlights

The content will cover a range of areas including:

  • haematology
  • acute ophthalmological emergencies
  • emergency medicine
  • paediatrics
  • diabetes
  • surgery urology
  • trauma and orthopaedics
  • mental health
  • frailty
  • infectious diseases.

Student conference

This year we are running a Faculty of Physician Associates student conference alongside this one. It will also be based at the RCP in London and takes place on Thursday 27 September.

Students wishing to attend will need to join the student conference on Thursday, though they're more than welcome to attend the Faculty of Physician Associates conference on Friday 28 September 2018.

Breakout sessions

We will be running breakout sessions throughout the conference. Spaces are limited and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Ensure you arrive promptly to registration to avoid disappointment.

Call for abstracts

We invite submissions of abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the conference.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to conferences@rcplondon.ac.uk with the completed submission form. Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations, including those overseas.

Submitted abstracts must adhere to the formatting requirements and use the template provided. Abstracts that do not meet the requirements or have not used the template will be automatically rejected.

You must be a member of the MVR (Managed Voluntary Register) to submit an abstract.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 31 August 2018.

Abstract reviewing

Abstracts will be peer reviewed through a ‘blind’ reviewing process and scored against the following criteria:

  • abstract quality (there should be clear objectives, design and discussion, and an appropriate conclusion)
  • originality
  • scientific merit
  • clinical relevance.

Faculty of Physician Associates Awards

Please download the form below to enter the FPA awards 2018. The deadline to enter is 31 August 2018.

Sponsorship and exhibition

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact darryl.deprez@rcplondon.ac.uk

Principal partner

We would like to thank PATH – Physician Associates Transforming Healthcare – for being the principal partner of the conference. Please visit them at the exhibition.

 

Locum PA

We would like to thank Locum PA for being an official exhibitor at the conference. Please visit them at the exhibition. 

Presentations

Please see the presentations from the day below. Please note that we're still in the process of gathering all the presentations and aim to have them published on the website by the end of October.

Thursday 27 September 2018

27 September 2018 08:00 to 17:00

Friday 28 September 2018

28 September 2018 08:00 to 17:00

Programme

Programme

Thursday 27 September 2018

 

09.00     Registration, coffee and exhibition of posters

 

09.55     Welcome and opening remarks  

              Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians

 

10.15     Opening plenary

  Jeannie Watkins, president, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

10.35     Shaping your career as a Physician Associate

Ria Agarwal, Sheffield Hallam and Sothall medical centre, Raj Gill, Swiss Cottage Surgery, Reb Kean, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

11.00   Concurrent sessions A and B

 

Concurrent session A - Wolfson Theatre

Chair: Amy Tullin, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals

 

11.00 Red flags in Haematology

Dr David Wrench, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and

Jamie Saunders, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

 

11.45 Renal medicine

Dr Amy Forrester, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals

 

 

Concurrent session B - Dorchester Library

Chair: Michelle Chapman, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

11.00 Vascular surgery

Mr Paul Moxey, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation and

Alex Reynolds, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

11.45 Urology

Mr Marco Bolgeri, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and

Chandran Louis, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

12.30   Lunch and exhibition of posters 

 

13.10   Sponsored satellite session provided by PATH

 

13.30   Concurrent sessions C and D

 

Concurrent session C - Wolfson Theatre

Chair: Amy Tullin, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals

 

13.30 Spinal trauma

Dr Besnik Nurboja, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals

 

14.15 Collapse

Dr Anand Pratap, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals

 

Concurrent session D - Dorchester Library

Chair: Mohammed Hussain, University of Bradford

 

13.30 Breathlessness

Tripti Chakraborty, St George’s University

 

14.15 Update on Diabetes

Charlotte Hart, Course Director for Multi-professional education, Presenter for GP Red Whale, GP Principal, Shrewsbury

 

15.00  Coffee and exhibition of posters

 

