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Programme

Glasgow – Programme

The agenda for 2018 is still in development. If you are interested in discussing future speaking opportunities, please email rebeccajolliffe@cogora.com 

2017 Programme

08.45 – 09.20 Registration and networking
Alongside the conference, the event features an exhibition where key industry partners, charities, association and suppliers will showcase the latest innovations and solutions

09.20 – 09.30 Welcome from Pulse editor Nigel Praities

09.30 – 10.05 Update on the new GP Contract in Scotland
I
ncluding time to put your questions to:
Dr Alan McDevitt,  chair, GPC Scotland

Interactive masterclasses on a key clinical challenge. Please note these workshops have limited capacity and will be on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event. 

 Chair: Dr Chris Williams, GP and LMC committee member, Highland  Chair: Dr Michael Haughney, GP and LMC committee member, Glasgow LMC

Workshop 1

 Workshop 2

Workshop 3

10.10 – 10.35

Endometriosis in primary care: Sorting fact from fiction

Dr Kirsty Munro, consultant gynaecologist and endometriosis specialist, Edinburgh

10.10 – 10.35

Session to be confirmed

10.10 – 11.00

Practical management of cow milk allergy in primary care

  • Symptoms of cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) 
  • Taking an allergy focused history
  • Management options 
  • Practical case studies

Dr Heidi Northover, consultant paediatrician

Supported by Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition

 

10.10 – 11.00

Migraine masterclass: recognising migraine in general practice

  • Identification and classification of migraine
  • Busting common myths

Dr Manuela Fontebasso, GP with special interest in headache and author of ‘Migraine and other Headaches’

10.10 – 11.00

Common eye presentations: diagnosis, referral and treatment in primary care

  • The importance of taking a thorough history
  • Visual and ophthalmoscope examination
  • The GP role in patient centred management

Madeline Harvey-Brown, Postgraduate Optometry Tutor, NHS Education for Scotland

10.40 – 11.10

Contraception – the long and short of it

Dr Caroline Marfleet, consultant in sexual and reproductive health, Colchester

This symposium is organised and funded by Bayer

10.40 – 11.05

Vision adopts new model of care to release pressure on GPs

Shona Wares, regional sales manager, Vision

Supported by Vision

 11.05 Exhibition and networking

 11.30 – 11.55

Eating disorders in primary care – recognition and referral

Dr Jenny Bennison,  GP in Edinburgh and vice chair, SIGN 

 

 11.30 – 11.55

NHS Pensions: How to avoid working harder to earn more but take home less

  • Will you be caught by the new Annual Allowance tapering rules?
  • How can the Annual Allowance mean more tax or less pension?
  • How to protect your pension pot from the Lifetime Allowance?

Mark Houghton, Director, Condies Wealth

Supported by Condies Health – Accountants & Advisors

 11.40 – 12.30

GP use of the Microbiology Service and antibiotic prescribing

Dr Sarah Whitehead, consultant microbiologist & infection control doctor, NHS Lanarkshire

Supported by Profile Pharma Ltd, A Subsidiary of Zambon SpA

 

 11.40 – 12.30

Migraine masterclass: recognising migraine in general practice

  • Identification and classification of migraine
  • Busting common myths

Dr Manuela Fontebasso, GP with special interest in headache and author of ‘Migraine and other Headaches’

 

 11.40 – 12.30

Common eye presentations: diagnosis, referral and treatment in primary care

  • The importance of taking a thorough history
  • Visual and ophthalmoscope examination
  • The GP role in patient centred management

Madeline Harvey-Brown, Postgraduate Optometry Tutor, NHS Education for Scotland

12.00 – 12.40

Achieving HbA1c targets is a challenge: How can SGLT2 inhibitors help you manage type 2 diabetes?

Dr Greg Jones, consultant diabetologist, Gartnavel General Hospital, honorary clinical professor, Glasgow University

Supported by NAPP Diabetes

12.00 – 12.45

Mindfulness: An introductory workshop for GPs

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Using mindfulness as a professional tool to improve efficiency and wellbeing.
  • Evidence based uses of mindfulness for patients

Lesley Howells, mindfulness teacher, consultant clinical psychologist and Maggie’s Centre Head, Breathworks CIC

12.30 Lunch and exhibition

13.30 Big Interview: Paul Gray, CEO, NHS Scotland

14.00 – 14.25

Suicide risk: What can GPs do?

Dr David Smart, GP partner, Northampton and Connecting with People

14.00–14.50

Top tips for time management and delegation

Dr Shaba Nabi, pulse columnist and a GP in Bristol

 

14.00 – 14.50

The red faced patient: Acne and rosacea management 2017

Dr Girish Gupta, consultant dermatologist, Lanarkshire, honorary clinical associate professor, University of Glasgow

Supported by Galderma

 

 14.00 – 14.50

Men’s health: Common presentations in primary care

  • Diagnosing common presentations
  • Treatment options
  • When to refer

Dr Nikhil Chopra, GP Partner in Buckinghamshire and GPSI Urology

 

14.00 – 14.50

Recognising common paediatric emergencies

  • What do GPs need to recognise?
  • When to refer to secondary care

Dr Peter Heinz, consultant paediatrician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

 

 

14.30 – 14.55

Medical dilemmas in anticoagulation

Iain Speirits, advanced pharmacist clinical cardiology / heart failure specialist, West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital, Glasgow

Supported by Daiichi Sankyo

15.00 Tea, networking and exhibition

15.30 – 15.55

ENT: Dizziness in primary care

Mr John Marshall, consultant ENT surgeon, Glasgow

15.30 – 16.25

Resilience in general practice: What does it mean?

  • What is a resilient practitioner?
  • Top tips to influence your practice.
  • Practical discussion addressing your challenges.

Dr Prit Buttar, GP, Resilient GP

15.30 – 16.20

Recognising common paediatric emergencies

  • What do GPs need to recognise?
  • When to refer to secondary care

Dr Peter Heinz, consultant paediatrician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

 15.30 – 16.20

Men’s health: Common presentations in primary care

  • Diagnosing common presentations
  • Treatment options
  • When to refer

Dr Nikhil Chopra, GP Partner in Buckinghamshire and GPSI Urology

 

 16.00 – 16.25

A case of a gentleman with AF and concomitant cardiac disease: Management in primary care 

Dr Kevin Fernando, ‎GP partner with specialist interest in diabetes & medical education , ‎North Berwick Group Practice

Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb

16.30 – 17.00  Diabetes and the low carb diet:  What is going on?

Dr Katharine Morrison,  senior partner, Ayrshire, author of The Diabetes Diet: for weight loss and incredible blood sugar control and diabetesdietblog.com and medical advisor for the Public Health Collaboration

*Please note this programme is subject to change.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting, which includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.