Event Date/Time: May 14, 2007 End Date/Time: May 14, 2007
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BMJ Masterclass for GPs: Cardiology & Diabetes

Keep up to date with:
Heart failure: the essentials of management
Cardiac arrhythmias: management in primary care
Cardiovascular disease prevention with particular emphasis on hypertension
The metabolic syndrome: identifying high risk patients
Management of type 2 diabetes: treating to targets
Early chronic kidney disease: screening and early management

Chaired by Dr Ahmet Fuat PhD, GP with a special interest in cardiology, Carmel Medical Practice and
Dr Andrew Krentz, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Southampton University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton.
0800
Registration desk opens

0800-0930
Registration and refreshments

0930-0935
Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Dr Ahmet Fuat PhD
GP Specialist in Cardiology, Darlington, and Deputy Chairman, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, London

0935-1025

Heart Failure: the essentials of management
The speaker will guide you through the conventional and new treatments available for patients with heart failure including:
The role of diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, beta blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and digoxin
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
Dr Ahmet Fuat PhD
GP Specialist in Cardiology, Darlington, and Deputy Chairman, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, London

1025-1115

Cardiac arrhythmias: management in primary care
The speaker will focus on the main issues in the diagnosis and management of common arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation. You will learn more about management pathways developed in line with the national service framework (NSF) forcoronary heart disease.
Speaker to be confirmed

1115-1135
Coffee

1135-1225
Cardiovascular disease prevention with particular emphasis on hypertension
You will gain a deeper understanding of:
Cardiovascular risk assessment
Managing risk factors, based on guidance from the Joint British Societies (JBS2), the British Hypertension Society, and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
How to achieve your Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) targets.
Speaker to be confirmed

1225-1310
Lunch

1310-1355
Sponsored symposium
Details will be confirmed shortly.

1355-1400

Introduction by Chair
Dr Andrew Krentz
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Southampton University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton

1400-1445
The metabolic syndrome: identifying the high risk patient
The speaker will provide in depth answers to common questions:
What is the metabolic syndrome?
How is it diagnosed?
Does it really exist?
Where do impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes fit?
Is it a useful clinical concept?
What are the current and emerging treatment options?

Dr Andrew Krentz
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Southampton University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton

1445-1530 Management of type 2 diabetes: treating to targets
You will discover more about the use of oral agents as well as insulin to get the best results for your patients.
Professor Mike Kirby
GP, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, and Medical Director, HertNet, The Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network

1530-1550
Coffee

1550-1650
Early chronic kidney disease: screening and early management
Understand the importance of screening and early management of kidney disease. This session will highlight:
The relevance of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
Who to investigate
Who to refer to the nephrologist
Dr David Wheeler
Reader in Nephrology, Centre for Nephrology, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

1650–1700
Summary and closing remarks by the Chair

Venue

61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA
London
United Kingdom
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Additional Information

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