2021 Courses

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED – 9-10th December 2021

BMJ Masterclasses are back! We are delighted to be able to host our BMJ Masterclass programme again in 2021 at ExCel London. The event will have options for you to join is face to face or online to learn from expert speakers, ask questions and interact with peers.

You now have the opportunity to personalise your programme by selecting sessions across all streams.

New for 2021 – you’ll now receive access to recordings of the entire programme for 6 months post event. This boosts the number of CPD points you can claim to 50!

100% of attendees said they’d change their practice after attending the GP General Update event in February 2019.

Event benefits

Recordings of the entire programme available for 6 months post-event

Select sessions across all streams

CPD certificate of attendance

Receive detailed forms to help you reflect and identify take-home messages with ways to change your practice

Dedicated Q&A with the experts

6 months complimentary access to BMJ Best Practice

6 months complimentary access to BMJ Learning

Access to BMJ Live with sessions covering leadership skills, wellbeing, portfolio careers and keynotes

 |  6 CPD HOURS PER EVENT (plus up to 50 with post-event recordings)

Upcoming Event Programme:

9-10th December 2021, ExCel London

  • Thursday, 9 December
  • Friday, 10 December
Thursday, 9 December
TimesPrimary CareSecondary Care
9:25-9:30amWelcome and opening remarks
10:10-10:20Short break
10:20-10:25Chair Introduction
Claire Kaye
Chair Introduction
Kieran Walsh
Chair Introduction
Inge Kreuser-Genis
10:25-11:10Respiratory Medicine
Hilary Pinnock
An update on diagnosis and management of asthma and COPD
The role of supported self-management
Relevant COVID-related considerations
Practical implications of delivering care in the context of a pandemic
Angus Nightingale
11:10-11:30Refreshment break
11:30-12:15Musculoskeletal Medicine
Richard Smith
Osteoarthritis, what’s new?

Impact of COVID on Rheumatology and how it effects primary care

Corticosteroid injections

How to approach and manage “pins and needles” in the upper limb

The painful “foot”
Respiratory Medicine
Neil Navani
Skin Cancer
12:15-13:00Mental Health
Sean Cross
Diabetes and Endocrinology
Tahseen Chowdhury
Update on newer agents and technologies
Diabetes and endocrine emergencies
Recognising and managing some endocrine emergencies
13:00-13:40Lunch break / networking
13:40-14:10Broadening Horizons
Jonathan Rees
Oncology emergencies
Kai-keen Shu
Management of patients who are acutely unwell as a possible first presentation of a malignancy
Management of patients living with cancer presenting as an emergency with a complication of their treatment or their disease
Latest updates on management of immunotherapy related toxicities.
Session 4 TBC
14:55-15:05Short break
Angus Nightingale
End of Life Care
Philip Lodge
Secondary care
Managing common symptoms of advanced disease

Anticipatory prescribing in hospital

Lessons from end of life care and COVID-19
Session 5 TBC
15:50-16:10Refreshment break
Stephanie de Giorgio
GastroenterologySession 6 TBC
16:55-17:00Summary & closing remarks
Friday, 10 December
TimesPrimary CareLifestyle MedicineNeurology
9:25-9:30Welcome and opening remarks
10:10-10:20Short break
10:20-10:25Chair Introduction
Anne Connolly
Chair Introduction
Angela Goyal
Chair Introduction
Phil Smith and
Geraint Fuller
Tahseen Chowdhury
A reminder of how important diabetes
Diagnostic conundrums – Type 1 or Type 2?
Glucose control – how low should we go?
Some diabetes related conditions not to miss…
Why the Future of Healthcare is Lifestyle Medicine?
Angela Goyal
The neurological examination: how much is enough?
11:10-11:30Refreshment break
11:30-12:15Abnormal Blood Results
Andrew Day
Thyroid Function tests (NICE guideline NG145 published November 2019)
Electrolyte disturbances particularly hyponatraemia, hyperkalaemia and hypomagnesaemia
Lifestyle Medicine in Mental Health conditions
Charlotte Marriot
Initial management of seizure in adults
12:15-13:00End of Life Care
Philip Lodge
Advance care planning - acknowledging the challenges and dilemmas of end of life care at home.
Anticipatory prescribing in the community
Deprescribing in Healthcare - Focus on Type 2 Diabetes
David Unwin
Functional neurological disorder: assessment and management
Mark Edwards
Functional Neurological Disorder is a common and disabling condition. Many healthcare professionals are uncertain how to discuss the diagnosis with patients and what treatment approaches can be useful. This session will use case examples to help understand the underlying pathophysiology of FND, how to make and explain the diagnosis and how to develop a coherent plan for treatment.
13:00-13:40Lunch break
13:40-14:10Broadening HorizonsBroadening HorizonsBroadening Horizons
Julia Thompson
The forgotten medicines - happiness, connection and kindness
Alka Patel
Parkinson’s disease: everyday management
14:55-15:05Short break
15:05-15:50Women's Health
Anne Connolly
Women’s health concerns are a common presentation in primary care. This talk will use
typical cases to:
Apply evidence to practice
Ensure a personalised holistic life-course approach to care
The microbiome in health and disease
Emma Short
Headache in the emergency department
15:50-16:10Refreshment break
16:10-16:55Managing older patients
Clifford Lisk
From Advice to Action: From Advice to Action: Applying Lifestyle Medicine in your Clinical Practice and Career
Angela Goyal
David Unwin
Alka Patel
Dementia: Practical clinical assessment
16:55-17:00Summary and closing remarks

Face to face attendee fees:

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early bird (One Day)Full Fee (One Day)Early bird (Both Days)Full fee (Both Days)
BMA member: Doctor£185£215£370£430
Doctor (standard)£225£255£450£510

Virtual attendee fees:

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early bird (One Day)Full Fee (One Day)Early bird (Both Days)Full fee (Both Days)
BMA member: Doctor£148£172£296£344
Doctor (standard)£180£204£360£408

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