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Medical Trainees' Conference 2018

RCPE Symposium The University Place, Manchester

Date: Friday, 26 January 2018


The University Place
University of Manchester
176 Oxford Road
M13 9QQ


Medical Trainees' Conference 2018

Our annual Medical Conference for Trainees organised by the Trainees & Members' Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh will be held at University Place, University of Manchester, on Friday 26 January 2018.

Our programme features a wide range of medical updates in general internal medicine (GIM) and topics will include: radiology, respiratory medicine, haematology, Parkinson’s disease and dermatology when in the acute receiving unit.

This exciting programme also includes our 44th Sir John Halliday Croom Lecture and a Keynote Lecture with a panel discussion covering issues relating to changes in training within hospital medicine and how to avoid doctor burnout. This will provide a unique opportunity to discuss issues with and question those who can directly influence medical training.  

Applications are now being accepted for the 44th Croom Lecture Medal and the Clinical Lesson Sessions at this event. The deadline for submissions has been extended until Sunday 10 December 2017. Full details of each of the prizes are available by clicking on the links.



We look forward to welcoming you to a great day of medical education in Manchester.

Dr Jennifer Lees
Chair, Organising Subcommittee
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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Friday 26 January 2018


Registration and Coffee


Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh & Dr marcu Lyall, Co-Chair of the Trainees & Members' Committee, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

09.25 Overview
Professor Ian Greer, Vice President and Dean, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester & Director, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre

Session 1

Chair: TBC


Medical Haematology: Breaking blood
Dr James Russell, SpR in Haematology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
*haemolysis and haemolytic anaemia *recognising HUS/TTP *when to use blood products


Parkinsonian puzzles
Dr  Conor Maguire, Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
*the acutely agitated patient with Parkinson's disease *drug reactions *what to do when a patient is 'nil by mouth'


Radiology Quiz
Speaker TBC
*cases to include XR’s CT’s and MR’s


Coffee & poster viewing

Session 2



Reducing doctor burnout

Dr Michael Farquhar, Consultant in Children's Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children's Hospital


Improving flexibility in training 
Panel Members will include:
Dr Michael Farquhar, Consultant in Children's Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children's Hospital Professor Jane Mamelok, Postraduate Dean, Health Education England, Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh &
Dr Marcus Lyall, Co-chair of the Trainees & Members' Committee, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh



Session 3 - 44th Croom Lecture

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


Speaker & Talk TBC

Session 4

Chair: TBC


Red skin: when to call the dermatologist
Dr Anja Weidmann, Consultant Dermatologist, Salford RoyalHospital NHS Trust
*dermatological emergencies *the skin and systemic disease *who needs admission?


Haemoptysis: minor or massive?
Dr Anne Jones, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
*respiratory vs ENT *when to admit *anticoagulation for PE?


De-mystifying myoclonus
Dr Russell Hewett, Consultant Neurologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
*what is it? *positive/negative *treatment



Session 5 - Clinical Lessons

Chair: TBC


Clinical Lessons x 3
Speakers TBC


The RCPE College Journal Prize, Sponsored by the Senior Fellows’ Club
Chair: Professor Anthony Seaton, Chair of the Senior Fellows’ Club,  Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Missed opportunities to diagnose syphilis prior to the development of sight-losing uveitis
Dr John Widdrington, Clinical Research Fellow & SpR in Infectious Diseases


Presentation of prizes - Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh





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Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 23 January 2018 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Wednesday 3 January 2018

Registration fees


Early Bird Fee
until Wednesday 3 January 2018

from Thursday 4 January 2018

Standard fee



Collegiate /Associate / Foundation Members NOT a member of the RCPE



RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member



Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student



Retired FRCPE, including lunch



Retired FRCPE, no lunch



Medical student




Trainees – Scotland Deanery medical specialty trainees can attend any number of eligible symposia for a one-off payment from their study leave budget (block grant scheme).

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

Free places

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Event Co-ordinator.

Refugee doctors – free places are available to refugee doctors who are Associate Members of the College. Associate Membership for refugee doctors is available free of charge. Please email g.mcalister@rcpe.ac.uk to join as an Associate Member, and then apply to the Event Co-ordinator for your free place.

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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, healthcare 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 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.

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit these 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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