Programme

Browse the programme to see what’s on offer. Please note that session times, topics and speakers are currently subject to change.

To find a specific topic or specialty, use the ‘filter by topic’ tool at the top of the page.

We'll be releasing CPD-accredited videos in the lead up to the conference. Check back on Thursday 11 April to begin watching.

Respiratory

The panel will discuss interstitial lung disease with a focus on post COVID ILD, changes in asthma guidance, artificial stone silicosis, and the future of cystic fibrosis. 
Chair Dr Shruthi Konda
Dr Shruthi Konda
Consultant respiratory physician, Royal Brompton Hospital
Speaker Dr Pujan H Patel
Dr Pujan H Patel
Consultant in respiratory medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital
Speaker Dr Pujan H Patel topic

Asthma - change in guidance and biologics

Speaker Professor Gisli Jenkins
Professor Gisli Jenkins

Speaker Professor Gisli Jenkins topic

Interstitial lung disease for the general physician

Speaker Dr Jo Feary
Dr Jo Feary

Speaker Dr Jo Feary topic

Artifical Stone Silicosis and your lungs

Where is the infection?

Speakers will provide the latest updates on endocarditis, intercranial infection and multisystem infections. 
Speaker Dr Julia Grapsa
Dr Julia Grapsa

Speaker Dr Julia Grapsa topic

Endocarditis

Speaker Professor Tom Solomon
Professor Tom Solomon

Speaker Professor Tom Solomon topic

Encephalitis

Welcome to the world of immunotherapy

The panel will explore immunotherapy and its role in gastroenterology, palliative care, and oncology.
Speaker Dr Melanie Brooks
Dr Melanie Brooks

Speaker Dr Melanie Brooks topic

Immunotherapy and palliative care

Speaker Dr Ricky Frazer
Dr Ricky Frazer
Consultant medical oncologist and immunotherapy toxicity lead Velindre NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Ricky Frazer topic

Acute immunotherapy – what you really need to know

Global showcase: excellence, everywhere

For this session, we will be joined by RCP representatives in East, Central and Southern Africa, Iceland, Malaysia, Iraq, and Pakistan. They will showcase work that’s taking place globally, under the umbrella of the RCP.
Speaker Dr Tamara Phiri
Dr Tamara Phiri

Speaker Dr Tamara Phiri topic

ESCACOP: harmonising internal medical training across 6 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve outcomes for patients

AI and health inequalities: friend or foe?

As the use of AI in healthcare increases, people have raised concerns about its impact on health inequalities. In this session, speakers will discuss the positive and negative impacts AI could have on health inequalities and explore how we can ensure the safe and responsible deployment of AI tools in healthcare.

Turner-Warwick lecture: identifying viral and autoimmune encephalitis using proteomic and metabolomic profiles in CSF

The Turner-Warwick lecture scheme celebrates the life and achievements of Professor Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick, the RCP’s first female president. The scheme gives applicants an opportunity to present their lecture to a wide range of specialists and future collaborators.  

This year’s lecture is entitled, “Identifying viral and autoimmune encephalitis using proteomic and metabolomic profiles in CSF” and will be given by Dr Mark Ellul. 

Speaker Dr Mark Ellul
Dr Mark Ellul

Obesity

Speakers will discuss the future of obesity, the role of nutrition in weight loss, and new guidance on weight loss treatments.  
These sessions will take place live on the 2 event days. All content will be published on demand shortly after they have been broadcasted. 
8:30am BST - Registration
9:30am BST - Welcome and opening remarks
9:35am BST
9:35am - 10:30am

Opening keynote

The conference will open with a lecture from a key leader in the medical profession.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Sarah Clarke
President, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Vin Diwakar
Dr Vin Diwakar

10:30am BST - Comfort break
11:00am BST
11:00am - 11:30am

Health in 2024 and beyond

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Sarah Clarke
President, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Daisy Cooper MP
Daisy Cooper MP

Speaker Daisy Cooper MP topic

Health in 2024 and beyond

11:30am BST - Comfort break
11:40am BST
11:40am - 1:10pm

Train, retain, reform

Published last year, the NHS long term workforce plan focusses on three main principles: train, retain and reform. In this session, key experts will explore these principles and discuss their impact on the future of the workforce.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Sarah Logan
Dr Sarah Logan
Consultant in infectious diseases | director of the Medical Workforce Unit, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust| RCP
Speaker Dr Sarah Logan topic

Results from the 2023 census of UK physicians

Chair Dr Ruth Silverton
Dr Ruth Silverton
Associate dean, NHS England
Speaker Professor Sheona Macleod
Professor Sheona Macleod
Director of education and training, NHS England
Speaker Dr Hannah May
Dr Hannah May

Speaker Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Sarah Clarke
President, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Celia Bielawski
Dr Celia Bielawski

Speaker Dr Navina Evans
Dr Navina Evans
Chief workforce, training and education officer, NHS England
Speaker Dr Navina Evans topic

11:40am - 1:10pm

Acute medicine for all

This session will focus on the acute management of multi-specialty conditions. Speakers will explore hyponatremia for the acute medic, same day emergency care and acute medicine from the perspective of a head of service.

