Update in medicine - Brighton

When and where

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

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.

The RCP is returning for the second time to Brighton in 2019. 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 will include acute “ologies”, preserving health and chronic diseases, alongside an open forum session with the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) president, Dr Andrew Goddard.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton in 2019!

American Express Community Stadium (AMEX)

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:

  • 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-Warrick 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, Barts Health NHS Trust and honorary senior clinical lecturer in dept. of Immunobiology, Blizard Institute, QMUL
  • 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

Why attend?

  • Be part of the debate and hear from leading clinicians and national experts on the key clinical topics impacting healthcare and wellbeing
  • Learn with colleagues about the future challenges and opportunities in healthcare
  • Take home best practice examples to support the future of medical management
  • Share experiences and network with healthcare practitioners across all specialties and career stages
  • Meet with the RCP's president, regional advisers, trainee representatives and understand how the RCP can support you

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"