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Physicians General Update

19 May 2017  |  London

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In this practical and interactive course our expert speakers will bring you fully up to date on a broad range of conditions that you are likely to encounter on-call, on the wards or in your outpatient clinics in just one day.

The 2017 programme features the latest updates and expert guidance in seven key areas of clinical practice.

By attending, you’ll learn how to put new evidence into practice using case study examples and audience participation as well as earn 6 CPD credits to support your educational and professional development needs. At the end of each session, speakers will be on standby to answer all your individual questions to any personal cases you may have.

You’ll leave the day with updated clinical knowledge that will help you maintain and improve your daily practice, enhance patient confidence and improve patient safety.


Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice

GP workbook of top tips from our expert speakers

Interactive voting – make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree

Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient

The opportunity to discuss key topics with other GP’s

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


Delegate Fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early birdFull Fee
BMA member: Doctor£149£199
Doctor (standard)£249£299
BMA Member: GP trainee / Recently qualified £99£149
GP trainee / Recently qualified / Nurses £149£199

Prices are per delegate, per day.
If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register by:
Phone | 0207 111 1105     Post | Download a postal booking form and returning it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: General physicians, consultants and trainees

  • Friday 19 May 2017
  • 9.30am – 4.45pm
  • BMA House, Tavistock Square,
    London, WC1H 9JR


Time Topics to be covered
08:30 - 09:30Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:45Welcome and introduction by the chair
09:45 - 10:15Dermatology
- Cutaneous manifestation of systemic disease
- Drug rashes
10:15 - 10:25Questions to speaker
10:25 - 11:00Infectious diseases
- Hepatitis
11:00 - 11:10Questions to speaker
11:10 - 11:30Refreshments
11:30 - 12:05Gastroenterology/Hepatology
- Cirrhosis
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
12:05 - 12:15Questions to speaker
15:25 - 15:45Cardiology
- Chest pain of recent onset
- Heart failure
- Atrial Fibrillation + NOACs
15:45 - 16:35Questions to speaker
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 14:35Managing the critically ill elderly patient on the ward
- Sepsis
- Managing confusion
- Falls
14:35 - 14:45Questions to speaker
14:45 - 15:20Respiratory
- Asthma
15:20 – 15:30Questions to speaker
15:50 - 16:25Refreshments
15:50 - 16:25Diabetes/Endocrinology
- Glucose – how low should we go?
- New drugs for diabetes
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Hypersmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HSS) - differentiating the two
- Selected endocrine emergencies
16:25 - 16:35Questions to speaker
16:35 - 16:45Summary and closing remarks

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

 Dr Juber Hafijid

Dr Juber Hafijid

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon, BMI The Chaucer Hospital, Spencer Private Hospitals, One Ashford Hospital, Kent

Dr Juber Hafiji is a Consultant Dermatologist and Specialist Dermatological Surgeon.  He completed his dermatology training in Cambridge, UK where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery.  He then went onto complete the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery Fellowship in New Zealand, making him the only American College of Mohs surgery accredited surgeon in Kent.  As Surgical Lead at East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Hafiji has driven change in enhancing the skin cancer service to improve the overall patient experience.  Dr Hafiji works full time in the private sector in Kent at the BMI Chaucer Hospital, Spencer Private Hospitals and The One Ashford Hospital.  He has also set up a new Community Dermatology Services in East Kent including Teledermatology bringing care closer to home.

He is an active member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society for Dermatological Surgery and is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally.
His main clinical interests are in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.  His main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results.  Dr Hafiji is a leading expert in Mohs micrographic surgery – the Gold Standard treatment for treating many skin cancers.
 Alison Uriel, MBBS, MRCP, DTM&H

Alison Uriel, MBBS, MRCP, DTM&H

Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, North Manchester General Hospital

Infectious Diseases
Dr Uriel qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London, undergoing specialty registrar training at the Infectious Diseases Units at Dundee and Manchester. In 2002 she joined the Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, working on numerous HCV, HBV and HIV/HCV clinical research protocols, including novel ‘small molecule’ drugs for HCV. Returning to Manchester in 2009, she remains involved in trials of new HIV and viral hepatitis therapies. Her interests include improving screening for HCV and HBV in high risk communities, and she is a member of the ‘Greater Manchester Viral Hepatitis Strategy: Migrants and Ethnic Groups’ sub group.

Dr Patrick Kennedy

Dr Patrick Kennedy

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Hepatologist, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr Patrick Kennedy is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Hepatologist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. His research in immune mediated liver damage and progressive liver disease, particularly in viral hepatitis is known internationally. He is widely published in the field of hepatology; he has produced novel work redefining disease categorisation and investigating the role of individualised treatment strategies for chronic hepatitis B virus.

He has a special interest in liver disease in young people and runs a dedicated young adult hepatology clinic at The Royal London. In addition, he has a specialist expertise in liver disease in elite sports people including working with premiership football clubs and managing viral hepatitis in professional athletes. He is a member of the viral hepatitis clinical guideline committee for NICE and provides expert opinion for the United Kingdom Advisory Panel on blood-borne viruses.
 Justin Zaman

Justin Zaman

Consultant Cardiologist, James Paget University Hospital

Justin Zaman is a Consultant Cardiologist at the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. He is Consultant Lead for Cardiac Rehabilitation for the Anglia Network, and Associate Editor for EHJ-QCCO. He qualified in 1997 from University College London Medical School, and trained in Cardiology in Cambridge, Norwich and UCLH. He has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Epidemiology from University College London. He won the Berkeley Fellowship in 2009 to undertake a research fellowship at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney.

Dr Mark Holland

Dr Mark Holland

Consultant Acute Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester

Managing the critically ill elderly patient on the ward
Dr Mark Holland qualified from St.George’s Medical School in 1988.  He then trained in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine in East London. He was appointed as a Consultant Geriatrician in 1999 at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. In 2004, his Clinical Director and asked him to run the MAU. Dr Holland immediately agreed and now, almost ten years later, he is still working at the frontline. The MAU is now called the AMU and the politics of how they practice changes every day. His passion is to develop an AMU for patients where safety and quality of care are priority. Dr Holland is currently the Vice-President of the Society for Acute Medicine.

 Dr Muhunthan Thillai

Dr Muhunthan Thillai

Consultant Physician, Papworth NHS Trust
Muhunthan Thillai is a Chest Physician within the Interstitial Lung Diseases Unit in Cambridge and has a specific interest in sarcoidosis. He was previously a Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow which allowed him to undertake three years of scientific research into sarcoidosis, culminating in a PhD from Imperial College London. He has been awarded a number of clinical and research prizes from societies including the Eastern Thoracic Society, Imperial College London and the National Heart and Lung Institute. He is the editor of five books, has written numerous book chapters and research papers and has given presentations at several international scientific meetings.
Dr Tahseen Chowdhury

Dr Tahseen Chowdhury

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
Dr Tahseen Chowdhury is a diabetes clinician in the department of diabetes and metabolism at the Royal London Hospital, in the East End of London. He runs a large specialist diabetes and metabolism unit, dealing with diabetes particularly among the Bangladeshi community of Tower Hamlets. Dr Chowdhury has a research and clinical interest in diabetes in South Asians, and has authored over 150 publications, including books entitled Diabetes in South Asian people: Explained and Diabetes Management in Clinical Practice. He qualified from the University of Birmingham and trained in Birmingham and Manchester, before becoming a consultant physician in 2000.

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