Programme

Browse the programme to see what’s on offer.

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Kick off your Medicine 2024 experience early, with these CPD-accredited videos.

Obesity

Speakers will discuss the future of obesity, the role of nutrition in weight loss, and new guidance on weight loss treatments.  

Video length: 00:59:17
 
1 CPD
Chair Dr Kath McCullough
Dr Kath McCullough
Special advisor for obesity, Royal College of Physcians
Speaker Professor John Wilding
Professor John Wilding
Professor of medicine, University of Liverpool
Speaker Professor John Wilding topic

Pharmacotherapy for obesity in the NHS – where are we now and where are we going?

Speaker Dr Mike Sweeney
Dr Mike Sweeney
Advanced PCN dietitian, Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Mike Sweeney topic

Lifestyle interventions: ​ are we doing enough and are we focused on the ​ right things?

Speaker Dr Varun Anand
Dr Varun Anand
Diplomate, British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and portfolio GP, Modality Partnership Hull
Speaker Dr Varun Anand topic

Weight management ​for adults

Respiratory medicine

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. 

Video length: 02:27:01
 
2 CPD
Chair Dr Shruthi Konda
Dr Shruthi Konda
Consultant respiratory physician, Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Pujan H Patel
Dr Pujan H Patel
Consultant in respiratory medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Pujan H Patel topic

Asthma – change in guidance and biologics

Speaker Professor Gisli Jenkins
Professor Gisli Jenkins
Honorary consultant ILD physician, ​ Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ ​ NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Professor Gisli Jenkins topic

Interstitial lung disease for the general physician

Speaker Dr Johanna Feary
Dr Johanna Feary
Honorary respiratory consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Johanna Feary topic

Artifical stone silicosis and your lungs

Speaker Dr Katherine Myall
Dr Katherine Myall
Consultant respiratory physician, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Katherine Myall topic

COVID-19 and ​ interstitial lung disease

Speaker Professor Nick Simmonds
Professor Nick Simmonds
Consultant respiratory physician, Royal Brompton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Professor Nick Simmonds topic

Cystic fibrosis – what does the future look like?

Where is the infection?

Speakers will provide the latest updates on endocarditis, intercranial infection and multisystem infections. 

Video length: 01:01:00
 
1 CPD
Chair Dr Peter Waitt
Dr Peter Waitt
Consultant in acute medicine, ​ Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Julia Grapsa
Dr Julia Grapsa
Consultant cardiologist, Guys and St Thomas Hospital NHS foundation trust
Speaker Dr Julia Grapsa topic

2023 endocarditis guidelines

Speaker Professor Tom Solomon
Professor Tom Solomon
Director, The Pandemic Institute, University of Liverpool
Speaker Professor Tom Solomon topic

Where is the infection?

Welcome to the world of immunotherapy

The panel will explore immunotherapy and its role in gastroenterology, palliative care, and oncology.

Video length: 00:47:54
 
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Chair Dr Latif Rahman
Dr Latif Rahman
Trainees Committee representative, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Melanie Brooks
Dr Melanie Brooks
Consultant in palliative medicine, Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Melanie Brooks topic

Immunotherapy from the palliative care perspective

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.

Video length: 01:05:35

 
1 CPD
Chair Dr Omar Mustafa
Dr Omar Mustafa
Global vice president, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Omar Mustafa topic

Overview of RCP global strategy and activities

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

Speaker Dr Hilal Al Saffar
Dr Hilal Al Saffar
Consultant cardiologist, Alkafeel University, College of Medicine
Speaker Dr Hilal Al Saffar topic

The RCP-Iraq network: working together to achieve better outcomes for all

Speaker Dr Haroon Hafeez
Dr Haroon Hafeez
Consultant physician and director of quality and patient safety, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Speaker Dr Haroon Hafeez topic

Patient safety: global issue with local solutions – a perspective from Pakistan

Speaker Dr Mo Aye
Dr Mo Aye
Consultant endocrinologist, Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Mo Aye topic

RCP Global showcase: ​ Asia pacific

Speaker Dr Tómas Thór Ágústsson
Dr Tómas Thór Ágústsson
Consult physician in diabetes,​ Associate global director for Europe
Speaker Dr Tómas Thór Ágústsson topic

From scratch to sustainability: the challenges, benefits and wider implications of implementing IM training in Iceland

Speaker Aimee Protheroe
Aimee Protheroe
Head of Global, Royal College of Physicians

Health inequalities and AI

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.

