Chair: Prof Philip Kalra, Consultant Nephrologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
I've Got 99 Problems but my Diagnosis Ain't One Dr Micayla Telfer, Consultant Acute Physician and Foundation programme director, Macclesfield Hospital
Common Mistakes in the Management of Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis- Why and How to Avoid Them
Prof Jimmy Limdi, Consultant Gastroenterologist &
Clinical Lead for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,
The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Poisons and Overdoses Management Blueprint
Dr Ashraf Kamour, Consultant Physician and Toxicologist,
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City- Abu Dhabi UAE
Under-diagnosis and Over-diagnosis of PE
Dr Jecko Thachil, Consultant Haematologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Chair: Dr John Anderton, Consultant Nephrologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and Head of School of Medicine, Health Education England, North West
HIV for the General Physicians
Dr Andrew Ustianowski, Consultant in Infectious Disease, North Manchester General Hospital
Frailty – What do I Think
Dr Niall Ferguson, Elderly care Physician, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham
A Cluster of Headache Conditions
Dr Chris Douglass, Consultant Neurologist, Salford Royal to Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Use and Abuse of CRP
Dr David Harvey, Consultant Microbiologist, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Programme – Day 2 (18th March)
Registration and coffee
Chair: Dr Anu Jayachandran, Consultant Acute Physician, Countess of Chester Hospital
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
Hyponatremia: Everybody’s Problem
Prof Steve Ball, Consultant & Clinical Lead for Endocrinology, Honorary Professor of Medicine & Endocrinology, Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust
Removing the Unknown from Cancer of Unknown Primary
Dr Claire Mitchell, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Christie Hospital
Challenges in the Interpretation of Troponins
Dr Sanjay Arya, Consultant Cardiologist, Wigan Infirmary
Chair: Dr Anton Sinniah, Divisional Clinical Director for Medicine and Consultant in Respiratory & Acute Medicine, North Manchester General Hospital
Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the challenges of Modern Treatments
Prof Dame Jane Dacre, Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor of Medical Education, University College London, Immediate past president Royal College of Physicians of London
'A Tale of Two Outcomes'
Dr Gareth Roberts, Consultant Nephrologist, Aneurin Bevan UHB
Under Pressure; A PEEP into the World of Acute NIV for the General Physician
Dr David Tarpey, Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Update on Lung Cancer Screening
Dr John Howells, Consultant Radiologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Closing Remarks and Feedback
Dame Jane is an honorary consultant rheumatologist, at Whittington Health in London and Professor of Medical Education at UCL. She is the immediate past president of the Royal College of Physicians and was also vice chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Director of UCL Medical School in London, medical director of MRCPUK examination and academic vice president of the RCP.
She is the independent lead for the Department of Health and Social Care review of the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine.
Dame Jane was made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.
She is married with three children.
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.
Dr Anderton Studied at Cambridge and Oxford University, and completed postgraduate training in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was appointed as Consultant Renal Physician at Preston in 2000. He served as RCP Regional Adviser for 6 years, and have occupied a range of roles in postgraduate education. He is currently Head of School of Medicine for Health Education England, North West
Dr Jayachandran completed her training in Anaesthetics and Acute medicine and she has been a consultant since 2012 . She is currently working as consultant in Acute Medicine at Countess of Chester Hospital. She is actively involved in Postgraduate education and training and has previously held the role of Training programme director Health Education England North West (Mersey) in Acute Medicine. Current interests include Point of care ultrasound for acute medicine(FAMUS), Simulation based training (North West Simulation Education Network) and electronic patient record (CERNER lead for acute medicine at Countess of Chester Hospital)
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.
Jimmy Limdi is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for IBD at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Hon (Visiting) Professor at the Manchester Metropolitan University and is affiliated to the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre at the University of Manchester. Jimmy qualified in 1993 and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in Yorkshire and Manchester, followed by a period of research at the ICMS, Barts and The London, and University College Hospitals, London. His research interests in IBD include diet, gut permeability and nutriceuticals, early diagnosis and outcomes, IBD therapeutics, IBD in older persons, neuromotility in IBD exercise and IBD and contraception and women’s health related issues in IBD. He is a Principal and Chief Investigator to several IBD studies, holds editorial board and peer review appointments and has published and lectured widely in the field. He has participated in several national and international peer review processes, Delphi panels and international IBD guidelines. He is currently a member of the BSG Food and Function CRG and has previously held appointments on the BSG IBD Section and as BSG representative to the Association of Colo-Proctologists of GB&I. He is currently the UK National Representative at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
Ashraf graduated from Tripoli University in Libya. Following his internship in Tripoli, he moved to the UK where he completed his core medical and higher specialty training in Acute and General Medicine. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Toxicology and a Master degree, with a distinction. He possesses an Advanced Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Toxicology. He has worked at Pennine Acute Hospitals and University hospitals of Wales, Cardiff as acute physician and toxicologist. He has also served as clinical toxicologist in the National Poison Information Service. He is currently working as consultant physician and toxicologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abudhabi, UAE.
