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Regional Symposium: Northern Ireland

RCPE Regional Symposium Belfast

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Venue:

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Old Shaw's Bridge
Belfast
BT8 7XP

Overview

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 Northern Ireland has been organised by Dr Hamish Courtney and will include the Dr Ella Pringle Lecture which will be delivered by Professor Peter Passmore, Queen's University Belfast.

Topics from the day will include gastroenterology, respiratory, care of the elderly and hepatology.

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Programme

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

Wednesday 17 May 2017

08.30

Registration and Coffee

08.55

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

Session 1

Chair: Dr Hamish Courtney, Northern Ireland Regional Adviser, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

09.00

Adult Congenital Heart Disease on the medical take-in?
Dr Chris Lockhart, Cardiology, Belfast HSCT

09.35

Osteoporosis - old challenges and new opportunities
Dr John Lindsay, Endocrinology, Belfast HSCT

10.10

Talk title - TBA
Speaker details - TBA

10.40

Coffee / tea

Session 2

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

11.00

Innovations in Community Care of the Elderly
Amanda Crawford, Supported Living, Belfast Regional Manager

11.35

DR ELLA PRINGLE LECTURE TITLE
Chair: President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Talk title - TBA
Professor Peter Passmore, Ageing and Geriatric Medicine, Queen's University Belfast

12.20

Lunch

Session 3

Chair: Dr Albert McNeill, Council Member, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

13.05

President's Update
Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

13.35

New innovations in emphysema and COPD management
Dr Paul McKeagney, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Belfast

14.15

A personal journey in quality improvement
Dr Cathy Jack, Medical Director, Belfast HSCT

14.50

Coffee/ tea

Session 4

Chair: Dr David Comer, Respiratory Consultant, Mater Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

15.05

Hyponatraemia              
Dr Steven Hunter, Consultant Physician, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

15.40

Liver disease on the AMU
Speaker details - TBA

16.15

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Fees

Registration fees

Standard fee

£65

Retired Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh, Glasgow & London)

£40

Trainee

£20

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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 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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