Pulse LIVE London Programme

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Day 1: Tuesday 24th March 2020

08:30

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Conference Welcome

Speaker(s):
09:30

Opening Keynote: What does Brexit mean for your practice?

Speaker(s):

Your Patients (Chair: Dr Katie-Bramall Stainer)

Your Practice (Chair: Dr Ishani Patel)

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

10:10

10.10 - 10.40: 2020 and the Coronavirus: what GPs need to know

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Anna Checkley
    consultant in infectious diseases, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, UCLH

10.10 - 10.40: How to avoid the intelligence trap in diagnosis

Speaker(s):
  • David Robson
    Science writer, journalist and author of The Intelligence Trap

10.10 - 11.10: Sexual health and long-acting reversible contraception update

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Anna Pallecaros
    consultant physician in sexual health, The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre
  • Dr Jill Zelin
    consultant in sexual health, Ambrose King Sexual Health Centre The Royal London Hospital

10.10 - 11.10: Diabetes: the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time

Speaker(s):

10.45 - 11.15: Developing confidence in dealing with young people expressing self-harm and suicidal thoughts

Speaker(s):

10.45 - 11.15: Everyday leadership: the winding road to well-being and balance in primary care

Speaker(s):

11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.30: Indemnity in ten minutes [Exhibition Floor] (Sponsored by Medical Protection Society)

Speaker(s):

11.30 - 11.40 Cardiology Corner: How to manage refractory hypertension [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):
11:45

11.45 - 12.15: Menopause and hormone replacement therapy

Speaker(s):

11.45 - 12.15: topic to be confirmed

11.45 - 12.45: Sexual health and long-acting reversible contraception update

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Anna Pallecaros
    consultant physician in sexual health, The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre
  • Dr Jill Zelin
    consultant in sexual health, Ambrose King Sexual Health Centre The Royal London Hospital

11.45 - 12.45: Paediatric Cow’s Milk Allergy: Common Challenges In Primary Care

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Diab Haddad
    consultant paediatrician with special interest in allergic & respiratory disorders

12.20 - 12.50: Inhalers: improving your clinical practice

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Omar Usmani
    reader in respiratory medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute

12.20 - 12.50: Top tools to speed up your practice

Speaker(s):

12:45

Lunch, networking and exhibition

13.30 - 13.45: Cardiology Corner: Managing heart failure and reduced ejection fraction [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):
13:50

13.50 - 14.20: NICE guidelines update on resistant depression

Speaker(s):

13.50 - 14.20: Top tools to speed up your practice

Speaker(s):

13.50 - 14.50: Paediatric myths and case reviews

Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Capehorn
    GP and clinical director of the paediatric primary care service, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, associate specialist in paediatric emergency medicine, Bristol Children's Hospital

13.50 - 14.50: Interpreting and monitoring patients with abnormal liver function tests and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Speaker(s):

14.25 - 14.55: Stroke prevention in the ageing NVAF patient with co-morbidities: An Interactive Case-led discussion

Speaker(s):

14.25 - 14.55: How digital first has improved patient service and cut GP workload

14:50

Coffee break, and exhibition

15.05 - 15.20: Cardiology Corner: Detection and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):

15.25 - 15.55: Men's health: the unspeakable bits, variations on normal, common diseases and some important rare ones

Speaker(s):

15.25 - 15.55: Pain-free appraisal: how to make your appraisal labour light

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Deen Mirza
    GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training

15.25 - 16.25: Paediatric myths and case reviews

Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Capehorn
    GP and clinical director of the paediatric primary care service, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, associate specialist in paediatric emergency medicine, Bristol Children's Hospital

15.25 - 16.25: Interpreting and monitoring patients with abnormal liver function tests and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Speaker(s):

16.00 - 16.30: Diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia in primary care

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Shanthi Paramothayan
    consultant physician in respiratory and general medicine, and author of "Essential Respiratory Medicine"

16.00 – 16.30: Managing heartsink patients: a practical guide for real life general practice

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Deen Mirza
    GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training

16:30

Closing Keynote: Improving access – do we just have to work harder?

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Robert Varnam
    GP, director of primary care improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
17:00

Close of day 1

Day 2: Wednesday 25th March 2020

08:40

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Welcome to conference

Speaker(s):
09:30

The Big Discussion: Do health awareness campaigns distort clinical priorities?

