9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
Acute and general medicine for the physician
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE
London, United Kingdom
http://events.rcplondon.ac.uk/details.aspx?e=2213
This annual Royal College of Physicians conference is aimed at consultant physicians who undertake general medicine as part of their clinical service. The topics covered will include core specialties as well as acute care and good clinical care. The programme will also be of interest to trainees.

Schedule of Presentations:

Monday, October 24, 2011
09:30:00 Registration and coffee
10:00:00 Welcome and introduction Richard Thompson
10:05:00 Section 1: Cardiology
10:10:00 Acute coronary syndrome Liam Hughes
10:30:00 Discussion
10:35:00 Cardiac devices Stuart Cobbe
11:00:00 Discussion
11:05:00 Echocardiography in acute medicine David Northridge
11:30:00 Discussion
11:35:00 Coffee
12:00:00 Cardiac imaging – the role of MRI and CT
12:30:00 Lord Rayner Memorial Lecture Halving premature death from vascular disease Richard Peto
13:15:00 Lunch
14:10:00 Section 2: Using drugs safely
14:15:00 Adverse drug reactions – burden on hospitalsPirmohamed, Munir Pirmohamed
14:40:00 Discussion
14:45:00 Patients with comorbidities
15:10:00 Discussion
15:15:00 How dangerous are inhaled medications Noel Snell
15:40:00 Discussion
15:45:00 Tea
16:05:00 Section 3: Oncology/haematology on the Medical Assessment Unit
16:10:00 Complications of newer cytotoxics Allan Price
16:35:00 Discussion
16:40:00 Acute haematology/oncology
17:05:00 Discussion
17:10:00 End of first day and Reception
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
08:55:00 Section 4: Respiratory Medicine John White
09:00:00 Management of bronchiectasis Mark Pasteur
09:25:00 Discussion
09:30:00 When to suspect sleep apnoea Ian Smith
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Interstitial lung disease: cracking the acronyms Owen Dempsey
10:25:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee
10:55:00 Session 5: Good clinical care David Scott
11:00:00 The importance of good physical examination Simon Watkins
11:25:00 Discussion
11:30:00 The patient experience of acute medicine David Scott
11:55:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Rapid access radiology John Reidy
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:15:00 Section 6: Neurology
13:20:00 The ‘F’ words
13:55:00 Discussion
14:00:00 New drugs in epilepsy Simon Shorvon
14:25:00 Discussion
14:30:00 Modern management of stroke Tom Hughes
14:55:00 Discussion
15:00:00 Tea
15:15:00 Section 7: General Medicine
15:20:00 Fever in returning travellers
15:45:00 Discussion
15:50:00 Elderly assessment Andrew Coull
16:15:00 Discussion
16:20:00 Close of second day
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
08:55:00 Section 8: The Acute Medical Unit Simon Watkins
09:00:00 Training in acute medicine Solomon Almond
09:25:00 Discussion
09:30:00 Safety in the acute medical unit
09:55:00 Discussion
10:00:00 Ambulatory care Derek Bell
10:25:00 Discussion
10:30:00 Coffee
10:55:00 Section 9: Detecting and preventing acute illness
11:00:00 ITU outreach
11:25:00 Discussion
11:30:00 Respiratory specialist nursing
11:55:00 Discussion
12:00:00 Peri-operative AKI: Biomarkers, physicians, and the surgical abdomen Andrew Ferguson
12:25:00 Discussion
12:30:00 Lunch
13:25:00 Section 10: Gastroenterology
13:30:00 Jaundice Howard Thomas
13:55:00 Discussion
14:00:00 Bowel cancer screening Roland Valori
14:25:00 Discussion
14:30:00 Lower GI bleeding Perminder Phull
14:55:00 Discussion
15:00:00 Inflammatory bowel disease for the generalist
15:25:00 Discussion
15:30:00 Close of meeting
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