Chair: Dr Mohammed Munavvar
Consultant Chest Physician, Lancashire Teaching
Hospitals NHS Trust
Current Management of Pleural Effusions
Dr Munavvar, Consultant Chest Physician, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Acute Medicine – The Excitement Never Ends
Dr Kevin Jones, Consultant Acute Physician, Royal Bolton Hospital
Malignancy With Unknown Primary
Dr Ruth Board, Consultant Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
HIV for the General Physicians
Dr Andrew Ustianowski, Consultant Infectious Disease, North Manchester General Hospital
Chair: Prof Philip Kalra Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Ambulatory Management of Suspected PE
Dr Tahir Nazir, Consultant Acute Physician, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults
Dr Derek Rowlands, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Manchester Heart Centre
Hypercalcemia on the Acute Take
Prof Peter Selby, Metabolic Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Responding to Allergic Emergencies
Dr Matthew Helbert, Consultant Immunologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Programme - 18th March
Registration and coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Dr John Anderton
Consultant Nephrologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Abdominal Pain Surgical or Medical?
Dr Kieran Moriarty, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Bolton Hospital
Fits, Faints and Blackouts
Dr David Rog, Consultant Neurologist, Salford Royal Hospital
Rheumatology Scenarios for the Acute Take
Dr Marwan Bukhari, Consultant Rheumatologist, Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Acute Kidney Injury: How to Improve Recognition and Early Management
Dr John Anderton, Consultant Nephrologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Chair: Dr Andrew Robinson Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Preventing Hospital Admissions in Frail Elderly
Dr Jim George, Consultant Care of the Elderly, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Friends in Disguise: Unusual Imaging Presentations of Common Pathologies
Dr John Howells, Consultant Thoracic Radiologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The New DKA and IV Insulin Protocols
Prof Colin Dayan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Cardiff University Hospital
IBD Made Easy -
Some Practical Tips for General Physicians
Dr Andrew Robinson, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Derek Rowlands BSc, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP, FACC, FESC is Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre and Consultant Cardiologist at The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle. He was formerly Consultant Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre and Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Manchester. He worked for two and a half years at Hammersmith Hospital (respiratory medicine, then neurology) and for a year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (doing research in cardiovascular physiology). He is the author or editor of fifteen books and is the sole author of the chapter on electrocardiography in each of the first four editions of the Oxford Textbook Of Medicine. He has edited the last seven volumes of Recent Advances in Cardiology. He has published a three-volume book, and numerous articles, on the ECG.
Dr George is a Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly and Clinical Lead for Research at North Cumbria University Hospital. His special research interests include dementia and delirium. Dr George is a member of the NICE Guideline Development Committee for the prevention, diagnosis and management of delirium in older people. He was awarded the National BUPA Care Award 2002 for Care of the Elderly.
Dr M. Munavvar has been a Consultant Chest Physician at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Preston for about 14 years. He is also Director of R &D for the trust and Regional Advisor for Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has been the founder/organiser of the Preston Basic Bronchoscopy course and BTS Interventional Bronchoscopy/Thoracoscopy course for several years.
Dr Ruth Board is a medical oncologist working at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust. Dr Board gained her medical degree from Manchester University and completed speciality training in the North west, based mainly at the Christie Hospital. Her PhD, funded by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and CRUK, investigated the use of circulating tumour DNA as an alternative to tumour biopsies in patients with cancer. She was appointed to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 2011 and treats metastatic melanoma and breast cancer. She is the Lead for Acute Oncology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and Chair of the Network Acute Oncology Group.
Dr Bukhari is a Consultant Rheuma-tologist at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He also holds honorary lecturer posts at Lancaster and Manchester Universities. He trained as a rheumatologist in the Northwest region and obtained his Masters and PhD at the University of Manchester. His research interests include early arthritis, osteoporosis and epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases.
Dr Rog is a Consultant Neurologist at the Salford Royal Foundation Trust with a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis. He obtained his MD through a research in the Measurement and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain in Multiple Sclerosis. His clinical research with Sativex was recognised by the US Consortium of MS Centres Whitaker Track Award. Dr Rog has published in the areas of Multiple Sclerosis, Cannabinoids and Neuropathic Pain.
Matthew Helbert is a Consultant Immunologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he provides allergy, immune deficiency and laboratory services. He did his undergraduate training in Liverpool and postgraduate training and a PhD in London and Berlin. His research interests include the safety of immunoglobulins and mast cell function. He has written 3 undergraduate Immunology text books.
