Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2007
Registration Date: Sep 12, 2007
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Description

A one day general update for GPs:
- Access the latest evidence based medicine across a range of common clinical conditions
- Get your questions answered
- Interact with peers and experts to share experiences and best practice
- Take home practical information
- Learn from leading experts and use the latest evidence to make better decisions.

Overview
We recognise that keeping up with change in medicine is difficult, especially for busy GPs. This essential one day general update makes it easy for you to get to grips with changes across the infinite range of problems you encounter every day. Chaired by Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor of the BMJ, leading experts bring you the latest evidence, guidelines and best practice in an easy to understand and interactive format. You will learn using case studies with the chance to ask questions in our lively panel sessions. This course will change your everyday practice and give you greater confidence in managing your patients in the areas of cardiology, respiratory medicine, diabetes, neurology, women’s health, mental health and gastroenterology. As an attendee, you will also receive a complementary copy of the essential course handbook covering new guidelines, practical management tips, key references and commonly asked questions

BMJ Masterclass for GPs: General Update

Chaired by Professor Domhnall MacAuley, Editor (Primary Care), British Medical Journal
0800
Registration desk opens

0800-0900
Registration and refreshments
MEET THE EDITOR
Hosted by Professor Domhnall MacAuley, this informal session allows you the chance to talk to the Editor of the Primary Care section of the British Medical Journal.

0900-0910
Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Professor Domhnall MacAuley
Editor (Primary Care), British Medical Journal

0910-0955

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
A practical approach to caring for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), within the relevant Quality and Outcome Framework criteria. This session addresses the challenges for those managing patients with respiratory disease including:
Making the right diagnosis
When and how to review people with asthma, and how to support self management
Assessing and managing patients with severe COPD
Dr Hilary Pinnock (London and Birmingham)
Clinical Research Fellow, Division of Community Health Sciences, GP Section, University of Edinburgh, and Principal in General Practice, Whitstable Medical Practice, Whitstable, Kent
Dr Iain Small (Glasgow)
GP, Peterhead. Vice Chair of the General Practice Airways Group, and Honorary Lecturer, Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen

0955-1035

DIABETES
How to manage your patients with diabetes. This session gives you access to the latest evidence based information to help with:
Diagnosis
Blood monitoring
Starting medication using oral agents and insulin
Secondary prevention
Dr Roger Gadsby (London)
GP, Nuneaton, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, and Medical Adviser to Warwick Diabetes Care
Dr Fraser Mac Leod (Glasgow)
GP, Glasgow, Primary Care Lead Clinician, Health Board Managed Clinical Network for Diabetes
Dr Azhar Farooqi (Birmingham)
GP, Eastern Leicester Medical Practice Leicester
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester

1035-1055
Coffee

1055-1125
MENTAL HEALTH
The latest guidelines on managing patients with:
Depression
Anxiety - including assessment of suicide risk
Dr Linda Gask (London and Birmingham)
Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, University of Manchester, Manchester
Dr Tom Brown (Glasgow)
Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Western Infirmary, Glasgow

1125-1210
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Learn how to use the latest research in women’s health to manage your patients better. This session covers:
Incontinence
Menopause – including how to manage your patients who are not using HRT
Miss Joan Pitkin (London, Glasgow and Birmingham)
Consultant Gynaecologist and RCOG Tutor, The NW London Hospitals NHS Trust, Director of The Northwick Park Menopause Clinical and Research Unit, The NW London Hospitals NHS Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Science & Medicine, London

1210-1235

Panel session
In this interactive session, the speakers from the morning's sessions will take questions from the audience. They will cover respiratory medicine, diabetes, mental health, and women's health.

1235-1320

Lunch and walk around quiz (a chance to WIN A CHAMPAGNE PRIZE!)


1320-1405
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AS A MARKER FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
Pfizer symposium
Our expert will discuss how erectile dysfunction is a marker for silent cardiovascular risk. It develops up to 3 years before a cardiac event. This allows time for intervention with aggressive risk reduction and careful clinical screening. Our speaker will outline how this can be conducted and discuss how using this marker for risk reduction may benefit patients by preventing future events.
Dr Graham Jackson
Consultant Cardiologist, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London

1405-1455

CARDIOLOGY
How to manage your patients in primary care, and knowing when to refer them to hospital. This session covers managing your patients with:
Atrial fibrillation, including NICE guidelines
Hypertension, including care of younger people
Heart failure
Angina
Lipid abnormalities and primary prevention
Dr Iqbal Malik (London and Birmingham)
Consultant Cardiologist, St Mary’s Hospital, London
Dr John Bayliss (Glasgow)
Consultant Cardiologist, West Hertfordshire Hospitals

1455-1535
GASTROENTEROLOGY
This case based session illustrates the latest developments in gastroenterology in relation to managing your patients with:
Dyspepsia
Irritable bowel syndrome
Professor Roger Jones (London)
Professor of General Practice and Head of General Practice and Primary Care, Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, King's College, London
Professor Greg Rubin (Glasgow)
GP and Professor of Primary Care, University of Sunderland. Director of the Northern Primary Care Research Network. Chair of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology.
Dr John Hebden (Birmingham) (invited)
Consultant gastroenterologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

1535-1555
Coffee

1555-1650
NEUROLOGY
An update on the latest issues for GPs in managing patients with:
Headaches (specifically migraine)
Epilepsy
Dizziness
Transient Ischaemic attacks (TIAs), and secondary prevention of stroke
Dr Angus Kennedy (London)
Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Dr John Paul Leach (Glasgow)
Consultant Neurologist, Southern General Hospital and Western Infirmary, Glasgow
Speaker to be confirmed (Birmingham)

1650–1700
Summary and closing remarks – quiz results and champagne prize

Venue

Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA
Birmingham
United Kingdom
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Additional Information

Early bird discounts, BMA members' rates and group discounts are available.