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

Chair Dr Latif Rahman
Dr Latif Rahman
Speaker Dr Vicky Price
Dr Vicky Price

Speaker Dr Vicky Price topic

Same day emergency care

Speaker Nigel Langford
Nigel Langford

Speaker Nigel Langford topic

Acute medicine from the perspective of a head of service

Speaker Dr Narendra Reddy
Dr Narendra Reddy

Speaker Dr Narendra Reddy topic

Hyponatremia for the acute medic

Speaker Dr Jane McNaughtan
Dr Jane McNaughtan

Speaker Dr Jane McNaughtan topic

Acute on chronic liver failure

11:40am - 1:10pm

Rural healthcare

This session will provide insight into delivering healthcare in a rural setting. It will feature all four of the devolved nations and focus on endocrinology, geriatric and emergency medicine.

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

Chair Dr Hilary Williams
Dr Hilary Williams
Vice president for Wales, Royal College of Physicians and medical oncology consultant, Velindre Cancer Centre
Speaker Dr Hilary Williams topic

Rural healthcare

Speaker Dr Elaine Henry
Dr Elaine Henry

Speaker Dr Elaine Henry topic

Scene setting

Speaker Professor Samuel Rice
Professor Samuel Rice
Consultant physician and endocrinologist, Hywel Dda University Health Board
Speaker Professor Samuel Rice topic

Endocrine services in a rural setting

Speaker Dr Patricia McCaffrey
Dr Patricia McCaffrey
Consultant geriatrician and divisional medical director for older people's medicine, Southern Trust in Northern Ireland
Speaker Dr Patricia McCaffrey topic

Emergency medicine in a rural setting

1:10pm BST - Lunch
1:55pm BST
1:55pm - 2:25pm

Sponsored symposium

Join us for an industry-led interactive session.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

1:55pm - 2:25pm

Sponsored symposium

Join us for an industry-led interactive session.

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

1:55pm - 2:25pm

Sponsored symposium

Join us for an industry-led interactive session.

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

2:25pm BST - Lunch continued
2:40pm BST
2:40pm - 4:10pm

Health inequalities

In this session, speakers will examine the scale and costs of health inequalities, and pinpoint how we can tackle this pressing issue. 

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Laura Waters
Dr Laura Waters
Consultant physician in sexual health and HIV, Central and north-west London NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Meaghan Kall
Dr Meaghan Kall
Epidemiologist, United Kingdom Health Security Agency
Speaker Dr Meaghan Kall topic

The scale of health inequalities

Speaker Ann Raymond
Ann Raymond
Economist, The Health Foundation
Speaker Ann Raymond topic

Current and future patterns of inequalities in illness

Speaker Sarah Walter
Sarah Walter
Director of the Integrated Care Systems Network, NHS Confederation
Speaker Sarah Walter topic

Seizing the opportunity of ICS's to tackle health inequalities across communities

2:40pm - 4:10pm

Genetics for the generalist

This session will explore genetics and ethics and the benefits of genomics. It will also feature the 2024 Goulstonian lecture, entitled, "ending uncertainty: predicting response to breast cancer treatment using tumour profiling and AI”.

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

Speaker Dr Julian Barwell
Dr Julian Barwell
Consultant clinical geneticist and honorary professor in genomic medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester
Speaker Dr Julian Barwell topic

Tackling family dynamics, big data challenges and disparities in genomic medicine

Speaker Dr Stephen John Sammut
Dr Stephen John Sammut

Speaker Dr Stephen John Sammut topic

Goulstonian lecture 2024: ending uncertainty – predicting response to breast cancer treatment using tumour profiling and AI

2:40pm - 4:10pm

Intensive care medicine interface

Speakers will discuss the interface between intensive care medicine and general medicine, bringing the hospital to the person, and intensive care medicine for patients with learning disabilities.

