Programme

Welcome to our interactive 2-day programme. 

Please note that the programme is split by day. To get started, select a tab to browse the sessions.

9.30am

Welcome and introduction

Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates


Rheumatology

Chair: Michelle Chapman, vice president, Faculty of Physician Associates

Acute stroke

Chair: Amy Tullin, chief physician associate, Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust

Dermatology

Chair: Sam Hughes, lead physician associate, Care Collaborative Primary Care Network

9.40am

Just listen to the patient, they are telling you the diagnosis

Dr Jamie Thoroughgood, specialist registrar in rheumatology, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Stroke: from thrombolysis call to recovery

Rosie Wright, Physician associate in stroke, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

An introduction to hair and nail disease

Dr Sonia Sharma, ST5 specialist registrar in dermatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.10amQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
Question and answer session
10.20am

Comfort break




The PA regulation road map

Chair: Kate Straughton

Psychiatry

Chair: Frances Leach, lead physician associate in acute and urgent care psychiatry, Springfield University Hospital

Research for PAs

Chair: Mikaela Carey, physician associate in urology, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.30am

Regulating physician associates

Clare Barton, assistant director for medical associate professions, General Medical Council

New psychoactive substances

Dr Derek Tracy, medical director, West London NHS Trust

Physician associates in research

Silothabo Dliso, physician associate in paediatric clinical research, Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust



 11.00am Question and answer session

Working with long-term conditions to help people reclaim their lives

Professor Chris Williams, emeritus professor of psychosocial psychiatry, University of Glasgow

Demystifying academic writing for PAs

Kate Bascombe, physician associate in general practice and deputy course director MPAS, St George's, University of London and member, editorial board of Future Healthcare Journal

Laura Chenevert, physician associate, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, USA

11.30am
Question and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
12.00pm

Comfort break




Equality and diversity (in the PA world)

Chair: Amy Perrott, senior lecturer and physician associate, St George's, University of London

Gastroenterology/digestive disorders

Chair: Michelle Chapman, vice president. Faculty of Physician Associates

PAs and primary care

Chair: Mohammed Hussain, lead physician associate in primary care and programme lead, MPAS, University of Bradford

12.10pm

Workforce Race Equality Standard

Professor Anton Emmanuel, lead, Workforce Race Equality Standard, NHS England

Medical implications and management of eating disorders

Dr Tahir Akbar, consultant gastroenterologist, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Early diagnosis of cancer

Dr Pawan Randev, primary care lead and general practitioner, East Midlands Cancer Alliance 

 12.40pm Diversity, equality, and inclusivity for PAs

Debbie Jegede, physician associate representative, RCP diversity and inclusion group and physician associate in emergency medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Bloody bowels – an introduction into inflammatory bowel disease

Tom Addison, physician associate in gastroenterology, Swansea Bay University Health Board

 
1.10pmQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
1.30pm

Lunch




Insight into COVID-19

Chair: Pauline Weir, physician associate, Thurrock Health Centre, College Health Ltd

Surgery/cancer care

Chair: Mikaela Carey, physician associate in urology. St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatrics (and PAs)

Chair: Frances Leach, lead physician associate in acute and urgent care psychiatry, Springfield University Hospital

2.30pm

Long COVID – a growing public health and clinical challenge

Dr Shamil Haroon, associate professior in public health, University of Birmingham

Dr Navjeet Mangat, GP partner, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Breast surgery

Thalia Picton Scott, physician associate, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatric dermatology

Dr Anja Weidmann, consultant dermatologist, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

 3.00pm

COVID-19 and the RECOVERY trial

Dr Tanveer Khalid, respiratory consultant, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Colorectal cancer (and mimics)

Mr Wal Baraza, consultant general and colorectal surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Common conditions seen in neonatology

Hannah Tapping-Upton, physician associate, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Eleanor Adams, physician associate, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

3.30pmQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
4.00pm Comfort break


Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender medicine

Chair: Amy Tullin, chief physician associate, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Respiratory medicine

Chair: Debbie Jegede, physician associate representative, RCP diversity and inclusion group and physician associate in emergency medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Women's health

Chair: Kate Straughton president, Faculty of physician associates

4.10pm

LGBTQI health and care

Dr Duncan Shrewsbury, senior lecturer in primary care, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Introduction to pulmonary hypertension

Dan Woosey, lead physician associate, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Acute medical problems in pregnancy

Dr Anita Banerjee, obstetric physician in diabetes and endocrinology and GIM consultant, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 

 4.40pm

Transgender health

Ben Goude, physician associate, East Bridgford Medical Centre 

Lung transplantation

Dr Anna Reed, consultant in respiratory and transplant medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

A simple case of PV bleeding? 

