Physicians General Update

Physicians General Update

15 May 2018  |  London

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Early Bird discount ends 11 April

BMA House London


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 2018 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 bring you the latest updates and expert guidance

 Track your learning guides

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

The opportunity to discuss key topics with your peers

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


Delegate Fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early birdFull Fee
BMA member: Doctor£185£215
Doctor (standard)£225£255
BMA Member: trainee doctor / Recently qualified £150£180
Trainee doctor / Recently qualified£150£180

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 return it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: General physicians, consultants and trainees

  • Tuesday 15 May 2018
  • 9.30am – 4.45pm
  • BMA House, Tavistock Square,
    London, WC1H 9JP


Time Topics to be covered
08:30 - 09:30Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:40Welcome and introduction by the chair
09:40 - 10:15Neurology
- Suspected Neurological Conditions
- Thrombectomy for Stroke
- Delirium
10:15 - 10:25Questions to speaker
10:25 - 11:00Respiratory
- Flu
11:00 - 11:10Questions to speaker
11:10 - 11:30Refreshments
11:30 - 12:05Cardiology in the older patient
- Heart Failure
- Diagnosis management
- Drug: Entresto (NICE)
12:05 - 12:15Questions to speaker
12:15 - 12:50Oncological Emergencies
- Immunotherapy
- New biologics
12:50 - 13:00Questions to speaker
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 14:35Gastroenterology
- IBS - newer therapies
- IBD - acute colitis
- Faecal transplant
14:35 - 14:45Questions to speaker
14:45 - 15:20Nephrology
- Vasculitis drugs
- AKI (Acute Kidney Injury)
- CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)
15:20 – 15:30Questions to speaker
15:30 - 15:50Refreshments
15:50 - 16:25Rheumatology
- Recognising the connective tissue disease
- Biologic and new molecule update
- Osteoporosis for secondary care update
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

Professor Parveen Kumar

Professor Parveen Kumar

Professor of Medicine and Education, Hon. Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist

Parveen Kumar is Professor of medicine and education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and honorary consultant gastroenterologist and physician at Barts healthcare NHS Trust. Her main research interest has been in small bowel disorders, particularly coeliac disease. She has held several national offices, including being chairman of the Medicines Commission UK, non-executive director of NICE and been on many national committees. Professor Kumar was the senior vice president (academic) of the Royal College of Physicians, the president of the BMA and president of the Royal Society of Medicine. She has a major interest in teaching and education and is a senior examiner for the MRCP and other degrees. Parveen Kumar co-founded/edited Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, now in its 9th edition 2017, and has written and co-edited many other books. Including one just out on the Essentials of Global Health. She is currently President of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, President of the Medical Women’s Federation, on 2 committees for the 100,000genome project. She was awarded CBE for services to medicine and medical education in 2000 and DBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2017.

Dr Jon Miles

Dr Jon Miles

Consultant Physician

Dr Miles is Consultant Physician and Clinical Director for Medicine in Rotherham. His respiratory interests include airway and pleural disease. He provides medical support for BreathingSpace, a unique nurse-led facility for delivering respiratory care in Rotherham. He believes that the most important therapy in the management of breathlessness is exercise.

Dr Pauline Leonard

Dr Pauline Leonard

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Whittington Health NHS Trust

Oncological Emergencies
Dr Leonard graduated from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1992 obtaining her MRCP in 1995.  Pauline completed her Specialist training in medical Oncology in 2002.  Her first Consultant Medical Oncology was in 2002 at Southend University NHS Foundation Trust.  After 7 years she took up her current post and set up the first fully comprehensive Acute Oncology service in London. Pauline believes teams can work more effectively incorporating the specialist skills of an Oncologist to help manage suspected cancer patients as well as provide expertise to managing toxicities of treatment.

Dr Tom Hughes

Dr Tom Hughes

Consultant Neurologist

Dr Tom Hughes qualified in the Royal London Hospital in 1987 and trained in Neurology in Cardiff where he completed an MD thesis on swallowing in health and in Motor Neurone Disease. He is interested in acute neurology and the interface between diagnostic neurology and enablement. In Cardiff he was the Principal Investigator for the IST3 trial and delivers lectures to medical students in years 2,3 and 4.

Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith

Consultant in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Tutor

Dr Richard Smith is a consultant rheumatologist at Salisbury Hospital. He trained in London and then spent a year at the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine. Dr Smith runs a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and sports medicine clinic every week. He sits on the BSR Educational and training committee, RSM Sports and Exercise Medicine council and sat on the BIMM council and UK MSK diploma council. He lectures on the BMJ masterclass circuit and for the BSR Primary Care Society and for the RCGP. Dr Smith has also written a musculoskeletal chapter for e learning for the RCGP. In his spare time he is doctor to the World’s Strongest Man and Superstars tournaments.

Dr Thomas Oates

Dr Thomas Oates

Consultant Physician

Tom Oates is a consultant in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine at the Royal London Hospital, where he has clinical interests in AKI, and glomerular and genetic renal diseases. He was previously a Chain-Florey fellow of the Medical Research Council where he studied DNA methylation in glomerulonephritis, and an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at UCL, where he worked on projects in both AKI and examining 'big data' to find shared biology between Lupus and its co-morbidities. He has a strong interest in medical education, particularly in using social media for novel educational activities (for example,

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