#FPAConf23

Programme

The full programme has been designed by physician associates (PAs) to guide, support and educate the profession. Get ready to explore the future of medicine from a PAs perspective.

Each programme is unique to its venue and all delegates will gain online on-demand access to all of the presentations.

All delegates can obtain a maximum of up to 23 CPD credits whether attending the conference in person in either location or when catching up on-demand. The number of credits each session is worth can be seen below the talk description.

Please note, all speakers' views are their own. We are committed to audio captioning and captions are available on each video. However, please be aware that in some instances these have been auto-generated. 

9:00am - Welcome
9:15am
9.15am - 10.00am

The gut-microbiome-brain axis

This session reviews the link between our gut microbes, our cognition and our mental health.


1 CPD credit
Chair Jamie Saunders
Jamie Saunders
President, Faculty of Physician Associates
Speaker Dr Charlotte Marriott
Dr Charlotte Marriott
Consultant psychiatrist and certified lifestyle medicine physician
10:00am - Comfort break
10:30am
10.30am - 11.00am

Don’t go breaking my heart

Recap your knowledge on arrhythmias and their management. 

½ CPD credit
Chair Jamie Saunders
Jamie Saunders
President, Faculty of Physician Associates
Speaker Dan Meehan
Dan Meehan
PA in emergency medicine
10.30am - 11.00am

Ophthalmology pearls for non-ophthalmologists

An update on eye health and management of eye disease.

½ CPD credit
Chair Amy Donaldson-Perrott
Amy Donaldson-Perrott
Faculty of Physician Associates, education committee chair
Speaker  Dr Sunil Mamtora
Dr Sunil Mamtora
Opthamology Registrar (ST6)
11:00am
11.00am - 11.30am

"All in a spin" - the approach to the vertigo patient

A review of the best approaches to a dizzy patient.

½ CPD credit
Chair Jamie Saunders
Jamie Saunders
President, Faculty of Physician Associates
Speaker Dr James Gray
Dr James Gray
PA course Director/GP
On-demand

Cultivating a culture of research

Be inspired by the world of Physician Associate research and how you can get involved. Unfortunately Professor Rosenberg could not join us on site, but he kindly provided this pre-recorded talk for online delegates.

1 CPD credit
Speaker Professor William Rosenberg
Professor William Rosenberg
Deputy medical director, NIHR Clinical Research Networks
11:30am - Comfort break
11:45am
11.45am - 12.30pm

Endoscopy training for PAs

Hear from PAs training in endoscopy and from the British Society of Gastroenterology.   

1 CPD credit
Speaker Asem Ismail
Asem Ismail
Senior physician associate in gastroenterology; lecturer in physician associate studies
Speaker Diane O’Meara
Diane O’Meara
Co-lead physician associate lecturer
Speaker Dr Roisin Bevan
Dr Roisin Bevan
Consultant gastroenterologist
11.45am - 12.30pm

An update on regulation and legislation – the General Medical Council and the Department of Health and Social Care

An opportunity to ask questions and hear the latest on PA regulation and the journey through legislation. Please note, this session was only recorded in London. This is available to view via the auditorium. 
 
Chair Jamie Saunders
Jamie Saunders
President, Faculty of Physician Associates
Speaker Helen Arrowsmith
Helen Arrowsmith
Programme manager, General Medical Council
Speaker Jon Stones
Jon Stones
Department of Health and Social Care
12:30pm - Lunch break
1:45pm
1.45pm - 2.30pm

Deaf Awareness 101- understanding and applying clinical deaf awareness

Listen to a deaf doctor talk about improving your communication with deaf patients and colleagues.

1 CPD credit
Chair Silothabo Dliso
Silothabo Dliso
Faculty of Physician Associates research committee, chair
Speaker Dr Natasha Wilcock
Dr Natasha Wilcock
Palliative care fellow
1.45pm - 2.30pm

Hot topics in musculoskeletal medicine

Learn about the current state and emerging trends in MSK Medicine.

1 CPD credit
Speaker Dr Matthew Grant
Dr Matthew Grant
GPwER in musculoskeletal medicine
2:30pm
2.30pm - 3.15pm

Transcending data: harnessing the hidden insights of basic clinical monitoring

1 CPD credit
Chair Silothabo Dliso
Silothabo Dliso
Faculty of Physician Associates research committee, chair
Speaker Gemma Halewood-Muse
Gemma Halewood-Muse
Programme director Physician Associate practice - Aston University Anaesthesia Associate
2.30pm - 3.15pm

What's new in stroke management?

Hear the latest advances in stroke management and how they will impact your patients.

1 CPD credit
Speaker Dr Gerrard Sloan
Dr Gerrard Sloan
Consultant geriatrician and stroke physician
3:15pm - Comfort break
3:45pm
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Catching your breath - stress getting in (and out) of the body

This session will explore the approach to a complex patient with an unclear diagnosis.