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 serves 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 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, 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 Chris Douglass qualified in 1999 from Oxford University and completed his medical training in Gloucestershire, and speciality training in Sheffield before becoming a Consultant Neurologist in Salford in 2009. His main areas of interest are stroke, functional neurological disorders, headaches and motor neurone disease. He is an Honorary Consultant at Tameside Hospital where he provides outpatient clinics and inpatient ward consultations and is the hospitals clinical lead for the Brain and CNS tumour pathway board. His base hospital is Salford Royal where he is on the consultant on call rota for the Comprehensive Stroke Centre providing hyper-acute stroke care for Greater Manchester. He is the Stroke Mortality Lead for the trust and regularly takes part in the teaching and training of junior doctors and nurse practitioners. He is a member of the Association of British Neurologists, British Association of Stroke Physicians and the British Association for the Study of Headaches.
Dr Harvey is a consultant microbiologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. He qualified from University of Liverpool in 2002. He completed his specialist training in Microbiology at Sheffield and Liverpool. He has been a consultant microbiologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital from 2011. He was previously infection control lead for the trust and he is currently the lead for antimicrobial stewardship.
Ross has been Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Salford Royal Hospital for over 10 years. The Salford Mental Health service receives nearly 6,000 referrals a year and accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Ross is the co-lead for Liaison Psychiatry for Greater Manchester Combined Authority and also sits on the Liaison Psychiatry Executive Committee at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a former president of the Psychiatry section of the Manchester Medical Society.
Steve studied basic science as an undergraduate at Birmingham University, and went on to complete a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology before pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate medical studies in London. Following middle grade training in Diabetes and Endocrinology he spent 2 years in the USA as a Medical Research Council (UK) and Howard Hughes Fellow, returning to a Senior Lecturer post in Newcastle where he ran a large and successful clinical practice alongside a research and teaching role. Steve has recently moved to his current position in Manchester, leading an evolving clinical service in an exciting, changing health economy. His work combines clinical medicine, research and service development. Steve has served on the Clinical Committee and Council of the Society for Endocrinology (UK). He was the UK member on the European Clinical Practice Guidance Group responsible for the development of the first cross-specialty evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and management of hyponatraemia. He has also co-authored the Society for Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guideline on the management of Hyponatraemia.
Dr Claire Mitchell is as Consultant Medical Oncologist specialising in carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) and gynaecological cancers at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. In addition delivers sessions as an acute oncology consultant based at Manchester Foundation Trust (MRI) providing specialist oncology support for the Acute Oncology team. Dr Mitchell have been an active member of the acute oncology network group in Greater Manchester and Cheshire helping to develop acute oncology services and CUP services throughout the region. Currently she is chair of the Greater Manchester Pathway group for Acute Oncology and CUP and is leading the current service review of acute oncology services in Greater Manchester. Nationally Dr Mitchell have contributed in to the National Quality Surveillance Team peer review programme for Acute Oncology and CUP service and have presented at national meetings in relation to both acute oncology and cancer of unknown primary services - focusing on patient pathways, service development and research in CUP. Dr Mitchell has also recently been appointed as a member of the NCRI MUO/CUP group looking to develop and increase research opportunities in this speciality.
Dr Arya is a Consultant Cardiologist providing comprehensive cardiac service. His areas of interest are coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, syncope and cardiac assessment for non-cardiac surgery and Professional footballers. He provides high quality evidence based medicine. He is the Medical Director of Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. He plays a critical role in the performance of the organisation, providing leadership to the medical workforce, focussing on delivery of clinically safe and financially sustainable high quality services within the framework of robust clinical governance. He leads on the development of the Trust’s Clinical Services Strategy in collaboration with Internal and External stakeholders and has contributed towards shaping the strategic direction and vision of the Trust. He is a keen teacher and dedicated to teaching and training of junior doctors. He was the Foundation Programme Director for 7 years. He is the Examiner of the Royal College of Physicians and of Manchester Medical School. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Edge Hill University and University of Liverpool. He has several publications and has delivered talks 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.
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 David Tarpey is a consultant in respiratory medicine at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. He qualified from Liverpool University in 2008. He completed his respiratory medicine specialist training from Mersey deanery. He has been a consultant respiratory physician at Wirral University from 2017. He is currently the trust lead for COPD and Oxygen services. His special interest includes ventilation and sleep medicine
Dr Howells has been a Consultant Thoracic Radiologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals since 2004. Although born locally, he trained in chest medicine and radiology in Scotland. He has previously been Lung NSSG chair, Lung Cancer Lead Clinician and Clinical Director of Radiology, but is currently Foundation Programme Director and Associate Dean. He has a career long clinical and research interest in Lung Cancer Diagnosis, and has published and presented on this topic.
Who should attend
How to Get There
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport
Chicago Ave, Manchester M90 3RA
By car from the north
Exit the M60 at junction 4 onto the M56 sign-posted Manchester Airport. Exit the M56 at junction 5 and follow signs for the airport to reach the Radisson Blu Hotel and parking facilities.
By car from the south
Take the M6 to junction 20 and then follow the M56, exiting at junction 5. Follow signs for the airport to reach this venue from the south.
There are limited car parking spaces which cost around £9 per day. Please note if onsite car parking is full, parking at airport can be very expensive.
From Manchester Piccadilly trains run every 15 minutes to the Manchester Airport Train Station. Radisson Blu is just few minutes walk via the skylink bridge.
Manchester airport is one of the UKs major international airports. Radisson Blu Hotel is directly connected to Both Terminal 1 and 2 via the covered skylink.
Revalidaid 16b Station Road Cheadle Hulme Cheshire SK8 5AE
Tel: 0161 207 2702
This meeting has been approved by the Royal College of Physicians for 12 Category 1 (External) CPD Credits (RCP Code 128273)
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