Event Details

Scottish Society of Physicians 60th Annual Meeting

SSP Annual Meeting Edinburgh

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018 - Friday, 2 November 2018


Venue:

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Nicolson St
Edinburgh
EH8 9DW

Overview

The SSP welcome all to attend their 60th Annual Meeting, this year taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Please look at the programme. Highlights of the event include:

  • Dr Michael Williams – Liver transplantaion in Scotland
  • Dr Rahat Maitland – Acute medical emergencies in pregnancy
  • Professor Opinder Sahota – Managing older patients with fracture
  • Dr Susan Nimmo – Acute pain on medical wards
  • Dr Euan Sandilands – Best practice in acute poisoning
  • Dr Kevin Blyth – Pleural disease
  • Dr Jennifer Logue - Strategies to promote weight loss
  • Professor David Newby - Valvular heart disease

The 2018 Fitzgerald Peel Lecture entitled ‘Lung cancer - past, present and future' will be delivered by Professor Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Trainee session:

After a very successful session last year, this year's event will also have a dedicated trainee session. This is being led by Dr Ailsa Howie and Dr Vicky Tallentire Consultants in Acute Medicine at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and will focus on some key non-technical skills that are under-represented in medical training and yet essential to a successful and fulfilling working life. The facilitators ask that you bring an open mind, a willingness to engage and one or two examples of challenging interactions you have encountered at work.

Abstracts:
Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation. SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit.

The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and best student poster. Presenters of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be eligible for a travel grant to support presentation of the work at national or international meetings. Please notify any colleagues who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

To submit an abstract, please complete the submission form and return it to ssp.admin@rcpe.ac.uk by Friday 27 July 2018.

Activities in Edinburgh:

If you are staying in Edinburgh after the event or bringing a partner with you, the SSP has collated a list of local attractions which may be of interest.

Stephanie Hough,
Society Administrator
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3687
FAX: + 44 (0)131 220 4393

Email: ssp.admin@rcpe.ac.uk

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Programme

Day 1 Thursday 1 November 2018

10.15

Trainee registration

10.30

Trainee session
Facilitated by Dr Vicky Tallentire and Dr Ailsa Howie, Consultants in Acute Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

12.00

All other delegates registration, lunch, exhibition & poster viewing

12.45

Scottish Society of Physicians Annual General Meeting (SSP members only)

13.15

Welcome and Happy 60th Birthday to the Scottish Society of Physicians
Professor Mark Strachan, President, Scottish Society of Physicians

Session 1

Chair: tbc

13.35

Valvular heart disease  - a medical or surgical problem?
Professor David Newby, Professor of Cardiology, University of Edinburgh

14.05

Acute medical emergencies in pregnancy
Dr Rahat Maitland, Consultant Endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow

14.35

Liver transplantation in Scotland
Dr Michael Williams, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

15.05

Coffee / tea & poster viewing

Session 2

Chair: Chair details tbc

16.00

Improving the care of older people admitted to hospital with fractures
Professor Opinda Sahota, University of Nottingham

16.30

Managing acute pain on medical wards – how can we do it better?
Dr Susan Nimmo, Consultant Anaesthetist and Acute Pain Specialist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

17.00

FITZGERALD PEEL LECTURE
Chair: President, Scottish Society of Physicians
Lung cancer – past, present and future
Professor Marianne Nicholson, Consultant Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

17.45

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19.00

Society drinks reception & dinner

After dinner speaker: Mr Simon Patterson Brown, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

 

Day 2 Friday 2 November 2018

09.00

Registration, coffee, poster & exhibition viewing

Session 3

Chair: Chair details tbc

09.30

How can we get people to lose weight – lifestyle, drugs or surgery?
Dr Jennifer Logue, Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow

10.00

Acute poisoning - an update on best practice for common presentations
Dr Euan Sandilands, Consultant Toxicologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

10.30

Modern approaches to management of pleural disease
Dr Kevin Blyth, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow

11.00

Coffee / tea & poster viewing

Session 4 - Scientific Abstracts

Chair: Chair details tbc

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Session 5 - Award of presentations

Chair: Professor Mark Strachan, President, Scottish Society of Physicians

12.45

Award of Fitzgerald Peel and poster prizes

13.00

Lunch

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Fees

The registration form, including details of fees, is currently being finalised and will be available on the website shortly. If you require further information in the meantime, please contact

Stephanie Hough,
Society Administrator
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3687
FAX: + 44 (0)131 220 4393

Email: ssp.admin@rcpe.ac.uk

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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 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.

Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation. SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit.

The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and best student poster. Presenters of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be eligible for a travel grant to support presentation of the work at national or international meetings. Please notify any colleagues who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

To submit an abstract, please complete the submission form and return it to ssp.admin@rcpe.ac.uk by Friday 27 July 2018.

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