Update in medicine - Brighton

When and where

30 April 2018
The American Express Community Stadium
Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

Past event

Update in medicine - Brighton

Update in medicine - Brighton is the London and South East regional conference for consultant physicians, trainee doctors, SAS doctors and physician associates.

This 1-day conference delivers sessions from leading clinicians and national experts which look at the key challenges and issues facing healthcare, leadership and how to deliver better healthcare services.

Sessions at the event will include medical leadership, infectious diseases, diabetes and obesity, frailty and acute medicine, alongside an open forum session with the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) president, Professor Jane Dacre.

American Express Community Stadium

Update in Medicine – Brighton, will take place at American Express Community Stadium. The venue has excellent transport links, including an on-site main line railway station. There is complimentary parking for all delegates attending and full accessibility throughout. 


Programme highlights

This year's programme will cover areas including:

  • Frailty and acute medicine: Integration of hospital healthcare systems with community health services, frailty as a new epidemic, and “End of life - how to make it a good one”
  • Medical leadership: “Leadership - too many experts or too few” - Insights from the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
  • Infectious diseases: Sessions to include innovations in HIV, antibiotic-prescribing decisions at the bedside, and the global management of Malaria
  • Diabetes and Obesity: Discussions on applying policy to tackle the rising prevalence of diabetes, surgery for metabolic disease, and an update on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Panel Discussions: Open forum session led by Professor Jane Dacre, RCP President
  • Royal College of Physicians Quincentennial Lecture: Prize winning lecture celebrating 500th Anniversary of the Royal College of Physicians 


Professor Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director for diabetes and obesity at NHS England

Mr Peter Lees, chief executive and medical director (founding director) of the UK Intercollegiate Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Professor Martin Llewelyn, Professor in infectious diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr Chi Eziefula, senior lecturer in infection at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, honorary consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Mr Chris Pring, consultant bariatric surgeon at St Richard’s Hospital Chichester, visiting Professor at University of Surrey

Dr Matt Thomas, consultant geriatrician at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr John Duffy, consultant physician, stroke and geriatric medicine at Winchester hospital

Dr Yvonne Gilleece, consultant in HIV and sexual health at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, honorary senior lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr Sumita Verma, reader in medicine, honorary consultant in hepatology at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital  

Dr Premila Fade, consultant geriatrician at Northwick Park Hospital

Dr Ahmed Hashim, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Trainee at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Heptalogy Clinical Research Fellow at University of Sussex

Celebrating 500 years in medicine

To celebrate RCP's 500th anniversary, the Update in medicine - Brighton, will also feature:

  • RCP Quincentennial lecture: A presentation from the the Kent, Surrey and Sussex trainee winner.
  • 'Diagnosing History' with the Royal College of Physicians: Drawn from the RCP’s historic collections and complemented with new purchases, ‘Diagnosing History’ lets you get up close and personal with medical tools and treatments from the past.
  • RCP500 Charter: Produced to celebrate the RCP's 500th anniversary in 2018, the RCP500 Charter highlights the commitments of modern-day physicians. Doctors will be able to sign the charter at the event.

Why attend?

  • Hear from leading clinicians and national experts on the key topics impacting healthcare and clinical leadership today
  • Learn with colleagues about the future challenges and opportunities in healthcare
  • Share experiences and network with healthcare practitioners across all specialties and career stages
  • Explore the present and past as part of the 500th anniversary of the RCP 

50% discount for KSS GIM trainee physicians (ST3 - ST7)

The RCP Update in medicine - Brighton is highly recommended for trainees by Health Education England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS). The programme will offer both a clinical and non-clinical perspective on some of the latest topics relevant to the region and nationally.The event also offers the opportunity to meet with your local KSS RCP regional advisors and training representatives. This conference is included in the HEE KSS regional training day list.

HEE KSS will be offering a 50% discount on RCP fees, subject to availability. The criteria is below:

1. You must be career stage ST3 – ST7 and a Medicine trainee (linked to the JRCPTB) attached to a KSS Medicine Programme and currently working in a hospital based in KSS. Your parent specialty must be one of the below:

  • Acute internal medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • GUM
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Renal
  • Respiratory
  • Rheumatology

2. Please visit SYNAPSE for the discount code and please only apply if you meet the above criteria.

3. If you have already registered and been confirmed on the conference prior to March 21, 2018 and you meet the above criteria, then you will receive a discount. We also advise you to contact Nadia Nandi at the RCP for more information.

4. Please note that the number of discounts is limited and as such we strongly recommend that you register quickly to avoid disappointment.