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

Chair Dr Latif Rahman
Dr Latif Rahman
Chair Dr Catherine Rowan
Dr Catherine Rowan
Speaker Dr Mohsin Zaman
Dr Mohsin Zaman

Speaker Dr Mohsin Zaman topic

The interface between intensive care medicine and general medicine

Speaker Dr Hilary Tedd
Dr Hilary Tedd
Consultant in respiratory medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Hilary Tedd topic

Tackling prognostic nihilism around people with a learning disability

4:10pm BST - Comfort break
4:40pm BST
4:40pm - 5:40pm

Closing keynote

Day one of the conference will close with a lecture from a key leader.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

5:40pm BST
5:40pm - 7:00pm

Networking reception

In person delegates can look forward to an evening reception on the first day. Enjoy food and drinks while catching up and networking with colleagues.

If you’re attending in person: Osler room

5:40pm - 6:25pm

Abstract competition results

Our abstract competition offers delegates an opportunity to showcase their research to healthcare professionals from around the globe.

The winners will be announced at the beginning of the networking reception.

If you’re attending in person: Osler room

7:00pm BST - End of day 1
These sessions will take place live on the 2 event days. All content will be published on demand shortly after they have been broadcasted. 
8:30am BST - Registration
9:30am BST
9:30am - 10:30am

Opening keynote

Day two of the conference will open with a lecture from a key leader in the medical profession.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

10:30am BST - Comfort break
11:00am BST
11:00am - 12:30pm

AI and ethics

The role of AI is increasing in healthcare. In this topical session, speakers will debate, “is AI the panacea for all problems within healthcare?” with a particular focus on ethics.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Anne Kinderlerer
Dr Anne Kinderlerer
Digital health clinical lead, Royal College Physicians
Speaker Dr Hatim Abdulhussein
Dr Hatim Abdulhussein
Chief executive officer, Health Innovation Kent Surrey Sussex
Speaker Dr Hatim Abdulhussein topic

FOR: AI is the panacea for all problems in healthcare

Speaker Dr Lia Ali
Dr Lia Ali

Speaker Dr Lia Ali topic

AGAINST: AI is the panacea for all problems in healthcare

Speaker Professor Partha Kar
Professor Partha Kar
Consultant diabetes and endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Speaker Professor Partha Kar topic

AGAINST: AI is the panacea for all problems in healthcare

11:00am - 12:30pm

Extreme medicine

What happens to the body when you go to space? Or climb Everest? In this session, we’ll explore extreme physical conditions and the insight they provide into health and treating patients.

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

Chair Professor Chris Imray
Professor Chris Imray
Speaker Professor Chris Imray  topic

Polar expeditions: lessons on nutrition, weight loss and hyper endurance

Speaker Professor Greg Whyte
Professor Greg Whyte
Professor of applied sport and exercise science, Liverpool John Moore’s University
Speaker Professor Greg Whyte topic

Hit the ground running – is human performance limitless?

Speaker Dr Sundeep Dhillon
Dr Sundeep Dhillon

Speaker Dr Sundeep Dhillon topic

Ain't no mountain high enough: lessons learned from Everest

Speaker Professor Anne McArdle
Professor Anne McArdle

Speaker Professor Anne McArdle topic

Defying gravity: what muscles in space can teach us about humans on earth

11:00am - 12:30pm

Prevention

The NHS long term plan highlights the importance of prevention in improving the population’s health. In this session, speakers will discuss vaccinations, smoking cessation, and the prevention of alcohol harm and obesity. 

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

Chair Dr Chris Van Tulleken
Dr Chris Van Tulleken
Speaker Dr Chris Van Tulleken
Dr Chris Van Tulleken

Speaker Dr Chris Van Tulleken topic

Obesity

Speaker Professor Sanjay Agrawal
Professor Sanjay Agrawal
Consultant in respiratory and intensive care medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Speaker Professor Sanjay Agrawal topic

Demystifying the treatment of tobacco dependency

Speaker Professor Sir Ian Gilmore
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore
Consultant physician, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust
Speaker Professor Sir Ian Gilmore topic

The prevention of alcohol harm

Speaker Professor Susan Michie
Professor Susan Michie
Professor of health psychology, University College London
Speaker Professor Susan Michie topic

Enabling vaccination uptake

12:30pm BST - Lunch
1:15pm BST
1:15pm - 1:45pm

Sponsored symposium

Join us for an industry-led interactive session.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Sponsored symposium

Join us for an industry-led interactive session.

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

1:15- 1:45pm

Sponsored symposium

Join us for an industry-led interactive session.