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Martin Brunet
    GP, GP educator and author
  • Dr Ron Daniels
    consultant in intensive care and chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and UK Sepsis Trust 
10:10

Your Patients (Chair: Dr Keith Hopcroft)

Your Future (Chair: Dr Michelle Drage)

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

10.10 - 10.40: Dementia: implication of NICE guidelines and the long-term plan for primary care

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Jill Rasmussen
    GPSI in dementia, RCGP clinical representative for dementia and chair of the Lewy Body Society Specialist Advisory Group

10.10 - 10.40: Freedom to speak up – a primary care perspective

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Henrietta Hughes
    GP and national guardian for the NHS

10.10 - 10.40: Addiction and the role of primary care in its management

Speaker(s):
  • Prof Robert West
    professor of health psychology, department of behavioural science and health, UCL

10.10 - 11.10: MSK workshop

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Louise Warburton
    clinical lead for Telford MSK Service, associate medical director, Shropshire Community NHS Trust

10.45 - 11.15: Can we optimise outcomes in COPD with nutrition?

Speaker(s):
  • Anne Holdoway
    consultant dietitian and chair, Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community and Managing Malnutrition in COPD expert panels
  • Prof Tom Wilkinson
    professor of respiratory medicine and honorary NHS consultant physician, Southampton University Faculty of Medicine, member of the Managing Malnutrition in COPD panel

10.45 - 11.15: Coping with the NHS pension scheme: what to do when things go wrong

Speaker(s):

10.40 - 11.10: Gambling harms: a guide for GPs

Speaker(s):
  • Becky Harris
    service manager and systemic psychotherapist, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust (London Problem Gambling Clinic), Club Drug Clinic & National Centre for Behavioural Disorders.
  • Dr Emma Ryan
    GP partner, PCN clinical director for Bromley and GP lead, Primary Care Gambling Service

11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.35: Digital Showcase: KardiaMobile: A paradigm shift in AF detection (Sponsored by Alivecor) [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):

11.35 - 11.50: Pulse Learning LIVE: DMARDs – basics of monitoring, contractual issues, what to do with abnormal results [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning
11:55

11.55 - 12.25: Keynote Session: Undoable workload?

Speaker(s):

12.30 - 13.00: Allergic rhinitis in the asthma population

Speaker(s):
  • Speaker to be confirmed

12.30 - 13.00: Money, time and productivity tips for busy GPs

Speaker(s):

12.00 - 13.00: Persistent headaches: finding the underlying cause

Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Kernick
    GPSI headache and former chair, The British Association for the Study of Headache

12.00 - 13.00: MSK workshop

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Louise Warburton
    clinical lead for Telford MSK Service, associate medical director, Shropshire Community NHS Trust
13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition [Exhibition Floor]

13.00 - 13.10: Digital Showcase: Pulse Intelligence [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):

13.10 - 13.25: Pulse Learning LIVE: Hot topics in prescribing - rational use of antibiotics [Exhibition Floor]

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning

13.50 - 14.20: Eczema updates in primary care

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Suchitra Chinthapalli
    consultant dermatologist, Royal London Hospital

13.50 - 14.20: The Future Practice

Speaker(s):

13.50 - 14.50: Persistent headaches: finding the underlying cause

Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Kernick
    GPSI headache and former chair, The British Association for the Study of Headache

14.20 - 14.50: ENT updates in primary care

Speaker(s):

14.20 - 14.50: Top tips to jump start your portfolio career today

Speaker(s):

14:55

GP Question Time: addressing challenges facing primary care in light of the current NHS climate

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Richard Vautrey
    chair of the BMA GPs committee
  • Dr Michelle Drage
    CEO of Londonwide Local Medical Committees
  • Dr Kailash Chand
    GP, honorary vice president of BMA and NHS public health campaigner
  • Dr Chandra Kanneganti
    GP partner, GPC policy lead for commissioning and service development national chair, British International Doctors Association North Staffs LMC Secretary Clinical Lead, GP Health North Midlands
15:30

Close of conference

Day 1: Tuesday 24th March 2020

08:30

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Conference Welcome

09:30

Opening Keynote: What does Brexit mean for your practice?

