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Edinburgh International Course in Medicine of the Older Adult 2018

RCPE Course Edinburgh

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018 - Friday, 18 May 2018


Venue:

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

Overview

It is 40 years since we welcomed our first delegates to this course and we are delighted to invite you to join us in 2018. This five-day course is aimed at physicians from around the world who specialise, or have a major interest, in the care of older people. This year the course will be held in our historic Great Hall, and we will be focusing on the ‘geriatric giants’: 

  • Mobility
  • Cognition
  • Continence
  • Common comorbidities
  • Frailty

Of particular value to doctors at consultant or senior trainee level, the course includes update lectures by experts on topics of current and practical relevance, with frequent opportunities for interactive case-based learning. Places are limited, thus maximising opportunities for networking. The course also features a popular social programme including a welcome reception with tours of the historic College buildings and a guided bus tour of Edinburgh’s historic medical sites. Half-days on Wednesday and Friday allow delegates to explore and enjoy our beautiful city.
 

Please note: Wheelchair access to the College is extremely limited and whilst we are upgrading our buildings to improve access, it is advisable to contact the Education Coordinator (j.kirk@rcpe.ac.uk) before booking.

Professor Andrew Elder & Dr Conor Maguire,
Course Co-directors

 

 

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Programme

Monday 14 May – Mobility in the older patient

08.30

Registration and Coffee

08.55

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Chair: Dr John Davison, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Stroke 
Dr Fergus Doubal, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh & Consultant Stroke Physician, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

09.45

Optimising care for in-patients with Parkinson's disease
Dr Conor Maguire, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

10.30

Coffee

11.00

Optimising mobility in Parkinson’s disease
Professor Lynn Rochester, Professor of Human Movement Science & Director of Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Newcastle University

11.45

Running a falls prevention service
Dr Andrew Davies, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, Sunderland Royal Hospital

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Syncope
Dr John Davison, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, Freeman Hospital & Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

14.15

Stiff and painful joints
Dr Elizabeth Murphy, Consultant Rheumatologist, Wishaw General Hospital, Wishaw

15.00

Tea

15.30

Neurological causes of immobility not to miss
Dr Richard Davenport, Consultant Neurologist, Western General Hospital & Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

16.15

Presentation to Brian Chapman Award winners

16.45

Welcome Reception & tour of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 

Tuesday 15 May – Cognition in the older patient

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction – Dr Conor Maguire, Course Director 

09.05

Common dementias
Alzheimer’s disease / Vascular dementia / Fronto-temporal dementia
Making the diagnosis / Differential diagnosis / Treatment options
Speaker tbc

09.50

Cognitive problems and parkinsonism
Parkinson’s Disease / Parkinson’s dementia / Lewy body dementia
Making the diagnosis / Management options
Professor Iracema Leroi, Professor of Clinical Dementia Research, University of Manchester 

10.30

Coffee

11.00

Delirium
Professor Alasdair MacLullich, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

11.45

What I need to know about cerebral imaging in cognition
Professor Andrew Farrall, Consultant Radiologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Epilepsy in the older adult: diagnosis and management
Dr Susan Duncan, Consultant Neurologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

14.15

Presentations by Brian Chapman Award winners

14.45

Tea

15.15

Case discussions by Dr Sara Ormerod, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham & Dr Ross Overshott, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Salford Royal Hospital

Diagnostic difficulties  with cognition

  • Is it dementia / depression / rare dementias / what tests point to what diagnosis?
  • What would you do next / what are management options?
  • Challenging cases and how to manage

Challenging behaviour

  • Older patients with preceding dementia / psychosis / delirium / aggression / agitation
  • Challenging cases and how to manage  

16.45

Close

19.00

Medical history tour by bus (optional) – departs 9 Queen Street

 

Wednesday 16 May – Continence in the older patient

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction – Professor Andrew Elder, Course Director, and Dr Rebecca Lee, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Faecal incontinence
Ms Mhairi Collie, Consultant in Colorectal Surgery, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

09.45

The prostate gland
Professor Alan McNeill, Consultant Urologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

10.30

Coffee

11.00

Continence in older females
Dr Julia Wilkens, Consultant Urogynaecologist, St John's Hospital, Livingston

11.45

Continence services
Ms Jacqueline Rees, Nurse Consultant for Continence Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

12.30

Lunch & close

13.30

[free afternoon]

 

Thursday 17 May – Common comorbidities in the older patient

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction – Dr Elizabeth MacDonald and Dr Latana Munang, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Hypertension and hyperlipidaemia
Professor Adrian Brady, Consultant Cardiologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

09.45

COPD
Dr Philip Short, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee & Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee

10.30

Coffee

11.00

Diabetes
Professor Mark Strachan, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

11.45

Heart failure
Dr Martin Denvir, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

12.30

Lunch

13.30

CKD
Dr Jane Goddard, Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

14.15

Presentations by Brian Chapman Award winners

14.45

40 years
Speaker tbc

15.00

Tea

15.30

Osteoporosis
Professor Stuart Ralston, Professor in Rheumatology, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

16.15

The multi-morbid patient
Speaker tbc

17.00

Close

19.30

Course dinner (optional)

 

Friday 18 May – Frailty

08.30

Registration and Coffee

09.00

Introduction – Dr Susan Pound, Course Organising Committee

09.05

Frailty, what is it?
Professor Avan Sayer, Director, National Institute for Health Research Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre & Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Newcastle University

09.45

Deprescribing in older people
Professor Denis O'Mahony, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, University College Cork & Cork University Hospital, Ireland

10.30

Coffee

11.00

Anticipatory care planning
Professor Robin Taylor, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire & Honorary Clinical Fellow, University of Edinburgh

11.45

Healthy ageing
Speaker tbc

12.30

Course evaluation time

12.45

Lunch

13.30

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Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 8 May 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 Sunday 15 April 2018.

Registration fees

 

Early Bird fee
until Sunday 15 April 2018

Fee
from Monday 16 April 2018

Full course (5 days)

£670

£720

Full course (including course dinner)

£720

£770

Part-course: Monday 14 May only

£200

£250

Part-course: Tuesday 15 May only

£200

£250

Part-course: Wednesday 16 May (1/2 day)

£100

£150

Part-course: Thursday 17 May only

£200

£250

Part-course: Friday 18 May (1/2 day)

£100

£150

Course dinner if attending part-course only (delegate or guest)

£50

£50

There is an opportunity for a doctor from a DfID priority country to compete for the Brian Chapman scholarship which covers the cost of course fees, accommodation and travel to attend this course.

For a downloadable registration form or further details, contact Josiane Kirk.

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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.

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 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 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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