Manchester Medicine Update

Hilton Manchester Airport Hotel

Manchester Airport Outwood Lane, Manchester M90 4WP

7th December 2012

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Morning Session

8:55am - 9:00am
Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Dr Robert Coward
Consultant Nephrologist and
Head of School, Medical Specialities,
North Western Deanery

9:00am - 09:45am
Advances in Rheumatology:
How we Manipulate the Immune System
Dr M Bukhari
Consultant Rheumatologist

9:45am - 10:30am
ICDs and Biventricular Devices -
What the General Physicians need to know

Dr Amir Zaidi
Consultant Cardiologist

10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:45am
Mental Capacity Assessment and
Essential Mental Health Act for Physicians
Dr Prem Mahadun
Consultant Psychiatrist

11:45am - 12:30pm
Insight into Latest Management of CKD
Prof Philip Kalra
Consultant Nephrologist 12:30pm-1:15pm
Acute Medicine in the Frail Elderly
Dr Jim George
Consultant in Elderly Medicine

1:15pm - 2:15pm
Break for Lunch

Afternoon Session

Chair: Dr Suresh Chandran
Consultant Acute Physician and
Training Programme Director,
Acute medicine, North West Deanery

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Management of Respiratory Emergencies
on MAU - An Interventional Approach
Dr Mohammed Munavvar
Consultant Chest Physician

3:00pm - 3:45pm
An Update on Diabetic Neuropathy
Prof Andrew Boulton
Consultant Physician

3:45pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Migraine and (Some) of its Many Manifestations
Dr David Rog
Consultant Neurologist

Closing remarks and feedback



Professor Philip Kalra is a Consultant Nephrologist at Salford Royal Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester. He is the lead for the renal research team at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. His major research interest is in atherosclerotic renovasculardisease. His other research interests include CKD epidemiology, CKD-related vascular calcification and safety and usage of intravenous iron therapy in CKD. He has played a significant role in amalgamating Cardio-Renal education and research within the UK. Professor Kalra has a number of publications and is well known to the medicine trainees with his book titled ‘Essential Revision Notes for MRCP’.

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. He is a member of the British Geriatric Society and is a well-known speaker at the British Geriatric Society meetings. He has co-authored a chapter in the textbook ENDOCARDITIS, titled “Infective Endocarditis in the Elderly”. He has recently been commissioned to write a book on Acute Geriatrics.

Dr Marwan Bukhari is a Consultant Rheumatologist 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. He is the clinical lead of medicine for year two and year four medical students at theUniversity of Lancaster. He heads the informatics group for the British Society for Rheumatology and is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal “Rheumatology”.

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. He was a regular faculty member at the previously organised Lille Interventional Bronchoscopy and Thoracoscopy courses, and lectures at European Association of Bronchology’s courses, besides workshops arranged by the Gulf Thoracic Society, Saudi Thoracic Society and Indian Association of Bronchology. He is a member of the BTS Specialist Advisory Group for Interventional Pulmonology and the steering committee of British Thoracic Oncology Group, chairs the BTS Basic Bronchoscopy Guideline Development Committee, has been actively involved in the evaluation of innovative techniques/ tools in Thoracoscopy/ Bronchoscopy, and also has a special interest in the overall management of Lung Cancer/ pleural pathologies and TB.

Dr Mahadun is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry and the clinical lead for the Trafford Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. He is also theresearch lead for the Psychiatry Department at Trafford General Hospital and a member of the Research Governance Group at The Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Mental Health Trust. He is currently a CASC examiner for the Royal College of Psychiatristsand an OSCE & OSLAR examiner for the University of Manchester. He is a member of the recruitment panel for psychiatry trainees at North Western Deanery. Dr Mahadun also works in the capacity of independent medico legal expert for courts and solicitor firms. His areas of medico legal expertise include capacity assessments, risk assessments, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, phobia, alcoholism, substance misuse and addiction.

Prof Andrew Boulton is a consultant physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Professor of Medicine at University of Manchester.Prof Boulton is also serving as a Voluntary Professor of Medicine at Univerisity of Manchester. His research interest include diabetic complications, diabetic neuropathy and diabetic foot. Professor Boutlon has more than 400 publications on the above topics and he has authored more than 8 text books on the same. He is currently the President of both the European Association for the study of Diabetes and the European Foundation for the study of Diabetes. He has served in various capacities including the editor of Diabetic Medicine, the Journal of the British Diabetic Association, Chairman of Postgraduate Education of EASD, Chairman of Diabetic Foot Study Group (EASD), Secreatry/Programme chair of EASD to mention a few. He is the recipient of multiple honours and awards including Georgetown Distinguished Achievement award in Diabetic Limb Salvage, American Diabetes Association Harold Rifkin award for distinguished international service in the cause of diabetes, outstanding achievement award by American Professional Wound Care Award, Edward Olmos International award for advocacy in amputation prevention and many others.

Dr Zaidi is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Dr Zaidi qualified in 1989 from Manchester University and undertook postgraduate training in London and the North-West. His specialist interests include Implantable Devices, Lead Extraction and Syncope.Dr Zaidi has developed a successful ICD implant and follow-up service at Manchester Royal Infirmary where he has also lead the development of sector pacing lab. Dr Zaidi is currently the Training Program Director for Cardiology in North-Western Deanery and member of Cardiology Specialist Advisory Committee.

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 reaserch 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. Dr Rog heads the MS team at Salford Royal and runs the regional MS disease modifying treatments. Dr Roghas co-authored the second edition of Multiple Sclerosis at your Fingertips which was shortlisted for the 2010 BMA Book Awards Popular Medicine Category. Dr Rog has lectured for the MS Society, MS Trust and contributes to patient programmes. He has developed several teaching tools for healthcare professionals working with people with MS. Dr Rog has organised North West regional teaching programmes in MS for Neurology trainees.He is a Principle Investigator on several multinational MS clinical trials of disease modifying treatments. He is the Chairman of the Clinical Trials Steering Group at SRFT, the Nervous System Theme lead for Greater Manchester Comprehensive Local Research Network and is currently the Interim Director of DeNDRoN (Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease Research Network) North West.


Who Attended?

  • Consultant Acute and General Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Associate Specialists - Staff Grades
  • General and Acute Medicine Trainees

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