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Regional Symposium: Midlands

RCPE Regional Symposium Midlands

Date: Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Postgraduate Centre
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Mindelsohn Way
B15 2TQ



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 is the fourth RCPE regional symposium in the Midlands.

This year's Regional Symposium, Midlands has been organised by Professor Gregory Lip, Dr Neeraj Bhala and Dr Leong Lee and topics covered on the day will include diabetes mellitus, cardiology, acute care and renal.

The Sir Derrick Melville Dunlop Lecture will be delivered by Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair, General Medical Council.

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Please note this programme has not been finalised and is subject to change

Wednesday 3 May 2017


Registration and Coffee


by President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - Diabetes mellitus (DM)

Chair: Dr Neeraj Bhala, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham


Diabetes mellitus – a national and global epidemic
Professor Wasim Hanif, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and University of Birmingham
*epidemiology and burden of DM *high risk groups


The metabolic syndrome – how has this shaped our thinking on obesity?
Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Professor of Medicine, University of Warwick
*definitions and WHO criteria * regional implications including ethnic variation * current and future therapies


Diabetes mellitus and obesity – insights from large-scale trials
Speaker details - TBA
* UK-Prospective Diabetes Studies * safety issues incl. glitazones * new therapies and future directions


Coffee / tea

Session 2 - Cardiology

Chair: Professor Gregory Lip, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham


Sudden cardiac death in athletes – to screen or not to screen?
Dr John Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham and Medical Advisor of the FA


Advances in cardiovascular intervention
Dr Leong Lee, Consultant Cardiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham City Hospital


Chair: President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
The state of medicine – how can we improve doctors’ morale and keep patients safe?
Professor Terence Stephenson, Chair, General Medicine Council
*General Medical Council * junior doctor and consultant morale* how do we continue to improve patient safety


Meet the President/Lunch

Session 3 - Acute care

Chair: Dr Leong Lee, Consultant Cardiologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham City Hospital


Seven day working
Dr R Mark Temple, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Birmingham
* observational evidence and systematic reviews * work-related practice *future implications for care


The future of hospital medicine: a view from a specialist valuing General (Internal) Medicine
Dr Rahul Mukherjee, Consultant Physician and  Hon. Sen. Clinical Lecturer, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
* supply and demand *exemplars in practice * research and innovation in the acute setting


Coffee / tea

Session 4 - Renal Medicine

Chair: Dr James Ferguson, Consultant Hepatologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham


Chronic kidney disease - state of the art
Professor Paul Cockwell, Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
*epidemiology * risk stratification * contemporary management for the generalist


Acute kidney injury
Dr Vijayan Suresh, Consultant Nephrology, Heartlands Hospital
* burden of AKI in the UK * clinical cases




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Registration fees


Standard fee




RCPE Fellow/Member


Reduced fee for GIM Trainees


Student/ Retired


Medical student - the £15 deposit will be refunded to those students who attend the event. It will not be refunded to students who register but do not show.

Helen Elliott
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,

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

Email: h.elliott@rcpe.ac.uk

Further details can be obtained from the Event Co-ordinator.


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Further Info

Directions to the Postgraduate Centre: http://www.conferences.uhb.nhs.uk/about-qehb/how-to-get-here-directions/

The venue is located slightly up the hill from the main hospital entrance.

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 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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