Your Practice (Chair: Dr Ishani Patel)

10:10

10.10 - 10.40: How to avoid the intelligence trap in diagnosis

  • Why experts make mistakes.
  • What are most problematic cognitive biases in medicine?
  • Simple strategies to avoid thinking errors.
Speaker(s):
  • David Robson
    Science writer, journalist and author of The Intelligence Trap

10.45 - 11.15: Everyday leadership: the winding road to well-being and balance in primary care

Speaker(s):
11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.30: Indemnity in ten minutes [Exhibition Floor] (Sponsored by Medical Protection Society)

11.30 - 11.40 Cardiology Corner: How to manage refractory hypertension [Exhibition Floor]

11:45

11.45 - 12.15: topic to be confirmed

12.20 - 12.50: Top tools to speed up your practice

Speaker(s):
12:45

Lunch, networking and exhibition

13.30 - 13.45: Cardiology Corner: Managing heart failure and reduced ejection fraction [Exhibition Floor]

13:50

13.50 - 14.20: Top tools to speed up your practice

Speaker(s):

14.25 - 14.55: How digital first has improved patient service and cut GP workload

14:50

Coffee break, and exhibition

15.05 - 15.20: Cardiology Corner: Detection and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia [Exhibition Floor]

15.25 - 15.55: Pain-free appraisal: how to make your appraisal labour light

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Deen Mirza
    GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training

16.00 – 16.30: Managing heartsink patients: a practical guide for real life general practice

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Deen Mirza
    GP educationalist, self-help author and director of Better Doctor Training
16:30

Closing Keynote: Improving access – do we just have to work harder?

  • Dr Robert Varnam
    GP, director of primary care improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
17:00

Close of day 1

Day 2: Wednesday 25th March 2020

08:40

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Welcome to conference

09:30

The Big Discussion: Do health awareness campaigns distort clinical priorities?

  • Dr Martin Brunet
    GP, GP educator and author
  • Dr Ron Daniels
    consultant in intensive care and chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and UK Sepsis Trust 
10:10

Your Future (Chair: Dr Michelle Drage)

10.10 - 10.40: Freedom to speak up – a primary care perspective

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Henrietta Hughes
    GP and national guardian for the NHS

10.45 - 11.15: Coping with the NHS pension scheme: what to do when things go wrong

Speaker(s):
11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.35: Digital Showcase: KardiaMobile: A paradigm shift in AF detection (Sponsored by Alivecor) [Exhibition Floor]

11.35 - 11.50: Pulse Learning LIVE: DMARDs – basics of monitoring, contractual issues, what to do with abnormal results [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning
11:55

11.55 - 12.25: Keynote Session: Undoable workload?

12.30 - 13.00: Money, time and productivity tips for busy GPs

Speaker(s):
13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition [Exhibition Floor]

13.00 - 13.10: Digital Showcase: Pulse Intelligence [Exhibition Floor]

13.10 - 13.25: Pulse Learning LIVE: Hot topics in prescribing - rational use of antibiotics [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning

13.50 - 14.20: The Future Practice

  • Maximising your take home pay via tax and pension opportunities.
  • Different organisation structures for primary care and incorporating your practice
  • Tax efficient investments.
Speaker(s):

14.20 - 14.50: Top tips to jump start your portfolio career today

Speaker(s):
14:55

GP Question Time: addressing challenges facing primary care in light of the current NHS climate

  • Dr Richard Vautrey
    chair of the BMA GPs committee
  • Dr Michelle Drage
    CEO of Londonwide Local Medical Committees
  • Dr Kailash Chand
    GP, honorary vice president of BMA and NHS public health campaigner
  • Dr Chandra Kanneganti
    GP partner, GPC policy lead for commissioning and service development national chair, British International Doctors Association North Staffs LMC Secretary Clinical Lead, GP Health North Midlands
15:30

Close of conference

Day 1: Tuesday 24th March 2020

08:30

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Conference Welcome

09:30

Opening Keynote: What does Brexit mean for your practice?

Your Patients (Chair: Dr Katie-Bramall Stainer)

10:10

10.10 - 10.40: 2020 and the Coronavirus: what GPs need to know

  • Global epidemiology and transmission dynamics.
  • Clinical presentation.
  • Current PHE/ NHS policy regarding assessment, testing and management of suspected cases.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr Anna Checkley
    consultant in infectious diseases, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, UCLH

10.45 - 11.15: Developing confidence in dealing with young people expressing self-harm and suicidal thoughts

Speaker(s):
11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.30: Indemnity in ten minutes [Exhibition Floor] (Sponsored by Medical Protection Society)

11.30 - 11.40 Cardiology Corner: How to manage refractory hypertension [Exhibition Floor]

11:45

11.45 - 12.15: Menopause and hormone replacement therapy

Speaker(s):

