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58th St Andrew's Day - Live stream to Manchester

RCPE Symposium Manchester

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


Dalton Room
Manchester Innovation Centre
46-48 Grafton Street
M13 9XX


Live stream to Manchester

This site is for those interested in attending the symposium via live stream at the Dalton Room, Manchester Innovation Centre, 46-48 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9XX. 

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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Live stream to Manchester

This site is for those interested in attending the symposium via live stream at the Dalton Room, Manchester Innovation Centre, 46-48 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9XX. 

Thursday 29 November


Registration and Coffee


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

Session 1 - Education

Chair: Dr Hannah Skene, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London


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


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


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


Coffee / tea

Session 2 - Safety

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


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


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?


RCPE President and award of medals tbc



Session 3 - Is hospital the right place?

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


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


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


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


Coffee / tea

Session 4 - Specialist tricks every generalist should know 

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


Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Gillian Bain, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
* management of flares *when to admit *updates in treatment


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 


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


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



Friday 30 November


Registration and Coffee

Session 1 - Environment and art 

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


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


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


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


(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


(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


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


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


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


Coffee / tea

Session 4 - Specialist tricks every generalist should know 

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


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


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


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


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


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




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Live stream to Manchester

This site is for those interested in attending the symposium via live stream at the Dalton Room, Manchester Innovation Centre, 46-48 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9XX. 

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



RCPE Fellow



RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member



Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student



Retired FRCPE, including lunch



Retired FRCPE, no lunch



Medical student



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

Live stream to Manchester

This site is for those interested in attending the symposium via live stream at the Dalton Room, Manchester Innovation Centre, 46-48 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9XX. 

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 complete the online Feedback form after the symposium; full details will be available in the delegate pack. 

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


Directions and parking near the venue

The venue has excellent access to national and international travel links and is easily accessible by public transport.

Download map, directions and parking.

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