Update in medicine - Brighton

When and where

20 March 2019
The American Express Community Stadium
Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL

Past event

Update in medicine - Brighton

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

Returning for the second time to Brighton in 2019, RCP's Update in medicine – Brighton is a 1-day conference delivering sessions from leading clinicians and national experts, which look at the key challenges and issues facing physicians on healthcare, leadership, preservation of health and wellbeing and how to deliver better healthcare services.


Sessions at the event include:

  • acute “ologies” encompassing cardiology, neurology and rheumatology
  • preserving health and chronic diseases through sleep and gut microbiota
  • an open forum session with the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) president, Professor Andrew Goddard.
  • the impact of AI on the practice of medicine

Reasons to attend

  • learn - benefit from sessions hospted by leading clinicians and national experts
  • collaborate - be part of the debate, share best practice and expand your network within your region
  • develop - find out about the latest research and clinical advances covering multiple specialities
  • support - meet RCP's president, regional advisors, trainee representatives and understand how the RCP can support you

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton!

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.

Presentations for download

The following speakers have agreed to make their presentations available to download

an overview of pulmonary hypertension
the impact of AI on the practice of medicine: disentangling fact from fiction
acute cardiology in 2019 and a glimpse in the future
Jim Horne.pdf 1.92 MB
sleeplessness in society: a critical appraisal
Ali Chakera.pdf 1.48 MB

test session

6 March 2019 08:00 to 3 March 2019 10:00


Programme highlights:

This year's programme will cover areas including:

  • Acute "ologies": Acute cardiology, neurology and rheumatology
  • Preserving health: Sessions to include, 'Sleeplessness & Health - a critique' and "Salvation in a yoghurt – Does your gut microbiota hold the secrets to good health?"
  • Chronic diseases: New diabetes drugs, pulmonary hypertension, hyponatraemia
  • Health and technology: The impact of AI on the practice of medicine: disentangling fact from fiction
  • Panel Discussions: Open forum session led by Dr Andrew Goddard, RCP President
  • Royal College of Physicians Turner-Warwick Lecture: Prize winning trainee lecture

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Adam de Belder, consultant cardiologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Emeritus Professor Jim Horne, sleep neuroscientist, Loughborough University
  • Dr Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians
  • Dr Salman Haider, National Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Dr Vijay Hajela, consultant rheumatologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Dr Gareth Parkes, consultant in gastroenterology & IBD, Royal London Hospital
  • Dr Jeremy Reffin, co-director, Text & Predictive Analytics Laboratories, University of Sussex
  • Dr Benjamin Field, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Dr Harpreet Ranu, consultant respiratory physician, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and honorary consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital
  • Dr Ali Chakera, consultant, Brighton and Sussex, University Hospitals

What do our delegates say about Brighton?

In 2018, the RCP held its first London and South East regional update. Update in medicine - Brighton attracted over 250 delegates from across the UK. Feedback from the event included:

  • “Brilliant having a high quality medical update so local”
  • "One of the best one-day courses I have ever attended. Superb organisation"
  • "A programme is as good as its speakers and this one was marvellous!”
  • “The venue was perfect with easy access and plenty of parking space"
  • "Very informative, useful and an interesting day"
  • "Excellent organisation, fantastic programme"