Chair : Professor Philip Kalra, Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal Hospital. Honorary Professor, the University of Manchester.
Headache in the Emergency Setting
Dr Saifuddin Shaik, Consultant Neurologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
"Confessions of an Acute Physician"
Dr Micayla Telfer, Consultant Acute Physician, Macclesfield General Hospital
Frailty Assessment and Crisis Interventions at Acute Hospitals
Dr Moe Thaw Oo, Consultant in General and Elderly Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust
Evolving Paradigms in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The importance of Being Earnest
Dr Jimmy Limdi, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Welcome and Introduction
An Update on Lipid Management
Dr San San Min, Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Fever in a Returning Traveller
Dr Andrew Ustianowski, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital
"Palliative Medicine: Fact and Fiction"?
Dr Iain Lawrie, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Unravelling the Secrets of the Skin in the General Medical Patient- From Emergencies to Systemic Diseases
Dr Faheem Latheef, Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Programme - 20th March
Registration and coffee
Welcome and Introduction
Delaying Renal Progression - and Sweetening the Urine
Prof Sunil Bhandari, Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary clinical professor, Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust
Legal Update for the Acute Hospital: What you can do, What you can't do and What you should do
Dr Ross Overshott, Consultant Psychiatrist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Management Issues in Cancer-Associated Thrombosis
Dr Jecko Thachil, Consultant Haematologist, Central Manchester Foundation Trust
Kidney Problems on the Admissions Unit - it's not all ATN
Dr Gareth Roberts, Consultant Nephrologist, South East Wales
Welcome and Introduction
Sex and the Heart
Dr Sanjay Arya, Consultant Cardiologist, Wigan Infirmary
Challenging Chest Cases on MAU, and Advances in their Management!
Dr Mohammed Munavvar, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
'Acute Medicine – The Forgotten Patients'
Dr Mark Holland, Consultant Acute Physician, University Hospital South Manchester
Dr Simon Howell, Consultant Endocrinologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Professor Philip Kalra graduated from Cambridge University and is Consultant
Nephrologist at Salford Royal Hospital, Honorary Professor at the University of
Manchester. He is lead of the renal research team at Salford and has major research
focus on renovascular disease and cardiovascular disease in CKD. He is chair of the
National Renal Disorders speciality group of the NIHR CRN clinical trials network,
and has also been Academic Vice President of the UK Renal Association since
September 2016, now chairing the UK Kidney Research Consortium (UKKRC). He
has been involved in development of several large UK clinical trials in nephrology
and cardiology and has played a role in amalgamating Cardio-Renal education and
research within the UK.
Prof Sunil Bhandari
MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), PhD, M Clin Edu, FHEA
Prof. Bhandari graduated from the University of Edinburgh, trained in Renal and Transplant Medicine
in Yorkshire (UK) and Sydney Australia. He is a Consultant in Nephrology and Honorary Professor at
Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Co-Director of UK
Advanced Nephrology Course; Deputy Head of School of Medicine for Yorkshire and Humber and
International Director for RCPE
Member of the Renal Association Clinical specialist groups of research in anaemia, CKD and cardiorenal
syndrome. Prof Bhandari leads in collaboration a research program based around renal anaemia, CKD
progression (STOP ACEI Trial) and the effects of iron therapy on cardiac and renal function with a
focus on uraemic cardiomyopathy and mitochondrial function.
Dr Jimmy Limdi is Consultant Gastroenterologist and
Clinical Lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at
the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in Manchester. He is an Honorary Senior
Lecturer at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair Group, University of Manchester
Dr Limdi qualified in 1993 and went on to complete internal medicine and then
gastroenterology specialist training in Yorkshire and Manchester, followed by a
period of research at the Institute of Cell and Molecular Sciences, Barts and The
London Hospitals, and University College Hospitals, London. His research interests
include gut permeability, nutriceuticals and diet in IBD, early diagnosis and outcomes
and IBD therapeutics. He is Principal Investigator to several IBD therapeutic trials,
holds editorial board and peer review appointments with scientific journals, and has
published widely in the field. Dr Limdi has participated in a number of national and
international peer review processes, Delphi panels and has co-authored several
international IBD guidelines. He is a core member of the IBD Section of the British
Society of Gastroenterology, the BSG Food and Function Research Group and BSG
IBD representative to the Core Advisory Group of the Association of ColoProctologists
of Great Britain &Ireland. He is currently the UK National
Representative at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and is a core
member of the ACG Educational Affairs and International Relations Committees.
