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Edinburgh International Course in Medicine of the Older Adult 2017

RCPE Course Edinburgh

Date: Monday, 22 May 2017 - Friday, 26 May 2017


Venue:

Queen Mother Conference Centre
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

This one-week course is aimed at physicians from around the world who specialise, or have a major interest, in the care of older people. It is held annually and after a very successful course in 2016 we have decided to re-run it in almost identical format in 2017. Please note, therefore, that the programme content will next be changed in 2018.

In 2017 we focus once again on the frail patient, with day topics on:

  • The frail patient with cardiovascular disease
  • The frail patient in the acute hospital
  • Funny bloods in the frail patient
  • The frail patient at home
  • The frail patient in a care home

Targeting doctors at consultant or senior trainee level, the course includes update lectures by expert speakers on topics of current and practical relevance, with frequent opportunities for interactive case-based learning. Places are limited, thus maximising opportunities for networking. The course also features a popular social programme including a welcome reception with tours of the historic College buildings and a guided bus tour of Edinburgh’s historic medical sites (optional). Half-days on Wednesday and Friday allow delegates to explore and enjoy our beautiful city.

Please note: Wheelchair access to the College is extremely limited and whilst we are upgrading our buildings to improve access, it is advisable to contact the Coordinator (f.garvie@rcpe.ac.uk) before booking.
 

Professor Andrew Elder, FRCP Edin
Course Director

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Programme

Monday 22 May - The frail patient with cardiovascular disease

08.30

Registration and Coffee

08.55

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by the President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Chair: Professor Andrew Elder, Course Director

09.05

Investigation and management of non-cardiac syncope
Professor Michael Norton, Consultant Community Cardiologist, Sunderland

09.45

PVD - to operate or palliate?
Mr Zahid Raza, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

10.30

Coffee / tea

11.00

When leg oedema is not due to heart failure
Dr Vaughan Keeley, Lymphoedema Consultant, Royal Derby Hospital

11.45

Palliative care and cardiology
Dr Karen Hogg, Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Assessing risk vs benefit of anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in the frail
Dr Sarah Keir, Consultant in Medicine of the Elderly, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

14.15

Coronary interventions in frail older people
Dr James Hall, Consultant Cardiologist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

15.00

Tea

15.30

Clinical cases from cardiology
Dr Catherine Labinjoh, Consultant in Cardiovascular Medicine, Forth Valley Royal Hospital

16.30

Presentation to Brian Chapman Award winner
 

16.45

Welcome Reception & Tour of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 


Tuesday 23 May - The frail patient in the acute hospital

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction
by Drs Conor Maguire & Elizabeth MacDonald, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Delirium in the acute setting
Professor Alasdair MacLullich, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Edinburgh

09.45

Female incontinence in the acute hospital setting
Dr Karen Guerrero, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

10.30

Coffee / tea

11.00

Falls in the acute hospital setting
Dr Rob Morris, Consultant Geriatrician, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

11.00

Keeping frail patients safe in hospital
Dr Zoe Wyrko, Consultant Geriatrician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

12.30

Lunch

13.30

'Finding frailty' models for identifying frail patients in acute hospital settings
Chair: Dr Elizabeth MacDonald, Course Organising Committee
Short presentations by:
1. Dr Atul Anand, Specialty Registrar, NHS Lothian, and
2. Dr Sue Pound, Consultant Geriatrician, NHS Fife,
followed by panel discussion with speakers + Dr Zoe Wyrko, QEH Birmingham

14.30

Presentation by Brian Chapman Award winner

14.45

Tea

15.15

Nutrition in the frail hospital patient
Professor Margot Gosney, Director of School of Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Reading

16.00

Optimising care for in-patients with Parkinson's disease
Dr Conor Maguire, Consultant in Medicine of the Elderly, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

16.45

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Wednesday 24 May - Funny bloods in the frail patient

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction
by Dr John Davison, Course Organising Committee

09.05

The abnormal haematology result in older people
Dr Huw Roddie, Consultant Haematologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

09.45

The abnormal liver result in older people
Dr Jessica Dyson, Consultant Hepatologist, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

10.30

Coffee / tea

11.00

The unexpected laboratory result in older people
Dr  Berenice Lopez, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich

11.45

The abnormal endocrinology result in older people
Dr Stuart Bennett, Consultant in acute care and Head of Service for endocrinology and diabetes, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

12.30

Lunch & close

13.30

(free afternoon)

19.00

Medical history tour by bus (optional) - departs 9 Queen Street

 


Thursday 25 May - The frail patient at home

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction
by Dr Latana Munang, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Advance care planning
Dr Adrian Baker GP, Nairn Healthcare Group, Nairn

09.45

Dying and the end of life care of frail older people
Dr Jo Hockley, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

10.30

Coffee / tea

11.00

'Happily Independent' Gwent frailty programme
Dr Jaideep Kitson, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, St Woolos Hospital, Newport

11.45

Hospital at home
Dr Graham Ellis, Consultant Geriatrician, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Clinical cases / panel discussion with speakers

15.00

Tea

15.30

Communications challenges workshops
led by Dr Kirsty Boyd, Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh + parallel sessions:
'Dying well - ethical considerations'
with Dr Latana Munang; and
'Realistic Medicine' with Dr Caroline Whitworth, Renal Consultant, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

17.00

Close

19.30

Course Dinner (optional)

 


Friday 26 May - The frail patient in a care home

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction
by Dr Rebecca Lee, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Delivering health services in care homes
Professor Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

09.45

Environment and activity in care homes
Professor Dawn Skelton, Professor in Ageing & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

10.30

Coffee / tea

11.00

Pragmatic prescribing in care homes
Dr Roy Soiza, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

11.45

Challenging behaviour in care homes
Dr Ashleigh Duthie, Consultant in Old Age  Psychiatry, Stracathro Hospital, Brechin

12.30

Course evaluation time

12.45

Lunch

13.30

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 16 May 2017. If you are interested in attending next year's course which takes place on Mon 14 - Fri 18 May 2018, please contact Felicity Garvie.

Registration fees

 

Registration until
23 April 2017

Fee from 24 April 2017 

Full course (5 days)

£670

£720

Full course (including course dinner)

£720

£770

Part-course: Monday 22 May only

£200

£250

Part-course: Tuesday 23 May only

£200

£250

Part-course: Weds 24 May (1/2 day)

£100

£150

Part-course: Thursday 25 May only

£200

£250

Part-course: Friday 26 May (1/2 day)

£100

£150

Course dinner if attending part-course only (delegate or guest)

£50

£50

There is an opportunity for a doctor from a DfID priority country to compete for the Brian Chapman scholarship which covers the cost of course fees, accommodation and travel to attend this course.

For a downloadable registration form or further details, contact Felicity Garvie:

Felicity Garvie,
Education Co-ordinator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3607
FAX: + 44 (0)131 220 4393

Email: f.garvie@rcpe.ac.uk

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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, health care and scientific staff and to students. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event (see Fees page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance with CPD information will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the CPD Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the conference centre and Great Hall

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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