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

1:45pm BST - Lunch continued
2:00pm BST
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Climate change vs medicine

This session will provide the latest updates in sustainability and healthcare.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Mark Harber
Dr Mark Harber
Chair Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam
Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam
Academic vice president, Royal College of Physicians
2:00pm - 3:30pm

It’s a gut feeling

The panel will explore microbes and gut feelings, practical approaches to chronic abdominal pain, the role of the entero-endocrine system in gut feelings and appetite and managing mood disorders resulting from gut disorders.

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

Speaker Professor Anton Emmanuel
Professor Anton Emmanuel

Speaker Professor Tanya Monaghan
Professor Tanya Monaghan

Speaker Professor Tanya Monaghan topic

Microbes and gut feelings

Speaker Dr Peter Paine
Dr Peter Paine
Consultant gastroenterologist, Salford Royal Hospital Northern Care Alliance
Speaker Dr Peter Paine topic

Practical approaches to chronic abdominal pain

Speaker Professor John McLaughlin
Professor John McLaughlin

Speaker Professor John McLaughlin topic

The role of the entero-endocrine system in gut feeling and appetite

Speaker Dr Alexa Duff
Dr Alexa Duff
Clinical psychologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Alexa Duff topic

Managing mood disorders in gut disorders

2:00pm - 3:30pm

What is a physician team?

In this session, speakers will delve into the unique role of the physician in the multi-disciplinary team and discuss interprofessional working in different scenarios.

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

Chair Dr Andrew Rochford
Dr Andrew Rochford
Improvement clinical director, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr John Dean
Dr John Dean
Clinical vice president, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr John Dean topic

The unique role of the physician in the multidisciplinary team

Speaker Dr Dan Smith
Dr Dan Smith

Speaker Dr Dan Smith topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – modern ward rounds

Speaker Dr Jemina Onimowo
Dr Jemina Onimowo

Speaker Dr Jemina Onimowo topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – modern ward rounds

Speaker Dr Shelagh O'Riordan
Dr Shelagh O'Riordan
Consultant community geriatrician, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Shelagh O'Riordan topic

Working in a team in a frailty hospital at home|virtual ward

Speaker Dr Hilary Williams
Dr Hilary Williams
Vice president of Wales, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Hilary Williams topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – cancer care

Speaker Dr Theresa Barnes
Dr Theresa Barnes

Speaker Dr Theresa Barnes topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – outpatient care

Speaker Dr Tanya Bleiker
Dr Tanya Bleiker

Speaker Dr Tanya Bleiker topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – outpatient care

Speaker Lynne Woolsey
Lynne Woolsey

Speaker Lynne Woolsey topic

Panel discussion

Speaker Dr Anne Kinderlerer
Dr Anne Kinderlerer
Digital health clinical lead, Royal College Physicians
Speaker Dr Andrew Rochford
Dr Andrew Rochford
Improvement clinical director, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Andrew Rochford topic

Panel discussion

3:30pm BST - Comfort break
4:00pm BST
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Closing keynote

The conference will conclude with a lecture focusing on global perspectives of the workforce.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

4:30pm BST - Closing remarks
4:40pm BST - End of conference
Our workshops and hands on sessions are an excellent opportunity for interactive learning. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Workshops are non-clinical educational sessions. Facilitators can hold these as either small lectures or group discussions.

Hands on sessions focus on developing attendees’ key clinical skills. Facilitators often bring equipment that can be used to emulate real-life clinical situations.

Don’t forget, some of our workshops are CPD accredited. Certificates will be available to download shortly after the conference via the ‘CPD’ page.

Thursday 25 April

11:40am BST
11:40am - 12:25pm

Leading for collective competence​ (workshop)

This workshop will focus on the importance of collective competence in the evolving healthcare workforce environment. Attendees will also learn how to develop leadership to achieve successful interdisciplinary and cross-team working, including the concept of “teaming” and consideration of human factors. Additionally, we will consider how individuals can develop as leaders to create a psychologically safe environment to engender collective competence within and across different teams.
Speaker Rachael Daw
Rachael Daw
Speaker Rachael Daw topic

Leading for collective competence​

Speaker  Androniki Abelidis
Androniki Abelidis
Speaker  Androniki Abelidis topic

Leading for collective competence​

12:30pm BST
12:30pm - 1:15pm

​​Nurturing resilience: wellbeing strategies for neurodiverse medical professionals (workshop)

Neurodivergent individuals working within the medical profession often face unique challenges related to wellbeing and resilience. This workshop aims to provide practical strategies and insights to support the holistic health of neurodiverse medical professionals in the NHS UK.
 