Video length: 00:39:56

 
Chair Dr Richard Siow
Dr Richard Siow
Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s college London
Speaker Svitlana Surodina
Svitlana Surodina
Researcher, Department of Informatic, Kings College London
Speaker Svitlana Surodina topic

Ethical AI in healthcare ​ and clinical trials

Speaker Dr Bilal Mateen
Dr Bilal Mateen
Executive director, Digital Square
Speaker Dr Bilal Mateen topic

Global health inequalities and AI

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. 

Video length: 00:22:13
 

Chair Professor Jo Szram
Professor Jo Szram
Consultant respiratory physician, Royal Brompton Hospital
Speaker Dr Mark Ellul
Dr Mark Ellul
NIHR clinical lecture in neurology,​ University of Liverpool
Speaker Dr Mark Ellul topic

Exploring viral and autoimmune encephalitis using proteomic and metabolomic profiles in CSF

Neurology

This session will feature an update on the management of headache.

Video length: 00:54:25
 
1 CPD
Chair Dr Louise Bate
Dr Louise Bate
Associate director, Medicines Education and NICE clinical engagement lead, RCP at The Spine
Speaker Dr Anita Krishnan
Dr Anita Krishnan
Consultant neurologist,​ The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Anita Krishnan topic

Headaches

These sessions will take place live on the 2 event days. All content will be published on demand shortly after they have been broadcasted. 
8:15am BST - Registration
9:15am BST
9:15am - 9:30am

Opening remarks and the future of medicine film

In this short film, we learn about hospitals across the UK that are using new systems, programmes and technology to improve working life and patient care.

Interspersed with doctors reflecting on their careers, the film presents an open-ended, reflective account of the workforce today and a hopeful glimpse of what it might look like in the future.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

9:30am BST
9:30am - 10:20am

Opening keynote: reflections on my journey into healthcare – from fearing for our lives to saving lives

In the 1980’s, amidst conflict and war, Dr Waheed Arian and his family made the difficult decision to leave their home in Afghanistan. They crossed the border into Pakistan and stayed in a refugee camp. Whilst there, Waheed met a volunteer doctor who inspired him to start his own journey into medicine.

In this inspirational keynote, Dr Waheed Arian will reflect on his career as a doctor and his international telemedicine charity, Arian Teleheal, which connects local doctors living in low-resource countries and conflict zones with UK-based medics.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Sarah Clarke
President, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Waheed Arian
Dr Waheed Arian
Founder, Arian Teleheal
Speaker Dr Waheed Arian topic

Reflections on my journey into healthcare – from fearing for our lives to saving lives

10:20am BST
10:20am - 10:55am

Health in 2024 and beyond with Daisy Cooper

In an important general election year, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health, wellbeing and social care will be sharing her vision for the future of health and medicine 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
Deputy leader and spokesperson for Health and Social Care, Liberal Democrats
Speaker Daisy Cooper MP topic

Health in 2024 and beyond

10:55am BST - Comfort break
11:30am BST
11:30am - 1:00pm

Train, retain, reform

Published last year, the NHS long term workforce plan focuses 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 Rebecca Thomas
Rebecca Thomas
Health correspondent, The Independent
Speaker Dr Navina Evans
Dr Navina Evans
Chief workforce, training and education officer, NHS England
Speaker 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
Flexible portfolio trainee, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Sarah Clarke
President, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Celia Bielawski
Dr Celia Bielawski
Consultant geriatrician, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, deputy director, North London Foundation School and clinical lead for assessment, Royal College of Physicians
11:30am - 1:00pm

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
Chief registrar, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust
Chair Dr Raghuram Ananthakrishnan
Dr Raghuram Ananthakrishnan
Speaker Dr Vicky Price
Dr Vicky Price
AMU consultant physician, Liverpool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Vicky Price topic

SDEC (ambulatory care) in 2024: is it still one of the answers to fix the NHS?

