Programme

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Our virtual AGM features a packed programme with talks from over 52 speakers. To learn more about each session, simply click the ‘Day 1’, ‘Day 2’ or ‘Day 3’ tabs below.

9:45am
Welcome and introduction
10:00am
Session 1: Cardiology
 

Chair: Dr Niall Keenan, consultant cardiologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

10:00am

Does PCI have a role in the management of stable coronary artery disease?

Dr Rasha Al Lamee, interventional cardiology consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
10:15am

The heart and COVID-19: both a trigger and effect

Dr Marianna Fontana, professor of cardiology and honorary consultant in cardiology, University College London
10:30am

What does optimised heart failure therapy look like in 2020?

Professor Andrew Clark, chair of clinical cardiology and honorary consultant cardiologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
10:45am

Question and answer session

11:15am
Session 2: Nephrology
 

Chair: Dr Mumtaz Patel, consultant nephrologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and vice president (global), Royal College of Physicians

11:15am

Acute kidney injury

Dr Chris Laing, consultant nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
11:30am

Lupus nephritis

Dr Mumtaz Patel, consultant nephrologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and vice president (global), Royal College of Physicians
11:45am

Acute coronary syndrome in the renal patient

Dr Andrew Stevens, consultant in acute and renal medicine, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
12:00pm

Question and answer session

12:00pm
Comfort break
12:30pm
Session 3: Infectious diseases
 

Chair: Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram, Consultant in General and Respiratory Medicine, Cheltenham General Hospital and RCP Linacre fellow

12:30pm

COVID-19: not (just) a viral illness. A primer for the clinician

Dr Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, consultant in infectious disease, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
12:50pm

GUM

Dr Olwen Williams, vice president for Wales, Royal College of Physicians
1:10pm

Question and answer session

 

  

1:30pm
Lunch break
1:45pm
Daiichi Sankyo UK sponsored symposium - evaluation of the NHS Highland R-TEST joint working study
Dr Adam Giangreco, director of health and life sciences innovation, University of the Highlands and Islands
2:15pm
Session 4: Haematology
 

Chair: Professor Cheng-Hock Toh, professor and honorary consultant in haematology, University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and academic vice president, Royal College of Physicians 

2:15pm

Transfusion reactions – recognition and management

Dr Catherine Booth, consultant haematologist, NHS Blood and Transplant and Barts Health NHS Trust
2:30pm

Sickle cell disease

Dr Nandini Sadasivam, consultant haematologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
2:45pm

Thrombosis in COVID-19

Dr Charlotte Bradbury, consultant haematologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and senior lecturer, University of Bristol
3:00pm

Question and answer session

3:15pm
Comfort break
3:45pm
Session 5: Genetics
 

Chair: Dr Julian Barwell, consultant in clinical genetics, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and honorary professor in cancer studies, University of Leicester

3:45pm

Genomics and the NHS: the new genomic technologies and how they are transforming healthcare

Professor Kate Tatton-Brown, consultant clinical geneticist, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
4:10pm

Cancer genomics and molecular oncology

Dr Nirupa Murugaesu, consultant in medical oncology, St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and clinical lead in cancer genomics and cancer studies, Genomics England
4:25pm

Beyond the scope

Professor Julian Barwell, consultant in clinical genetics, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and honorary professor in cancer studies, University of Leicester
4:50pm

Question and answer session

4:45pm
Happy hour networking
5:45pm
Close of day
9:30am
Breakfast coffee chat
9:55am
Welcome and introduction
10:00am
Session 1: Neurology
 

Chair: Dr Louise Bate, associate director, medicines education, NICE and clinical engagement lead, RCP at The Spine 

10:00am

Balance disorders in traumatic brain injury: from labyrinth to vestibular cortex

Dr Barry Seemungal, consultant neurologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
10:20am

Parkinson’s disease on the acute take

Dr Tabish Saifee, consultant neurologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
10:40am

Question and answer session

11:15am
Session 2: Psychiatry
 

Chair: Dr Chun Chiang Sin Fai Lam, consultant psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

 
11:15am

Medically unexplained symptoms: a practical guide

Dr Muj Husain, consultant liaison psychiatrist and associate medical director, specialist services, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
11:35am

“If you discharge me, I’ll kill myself”

Dr Amy Manley, consultant liaison psychiatrist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
11:55am

Question and answer session

12:00pm
Comfort break
12:30pm
Session 3: Endocrinology
 

Chair: Dr Rasha Mukhtar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and censor, Royal College of Physicians 

12:30pm

Obesity: a disease or a choice?