15.30  Concurrent sessions E and F

 

Concurrent session E - Wolfson Theatre

Chair: Sam Hughes, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

 

15.30 Inflammatory bowel disease  

Associate Professor Shane Apperley, Lincoln Memorial University

 

16.15 Rheumatology

Dr Warren Shattles, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

 

Concurrent session F - Dorchester Library

Chair: Mohammed Hussain, University of Bradford

 

15.30 Acute Ophthalmological Emergencies

Alex Brant, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

                         

16.15 ENT

Dr Saqib Ali, Holygreen Medical Practice

 

17.00  Closing remarks and awards ceremony

            Jeannie Watkins, president, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

17.30   Drinks reception

 

Friday 28 September 2018 

 

08.00   Registration, coffee and poster exhibition 

 

09.00   Plenary session

Research and physician associates – building the evidence base and the physician associate researchers

             Professor Vari M Drennan MBE, Kingston University and St George’s University of London

 

09.45   Concurrent sessions G, H and I

 

Concurrent session G - Wolfson Theatre

Chair: Sam Hughes, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

 

09.45 Acute abdominal pain

Mr Tim Campbell-Smith, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

 

10.30 The management of common fractures

Mr Andrew Smith, East Kent University NHS Foundation Trust

 

Concurrent session H - Dorchester Library

Chair: Sam Cryer, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

09.45 Pruritis

Pete Gorman, University of Bolton

 

10.30 ECG Interpretation

Professor Stephen Noe, Lincoln Memorial University

 

Concurrent session I - Council Chamber

Chair: Kate Straughton, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

09.45 Teaching and learning in the workplace

Dr Hussain Basheer, Royal College of Physicians Education Fellow and

Tom Baker, Royal College of Physicians

 

11.15   Coffee and poster exhibition

 

11.45   Lunchtime plenary session: annual general meeting

Jeannie Watkins, president, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

13.00   Lunch and poster exhibition

 

13.40   Sponsored satellite session provided by PATH ‘Why choose a career in GP’

Matt Aiello, HEE National Programme Lead on PA’s in GP and Dr Tom Reichhelm, GP Partner, fellow director of PATH

 

14.00   Concurrent sessions J, K and L

 

Concurrent session J - Wolfson Theatre

Chair: Sam Hughes, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

 

14.00 Trauma Myths – don’t believe everything they tell you

Surgeon Commander Alon Duby, Royal Navy

 

15.00 Experience as a PA educator

Mohammed Hussain, University of Bradford

 

Concurrent session K - Dorchester Library

Chair: Kate Straughton, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

14.00 Mental health comprehensive psychiatric assessment for the general medic

Reb Kean, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

14.45 Psychosis

Reb Kean, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

Concurrent session L - Council Chamber

Chair: Michelle Chapman, Faculty of Physician Associates

14.00 Managing stress in the NHS – a workshop on developing your personal resilience in every day situations

Andy Anderson, Mobius Training and Development

 

15.30   Coffee and poster exhibition

 

15.45   Concurrent sessions M, N and O

 

Concurrent session M - Wolfson Theatre

Chair: Sam Cryer, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

15.45 Infectious diseases: measles & klebsiella resistance.

Louise Wootton, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

 

16.30 Frailty in primary care

Dr Nicholas Bird, Holycroft Surgery

 

Concurrent session N - Dorchester Library

Chair: Karen Roberts, Faculty of Physician Associates

15.45 Paediatric emergencies I

Alex Gillingham, St George’s University Hospital Foundation Trust

 

Concurrent session O - Council Chamber

Chair: Amy Tullin, Epsom and St Helier’s University Hospitals

15.45 Difficult conversations

Dr Hussain Busheer, RCP Education Fellow

Tom Baker, Royal College of Physicians

 

17.15   Closing remarks and poster presentation award ceremony

Jeannie Watkins, president, Faculty of Physician Associates 

 

17.30   Close of the conference