Event Details

Book Now

Futuristic Medicine

RCPE Symposium Edinburgh

Date: Friday, 1 February 2019


Venue:

Queen Mother Conference Centre
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1JQ

Overview

Harnessing the potential of ‘Big Data’ and advances in basic science have seen medical knowledge advance rapidly in the last decade with significant progress being made in understanding the factors that underpin pathophysiology of important debilitating and devastating diseases.  

This progress is beginning to change the way we diagnose and classify disease and offer treatment that is tailored to the individual, not only because society faces the challenges of an ageing and potentially more frail population, but also as we aspire to explore more extreme environments including Space. 

The symposium will feature a scientific poster programme, providing an excellent opportunity to present current pre-clinical or clinical research exploring improvements in diagnosis or treatment. The winning entries will be selected by our keynote speakers. 

A formal call for abstracts will follow in due course.   We hope this exciting programme will be of interest to a range of clinicians and scientists, and look forward to seeing you there.

 

Organising Sub Committee
Dr Conor Maguire
Dr Peter Reid
Dr Andrew Chapman
Dr Fiona Chapman
 

 

Back to menu

Programme

Friday 1 February 2019

09.00

Registration and Coffee

09.25

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - To boldly go ......

Chair: Dr Sue Pound, Consultant in Care of the Older Person, NHS Fife

09.30

Healthcare in the 4th industrial revolution
Professor Andrew Morris, Professor of Medicine and Vice-Principal, Data Science, University of Edinburgh
*the size of the challenge *the tools for the job  *the prospect for change

10.00

Lighting up the lung
Professor Kev Dhaliwal, Professor of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology, Centre for Inflammation Research, University of Edinburgh
*interdisciplinary team science *translational biophotonics  *next-generation interventional medicine

10.30

Talk title tbc
Speaker details tbc
*bullet point 1 *bullet point 2  *bullet point 3

11.00

Coffee / tea

Session 2 - To repair, renew and replace

Chair: Dr Conor Maguire, Director of Education, RCPE

11.30

Talk title tbc
Speaker details tbc
*bullet point 1 *bullet point 2  *bullet point 3

12.00


Parkinson's - from the clinic to lab to clinic
Professor Roger Barker, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
*disease heterogeneity and implications for treatment *novel therapies

12.30

Tissue regeneration and repair - from the petri dish to the bedside
Professor Sue Kimber, Professor of Stem Cells and Development, Faculty of Biology and Health, University of Manchester
*stem cells *clinical cell-based therapy  *future of organ transplantation

13.00

Lunch

Session 3 - A future foretold

Chair: Professor Derek Bell  OBE, President, RCPE

13.45

STANLEY DAVIDSON MEDAL LECTURE
The prospects for personalised medicine
Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, David Weatherall Chair of Medicine  and NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool
*current paradigms *the genetic therapeutic interface *the abolition of adverse effects

14.30

The genetic determinants of disease - lessons from the UK Biobank
Professor Cathie Sudlow, Head of Centre for Medical Informatics, UK Biobank
*the size of the resource *the impact todate  *the prospects for  treatment and cure

15.00

Coffee / tea

Session 4 - Future threats

Chair: Dr Peter Reid, Assistant Director (Symposia), RCPE

15.30

Talk title tbc
Speaker details tbc
*bullet point 1 *bullet point 2  *bullet point 3

16.00

Talk title tbc
Speaker details tbc
*bullet point 1 *bullet point 2  *bullet point 3

16.30

Tackling the ageing demographic for the future
Professor Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology, University of Oxford
*the challenges of longevity: medical, social and psychological

17.00

Closing remarks
Professor Tom Mackay, Vice-President, RCPE

 

 

Back to menu

Fees

Online booking for this event closes on Thursday 31 January 2019 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until 3 January 2019.

Registration fees

 

Early Bird fee
until 3/1/2019

Fee
from 4/1/2019

Standard fee

£169

£199

RCPE Fellow

£109

£139

RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member

£109

£139

Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student

£84

£114

Retired FRCPE, including lunch

£30

£30

Retired FRCPE, no lunch

£0

£0

Medical student

£15

£15

Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Event 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 Event 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 Event Co-ordinator.

Free places

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Event 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 Event Co-ordinator for your free place.

Back to menu

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 confirmed attendance on-line and completed feedback post-event.

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. 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.

Back to menu

Bookmark and Share