Sponsored satellite programme

Drop in during the lunch break

Across both days of the conference, we’ll be running our sponsored lunch time symposia, focusing on a variety of topical subject areas, including a look at the following:

Thursday 25 April: 1.15pm – 2pm



Why do patients still die of asthma in the UK?

Britain’s asthma death rate is now among the worst in Europe with a 20% rise in deaths in 5 years, research shows. How can we address this?

The National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) was the first UK-wide investigation into asthma deaths, published in 2014.

Despite a number of recommendations, research show that Britain’s asthma death rate is now among the worst in Europe with a 20 per cent rise in deaths in five years.

This symposium will look at of the paradoxes of asthma management, some of the interventions and innovations being introduced to improve patient outcomes.

Speaker: Dr Binita Kane, consultant respiratory physician at Manchester University Foundation Trust.

Chair: Dr. Lukasz Adamek, head of respiratory medical affair, AstraZeneca.



AMR 20-year vision and 5-year national access plan: a panel discussion 

How responsible prescribing and stewardship are integrally linked to a proposed new framework for the reimbursement of antibiotics.

This symposium looks to challenge the thinking around antimicrobial stewardship and outline how the UK can lead the way in innovative new reimbursement and commissioning models that will not only incentivise research, but maximise the use of new antibiotics available today.


The long-term plan: A respiratory response

This session, organised by the British Thoracic Society and Respiratory Futures, will discuss the respiratory elements of the NHS England Long Term Plan and showcase respiratory best practice.

Speakers: David Brindle, Guardian public services editor; Dr Jonathan Bennett, consultant respiratory and general medicine physician and chair, BTS Board; Dr Helen Ward, consultant in respiratory and acute medicine; Dr Matthew Evison, consultant in respiratory medicine; June Roberts, associate director, Transformation – integrated care and consultant nurse.


Friday 26 April: 12.30pm-1.15pm


Anticoagulation: The long and winding road

Looking at how research and innovation have been continually improving outcomes for patients.

Speaker: Dr Amit Mistri, stroke consultant at the University Hospitals of Leicester.



Hiding the cost hides the disease: Insights into Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust patient pathways

An insight into what happens when we examine the fuller costs associated with people with obesity which is often difficult to highlight because the disease isn’t fully recognised. We are much better at recording height and weight, but we fail to consider the patient, and fail to recognise the true cost – and that means we are not addressing why we are spending what we are spending on people with obesity.  Is there a better way?

Speaker: Patrick McGinley, head of costing and SLR, strategic finance, at Maidstone Hospital