Faculty of Physician Associates 4th National CPD Conference

21 October 2019 to 22 October 2019, Royal College of Physicians - London, NW1 4LE

Why attend?

  • Provide opportunities to network with other physician associates across the UK
  • Update and refresh your clinical knowledge to prepare for recertification
  • Provide learning opportunities to enhance your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Gain a wider understanding of issues relating specifically to the physician associate profession and the NHS today
  • A full programme will be released in the upcoming weeks, so do keep a look out for updates.

Student conference

We will also be running a conference for physician associate students alongside this event on Monday 21 October. A full programme will be released in the upcoming weeks, so do keep a look out for further information.

Prices

1 day Early Bird/1 day/ Early Bird 2 days/ 2 days

  • Physician associate - £130/£150/£180/£210
  • Physician associate students - £60/£80
  • Non members - £175/£200/£275/£300

Address

  • Royal College of Physicians, Wolfson Theatre, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

For more information and to book your ticket visit - https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/events/faculty-physician-associates-4th-national-cpd-conference 

Monday 21st October

Student Programme:

TimeItinerary
09:00 Registration, coffee and exhibition of posters
09:50 Welcome and opening remarks
Michelle Chapman, vice president, Faculty of Physician Associates
09:55 Welcome and opening remarks (streamed from the Wolfson Theatre)
Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates
10:15 Opening plenary (streamed from the Wolfson Theatre)
Baroness Dido Harding, NHS Improvement
Session 1: Chair  Mikaela Carey, secretary, Faculty of Physician Associates
11:00 Top 5 presentations in urgent care and emerging opportunities for PAs
Reb Kean, University of Wolverhampton
11.45 What goes in must come out! A closer look at fluid management
Rebeka Wright, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust
12.30 Lunch and exhibition of posters
13.10 PA student fringe event - Medical Excellence Team
Session 2: Chair  Daniel Yarger, student representative, Faculty of Physician Associates
13.30 Acute COPD
Dr Paren Chohan, Medical Excellence Team
14.15 Motivational Interviewing - getting the best from your patients
Jan Proctor-King, Ridge Medical Practice
15:00 Coffee and exhibition of posters
15:10 PA student fringe event - meet the PAs Q&A session 
Session 3: Chair  Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates
15:30 A crash course in radiology
Jamie Saunders, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust
16.30 Getting that first PA job
Nick Mattick, PATH
17.00 Closing remarks and how to master the art of the national exams
Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates
17.30 Celebratory drinks reception

Monday 21st October

TimeItinerary
09:00 Registration, coffee and exhibition of posters
09:55 Welcome and opening remarks
Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates
10:15 Opening Plenary
Baroness Dido Harding, chair, NHS Improvement 
10:30 Concurrent sessions A, B and C (delegates to choose one session, either A, B or C)
Wolfson TheatreDorchester LibraryCouncil Chamber

Concurrent session A

Chair: Jamie Saunders

11.00  signalling a start to novel therapies 

Dr Jaishree Bhosle, consultant oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton 

11.45 Bleeding fevers!

Thrombocytopenia and neutopenia 

Jamie Saunders, PA in Haematology, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust

Concurrent session B

Chair: Frances Leach

11.00 Diarrhoea 

A running commentary

Diane O'Meara, PA in digestive diseases, University Hospital Leicester 

11.45 Drugs, poisons and all things toxic 

Dr Jameel Karim, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Concurrent session C

Chair: Sam Hughes

11.00 Quality improvement

The Kaizen way 

Phylicia Clarke, SASH+ 

12:30 Lunch and exhibition of posters
Come and meet the FPA team (FPA stand)
13.30 Concurrent sessions C, D, E (delegates to choose one session)
Wolfson TheatreDorchester LibraryCouncil Chamber
Concurrent session D

Chair: Jamie Saunders

13.30 Mouthcare Matters and oral health

Dr Mili Doshi MBE, special care dentist, Sureey and Sussex Healthcare Trust, Royal Hospital for neurodisability




14.15 Do you know your pneumonia? 

Dr Nicholas Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine 

Concurrent session  E

Chair: Jamie Saunders

13.30 Orthopaedic emergencies

Miss Caroline Hing, St George's Hospital NHS Trust and Jonathan Ogidi, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

