Cardiology, Diabetes and CKD
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Cardiology, Diabetes and CKD Update, Manchester:
- Date: Thursday 26th September 2013
- Start Time: 9am
- End Time: 5pm
- Location: Renaissance, Manchester
- Audience: General practitioners, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, GPs and nurses with specialist interest
This essential course for GPs will help you to keep up-to-date with the latest evidence, new guidelines and best practice in three important areas of primary care.
All sessions are led by speakers who are not only experts in their fields but excellent teachers. Using real-life case scenarios, they will guide you through the latest evidence-based management and guidelines in seven important clinical areas. Our speakers will give you useful tips that you can put into practice right away, making it easy for you to maximise your CPD credits in preparation for revalidation. At the end of each session, there is dedicated time to get your questions answered.
- RCGP accredited
- Earn a minimum of 6 hours CPD credits for your revalidation portfolio or appraisal
- All the latest evidence has been collected and reviewed by our clinical editors to save you time and delivered in short, sharp sessions
- Fully updated content for 2013 with take home tips that will help you change your practice
- Network with your peers and get your questions answered by our expert speakers
Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 14th August 2013
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> Track Your Learning document to reflect on sessions to help change your practice
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> Certificate of attendance as evidence of your learning to add to your apprasial portfolio
Cardiology, Diabetes and CKD Programme:
Welcome morning introduction by the Chair
Chronic kidney disease with Dr Kathryn Griffith
In the first session of the day our speaker will cover a selection of topics including: how to diagnose CKD and when to offer people testing for CKD, use of the new CKD_EPI equation for estimating kidney function, recent advances in treatment and how to manage patients in primary care and when to refer patients to a nephrologist.
Diabetes: Lifestyle management with Professor Mike Kirby
Lifestyle management and identification of risk factors for diabetes are important in the prevention of the disease. This session will cover identifying patients at risk of developing diabetes (including the use of the Diabetes UK risk score) and managing patients with impaired glucose tolerance, the role of testosterone in type II diabetes, the association between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and lifestyle interventions including weight management (bariatric surgery).
Diabetes: Update on treatment with Dr Maria Barnard
In this session our speaker will cover key points in the diagnosis and recent advances in the management of diabetes including: new drug treatments, when to prescribe different classes of drug and an update on the use of insulin to treat type II diabetes.
Sponsored symposium supported by Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly
Complexities of diabetes - diagnosis to disease progression
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Afternoon introduction by the Chair
Palpitations and blackouts with Professor Nick Peters (London Masterclass)/Dr Michael Norton (Manchester Masterclass)
In this session our speaker will discuss the investigation and management of palpitations and black-outs in primary care. The session will also cover the important cardiac causes for palpitations, and provide guidance on appropriate investigation along with red flags and guidance on which patients need referral to secondary care.
Atrial fibrillation with Dr Matthew Fay
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cause of cardiac arrhythmias and is a significant risk factor for stroke. In this session, using case studies and the most up to date evidence, our speaker will cover the recognition and diagnosis of AF, how to manage AF including the use of newer anticoagulants in primary care and important considerations for stroke prevention.
Heart failure with Professor Ahmet Fuat
In our last cardiology session of the day our speaker will discuss the diagnosis and management of heart failure following the most recent guidelines, recent advances in treatment including the use of eplerorone and ivabradine and your role as the GP in end of life care.
Summary and closing remarks
|Fee (Incl. of VAT)||Early bird fee||Full fee|
|BMA member/Previous BMJ Masterclass attendee*||£195||£220|
|GP trainee/Recently qualified GP||£170||£195|
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Professor Mike Kirby
GP, Letchworth, Hertfordshire and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire
Mike Kirby qualified at St Mary's Hospital, London before working as a cardiology registrar and hospital practitioner at the QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He has been a GP and vocational trainer in Letchworth, Hertfordshire since 1973 and has been the director of HertNet (The Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network) since 1998. He is currently visiting professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire and attending physician to the Prostate Centre, London. Professor Kirby is an associate member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. His editorial responsibilities include the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, the British Journal of Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Trends in Urology and Men’s Health and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. He also holds membership of several NHS advisory boards. He has published more than 300 clinical papers and 30 books. His special interests include cardiology, diabetes, osteoporosis, men's health and urology, and education.
Dr Kathryn Griffith
GP with a Special Interest in Cardiology, York and Member of the Renal Advisory Group, Department of Health
Kathryn Griffith is a GP in York and has been clinical cardiovascular (CVD) lead for York and North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust. She has worked in cardiology at York Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust for over 15 years and was one of the first intake on the Bradford Course for Practitioners with a Special Interest in Cardiology in 2003. She is now a senior course tutor leading the CHD, hypertension and arrhythmia, and diabetes modules. She completed her Masters dissertation on the association between CKD and CVD in primary care and for the past 5 years has been the primary care representative on the Renal Advisory Group at the Department of Health. She is a member of the KDOQI International Guideline Group which is reviewing the CKD guideline published in 2002 and which should be completed in 2012. Dr Griffith continues to work at York Hospital in the rapid access chest pain clinic and as co-investigator for the cardiology research department. She and Professor Ahmet Fuat have set up a support group for GPs with a special interest (GPwSI) in cardiology. She has written and lectured on managing hypertension, chronic kidney disease, ischaemic heart disease and atrial fibrillation.