John Anderton has been a Consultant Nephrologist in Preston for the past 13 years. In addition to clinical responsibilities he holds educational roles as RCP Regional Adviser for Training and Deputy Head of School of Medical Specialties in the NW Deanery. He has been Clinical Director for 2 years and has recently been appointed to the National Dialysis Clinical Reference Group.
Dr Andrew Robinson is a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the Salford Royal Hospital. Qualified in medicine from Oxford University in 1989 and worked in Oxford and Poole before returning to the Northwest to complete a PhD and specialist training. Consultant gastroenterologist since 2001 with research interests in patient self-management, adherence and patient information and understanding. Numerous published papers in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diarrhoea and IBS.
Core medical training director for the NorthWest deanery. He has served as Regional Advisor to Royal College of Physicians (London) and also as Member Of IBD committee of British Society of Gastroenterology.
Originally a consultant in Thoracic and General Medicine he is now Lead Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Royal Bolton Hospital. The Acute Medical Unit at Bolton is recognised as an excellent educational placement and Dr Jones is a much sought after teacher and lecturer.
Colin Dayan is Professor of Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism, Cardiff University School of Medicine.
He trained in medicine at University College, Oxford, and Guy’s and Charing Cross Hospitals in London, UK before obtaining a PhD in the immunology of Graves’ Disease. He spent a year as an endocrine fellow at the Massachussetts General Hospital in Boston, USA before completing his specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology as a Lecturer in Bristol. In 2010, he was appointed to the Chair of Clinical Diabetes and Metabolism and became Director of the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine in 2011. He has interests in translational research in the immunopathology of type 1 diabetes and thyroid disease.
Dr. Kieran Moriarty is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Bolton Hospital. Since 1990, he has pioneered joint Liver/Psychiatry alcohol care. In 1999, he was British Hospital Doctor of the Year, and in 2002, he was awarded the CBE for Services to Medicine.
He is the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Alcohol Lead and the lead author on the 2010 paper “Alcohol-related Disease: meeting the challenge of improved quality of care and better use of resources”, published on behalf of the BSG, Alcohol Health Alliance UK and the British Association for Study of the Liver.
In 2011, updated in 2012, on behalf of the BSG and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, he published the NHS Evidence QIPP, entitled “Alcohol Care Teams: reducing acute hospital admissions and improving quality of care”.
Andy Ustianowski is a consultant in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, and presently clinical director, at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit based at North Manchester General, which cares for some of the largest HIV and viral hepatitis cohorts in the UK. He is on several regional and national steering and guideline groups and lectures widely nationally and internationally.
Prof Selby trained in medicine at Cambridge and Birmingham and then worked for the Medical Research Council at their mineral metabolism unit in Leeds where he developed his interest in metabolic bone disease. He completed his training in endocrinology at Newcastle and moved to Manchester in 1990.
Prof Selby’s clinical interests are in the filed of endocrinology especially calcium metabolism and bone disease. He is actively involved in postgraduate training and is currently chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee in Endocrinology and Diabetes. His main academic interests are the effect of non-skeletal diseases on bone and vitamin D along with the assessment and treatment of osteoporosis.
Prof Selby is director of the Supraregional Assay Service Vitamin D laboratory at the MRI. He is a scientific adviser to the National Osteoporosis Society, the National Association for the Relief of Paget’s disease, Hypoparathyroidism UK and an international adviser to the Paget Foundation in the United States. He is a member of a NICE technology assessment committee and has contributed to the NICE clinical guideline on osteoporosis risk assessment.
Dr Tahir Nazir is a Consultant Physician and the clinical lead for Acute Medicine at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. He has played a pivotal role in establishing and implementing pathways for ambulatory care at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals’s Rapid Assessment Unit. He has a special interest in Stroke Medicine. He is particularly passionate about teaching and he is currently working on a research project in Medical Education.
Dr Howells graduated BMSc (Hons) MBChb from the University of Dundee in 1992. He trained in respiratory medicine and chest radiology in Scotland and the USA, holding the diplomas of MRCP and FRCR, and was appointed consultant in chest radiology in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 2004. He currently practices largely in thoracic radiology, with a preponderance of thoracic oncology. He is Lead Clinician for Lung Cancer in his Trust, the largest centre in Lancashire, and spent four years as Network Chair for the Lung NSSG for Lancashire and South Cumbria. He is also Clinical Director for Radiology.
He has published and presented on the imaging of Lung Cancer, and has a clinical interest in cancer service redesign.