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Regional Symposium: Ayr

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RCPE Regional Symposium Ayr

Date: Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Education Centre,
University Hospital Ayr,
Dalmellington Road,


The RCPE organises a number of regional symposia in different parts of the UK. All grades of medical and other healthcare staff are welcome and you do not need to be a Fellow or Member of RCPE, or from the immediate area to attend.

This RCPE regional symposium has been organised by Professor Andrew Collier, with a range of topics being covered.

The Dr Joseph Black Lecture will be delivered by Dr Dave Caesar, Emergency Medicine Consultant and National Clinical Advisor to the CMO (Scotland).

This is a half day event and lunch will be available from 1pm.

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Wednesday 1 March 2017


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1

Chair: Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Chair: Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Realising realistic medicine in Scotland
Dr Dave Caesar, Emergency Medicine Consultant and National Clinical Advisor to the CMO (Scotland)


Anticipatory care planning in non-malignant respiratory disease
Dr David Anderson, Consultant Physician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
*identification of patients entering end stage disease* prognostic factors and end of life planning* documentation and distribution of Anticipatory Care Plans


Liver disease for the generalist
Dr Alastair MacGilchrist, Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Scottish Liver Transplant Unit Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
*prevalence of liver disease * significance of asymptomatic abnormal liver function tests * aetiology and preventable factors


Coffee/ Tea

Session 2

Chair: Professor Andrew Collier, Regional Adviser and Membership Secretary, RCPE


Chronic kidney disease in the era of realistic medicine
Dr Mark MacGregor, Renal Physician and Associate Medical Director, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
*an update on CKD classification * risks associated with CKD * how should we intervene in CKD?


What should the doctor know about ethics in modern medicine?
Dr Al Dowie, Senior University Teacher in Medical Ethics and Law, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow
* does the individual patient or does the patient population hold greater ethical status? * should lifelong, highly expensive therapies be provided by the NHS? * do the societal implications of proposed assisted suicide legislation outweigh the consequences?



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Online booking for this event closes on Monday 27 February 2017 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Assistant (see below).

Registration fee


Standard fee


Undergraduate Medical Students


Miss Fiona MacDougall
Education Assistant
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3680
FAX: + 44 (0)131 220 4393

Email: f.macdougall@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 and Contact Details page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Where appropriate, certificates of attendance will be provided for collection on the day. Uncollected certificates will be posted out after the event.

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

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 relevant member of RCPE staff (see Fees and Contact Details page 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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