Dr Moe Thaw Oo is a Consultant Physician and Geriatrician in the integrated
Parkinson’s disease service at the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.
He is the Foundation Year 2 Programme Director at the Trust and is a board member of
the General Internal Medicine Higher Specialty Training Committee at Health Education
England, West Midlands. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of
He is a PACES examiner and a member of the Scenario Editorial Committee at the
He has read Medicine at University of Medicine 2 Yangon. He has obtained a Master of
Medical Science (MMedSci) from Keele University, England and a Postgraduate Diploma
in Clinical Education from the RCPSG. He has also obtained a fellowship in Medical
Education (FAcadMEd) from the Academy of Medical Educators of the UK. He has
published articles, related to Frailty, Parkinson’s disease and Clinical Education, in peerreviewed
Dr Ross Overshott is a Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry in Salford, Greater Manchester and a playwright.
He is the patron consultant for the Manchester University Medical Student Psychiatry Society and conducts a
'Psychiatry and Cinema' teaching session on the psychiatry undergraduate course. In 2006, Ross co-founded a small
touring theatre company, producing several of his plays that have won festival awards for 'new writing' and 'best production.
He is also a panellist at the Medfest event in Manchester.
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 Faheem Latheef is a Consultant Dermatologist and Allergy specialist at the Leeds Centre for
Dermatology. He is the current Lead Clinician for Governance in the department and also the Lead
Consultant for two of the Community Dermatology Services. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer
at the University of Leeds.
Dr Latheef undertook his postgraduate training at the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust. He then underwent higher specialist training in dermatology at Leeds where he
developed his interest in Allergy and skin cancer.
He also holds an MBA degree with his masters focusing on competitive healthcare strategies in the
NHS allowing him to get a better understanding of healthcare management and use of resources.
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. San San Min is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist with special interests in lipids and metabolic
medicine at Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust and an Horonary Senior Lecturer in University of Wolverhampton.
She completed her specialist registrar training in London Deanery including Guy's and St Thomas’
tertiary lipid centre, King's College Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust. She obtained her MSc in
Clinical Biochemistry from University College London during her training. She is a fellow of the Royal
College of Pathologists and is also an European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory
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.
Dr M. Munavvar has been a Consultant Chest Physician at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Preston for
about 19 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 Munavvar has been in post as the Secretary for the European Association for Bronchology and
Interventional Pulmonology (EABIP) since 2014, and as of 2017, he has been named President-Elect of
the association; a role that he will fill for two years before taking on the honour of President.
His Specialist areas include Interventional Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy, TB, Lung Cancer, Sarcoidosis,
Mesothelioma and other respiratory diseases.
His Research interests include Innovative techniques in bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, pleural diseases
Dr Howell Graduated in Manchester (1991). He Trained in North West England. Undertook MD in
Endocrinology at Christie Hospital in Manchester. He has been a Consultant Physician and
Endocrinologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2004.
Iain started life as a
Physiotherapist, working for five years, including a period in Canada, before going back to studying Medicine at the
University of Leicester. He entered Palliative Medicine through General Practice, with a couple of years in a rural practice,
and some time in a Category B Prison (as a doctor, rather than an inmate!).
Iain became a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in Manchester in 2008, and now works solely in secondary and community
palliative care. In addition to his very varied clinical work, he is actively involved in undergraduate education at the
University of Manchester and in palliative care research. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters,
on-line learning modules and conference papers. Iain is currently a member of the Executive Committees of both the
Association for Palliative Medicine and the British Psychosocial Oncology Society, the Editorial Board of the European
Journal of Cancer Care and a regular reviewer for several other international journals relating to palliative care.
Dr Saifuddin Shaik is a consultant neurologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
He completed his Specialist Registrar Training in the North West. His specialist areas include
general neurology and muscle disorders.
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