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Regional Symposium: Dundee

RCPE Regional Symposium Dundee

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018


Gannochy Lecture Theatre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School


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, Dundee is free to attend and has been organised by Dr Kathleen White.

The Marjorie Robertson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Mary Porteous, and topics covered on the day will include genetics, heart failure, osteoporosis, drug injection infection, and sleep.

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Wednesday 14 February 2018


Registration and Lunch


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

Session 1

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


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

How geneticists classify and interpret genetic variants
Professor Mary Porteous ,SE Scotland Genetic Service, Western General hospital, Edinburgh
*Clinical scenarios to illustrate key issues * guidance on how to work with genetic data in a mainstream setting.


Management of heart failure
Dr Abdallah Al-Mohammad, Consultant Cardiologist, South Yorkshire Cardiothoracic Centre, Northern General Hospital, Trent
*Neuro-endocrine hypothesis in heart failure * heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction * heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction


Coffee / tea

Session 2

Chair: Dr Kathleen White, Consultant Neurologist, NHS Tayside


Osteoporosis investigation and treatment
Dr Andrew Gallacher, Consultant in Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
*Definition * investigation and treatment * atypical fractures and osteochondrosis of the jaw


Infections in people who inject drugs on the “acute medical take”.
Dr Nikolas Rae, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, NHS Tayside
*common presentations of infections in people who inject drug * the investigation and management for the generalist


Sleep, from the South Pole to Outer Space:
Dr Ian Morrison, Consultant Neurologist, NHS Tayside
* overview of sleep * risks of sleep deprivation


Coffee / tea


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Admission is free. A complimentary lunch will only be available to those who register in advance.

For any further information - please contact (see below).

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

TEL: +44 (0)131 247 3639
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

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 relevant member of RCPE staff (see Fees and Contact Details page 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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