Update in medicine - Bolton

When and where

14 October 2019
The Last Drop Village
Hospital Road, Bolton BL7 9PZ

Past event

Update in medicine - Bolton

The North Western region's Update in medicine is a flagship event that provides high-quality education and professional development opportunities, alongside a guest lecture on a topic not frequently covered by physicians.  


confirmed topics will include:

  • Atrial fibrillation: an update on management
  • Successfully managing chronic illness in adolescents and young adults
  • Neurostimulation and its emerging role in dysphagia recovery post stroke
  • HIV and sexual health - updates and interesting cases
  • MARSIPAN - Management of really sick patients with anorexia nervosa
  • Emerging medical therapies in inflammatory bowel diseases

Topics are subject to change.

Who is it for?

This Update in medicine is aimed at all levels of the profession; consultant physicians, SAS doctors and trainees in all medical specialties.

Poster Competition

This event will feature a poster competition whereby trainees with feature their work.  A winner will also be announced on the day.

Please note: this is a popular event, so we would encourage you to book early.  


09:30 - Atrial Fibrillation: an update on management

Dr Ian P Temple, Manchester Foundation NHS Trust

Dr Temple is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist. He trained in the North West Deanery working at all the tertiary Cardiac Centres in the North West, including both a Fellowship and Consultant position at Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital. He has completed a PhD into the causes of arrhythmia in Pulmonary Hypertension with several article published in high impact journals. He was appointed to his permanent position in Manchester Foundation NHS trust in 2016.

Dr Temple performs invasive procedures including catheter ablations and complex device implantations for all forms of arrhythmia including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

10:10 - Respiratory - title to be confirmed

Dr Angela Simpson, Wythenshawe Hospital

11:10 - Successfully managing chronic illness in adolescents and young adults

Dr Sara McCartney, University College London Hospital

Dr Sara McCartney is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital where she is Divisional Clinical Director for GI Services. She has a subspeciality interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and studied inflammatory mechanisms in IBD pathogenesis for her PhD thesis. She established and chaired the Adolescent and Young Person's Section at the BSG , was a member of the IBD Section Committee and represents the BSG at the Royal College of Physicians Young Adults steering Group. Dr McCartney is an accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist in the National Screening Programme and is an examiner in colonoscopy accreditation. Her research interests are mainly in IBD and optimising management for young people with complex disease. She heads a large adolescent and young adult multidisciplinary IBD clinic at UCLH promoting optimal care for young patients. She was a key member of the team producing guidelines for transition in GI disease, a chief investigator in the TRANSIT study and lectures widely on the management of adolescent and adult IBD.

12:00 - Open Forum with the president of the Royal College of Physicians

This is your opportunity to pose your questions to the president.  Please email northwestern@rcplondon.ac.uk

13:40 - Turner Warwick Lecture - Neurostimulation and its emerging role in dysphagia recovery post stroke

Dr Ayodele Sasegbon, University of Manchester & Salford Royal Hospital NHS Trust

Ayodele is a trainee gastroenterologist and former NIHR academic clinical fellow (ACF) interested in upper gastrointestinal physiology in general and dysphagia in particular. He is currently out of program studying for a PhD at the University of Manchester within the division of diabetes, endocrinology and gastroenterology. He works with the Manchester and Nottingham dysphagia group and his research focuses on the further development of new neurostimulatory techniques as a means of improving post stroke dysphagia. Despite the commonality of post stroke dysphagia, it remains a comparatively understudied area of medicine.

14:20 - HIV and sexual health - updates and interesting cases

Dr Anna Garner, Manchester Foundation Trust

I am a consultant in Genitourinary medicine, having gained my CCT in the Speciality in 2013. I work between the Sexual Health clinics in Stockport (CHOICES clinic) and Central Manchester (Hathersage Centre, based at the Manchester Royal Infirmary) both of which are under the Northern Sexual Health, Contraception and HIV Service, MFT. I am currently the Clinical Lead for Stockport and manage patients attending with sexually transmitted infections and HIV, including both inpatient and outpatient care.

I have an interest in HIV testing and diagnosis outside of the Sexual Health Clinic setting. I have set up HIV testing in the Termination clinics based at Stepping Hill Hospital and am currently in the process of developing pathways for HIV testing in Intensive Care Unit at Stepping Hill.

Outside of my Specialty I have completed the postgraduate certificate in Healthcare Leadership (NHS Leadership Academy) and am currently in the process of a Masters in Clinical Education. I have previously been the Lead for a Foundation year mentorship programme at Stepping Hill and continue as a Mentor for the North West Leadership Academy.  

15:20 - MARSIPAN - Management of really sick patients with anorexia nervosa

Dr Matthew Cahill, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Matthew Cahill is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Eating Disorder Service. He is an elected member and Academic Secretary of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Eating Disorders Executive Committee, a member of the North West regional MARSIPAN (Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa) Group, and Honorary Clinical tutor at Liverpool University.

He leads three community clinics and a fourteen-bedded eating disorder inpatient unit covering a population of nearly four million. Matthew treats patients with a range of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorders amongst others, working in a multidisciplinary approach, sharing skills with dietitians, social workers, psychologists, eating disorder practitioners and occupational therapists. He works closely with families and carers. Matthew understands how devastating these disorders can be for the individual, those close to them, and clinicians involved with their care, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience to help anyone manage these complex illnesses.


16:00 - Emerging medical therapies in inflammatory bowel disease

Dr Arash Assad-Sangabi, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Arash Assadsangabi MD, MRCP: acquired his MD (Hons) degree from Shiraz University/Iran in 2002. He completed his post-graduate general medical training in Bristol and south west of England, followed by higher medical/gastroenterology training in Sheffield and south Yorkshire deanery. He undertook an IBD research fellowship in Sheffield on proteomics in UC, in particular biomarkers of UC disease activity and early relapse. He has been appointed as a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Salford Royal hospital in 2016, and he is currently the IBD lead for the gastroenterology unit.