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Regional Symposium: Northern Ireland

RCPE Regional Symposium Belfast

Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Venue:

Crowne Plaza Hotel
117 Milltown Road
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 David Comer and will include the Sir John Crofton Lecture which will be delivered by Dr Rahul Mukerjee, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Sleep and Ventilation Physician, Birmingham Heartland Hospital.

Topics from the day will include haematology, respiratory, endocrinology and nephrology.

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Programme

Wednesday 16 May 2018

09.00

Registration and Coffee

09.25

Welcome
by Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1

Chair: Dr David Comer, Northern Ireland Regional Adviser, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

09.30

Anticoagulating the challenged!
Dr Gary Benson, Consultant Haematologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

10.10

End of life care in hospital
Dr Conn Haughey, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Western Health and Social Care Trust

10.50

Management of hypercholesterolaemia in the PCSK-9 era
Dr Paul Hamilton, Specialty Registrar in Chemical Pathology (Metabolic Medicine), Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

11.30

Coffee / tea

Session 2

Chair: Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

12.00

SIR JOHN CROFTON LECTURE 
Chair: Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Role of home mechanical ventilation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Dr Rahul Mukerjee, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Sleep and Ventilation Physician, Birmingham Heartland Hospital

13.00

Lunch

Session 3

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

14.00

President’s Update
Dr Thomas Mackay, Vice President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

14.30

Inpatient Diabetes Management
Dr Anthony Lewis, Consultant Endocrinologist,  Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

15.10

Coffee / tea

15.30

Reducing the flow of diabetic kidney disease
Professor Peter Maxwell, Consultant Nephrologist, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

16.10

Discussion

16.30

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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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