Speaker Dr Nigel Langford
Dr Nigel Langford
NHS consultant, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Nigel Langford topic

Acute medicine from the perspective of a head of service

Speaker Dr Narendra Reddy
Dr Narendra Reddy
Consultant endocrinologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Narendra Reddy topic

Hyponatremia for the acute medic

Speaker Dr Jane Macnaughtan
Dr Jane Macnaughtan
Principal clinical research associate and honorary consultant in hepatology, UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
Speaker Dr Jane Macnaughtan topic

Acute on chronic liver failure

11:30am - 1:00pm

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
Chair Dr Aicha Bouraoui
Dr Aicha Bouraoui
Consultant rheumatologist, University College London Hospitals
Speaker Dr Elaine Henry
Dr Elaine Henry
Operational medical director, NHS Highland
Speaker Dr Elaine Henry topic

Remote and rural medicine: setting the scene

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

Hospital at home: Northern Ireland

Speaker Dr Felix Emwinghama Ihama
Dr Felix Emwinghama Ihama
Consultant, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Felix Emwinghama Ihama topic

Geriatric medicine in a rural setting: the challenges and benefits

1:00pm BST - Lunch
1:55pm BST
1:55pm - 2:25pm

Transforming COPD Care: effective management of acute exacerbations for improved long-term care

This is a promotional symposium sponsored and organised by AstraZeneca, intended for UK healthcare professionals only.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Speaker Dr Rama Vancheeswaran
Dr Rama Vancheeswaran
Director of Research at West Herts NHS
1:55pm - 2:25pm

Secondary prevention post acute coronary syndrome: The place of influenza vaccination

This non-promotional symposium has been fully organised and funded by Sanofi. Sanofi has had no other involvement in the scientific programme or organisation of this meeting.

Job code and date of preparation: MAT-XU-2401085 (v1.0) April 2024

If you’re attending in person: Seligman theatre

Speaker Dr Bhavik Modi
Dr Bhavik Modi
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Honorary Associate Professor Glenfield Hospital, East Midlands
1:55pm - 2:25pm

Looking to the future: Optimising Lipid Management in North West London

This non-promotional symposium has been organised and sponsored by Daiichi Sankyo. Daiichi Sankyo has had no further involvement in the organisation or content of this conference. 

Job Code UK/CVD/02/24/0020     Date of preparation April 2024

If you’re attending in person: Dorchester library

Chair  Dr Ameet Bakhai
Dr Ameet Bakhai
Consultant cardiologist and research director, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Tina Khan
Dr Tina Khan
Consultant cardiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr James Mawby
Dr James Mawby
GMC registered doctor, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Pharmaceutical Physician and is the Country Medical Director for Daiichi-Sankyo UK
2:25pm BST - Lunch continued
2:40pm BST
2:40pm - 3:15pm

Health in 2024 and beyond with Wes Streeting

In an important general election year, the shadow secretary of state for health and social care will be sharing his vision for the future of health and medicine 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 Wes Streeting
Wes Streeting
Labour member of parliament for Ilford North and shadow secretary of state for Health and Social Care
Speaker Wes Streeting topic

Health in 2024 and beyond

3:15pm BST - Comfort break
3:35pm BST
3:35pm - 5:05pm

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
Chair Suzanna Hopwood
Suzanna Hopwood
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

3:35pm - 5:05pm

Genetics

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

Chair Demetra Georgiou
Demetra Georgiou
Genomic transformation manager, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Chair Professor Richard Sandford
Professor Richard Sandford
Professor of medical genetics, University of Cambridge
Speaker Dr Julian Barwell
Dr Julian Barwell
Consultant clinical geneticist and honorary professor in genomic medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Julian Barwell topic

Thinking beyond the scope: ethical challenges in personalised medicine for the 21st century

Speaker Dr Fleur van Dijk
Dr Fleur van Dijk
Consultant clinical geneticist, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Fleur van Dijk topic

