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58th St Andrew's Day: Updates on Acute Medicine

RCPE Symposium Edinburgh

Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Friday, 30 November 2018


Venue:

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

The St Andrew’s Day Festival Symposium is the highlight of the RCPE’s educational year and brings together a vast array of international leaders covering the breadth of medicine and its specialties. The symposium will be of great interest to clinicians from all areas including those involved with acute and general medicine, emergency medicine and those physicians who require updates on advances outside their own specialty. The programme will also be relevant to doctors at all levels of training, general practitioners, specialist nurse practitioners and allied health professionals as it will touch on the dilemmas that face us all.

Dr Matt Thomas
Chair, Organising Committee
 

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Programme

Thursday 29 November

09.00

Registration and Coffee

09.25

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

Session 1 - Education

Chair: TBC

09.30

Training for "generation me"
Dr Kim Walker, Director of the  Foundation School, NHS Education for Scotland
* how education has changed * how to change with it * how to remain current

09.55

Lessons from mortality reviews
Dr Allen Hutchinson, Emeritus Professor in Public Health, University of Sheffield
* National Mortality Case Record Review (NMCRR) * safety and quality review * information for local improvement

10.20

How to develop resilient acute physicians
Dr Mark Stacey, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospital Wales and Associate Dean, Wales Deanery 
* improving resilience and performance  * lessons from Medical Trauma & Resilience Training (MEDTRiM) * managing high stress levels  and strategies to support both you and your colleagues

10.45

Coffee / tea

Session 2 - Safety

Chair: Dr Ian Donald, Consultant in Old Age Medicine, Gloucester Royal Hospital

11.10

Investigate without prejudice
Mr Keith Conradi, Chief Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
* learning from other professions * how to protect yourself

11.40

SIR JAMES CAMERON LECTURE 
Chair: Professor Derek Bell OBE, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Getting it right first time (GIRFT)
Professor Tim Briggs, National Director of Quality and Efficiency & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Middlesex
* how to GIRFT * translating surgical lessons into medicine* is it all about money?

12.25

RCPE President and award of medals tbc

12.45

Lunch

Session 3 - Is hospital the right place?

Chair: Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine,  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

13.45

Equality in health care
Dr Moira Connolly, Consultant Psychiatrist, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow
* multimorbidity in mental health * inequalities in health care * improving physical health in mental illness

14.10

Hospital at home
Dr Scott Ramsay, Consultant Geriatrician, St John’s Hospital, Livingston
* managing risk in older patients * anticipatory care planning * keeping carers on board

14.35

Ambulatory care
Dr Naomi Fox, Consultant Geriatrician, Poole Hospital
* pushing at boundaries - age, diagnoses and professional * cost effectiveness

15.00

Coffee / tea

Session 4 - Specialist tricks every generalist should know 

Chair: Dr Johanne Simpson, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

15.30

Hepatology
Dr Gillian Bain, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
* abnormal liver function tests * liver screen * abdominal ultrasound

15.50

Toxicology - what is your poison?
Dr Euan Sandilands, Consultant in Clinical Toxicology & Acute Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
* toxidromes in clinical assessment * common poisoning scenarios 

16.10

Psychiatry
Dr Stephen Potts, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
* when is restraint appropriate * when do we need the court * assessing capacity

16.30

Acute hyperglycaemia - a case based story
Dr Hannah Robertson, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
* stress hyperglycaemia? * diabetic ketoacidosis * hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state

16.50

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Friday 30 November

09.00

Registration and Coffee

Session 1 - Environment and art 

Chair: Dr Richard Day, Retired Physician and painter, Poole

09.30

Dementia friendly environments
Professor Emma Reynish, Professor of Dementia Research, University of Stirling
* evidence * practice * placement

10.10

The arts and dementia
Professor Tom Dening, Professor of Dementia Research, University of Nottingham
* lessons from the Arts and Dementia (TAnDem) 

10.45

Coffee / tea

Session 2 - A world of education 

Chair: Professor Sunil Bhandari, Consultant Nephrologist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School

11.10

(Live webstream lecture from India)
All that's diabetes in the young is not Type 1 - insights into differential diagnosis
Professor Nihal Thomas, Professor Endocrinology and Diabetes, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
*  

11.45

(Live webstream lecture from Hong Kong)
Does white matter disease matter?
Professor Vincent Mok, Professor of Neurology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, China
* how to measure frailty * putting evidence into practice

12.20

Lunch & RCPE Annual General Meeting (for Fellows & Members of RCPE)

Session 3 - “Man v machine” or “man and machine”

Chair: Dr Manjit Cartlidge, Clinical Research Fellow, Edinburgh

13.30

The role of apps for clinician and patient
Dr Rupert Page, Consultant Neurologist, Poole Hospital
* how to choose a good app * evidence that they help * pitfalls

13.55

Building a living hospital  - how to deploy advanced technology in healthcare
Mr Iain Hennessey, Clinical Director of Innovation, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool
* benefits and risks of technology * managing information governance with non NHS IT

14.20

Coffee / tea

Session 4 - Specialist tricks every generalist should know 

Chair: Dr Clare Bostock, Consultant Geriatrician,  Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

14.40

Cardiology
Dr Anne Scott, Consultant Cardiologist, Borders General Hospital, Melrose
* negative troponin * type 2 myocardial infarction * invasive or non-invasive investigation

15.00

Endocrinology
Dr Stephanie Baldeweg, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University College London
* endocrine emergencies * initial investigation * management

15.20

Gastroenterology
Dr Nick Church, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
* upper gastrointestinal series versus bleeding * risk stratifying * treatment strategies

15.40

Neurology
Dr John Paul Leach, Consultant Neurologist, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
* patterns of weakness * causes * investigations

16.00

Respiratory
Dr William McConnell, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Dorset  County Hospital
* the breathless non-smoker * different causes of interstitial lung disease * updates in treatment

16.20

Close

 

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 27 November but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Symposium Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Wednesday 31 October. Fees are per day.

Registration fees

 

Early Bird fee per day
until Wednesday 31 October

Fee per day
from Thursday 1 November

Standard fee

£169

£199

RCPE Fellow

£109

£139

RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member

£109

£139

Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student

£84

£114

Retired FRCPE, including lunch

£30

£30

Retired FRCPE, no lunch

£0

£0

Medical student

£15

£15

Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Symposium Co-ordinator as some discretion may be available.

Collegiate and Associate Members of the RCPE in clinical research posts may be eligible for funding - please contact the Symposium Co-ordinator for further information.

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 Symposium Co-ordinator.

Free places

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Symposium 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 visit our website for instructions on how to join, and then apply to the Symposium Co-ordinator for your free place.

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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.

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.

Access

As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the conference centre and Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

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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