12.20 - 12.50: Inhalers: improving your clinical practice

  • Innovation and evolution in inhaler devices.
  • Challenging the prescribing paradigm.
  • Inhaler phenotyping – personalising the device to the patient.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr Omar Usmani
    reader in respiratory medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute
12:45

Lunch, networking and exhibition

13.30 - 13.45: Cardiology Corner: Managing heart failure and reduced ejection fraction [Exhibition Floor]

13:50

13.50 - 14.20: NICE guidelines update on resistant depression

  • Has the grey squirrel (CBT) destroyed the red squirrel (psychotherapy)?
  • NICE depression guidelines are not nice to general practice patients.
  • Retrofitting patients into a guidelines and not creating a guideline to meet needs of patients.
Speaker(s):

14.25 - 14.55: Stroke prevention in the ageing NVAF patient with co-morbidities: An Interactive Case-led discussion

  • the role of primary care in the screening and diagnosis of non-valvular AF.
  • the role of primary care in assessing and initiating anticoagulation to prevent stroke in ageing patients with co-morbidities.
  • the practicalities and your key priorities when considering choice of anticoagulation.
Speaker(s):
14:50

Coffee break, and exhibition

15.05 - 15.20: Cardiology Corner: Detection and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia [Exhibition Floor]

15.25 - 15.55: Men's health: the unspeakable bits, variations on normal, common diseases and some important rare ones

Speaker(s):

16.00 - 16.30: Diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia in primary care

  • Review of the NICE guidelines for the diagnosis and management of CAP.
  • Differential diagnoses to consider.
  • Clinical quiz before and after the presentation to check knowledge.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr Shanthi Paramothayan
    consultant physician in respiratory and general medicine, and author of "Essential Respiratory Medicine"
16:30

Closing Keynote: Improving access – do we just have to work harder?

  • Dr Robert Varnam
    GP, director of primary care improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
17:00

Close of day 1

Day 2: Wednesday 25th March 2020

08:40

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Welcome to conference

09:30

The Big Discussion: Do health awareness campaigns distort clinical priorities?

  • Dr Martin Brunet
    GP, GP educator and author
  • Dr Ron Daniels
    consultant in intensive care and chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and UK Sepsis Trust 
10:10

Your Patients (Chair: Dr Keith Hopcroft)

10.10 - 10.40: Dementia: implication of NICE guidelines and the long-term plan for primary care

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Jill Rasmussen
    GPSI in dementia, RCGP clinical representative for dementia and chair of the Lewy Body Society Specialist Advisory Group

10.45 - 11.15: Can we optimise outcomes in COPD with nutrition?

  • Provide insights into the pathophysiology of COPD and how the disease and exacerbations impact nutritional status.
  • Highlight the nutritional issues and challenges faced by patients with COPD.
  • Explore management strategies to optimise nutrition.
Speaker(s):
  • Anne Holdoway
    consultant dietitian and chair, Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community and Managing Malnutrition in COPD expert panels
  • Prof Tom Wilkinson
    professor of respiratory medicine and honorary NHS consultant physician, Southampton University Faculty of Medicine, member of the Managing Malnutrition in COPD panel
11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.35: Digital Showcase: KardiaMobile: A paradigm shift in AF detection (Sponsored by Alivecor) [Exhibition Floor]

11.35 - 11.50: Pulse Learning LIVE: DMARDs – basics of monitoring, contractual issues, what to do with abnormal results [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning
11:55

11.55 - 12.25: Keynote Session: Undoable workload?

12.30 - 13.00: Allergic rhinitis in the asthma population

Speaker(s):
  • Speaker to be confirmed
13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition [Exhibition Floor]

13.00 - 13.10: Digital Showcase: Pulse Intelligence [Exhibition Floor]

13.10 - 13.25: Pulse Learning LIVE: Hot topics in prescribing - rational use of antibiotics [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning

13.50 - 14.20: Eczema updates in primary care

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Suchitra Chinthapalli
    consultant dermatologist, Royal London Hospital

14.20 - 14.50: ENT updates in primary care

Speaker(s):
14:55

GP Question Time: addressing challenges facing primary care in light of the current NHS climate

  • Dr Richard Vautrey
    chair of the BMA GPs committee
  • Dr Michelle Drage
    CEO of Londonwide Local Medical Committees
  • Dr Kailash Chand
    GP, honorary vice president of BMA and NHS public health campaigner
  • Dr Chandra Kanneganti
    GP partner, GPC policy lead for commissioning and service development national chair, British International Doctors Association North Staffs LMC Secretary Clinical Lead, GP Health North Midlands
15:30

Close of conference

Day 1: Tuesday 24th March 2020

08:30

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Conference Welcome

09:30

Opening Keynote: What does Brexit mean for your practice?

