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Regional Symposium: Aberdeen

RCPE Regional Symposium Aberdeen

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2017


Suttie Centre
University of Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD


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 year's Regional Symposium in Aberdeen, is free to attend, and has been organised by Dr Robert Laing, Dr Hui Sian Tay, and Dr Graeme Currie.

The Jim Petrie Lecture will be delivered by Professor Stuart Ralston, ARC Chair of Rheumatology, University of Edinburgh, and the Clouston Memorial Trust Lecture by Dr Jon Stone, Consultant Neurologist, University of Edinburgh.

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Wednesday 29 March 2017


Registration and Coffee


by Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - Realgeriatrik - Real life considerations in the care of older people

Chair: Dr Hui Sian Tay, Speciality Trainee in Geriatric Medicine, Aberdeen Royal infirmary


Elder abuse - latest evidence and research
Dr Claudia Cooper, Consultant Psychiatrist, University College London
* What is elder abuse and how often does it happen? * How can health professionals identify and manage it? * What are the future directions in elder abuse research?


Parkinson’s disease - managing inpatient issues
Dr Richard Genever, Consultant Geriatrician, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
* How to approach reduced mobility* Dealing with hallucinations and confusion * How to manage Nil by Mouth situations


Coping with uncertainty - prescribing in the real world
Dr Martin Wilson, Consultant Geriatrician, Raigmore Hospital
*Patient specific goals v disease specific goals * Individualised medication choices * Getting to know efficacy of commonly used medications


Tea/ Coffee

Session 2 - Clouston Memorial Trust Lecture

Chair: Professsor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Chair: Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Functional disorders in neurology: turning a negative in to a positive
Dr Jon Stone, Consultant Neurologist and Honorary Reader in Neurology, University of Edinburgh



Session 3 - Exercise medicine and health

Chair: Professor Michael Greaves, Former Consultant Haematologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Former Head of College of Life Sciences and Medicine and Vice Principal, University of Aberdeen


What I learned running to the Sahara
Dr Andrew Murray, Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor, General Practitioner and Ultra Marathon Runner, Edinburgh


Exercise and cancer: movement matters
Dr Anna Campbell, Reader in Clinical Exercise Science, Edinburgh Napier University


Strategies to get the population moving
Dr Gregor Smith, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland and General Practitioner Glasgow


Coffee/ tea

Session 4 - Jim Petrie Lecture

Chair: Dr Karen Foster, President, Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society


Jim Petrie Lecture
Chair: Dr Karen Foster, President, Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society
Medicines regulation, past, present and future
Professor Stuart Ralston, ARC Chair of Rheumatology and Head of the School of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh






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

Admission is free. A complimentary lunch will only be available to those who register in advance.

If you require further information, please contact:

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 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.

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 local organiser 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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