Dr Maria Barnard
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College London
Dr Maria Barnard joined the Whittington Hospital, London, as lead consultant in diabetes in 1998. She wrote guidelines for diabetes management and helped develop local eye-screening services and a community diabetes clinic. Maria has a special interest in diabetes management in renal disease, young adults and thalassaemia. She undertakes service-based research and takes part in studies assessing new technologies and treatments. Maria was Whittington clinical lead in the Health Foundation’s Co-creating Health Initiative to support self-management. She is collaborating on research developing a website to support self-management in type 2 diabetes and is an honorary senior lecturer with UCL.
Professor Ahmet Fuat
GP Specialist in Cardiology, Darlington, Professor of Primary Care Cardiology and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Durham University and Chair, CVGP
Ahmet Fuat is a GP in Darlington and has been a GP specialist in cardiology for several years. He has published numerous articles on managing heart failure in peer reviewed journals and has a PhD on the management of heart failure across primary and secondary care from the University of Durham. In his role as a senior clinical lecturer and professor of primary care cardiology at the University of Durham, he is involved in several pragmatic research projects in heart failure. He is a peer reviewer for several journals, including the BMJ, the British Journal of General Practice, Heart and the European Heart Failure Journal. His other interests include education in general practice.
Dr Matthew Fay
General Practitioner, Westcliffe Medical Practice
Dr Matthew Fay graduated from Leeds Medical School in 1992 and became a General Practitioner at Westcliffe Medical Practice in 1999. In 2001, he established a GPwSI cardiology service for North Bradford PCT with his friend and colleague Dr Andreas Wolff. They took this under the wing of Westcliffe Medical Practice and expanded the services to local people in 2006 and established a further locality service in Ilkley in 2010 and Queensbury in 2011. He is currently the national clinical lead for atrial fibrillation for NHS Improvement Heart and Stroke and an executive of the Atrial Fibrillation Association, STARS (the Syncope Trust), Arrhythmia Alliance and the West Yorkshire Stroke Research Network. Outside the clinical arena he is an executive of the Bradford Clinical Commissioning Group leading on long term conditions.
Dr Michael Norton
Consultant Community Cardiologist, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
Michael Norton graduated from University College Galway, trained in cardiology in Dublin and Newcastle and later in general practice on the Northumbria vocational training scheme. Dr Norton is a consultant and senior lecturer in community cardiology in Sunderland (employed by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust). He is head of department at the Falls and Syncope Service in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary and sits on the councils of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and the UK Stroke Forum. His interests include heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention, cardiovascular syncope and erectile dysfunction as a marker of CVD risk.
Professor Nicholas Peters
Professor of Cardiology and Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Imperial College London and
Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Professor Nicholas Peters is professor of cardiology and head of cardiac electrophysiology, Imperial College London, adjunct professor, Department of Pharmacology, Columbia University, NY and past co-director EP Research, St Joseph’s Translational Cardiovascular Research Institute, Atlanta GA, USA. He is director of the ElectroCardioMaths Programme and associate director of the BHF Centre of Research Excellence at Imperial College, head of the Clinical Physiology Section of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and theme co-leader for cardiovascular disease of the Biomedical Research Centre, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Professor Peters has an interest in remote monitoring by implanted and wearable technologies, and a research programme funded principally by the British Heart Foundation, Wellcome Trust, MRC and NIH (USA). With more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and patents in the field, he has a number of international research collaborations, is on the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards and is consultant to a number of academic, publishing, commercial and governmental entities in Europe and U.S.A. He is also on the board of trustees of the Heart Rhythm Society, co-founder of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society, Symphony Medical, Inc and CardioPolymers, Inc.
Dr Andrew Frankel (symposium speaker)
Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Andrew Frankel was appointed consultant physician and nephrologist at Charing Cross Hospital in November 1995 and subsequently with the merger of the Hammersmith Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital renal units has been a consultant at the Imperial College Kidney and Transplant Institute. He has an interest in the pathogenesis and management of diabetic renal disease and leads the Diabetic Renal Clinical Research Group at the Imperial College Kidney and Transplant Institute. He has undertaken work to understand why patients with diabetic nephropathy progress or remain stable, as well as to understand the factors associated with the increased cardiovascular risk present in diabetic patients with CKD. By working closely with diabetic colleagues, Dr Frankel has led on work to better understand how patients with both diabetes and CKD stages 3 to 5 should be managed in the modern environment, where the nature of the risks of glycaemic control are better understood and the treatment options for these patients has expanded.