Speaker Claudia Cowap-Whiskin
Claudia Cowap-Whiskin
Speaker Claudia Cowap-Whiskin topic

Nurturing Resilience: Well-being Strategies for Neurodiverse Medical Professionals

Speaker  David Harrison
David Harrison
Speaker  David Harrison topic

Nurturing Resilience: Well-being Strategies for Neurodiverse Medical Professionals

2:55pm BST
2:55pm - 3:55pm

The difficulties of introducing services into a trust (workshop)

This workshop will explore the challenges in introducing a service into secondary care, using examples from obstetric medicine and learning disability.

Friday 26 April

9:00am BST
9:00am - 9:45am

GE Healthcare: ultrasound station (hands on)

In this session, you will learn how to use hand held ultrasound in order to guide a needle into a vessel. The GE facilitators have asked for the attendees to pre–download the “vscan air app” from the Apple Store or Google Play onto their compatible mobile phone or tablet which will be used for their session.
9:00am - 9:45am

Phillips: practical CPAP and NIV training (hands on)

The session will be highly focused on the practical application and delivery of CPAP and NIV therapy in the clinical environment, with the opportunity for active participation of the attendees.
Speaker Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Clinical educator, home care ventilation, Philips Health Systems Ltd
10:00am BST
10:00am - 10:45am

GE Healthcare: ultrasound station (hands on)

In this session, you will learn how to use hand held ultrasound in order to guide a needle into a vessel. The GE facilitators have asked for the attendees to pre–download the “vscan air app” from the Apple Store or Google Play onto their compatible mobile phone or tablet which will be used for their session.
10:00am - 10:45am

Phillips: practical CPAP and NIV training (hands on)

The session will be highly focused on the practical application and delivery of CPAP and NIV therapy in the clinical environment, with the opportunity for active participation of the attendees.
Speaker Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Clinical educator, home care ventilation, Philips Health Systems Ltd
11:00am BST
11:00am - 11:45am

GE Healthcare: ultrasound station (hands on)

In this session, you will learn how to use hand held ultrasound in order to guide a needle into a vessel. The GE facilitators have asked for the attendees to pre–download the “vscan air app” from the Apple Store or Google Play onto their compatible mobile phone or tablet which will be used for their session.
11:00am - 11:45am

Phillips: practical CPAP and NIV training (hands on)

The session will be highly focused on the practical application and delivery of CPAP and NIV therapy in the clinical environment, with the opportunity for active participation of the attendees.
Speaker Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Clinical educator, home care ventilation, Philips Health Systems Ltd
11:15am BST
11:15am - 12:15pm

Sexual misconduct in medicine (workshop)

In this interactive workshop we will shed light on the issue of sexual misconduct in medicine by discussing the findings of the WPSMS (The Working Party on Sexual Misconduct in Surgery) report and the response that this has garnered since it was published in September 2023. The session will commence with an education session where attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the definitions and legal frameworks pertinent to sexual misconduct in the medical workplace equipping them with essential knowledge for addressing this issue. In the second half of the workshop, participants will work in small groups to analyse case studies and generate actionable ideas for tackling sexual misconduct and the challenges this presents in the medical workplace, particularly for trainees. 

Through this workshop, we aim to cultivate a collaborative environment to find solutions that will impact how further educational material is produced by the RCP. In turn, we hope to promote a culture of respect and safety in healthcare settings for the future.
Speaker Dr Rebecca Kuruvilla
Dr Rebecca Kuruvilla
Speaker Dr Rebecca Kuruvilla topic

Addressing sexual misconduct in medicine – what can we do about it?

Speaker Dr Mumtaz Patel
Dr Mumtaz Patel
Consultant nephrologist, vice president for education and training, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Mumtaz Patel topic

Addressing sexual misconduct in medicine – what can we do about it?

Speaker Dr Hilary Williams
Dr Hilary Williams
Speaker Dr Hilary Williams topic

Addressing sexual misconduct in medicine – what can we do about it?

Speaker  Lowri Jackson
Lowri Jackson
Speaker  Lowri Jackson topic

Addressing sexual misconduct in medicine – what can we do about it? ​

Speaker David Parry​
David Parry​
Deputy director of education, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker David Parry​  topic

Addressing sexual misconduct in medicine – what can we do about it?