1 CPD credit
Chair Silothabo Dliso
Silothabo Dliso
Faculty of Physician Associates research committee, chair
Speaker Dr Venetia Young
Dr Venetia Young
GP educator
3.45pm - 4.30pm

The forgotten diagnosis: older adult psychiatry

1 CPD credit
Speaker Sian Harkin
Sian Harkin
PA in psychiatry
4:30pm - Awards and closing remarks
4:45pm - Drinks reception
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.
9:00am - Welcome
9:15am
9.15am - 10.00am

Diabetes unfiltered: the primary care management of diabetic kidney disease

An interactive review of diabetes guidelines and implementing them in practice.

1 CPD credit
Chair Frances Leach
Frances Leach
Physician associate
Speaker Dr Kevin Fernando
Dr Kevin Fernando
GP Partner
9.15am - 10.00am

Demystifying HIV management

A review of HIV testing and management in clinical practice.

1 CPD credit
Chair Beck Hickman
Beck Hickman
PA lecturer, St George's University of London
Speaker Professor Alison Rodger
Professor Alison Rodger
Professor of infectious diseases/HIV
10:00am - Comfort break
10:30am
10.30am - 11.00am

Going for GOLD

Refresh your memory on COPD guidelines and hear how they are impacting on patients in the Scottish highlands.

½ CPD credit
Chair Frances Leach
Frances Leach
Physician associate
Speaker Liam Allan
Liam Allan
Physician associate
10.30am - 11.00am

Rare tumour, big consequences: recognition and management of penile cancer

How to recognise these cancers and review their management.

½ CPD credit
Chair Chandran Louis
Chandran Louis
FPA vice president
Speaker Miss Holly Ni Raghallaigh
Miss Holly Ni Raghallaigh
ST7 urology registrar
11:00am
11.00am - 11.30am

Female incontinence: the future of management

½ CPD credit
Chair Frances Leach
Frances Leach
Physician associate
Speaker Ismail Omar
Ismail Omar
Urology senior trainee
11.00am - 11.30am

Supporting physician associates in general practice

An opportunity to discuss the development of PAs in general practice.

½ CPD credit
Chair Chandran Louis
Chandran Louis
FPA vice president
Speaker Professor Margaret Ikpoh
Professor Margaret Ikpoh
Vice chair for professional development and standards
11:30am - Comfort break
11:45am
11.45am - 12.30pm

Addressing the current climate between physician associates and doctors in training

Dr Matthew Cox will explore some of the driving factors for the climate for doctors in training, look at ‘what good can look like’ and try and identify ways of improving the situation. 

1 CPD credit
Chair Chandran Louis
Chandran Louis
FPA vice president
Speaker Dr Matthew Cox
Dr Matthew Cox
Acute medical registrar
11.45am - 12.30pm

Frailty in the emergency department

A session to review how frailty is managed in the acute setting and how we can improve patient care.

1 CPD credit
Chair Frances Leach
Frances Leach
Physician associate
Speaker Zoe Neale
Zoe Neale
Physician associate
12:30pm - Lunch break
1:45pm
1.45pm - 2.25pm

An update on regulation and legislation – the General Medical Council and the Department of Health and Social Care

An opportunity to ask questions and hear the latest on PA regulation and the journey through legislation.

1 CPD credit
Chair Chandran Louis
Chandran Louis
FPA vice president
Speaker Phil Harper
Phil Harper
Deputy director professional regulation, Department Health and Social Care
Speaker Una Lane
Una Lane
Director, registration and revalidation - General Medical Council
1.45pm - 2.30pm

Some novel drugs of abuse: something to make Jack Flash jump

A review of NO induced neurology, novel compounds and the epidemiology of drugs in the UK.

1 CPD credit
Chair Helen Fogg
Helen Fogg
Physician associate
Speaker Dr Dan Harris
Dr Dan Harris
Clinical director for emergency care
2:30pm
2.30pm - 3.15pm

HRT and update on LARC

Review HRT prescribing and update your knowledge on LARC options.

1 CPD credit
Chair Tripti Chakraborty
Tripti Chakraborty
Physician associate / senior lecturer
Speaker Dr Katherine Paterson
Dr Katherine Paterson
GP
2.30pm - 3.15pm

Hospital at home: the changing landscape of managing patients

Hear how this scheme has influenced patient care and how it will evolve.

1 CPD credit
Chair Helen Fogg
Helen Fogg
Physician associate
Speaker Dr Mathew Topping
Dr Mathew Topping
Elderly medicine registrar
3:15pm - Comfort break
3:45pm
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Transplant 101 – DON’T PANIC

Learn how to approach transplant patients in primary care and in the emergency department.

1 CPD credit
Chair Tripti Chakraborty
Tripti Chakraborty
Physician associate / senior lecturer
Speaker Sophia Crasto
Sophia Crasto
Physician associate, cardiothoracic transplant medicine
3.45pm - 4.30pm

Advanced and current management for treatment resistant depression

Listen to the latest advances in depression management and how they are being used in clinical practice.

½ CPD credit
Chair Helen Fogg
Helen Fogg
Physician associate
Speaker Pahim Miah
Pahim Miah
Physician associate
4:30pm - Awards and closing remarks
4:45pm - Drinks reception
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.