Facilitating genetic testing after death

Speaker Dr Stephen John Sammut
Dr Stephen John Sammut
Consultant medical oncologist, The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Stephen John Sammut topic

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

3:35pm - 5:05pm

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
Chief registrar, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust
Chair Dr Catherine Rowan
Dr Catherine Rowan
Respiratory registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Mohsin Zaman
Dr Mohsin Zaman
Consultant in critical care, acute and internal medicine, Northampton General Hospital
Speaker Dr Mohsin Zaman topic

Interaction with critical care

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

Speaker Dr Peter Hughes
Dr Peter Hughes
Anaesthetic registrar, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Peter Hughes topic

Bringing the hospital to the person

5:05pm BST
5:05pm - 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

5:10pm - 5:30pm

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: representation creates medicine that saves lives

Dr Khadija Owusu will open day 2 of the conference, discussing the importance of representation within medicine.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam
Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam
Academic vice president, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Khadija Owusu
Dr Khadija Owusu
Junior doctor, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Khadija Owusu topic

Representation creates medicine that saves lives

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
Consultant psychiatrist clinical adviser, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust NHS England
Speaker Dr Lia Ali 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
Consultant vascular and renal transplant surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Speaker Professor Chris Imray topic

Inspire 22: South Pole Medical Research Expedition

Chair Dr Conor Tweed
Dr Conor Tweed
Respiratory and general internal medicine specialty registrar, Whittington Health NHS Trust
Speaker Professor Greg Whyte
Professor Greg Whyte
Professor of applied sport and exercise science, Liverpool John Moore’s University NHS Foundation Trust
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
Professor of musculoskeletal ageing, University of Liverpool
Speaker Professor Anne McArdle topic

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

11:00am - 12:30pm

The power of 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
Associate professor, UCLH
Speaker Dr Chris Van Tulleken topic

Obesity

Chair Samantha Mauger
Samantha Mauger
Chair patient carer network, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Chris Van Tulleken
Dr Chris Van Tulleken
Associate professor, UCLH
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

DOAC-reversal and the Management of Life Threatening Bleeds

This is an AstraZeneca sponsored promotional symposium at which AstraZeneca products will be discussed. This meeting is intended for UK healthcare professionals only.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Speaker Dr Will Thomas
Dr Will Thomas
Consultant Haematologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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
Consultant nephrologist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Chair Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam
Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam
Academic vice president, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Chris Gormley
Chris Gormley
Chief sustainability officer, NHS England
Speaker Chris Gormley topic

Update from Greener NHS

Speaker Dr Marina Romanello
Dr Marina Romanello
Executive director, Lancet Countdown
Speaker Dr Marina Romanello topic

Environmental changes and their impact on humans

Speaker Professor Isabel Oliver
Professor Isabel Oliver
Chief scientific officer and director general, UKHSA
Speaker Professor Isabel Oliver topic

Changing patterns of infectious diseases and the impact on care delivery

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

Chair Professor Anton Emmanuel
Professor Anton Emmanuel
Medical director of publishing, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Tanya Monaghan
Dr Tanya Monaghan
Clinical associate professor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Tanya Monaghan topic

Microbes and gut feelings

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

Chronic abdominal pain: practical approaches

Speaker Professor John McLaughlin
Professor John McLaughlin
Professor of gastroenterology, University of Manchester and consultant, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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 John Dean
Dr John Dean
Clinical vice president, Royal College of Physicians, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Speaker Dr John Dean topic

The unique role of the physician in the multidisciplinary team

Chair Dr Andrew Rochford
Dr Andrew Rochford
Improvement clinical director, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Dr Dan Smith
Dr Dan Smith
Editor-in-chief Medical Care - driving change; respiratory consultant, Sherwood Forest Hospitals
Speaker Dr Dan Smith topic

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

Speaker Dr Jemina Onimowo
Dr Jemina Onimowo
ICM and AIM registrar, Royal Sussex County Hospital
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
Consultant rheumatologist, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Theresa Barnes topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – outpatient care

Speaker Dr Tanya Bleiker
Dr Tanya Bleiker
Consultant dermatologist , University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Tanya Bleiker topic

