Dr Niall Ferguson, Clinical Lead for Elderly Care, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Parkinson’s Disease on the Acute Take
Dr Sally Jones, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician with Special interest in Parksinson’s Disease, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
Dementia and Depression in Parkinson’s Disease
Prof George Tadros, Clinical Director, Urgent Care Pathway, Consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry (Birmingham Heartlands) Professor of Liaison Psychiatry and Dementia (Aston Medical School)
Vasculitis on the Acute Medical Intake
Dr Stuart Robertson, Consultant Nephrologist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Pitfalls In the Management of Heart Failure in the Primary and Secondary Care
Dr Sanjay Arya, Consultant Cardiologist, Wigan Infirmary
Zika, MERS, Ebola and Emerging Infections
Dr Andrew Ustianowski, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital
Venous Thromboembolism – Management Issues
Dr Jecko Thachil, Consultant Haematologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Rashes a General Physician Will Encounter
Dr Rob Lister, Consultant Dermatologist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Programme - 22nd March
Registration and coffee
No School Like the Old Skool
Dr Micayla Telfer, Consultant Acute Physician, Macclesfield General Hospital
5 Things Not to Miss on Chest X Rays
Dr John Howells, Consultant Radiologist, Royal Preston Hospital
Twitchy, Weak and Sticky – Electrolyte Abnormalities on the Admissions Unit
Dr Gareth Roberts, Consultant Nephrologist, South East Wales
Sepsis – From the Ivory Towers to the Shop Floor
Dr Mark Holland, Consultant Acute Physician, University Hospital South Manchester, President SAM
HIV – Where Did It Come From and Where is it Going
Prof Colm O’Mahony, Consultant In HIV , Countess of Chester, Professor at University of Chester
COPD - an update on NIV
Dr Mark Wilkinson, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Management of Acute Severe Colitis
Dr Abhishek Sharma, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Preston Hospital
New Treatments for Diabetes
Prof Colin Dayan, University Hospital Cardiff
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Prof Colm O’Mahony MD. FRCP. BSc. Dip.Ven. is a Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV at the Countess of Chester Hospital since 1990. He was also the Postgraduate Tutor for 7 years. He first qualified in Science (Microbiology) in 1975, and then went on to do Medicine, in the hope of putting off the day when he would finally have to work for a living! He did an MD in Immunology but he was never clever enough to become a 'real proper GP doctor' and he liked talking to patients far too much to ever consider being a surgeon. Fortuitously, he ended up in a VD Clinic in Sir Patrick Dunn’s Hospital in Dublin, doing a session, and there – like St Paul on the road to Damascus, enlightenment. Here was just the job for your average repressed Irish Catholic. There was sex, shame, guilt, anxiety, confession, forgiveness and penance. He had found his niche!
He came to England in 1986 to explore the sexual diversity of Liverpool and finally to a Consultant post in Chester in 1990. As Postgraduate Tutor he infuriated and delighted; exposing the farce of fund holding, the idiocy of audit, and the small-minded bureaucracy of cynical governance. Mostly however, he showed that life without sex, love, passion and desire is no life - at all, at all.
He was elected as Chairman of the National Association of GU Doctors in 2001 and to the British HIV Association executive committee in 2005. He featured in 'Sex, warts and all” shown on BBC Choice 2002. He featured in a Channel 4 series 'Let’s talk sex' with Davina McCall, shown March 06 and March 07. In November 06 he featured in the series 'Girls’ Guide to 21st Century Sex' on Channel 5, (Repeated often). Shown on Irish TV in June 2011 but removed after protests! He featured with Stephen Fry on BBC 'HIV and me' 2008. He was the chairman of the BASHH media group and chair of the EADV media committee in 2009 and does media training for EADV delegates. He was elected as the UK rep for the EADV in 2014. He was elected president of Chester and North Wales medical society 2012/13.
Prof O’Mahony occasionally does after-dinner talks, and wrote a regular piece in STI, entitled 'Chester Chronicles' and an editorial 'View from the frontline' in the INT J STD AIDS. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea and even in Jeddah (Feb 2012), where apparently there are no STD’s
Dr Sally Jones is a consultant physician and geriatrician at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, working primarily at the ‘front door’ as a geriatrician based in the emergency department. She also has a specialist interest in Parkinson’s Disease and movement disorders, running a multi-disciplinary parkinson’s clinic and an apomorphine service. In addition to her clinical work she has an active role in the regional PD network, leads a large trust wide QI project regarding timely PD medication, is an honorary lecturer at Aston Medical School and is involved in research.
Professor George Tadros is a Consultant in Old Age Liaison Psychiatry in Birmingham. He was involved in the initial set up of the RAID service in City Hospital, Birmingham, in 2009. As of March 2015 Professor Tadros is Clinical Director for the Urgent Care Pathways within Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Professor of Liaison Psychiatry and Dementia at Aston Medical School, Aston University and a visiting Professor of Dementia Care in acute hospitals at the University of Chester. Professor Tadros is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is also the Deputy Chair at the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry.
