Plymouth Acute medicine conference for G(I)M trainees

Category: Medicine - Acute and GIM Training Days

Date: May 18th 2018 8:30am until 5:15pm

Location: Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre,


10th Plymouth

Acute Medicine Conference

18th May 2018.


Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre,

Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.


6 External Clinical CPD points requested (RCPS)



08:30               Registration and refreshments.


09:25               Introduction and welcome  - Dr Jamie Read         


1st Session:      coping with pressure


                         Chair: Dr Jamie Read,  Chief Registrar, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


09:30               Cardiorenal failure – the cardiac perspective

                         Dr Girish Viswanathan  Consultant Cardiologist,


10:00               Cardiac failure – advanced drugs, devices and techniques

                       ?Dr Luisa Chicote-Hughes Consultant Cardiologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


10:30               Pleural disease 

                        Dr John Corcoran, Consultant Physician, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


11:00               Refreshments


2nd Session:     Getting it right


                         Chair:  Dr John Andrews, Consultant Physician, Torbay Hospital, Torquay


11:30               Pain – acute management and interventional techniques

                        Dr Dave Beard, Consultant in Pain Management, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple


12:00               Managing multimorbidity

                        Dr Paul Hancock, Consultant Physician, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


 12.30              Crystal balls - prognostication

                        Dr Sam Waddy, Consultant Intensivist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


13:00             Lunch


3rd Session      Imaging


                        Chair   Dr Jamie Read, Chief Registrar, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


14:00               Thoracic ultrasound

                         Dr Lindsey Taylor, Consultant in Acute Medicine and Intensive Care, Treliske Hospital, Truro


14:25               AIM TTE

                        Dr Colin Bigham, Consultant in Intensive Care, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


14:50               IR – no frontier is final

                        Dr Nelo Gafoor, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


15:15               Refreshments



4th Session      Bleeding obvious


                        Chair   Dr Kate Evans, Consultant Physician in Endocrinology and Diabetes.


15:35               Antithrombotic management – the new and the used

                        Dr Sam Burrows, Consultant Haematologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth



16:05               Haemato-oncology – Hedgehogs, fab mabs, nibs ….. onomatophobia

                        Dr David Lewis, Consultant Haematologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth


16:35               Cognitive biases – performance awareness, avoiding the drop

                        Dr Kate Denning,  Consultant in Medical Education


17:15               Closure: Dr Jamie Read.



We are extremely grateful to the following sponsors for their support and generosity as they are crucial in enabling existence and delivery of this conference: 


Meeting co-ordinator:                      Mrs Chris Bloomer           


Meeting organisers:                          Dr Kate Evans                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr Jamie Read                      

                                                           Dr Jamie Fulton