Dr Laura Rickett, GP and lecturer, Birmingham Medical School

5.10pmQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
5.45pm

Closing remarks

Michelle Chapman, vice president, FPA

5.50pm Close of day 1

Please note that any presentations shown at this event have been produced by the individual speakers. As such they are not owned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of, the RCP.

9.30am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Andrew Goddard, president, RCP


Medicines management

Chair: Mohammed Hussian, lead physician associate in primary care and programme lead, MPAS, University of Bradford

X-rays and interpretation for PAs

Chair: Amy Tullin, chief physician associate, Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust


9.40am

Medicines management

Dr V-Lin Cheong, Consultant pharmacist, elderly and interfaces of care, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

How to think about x-rays

Patrick Thies, physician associate, Royal Orthopeadic Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.10amQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
10.20am

Comfort break




Exploring health inequalities

Chair: Jamie Saunders, Physician associate in haematology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and board member, Faculty of Physician Associates

Interventional radiology

Chair: Mikaela Carey, physician associate in urology, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Interactive workshop
10.30am

An introduction to health inequalities and why they matter to people who care about people

Dr James Matheson, chair, Health Inequalities Standing Group, Royal College of General Practitioners


Introduction to interventional radiology

Lottie Lewis, physician associate, St George's NHS Foundation Trust

Portfolios and other opportunities – what do FPA members want?

Alexandra Chase, board member, FPA

 11.00am

What we can do about health inequalities: practical approaches to addressing causes and consequences of health inequity we can all apply.

Dr James Matheson

The role of interventional radiology in the acutely unwell patient

Dr Mike Gonsalves, interventional radiologist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 
11.30am

Discussion: health equity and the struggle for social justice

Dr James Matheson and Dr Richard Ayres, Health Inequalities Standing Group, Royal College of General Practitioners

Question and answer session
12.00pm

Comfort break




Endocrine/diabetes

Chair: Debbie Jegede, physician associate representative, RCP diversity and inclusion group and physician associate in emergency medicine, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Vulnerable individuals - safeguarding and advanced care planning (it's ReSPECT)

Chair: Sam Hughes, lead physician associate, Care Collaborative Primary Care Network

Interactive workshop
12.10pm

Navigating the post-metformin

Dr Kevin Fernando, GP partner and GP with specialist interest in diabetes and medical education, North Berwick Health Centre


Adverse childhood experiences and domestic abuse and the implications post-COVID

Sophie Helyer, specialist nurse safeguarding children, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Harriet Lewis-Henery, physician associate in emergency medicine, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Exploring the pressures of being a PA and how the FPA can help

Kate Straughton, president, FPA

Jenna Donaldson, communications, FPA

 12.40pm

Type 2 diabetes in primary care

Pauline Weir, physician associate, Thurrock Health Centre, College Health Ltd

ReSPECT - what does it mean to you?

Dr Sinead Henderson, consultant physician, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

 
1.10pmQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
1.30pm

Lunch



1.45pm

Sponsored symposium by PATH: locum and employment opportunities in primary care for all physician associates

Nick Mattick, PATH Group

Sam Williams, locum team lead, Your-PATH

Pippa Hussey, lead physician associate, PATH first triage




The PA regulation road map continued

Chair: Jamie Saunders, Physician associate in haematology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and board member, Faculty of Physician Associates

Emergency medicine

Chair: Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates


2.30pm

Professionalism for PAs

David Round, MAPs standards policy officer, General Medical Council

Howard Lewis, regional liaison adviser for the South East, General Medical Council

Identification, assessment, and treatment of facial traumas

Steve Sager, PA and senior lecturer, Ulster University

 3.10pm

The proposed journey to prescribing for physician associates

Neil Howie, physician associate and senior lecturer, University of Worcester

Exploring burns

Heather Gray, PA, NHS Grampian

3.40pmQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
4.00pm

Comfort break




Cardiology

Chair: Alex Chase, physician associate, lecturer and board member, Faculty of Physician Associates

Renal medicine

Chair: Amy Perrott, senior lecturer and physician associate, St George's, University of London


4.10pm

Management of acute coronary syndromes

Dr Adesh Ramsewak, consultant cardiologist, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Acute kidney injury

Dr Bassam Alchi, consultant nephrologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4.40pmQuestion and answer sessionQuestion and answer session
4.50pm

FPA awards and FPA poster competition - winners announced

Kate Straughton and Michelle Chapman

5.20pm 

Closing remarks

Kate Straughton and Michelle Chapman

5.30pm Close of conference

Please note that any presentations shown at this event have been produced by the individual speakers. As such they are not owned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of, the RCP.

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