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

10:10

10.10 - 11.10: Sexual health and long-acting reversible contraception update

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Anna Pallecaros
    consultant physician in sexual health, The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre
  • Dr Jill Zelin
    consultant in sexual health, Ambrose King Sexual Health Centre The Royal London Hospital

10.10 - 11.10: Diabetes: the right treatment, for the right person, at the right time

  • Patients are individuals, have different needs, risks and treatment priorities.
  • New treatments and guidelines are here – when, where and why?
  • Case studies to share possibilities in treatments and new exciting potentials!
Speaker(s):

11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.30: Indemnity in ten minutes [Exhibition Floor] (Sponsored by Medical Protection Society)

11.30 - 11.40 Cardiology Corner: How to manage refractory hypertension [Exhibition Floor]

11:45

11.45 - 12.45: Sexual health and long-acting reversible contraception update

Speaker(s):
  • Dr Anna Pallecaros
    consultant physician in sexual health, The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre
  • Dr Jill Zelin
    consultant in sexual health, Ambrose King Sexual Health Centre The Royal London Hospital

11.45 - 12.45: Paediatric Cow’s Milk Allergy: Common Challenges In Primary Care

  • Cow’s milk allergy is the commonest form of food allergy in children. It can have a huge impact on the child’s health.
  • There are different forms of cow’s milk allergy necessitating different approaches to management and follow up.
  • Extent of avoidance needed, choice of alternatives and periodic reassessment are key themes in the long-term management.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr Diab Haddad
    consultant paediatrician with special interest in allergic & respiratory disorders

12:45

Lunch, networking and exhibition

13.30 - 13.45: Cardiology Corner: Managing heart failure and reduced ejection fraction [Exhibition Floor]

13:50

13.50 - 14.50: Paediatric myths and case reviews

Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Capehorn
    GP and clinical director of the paediatric primary care service, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, associate specialist in paediatric emergency medicine, Bristol Children's Hospital

13.50 - 14.50: Interpreting and monitoring patients with abnormal liver function tests and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Speaker(s):

14:50

Coffee break, and exhibition

15.05 - 15.20: Cardiology Corner: Detection and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia [Exhibition Floor]

15.25 - 16.25: Paediatric myths and case reviews

Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Capehorn
    GP and clinical director of the paediatric primary care service, Bristol and South Gloucestershire, associate specialist in paediatric emergency medicine, Bristol Children's Hospital

15.25 - 16.25: Interpreting and monitoring patients with abnormal liver function tests and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Speaker(s):

16:30

Closing Keynote: Improving access – do we just have to work harder?

  • Dr Robert Varnam
    GP, director of primary care improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
17:00

Close of day 1

Day 2: Wednesday 25th March 2020

08:40

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Welcome to conference

09:30

The Big Discussion: Do health awareness campaigns distort clinical priorities?

  • Dr Martin Brunet
    GP, GP educator and author
  • Dr Ron Daniels
    consultant in intensive care and chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and UK Sepsis Trust 
10:10

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

10.10 - 10.40: Addiction and the role of primary care in its management

Speaker(s):
  • Prof Robert West
    professor of health psychology, department of behavioural science and health, UCL

10.10 - 11.10: MSK workshop

  • Update on rheumatology for primary care.
  • Diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis and gout.
  • Cauda equina update.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr Louise Warburton
    clinical lead for Telford MSK Service, associate medical director, Shropshire Community NHS Trust

10.40 - 11.10: Gambling harms: a guide for GPs

  • The health harms that can be associated with gambling.
  • The Primary Care Gambling Service – a South London pilot.
  • How GPs can make referrals to the National Gambling Treatment Service.
Speaker(s):
  • Becky Harris
    service manager and systemic psychotherapist, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust (London Problem Gambling Clinic), Club Drug Clinic & National Centre for Behavioural Disorders.
  • Dr Emma Ryan
    GP partner, PCN clinical director for Bromley and GP lead, Primary Care Gambling Service

11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.35: Digital Showcase: KardiaMobile: A paradigm shift in AF detection (Sponsored by Alivecor) [Exhibition Floor]

11.35 - 11.50: Pulse Learning LIVE: DMARDs – basics of monitoring, contractual issues, what to do with abnormal results [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning
11:55

11.55 - 12.25: Keynote Session: Undoable workload?

