RCP-SoPW joint annual update in GIM and acute medicine - Cardiff

When and where

16 November 2017 to 17 November 2017
Cardiff Marriott Hotel
Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff CF10 1EZ

Past event

RCP-SoPW joint annual update in GIM and acute medicine - Cardiff

We would like to thank all those who have supported and attended the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Society of Physicians in Wales (SoPW) joint annual update in acute and general internal medicine, which took place on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff

Once again this was a successful and well-attended event, with just under 300 delegates attending each day. Over the 2 days, 19 speakers delivered excellent talks on a wide range of topics relevant to both trainees and consultants. There was an open forum with the RCP president, and the Bradshaw Lecture by former RCP president Professor Sir Ian Gilmore was a particular highlight. There was also plenty of opportunity for all attendees to network over the course of the event; this included a very pleasant evening conference dinner on 16 November.

For the third year the poster competition was held in support of all student, trainee and consultant members and non-members of the RCP in Wales and surrounding regions. The aim was to provide a platform for sharing best practice and individual development. This was a collaborative initiative between the RCP, the SoPW and the Wales Deanery School of Medicine. We were extremely pleased with the response with 30 abstracts being accepted for publication. The first place winners were Dr Holly Morgan and Dr Melanie Nana who presented on theCore.wales.

We would like to thank our exhibitors: Amgen UK, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi-Sankyo UK Limited, Eli Lilly and Company, Napp, Novartis and the Royal College of Physicians.

For your convenience, you are able to download speakers’ presentations; speakers at the conference have kindly given their permission for these to be shared with you. We are also very pleased to publish online the accepted abstracts of the poster competition, which you can download. Hard copies of the abstracts booklet are also available from our office in Cardiff.

Please note that copyright remains with the speakers and authors, and that presentations and abstracts must not be reproduced without the speaker’s or author’s consent.

If you enjoyed this year’s joint annual update and would like to receive an email alert when bookings are open for next year’s update, please email Wales@rcplondon.ac.uk. The date of the RCP-SoPW Joint Update in 2018 is Thursday 8 - Friday 9 November and will be held in Cardiff.

Jacqui Sullivan
Regional Manager (Wales and South West of England)
Royal College of Physicians
Baltic House
Mount Stuart Square
Cardiff CF10 5FH

Direct line: +44 (0)29 2049 4737
Email: jacqui.sullivan@rcplondon.ac.uk



2017 Poster Competition

1st Prize: 

Holly Morgan and Melanie Nana

This year with such a high standard of entries, the judges could not decide between the 2nd and 3rd prize abstracts so took the decision to award 3 Joint 2nd Prizes. 

Joint 2nd Prize:

Dena Pitrola (lead author) with Melanie Cotter, Anil Kumar and Govind Menon (co-authors)

Nibu Thomas (lead author) with Jiexin Cao, Hannah Lock and Sian Jones (co-authors)

Nor Farzana Abdul Aziz (lead author) with Marek Czajkowski (co-author)


The speakers below have given permission for their presentations to be shared post conference.

Other information

  • Option to book for conference dinner at the Bardd Suite, Marrott Hotel, Cardiff

Day 1 - 8 November 2017

8 November 2018 09:00 to 17:30

Day 2 - 17 November 2017

17 November 2017 09:00 to 16:00