Dr Abd Tahrani, honorary consultant in endocrine, diabetes and weight management, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
12:45pm

New drugs, old tricks: an overview of non-insulin medication in type 2 diabetes

Dr Garry Tan, consultant in diabetes, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
1:00pm

Adrenal insufficiency: patient safety first

Dr Helen Simpson, consultant endocrinologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1:15pm

Question and answer session

 

 

1:30pm
Lunch break
1:40pm
Yoga
2:15pm
Session 4: Care of older people
 

Chair: Dr Shuli Levy, consultant physician and geriatrician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

2:15pm

Person-centred care of older people

Dr Ruth Law, consultant in care of older people medicine, Whittington Health
2:30pm

Falls on the acute take

Dr Rajkumar Parikh, consultant geriatrician, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
2:45pm

Multimorbidity - the challenge

Dr Eileen Burns, consultant in care of the elderly, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
3:00pm

Question and answer session

3:15pm
Comfort break
3:30pm
Session 5: Respiratory
 

Chair: Dr Alison Pittard, dean, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 

3:30pm

Tobacco and the relationship to COVID-19

Professor Sanjay Agrawal, consultant in respiratory and intensive care medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
3:45pm

COVID-19: management of the interface between respiratory and critical care

Dr Alison Pittard, dean, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
4:00pm

Tackling TB during the COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Onn Min Kon, respiratory physician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
4:15pm

Question and answer session

4:30pm
Close of day
9:00am
Yoga
9:55am
Welcome and introduction
10:00am
Session 1: Gastroenterology
 

Chair: Professor Chuka Nwokolo, consultant gastroenterologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and treasurer, Royal College of Physicians 

10:00am

The acute liver disease patient

Professor Rajiv Jalan, professor of hepatology, University College London Medical School and honorary consultant, Royal Free Hospital and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
10:15am

Acute severe ulcerative colitis 

Dr Ayesha Akbar, consultant gastroenterologist
10:30am

Upper GI bleeding: managing acute patients in 2020

Dr Neeraj Bhala, consultant physician and gastroenterologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
10:45am

Question and answer session

11:00am
Session 2: Rheumatology
 

Chair: Dr Sonia Panchal, consultant rheumatologist, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and deputy registrar, Royal College of Physicians 

11:15am

Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)

Professor Christopher Denton, professor of experimental rheumatology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
11:30am

Managing rheumatoid arthritis: current approaches and future directions

Professor Karim Raza, professor of rheumatology, University of Birmingham
11:45am

Antiphospholipid syndrome

Professor Anisur Rahman, professor of rheumatology, University College London
12:00pm

Question and answer session

12:00pm
Comfort break
12:30pm
Session 3: Palliative care
 

Chair: Dr Teresa Tate OBE

12:30pm

Treatment escalation and the deteriorating patient

Dr Polly Edmonds, chair, Palliative Medicine Specialist Advisory Committee, Royal College of Physicians
12:45pm

Management of intractable breathlessness

Dr Sabrina Bajwah, clinical senior lecturer, King’s College London and honorary consultant in palliative care, King’s Health Partners
1:10pm

Question and answer session

 

 

1:30pm
Lunch break
2:15pm
Session 4: Dermatology
 

Chair: Dr Christopher Rowland Payne, consultant dermatologist, The London Clinic 

2:15pm

Cutaneous vasculitis and purpura

Professor Nick Levell, consultant dermatologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, honorary professor, University of East Anglia
2:35pm

Chronic spontaneous urticaria

Dr Tabi Leslie, consultant dermatologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
2:55pm

Question and answer session

 

 

3:15pm
Comfort break
3:30pm
Session 5: Oncology
 

Chair: Dr Hilary Williams, consultant in oncology, Velindre University NHS Trust 

3:30pm

Acute oncology: a trainee perspective

Dr Andew Viggars, ST5 clinical oncology and clinical leadership fellow, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trus

3:40pm

Immunotherapy: A cure for metastatic cancer. Fact or fiction?

Dr Ricky Frazer, consultant medical oncologist, Velindre University NHS Trust

4:00pm

Acute medicine and acute oncology: one goal, one team! An acute medic’s perspective

Dr Sarb Clare, deputy medical director and acute medical consultant, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
4:15pm

Question and answer session

4:30pm
Close of day

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