12.00 - 13.00: Persistent headaches: finding the underlying cause

  • Headache is a big problem – its time to take it seriously.
  • Its mostly migraine but could it be something more serious?
  •  How to survive the ten minute headache consultation.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Kernick
    GPSI headache and former chair, The British Association for the Study of Headache

12.00 - 13.00: MSK workshop

  • Update on rheumatology for primary care.
  • Diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis and gout.
  • Cauda equina update.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr Louise Warburton
    clinical lead for Telford MSK Service, associate medical director, Shropshire Community NHS Trust
13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition [Exhibition Floor]

13.00 - 13.10: Digital Showcase: Pulse Intelligence [Exhibition Floor]

13.10 - 13.25: Pulse Learning LIVE: Hot topics in prescribing - rational use of antibiotics [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning

13.50 - 14.50: Persistent headaches: finding the underlying cause

  • Headache is a big problem – its time to take it seriously.
  • Its mostly migraine but could it be something more serious?
  •  How to survive the ten minute headache consultation.
Speaker(s):
  • Dr David Kernick
    GPSI headache and former chair, The British Association for the Study of Headache

14:55

GP Question Time: addressing challenges facing primary care in light of the current NHS climate

  • Dr Richard Vautrey
    chair of the BMA GPs committee
  • Dr Michelle Drage
    CEO of Londonwide Local Medical Committees
  • Dr Kailash Chand
    GP, honorary vice president of BMA and NHS public health campaigner
  • Dr Chandra Kanneganti
    GP partner, GPC policy lead for commissioning and service development national chair, British International Doctors Association North Staffs LMC Secretary Clinical Lead, GP Health North Midlands
15:30

Close of conference

Day 1: Tuesday 24th March 2020

08:30

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Conference Welcome

09:30

Opening Keynote: What does Brexit mean for your practice?

10:10
11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.30: Indemnity in ten minutes [Exhibition Floor] (Sponsored by Medical Protection Society)

11.30 - 11.40 Cardiology Corner: How to manage refractory hypertension [Exhibition Floor]

11:45
12:45

Lunch, networking and exhibition

13.30 - 13.45: Cardiology Corner: Managing heart failure and reduced ejection fraction [Exhibition Floor]

13:50
14:50

Coffee break, and exhibition

15.05 - 15.20: Cardiology Corner: Detection and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia [Exhibition Floor]

16:30

Closing Keynote: Improving access – do we just have to work harder?

  • Dr Robert Varnam
    GP, director of primary care improvement, NHS England and NHS Improvement
17:00

Close of day 1

Day 2: Wednesday 25th March 2020

08:40

Registration and exhibition

09:20

Welcome to conference

09:30

The Big Discussion: Do health awareness campaigns distort clinical priorities?

  • Dr Martin Brunet
    GP, GP educator and author
  • Dr Ron Daniels
    consultant in intensive care and chief executive, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and UK Sepsis Trust 
10:10
11:10

Coffee break and exhibition

11.20 - 11.35: Digital Showcase: KardiaMobile: A paradigm shift in AF detection (Sponsored by Alivecor) [Exhibition Floor]

11.35 - 11.50: Pulse Learning LIVE: DMARDs – basics of monitoring, contractual issues, what to do with abnormal results [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning
11:55

11.55 - 12.25: Keynote Session: Undoable workload?

13:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition [Exhibition Floor]

13.00 - 13.10: Digital Showcase: Pulse Intelligence [Exhibition Floor]

13.10 - 13.25: Pulse Learning LIVE: Hot topics in prescribing - rational use of antibiotics [Exhibition Floor]

  • Dr Toni Hazell
    GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning
14:55

GP Question Time: addressing challenges facing primary care in light of the current NHS climate

  • Dr Richard Vautrey
    chair of the BMA GPs committee
  • Dr Michelle Drage
    CEO of Londonwide Local Medical Committees
  • Dr Kailash Chand
    GP, honorary vice president of BMA and NHS public health campaigner
  • Dr Chandra Kanneganti
    GP partner, GPC policy lead for commissioning and service development national chair, British International Doctors Association North Staffs LMC Secretary Clinical Lead, GP Health North Midlands
15:30

Close of conference



*We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies; including Abbot Diabetes Care, Besins Healthcare Ltd, Chiesi Ltd, Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd, Flynn Pharma Ltd, La Roche Posay (L’Oreal), Mylan (UK), Nutricia Ltd, Thornton & Ross and Trion Pharma. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.*