12:00pm BST
12:00pm - 12:45pm

GE Healthcare: ultrasound station (hands on)

In this session, you will learn how to use hand held ultrasound in order to guide a needle into a vessel. The GE facilitators have asked for the attendees to pre–download the “vscan air app” from the Apple Store or Google Play onto their compatible mobile phone or tablet which will be used for their session.
12:00pm - 12:45pm

Phillips: practical CPAP and NIV training (hands on)

The session will be highly focused on the practical application and delivery of CPAP and NIV therapy in the clinical environment, with the opportunity for active participation of the attendees.
Speaker Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Clinical educator, home care ventilation, Philips Health Systems Ltd
1:45pm BST
1:45pm - 2:30pm

GE Healthcare: ultrasound station (hands on)

In this session, you will learn how to use hand held ultrasound in order to guide a needle into a vessel. The GE facilitators have asked for the attendees to pre–download the “vscan air app” from the Apple Store or Google Play onto their compatible mobile phone or tablet which will be used for their session.

Phillips: practical CPAP and NIV training (hands on)

Speaker Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Clinical educator, home care ventilation, Philips Health Systems Ltd
2:30pm BST
2:30pm - 3:30pm

​​How can AI tools support your practice? (workshop)

This interactive session will provide delegates an the opportunity to test AI tools and consider how they might be applied in clinical practice.
Speaker Dr Anne Kinderlerer
Dr Anne Kinderlerer
Speaker Dr Anne Kinderlerer topic

​​How can AI tools support your practice?

Speaker Teena Chowdhury
Teena Chowdhury
Speaker Teena Chowdhury topic

How can AI tools support your practice?

3:00pm BST
3:00pm - 3:45pm

GE Healthcare: ultrasound station (hands on)

In this session, you will learn how to use hand held ultrasound in order to guide a needle into a vessel. The GE facilitators have asked for the attendees to pre–download the “vscan air app” from the Apple Store or Google Play onto their compatible mobile phone or tablet which will be used for their session.
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Phillips: practical CPAP and NIV training (hands on)

The session will be highly focused on the practical application and delivery of CPAP and NIV therapy in the clinical environment, with the opportunity for active participation of the attendees.
Speaker Norman Taylor
Norman Taylor
Clinical educator, home care ventilation, Philips Health Systems Ltd

We're offering a range of wellbeing activities at Medicine 2024. Take a break during the conference, meet new colleagues and try something new!

Please note that some in person activities require bookings. 

Online
Available now

Guided meditation

We’ve teamed up with Insight Timer, one of the top-rated meditation resources. Take a break from the conference and enjoy one of their guided mediations.

For more free resources, visit Insight Timer.
In person
All day

Book exchange

The Thomas Cotton room will be transformed into a library and will be open to attendees throughout the conference.

You are encouraged to bring an old book that you've enjoyed and would like to donate. This can be fiction, non-fiction, medical, and beyond – all genres are welcomed! In exchange, you can select a new book from the collection to take home. 
Thursday 25 April 10.30am - 11.00am

Wellness through words: exploring the power of creative writing and poetry

In 2021, Dr Helen Lane co-authored ‘Reflections through the Waves; poems of the pandemic.’

In this session, Helen will talk openly about her experiences, share some of her poems and discuss the benefits of writing with attendees. It will help you to understand the release and enjoyment that creative writing can give.
Book now
Friday 26 April at 8.40am - 9.15am

Morning walk and talk

Join Dr Chris Van Tulleken, renowned medical doctor, broadcaster, and advocate for wellbeing, along with RCP senior officers for a "Morning walk and talk." 

This 25-minute stroll around Regent’s Park offers more than just exercise; it's an opportunity to pose questions to Dr Van Tulleken and the officers, engage with healthcare professionals, and become part of the RCP community. 
Book now
Coming soon

Medicinal Garden morning tour

The Royal College of Physicians' garden is unique, with almost every one of the 1000+ species of plant linked to medicine. In person attendees are invited to join the Garden fellows for a tour of this exciting outdoor space.
Coming soon

Medicinal Garden afternoon tour

The Royal College of Physicians' garden is unique, with almost every one of the 1000+ species of plant linked to medicine. In person attendees are invited to join the Garden fellows for a tour of this exciting outdoor space.
Hybrid
Thursday 25 April at 3.30pm

Fortitude exhibition

The RCP museum created a survey to collect and record the experiences of RCP members and other healthcare professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortitude uses written account, images and objects from this survey to demonstrate healthcare workers' experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An expert from the RCP archives, heritage library and museum team will take you on an introductory tour of this powerful exhibition.
Book now