Dr Robertson graduated from the University of Edinburgh before undertaking further training in GIM & Nephrology in Wales. He has a special interest in immunology and transplantation and completed a 3 year research fellowship in Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, Boston in 2005. He was appointed as a consultant nephrologist in Wrexham in 2007 and is currently the clinical lead for renal services in North Wales.
Sanjay trained in the North Western deanery as Specialist Registrar in Cardiology at Royal Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, South Manchester University Hospital (Wythenshawe) and Central Manchester University Hospitals (Manchester Royal Infirmary). He has been a Consultant Cardiologist at WWL since 2000 providing a high quality, evidence based and patient focussed service. He provides a comprehensive cardiac service. His areas of interest are coronary artery disease, coronary intervention, heart failure, arrhythmia, pacing, syncope and cardiac assessment for non-cardiac surgery and professional footballers. He has performed vast numbers of cardiac procedures with high success and very low complication rates. He is a keen teacher and dedicated to teaching and training of junior doctors. He is the Foundation Programme Director at WWL and Examiner of the Royal College of Physicians at Manchester Medical School. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and Honorary Lecturer of the British Heart Foundation. He has several publications and has delivered talks on various aspects of cardiology throughout the country. He is an active member of various cardiovascular organisations which aim to reduce the incidence and improve the management of cardiovascular disease in the country.
Dr Andrew Ustianowski is a consultant physician in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine at the North Western Regional Infection Unit, North Manchester General Hospital, UK, which has a cohort of over 2000 HIV positive patients and is one of the largest treatment centres for HCV in the UK. He has been part of guideline writing committees for BHIVA & other bodies, is chair of the British Viral Hepatitis Group, lectures widely on HIV, hepatitis & related topics, and is part of several national and international educational steering groups.
He graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London, and subsequently trained in Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV and General Medicine in the London region. .
Dr Jecko Thachil is a Consultant Haematologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary working as a specialist who deals with bleeding and clotting problems in various specialities of internal medicine. His special interest is in the mechanisms of thrombosis in different clinical situations. He also serve as a Chair for the Committee for Disseminated Intra-vascular Coagulation of the international Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and is a member of several national and international working parties. He has also edited books (Haematology in Critical Care) and written several book chapters and has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. He also serves as reviewer for 25 Journals.
Dr Lister is a Consultant Dermatologist working in Wrexham Maelor Hospital which is a District General Hospital in North Wales. He also leads the service centred around Dolgellau Cottage Hospital on the West Coast of Wales.
His dermatology training was based in London where he undertook extra training in histopathology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. He retains a career long interest in dermatopathology and liaises with local pathologists to help with clinicopathological correlation.
Dr Lister’s other main area of interest is skin cancer. He leads both the Local and Network Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Teams and is the current Clinical Lead for the Welsh Specialist Advisory Group for skin cancer.
Micayla graduated from UMDS, London in 2001. After initially wanting to become a dermatologist she saw the light whilst on the Medical Assessment Unit at Norwich in 2003 and embarked on a career in Acute Medicine. Now an Acute Medicine Consultant at Macclesfield Hospital she is interested in keeping things simple and getting the basics right. Her role as Foundation Programme Director allows her to mither the juniors.
She spends her spare time chasing after the kids, baking outrageous cakes and running unnecessary distances.
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.
Dr Gareth Roberts is a consultant nephrologist working in South East Wales. His interests include inflammation and immunity, shared decision making and value based healthcare. He undertook a PhD project at Cardiff university in 2005 looking at the link between recurrent infection and fibrosis. Following his PhD he was awarded a Welsh Office of Research and Development grant to continue research looking at the role of the T-cell in peritoneal inflammation. He is currently part of a value based healthcare team working on a collaborative project with the Harvard based ICHOM group looking to develop robust systems that link outcomes and cost across the cycle of care.
Dr Mark Holland qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1988 and then worked as Senior Registrar in East London rotation in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. He was then appointed as Consultant Geriatrician at University Hospital of South Manchester followed by Consultant Acute Physician at same Hospital. He has served as Secretary of Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) between 2010-2013, as Vice President between 2013-2105 and is currently the president of Society of Acute Medicine. He was involved with setting up a DVT pathway in 2004. Since 2012 he has worked with NHS England to develop a pan-Manchester DVT guideline.
He represented SAM on encephalitis guideline group and with NICE on neutropenic sepsis guideline (CG151).
He helped to set-up registrar training programme in the North West and has served as Training Programme Director from 2007-2012. Currently he represents SAM on committees or projects with RCP London and Edinburgh.
Colin Dayan MA MBBS, FRCP, PhD 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 Sharma has been a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since August 2010. He has a wide practice in Gastroenterology including Luminal Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Clinical Nutrition, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound. He completed his PhD at the University of Manchester studying the mechanisms of visceral hyperalgesia in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and has a number of publications. He is the lead for the multi-disciplinary Hospital Alcohol Liaison Service and active in hospital management as the Associate Divisional Medical Director for Specialist Medicine.
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