Case studies: interprofessional working in different scenarios – outpatient care

Speaker Lynn Woolsey
Lynn Woolsey
Deputy chief nurse, Royal College of Nursing
Speaker Lynn 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

Speaker Dr Julie Whitney
Dr Julie Whitney
Consultant AHP, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker Kate Smith
Kate Smith
Lead clinical pharmacist for workforce development, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
3:30pm BST - Comfort break
4:00pm BST
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Closing debate: this house believes doctors should engage more with the pharmaceutical industry

Should doctors engage more with the pharmaceutical industry? In this topical session, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam and others will debate the pros and cons.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Chair Dr Flic Gabbay
Dr Flic Gabbay
President, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
Speaker Dr Flic Gabbay topic

This house believes doctors should engage more with the pharmaceutical industry

Speaker Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam
Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam

Speaker Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam topic

FOR: this house believes doctors should engage more with the pharmaceutical industry

Speaker Dr Margaret McCartney
Dr Margaret McCartney
Senior lecturer, University of St Andrews
Speaker Dr Margaret McCartney topic

AGAINST: This house believes doctors should engage more with the pharmaceutical industry

5:00pm BST
5:00pm - 5:15pm

Closing remarks and event highlights

As the conference comes to a close, we look back on all the exciting activities that have taken place across the 2 days.

If you’re attending in person: Wolfson theatre

Speaker Dr Sarah Clarke
Dr Sarah Clarke
President, Royal College of Physicians
5:15pm BST - End of conference
Our workshops and hands on sessions are an excellent opportunity for interactive learning. 

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.

If you’re attending in person: Linacre room

Speaker Rachael Daw
Rachael Daw
Senior educationalist, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker Rachael Daw topic

Leading for collective competence​

Speaker  Dr Androniki Abelidis
Dr Androniki Abelidis
Senior clinical education fellow, Royal College of Physicians
Speaker  Dr Androniki Abelidis topic

Leading for collective competence​

2 CPD
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.

If you’re attending in person: Linacre room

Speaker Claudia Cowap-Whiskin
Claudia Cowap-Whiskin
Speaker Claudia Cowap-Whiskin topic

​​Nurturing resilience: wellbeing strategies for neurodiverse medical professionals

Speaker Dr Rohan Mehra
Dr Rohan Mehra
Speaker Dr Rohan Mehra topic

​​Nurturing resilience: wellbeing strategies for neurodiverse medical professionals

2 CPD
3:45pm BST
3:45pm - 4:45pm

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.

If you’re attending in person: Linacre room

Speaker Dr Carol Postlethwaite
Dr Carol Postlethwaite
Consultant physician in acute and obstetric medicine, Surrey and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust, Medway Hospitals Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Sussex Foundation Trust
Speaker Dr Francesca Neuberger
Dr Francesca Neuberger
Acute and obstetric physician, North Bristol NHS Trust and obstetric physician lead, Southwest Maternal Medicine Network
Speaker Dr Charly Annesley
Dr Charly Annesley
Consultant physician, geriatrician and trust lead physician for adult learning disability and autism, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Speaker Dr Ken Courtenay
Dr Ken Courtenay
Consultant psychiatrist in learning disability, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust London, national clinical director Learning Disability and Autism Programme, NHS England and president, European Association for Mental Health and Intellectual Disability
1 CPD
3:45pm - 4:45pm

How can the relaunched RCP journals support your practice? (workshop)

Get involved with RCP journals. This workshop will help you to understand the rare benefit of fee-free submission for authors with open access for readers, see how they can improve your practice, and learn about plans to influence local and global healthcare delivery. 

If you’re attending in person: Wellcome Library

Speaker Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan
Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan
Professor and honorary consultant physician in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism at Warwick Medical School and George Eliot Hospital
Speaker Professor Ponnusamy Saravanan topic

Clinical Medicine’s new vision: capacity building in academic writing

Speaker Dr Andrew Duncombe
Dr Andrew Duncombe
Speaker Dr Andrew Duncombe topic

FHJ vision: key issues for the future of UK healthcare

Speaker Professor Anton Emmanuel