14.15 Critical care

Rebeka Wright, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust 

Concurrent session  F 

Chair: Amy Tullin 

13.30 A new approach to dermatology

Dr Tamara Griffiths, Consultant Dermatologist, British Association of Dermatologists and Dr George Millington, British Association of Dermatologists

15.00 Coffee and exhibition of posters
15:30

Concurrent sessions G, H, I

Wolfson TheatreDorchester LibraryCouncil Chamber
Concurrent session G

Chair: Mohammed Hussain, Faculty of Physician Associates

15.30 How to get rid of pain

Dr Rachel Enery, Cross Hills Surgery




16.15 What is lifestyle medicine? 

Dr Hazel Hawker, Holycroft Surgery

Concurrent session  E

Chair: Amy Tullin, Faculty of Physician Associates

15.30 Infectious diseases in paediatrics

Dr Mark Steinberg, Westbury Medical Centre

16.15 Top 5 presentations in urgent care and emerging opportunities for PAs

Reb Kean, University of Wolverhampton

Concurrent session  F 

Chair: Frances Leach, Faculty of Physician Associates

15.30 Train to be an examiner for the FPA 

Steven Ansty, Royal College of Physicians

17.00 Closing remarks and awards ceremony
Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates
17.30 Celebratory Drinks reception

Day 2 - Tuesday 22 October

TimeItinerary
08:00 Registration, coffee and exhibition of posters
09:00 Plenary session
Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians
09:30 Plenary session
TBC
10.00 Coffee and exhibition of posters
10:30 Concurrent sessions J,K,L (delegates to choose one session, either J,K,L) 
Wolfson TheatreDorchester LibraryCouncil Chamber

Concurrent session J

Chair: Sam Hughes, Faculty of Physician Associates

10.15 Reverse engineering your neuro exam

why do we do what we do?

Alex Gillingham and Alex Reynolds, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

11.00 Dizziness

I'm spinning around

Dr Diego Kaski, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Concurrent session K

Chair: Mohammed Hussain, Faculty of Physician Associates

10.15 Title TBC 

Nav Channa, National Association of Primary Care

11.00 Motivational interviewing 

Getting the best from your patients

Jan Proctor-King, Ridge Medical Practice 

Concurrent session L

Chair: Alex Chase, Faculty of Physician Associates

10.15 Raising the profile of PAs across England

Charlotte Scott-Wilson, Physician Associte Ambassador, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Taurus Healthcare Ltd and Health Education England

11:45 Lunchtime plenary session: annual general meeting
Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates
13.30 Lunch and poster exhibition
14:00

Concurrent sessions M, N, O

Wolfson TheatreDorchester LibraryCouncil Chamber

Concurrent session M

Chair: Mikaela Carey, Faculty of Physician Associates

14.00 The PA role in child dental health;

safeguarding and dental trauma

Mr Thaylan Kandiah, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

14.45 TBC

I'm spinning around

Dr Diego Kaski, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Concurrent session N

Chair: Kate Straughton, Faculty of Physician Associates

14.00 Women's health

Pelvic pain

Larry Mack Wilson, St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

14.45 Obstetric medicine:

common presentations for the pregnant 

Concurrent session O

Chair: Michelle Chapman, Faculty of Physician Associates

14.00 Roadmap to your career

Dr Natalie King, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 

15.30 Coffee and exhibition of posters
15.45

Concurrent sessions P, Q, R

Wolfson TheatreDorchester LibraryCouncil Chamber

Concurrent session M

Chair: Amy Tullin, Faculty of Physician Associates

15.45 A case that changed my practice

 

Diane O'Meara, University Hospitals Leicester

16.30 A case that changed my practice

Dr Amir Hassan, Epsom and St Helier's University Hospital

Concurrent session N

Chair: Jamie Saunders Faculty of Physician Associates

15.45 An update in asthma

 

Tripti Chakraborty, St George's University of London

16.30 Paediatrics

case discussions on liver dysfunction 

Alex Brant, Birmingham Children's Hospital

 

Concurrent session O

Chair: Michelle Chapman, Faculty of Physician Associates

15.45 The 21st Century stethoscope 

a practical workshop in point of care ultrasound

Dr Martin Dachsel, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Dr Nick Smallwood, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Saiksha Nepal, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

17.15

Closing remarks and poster presentation award ceremony 
Kate Straughton, president, Faculty of Physician Associates

17.30

Close of conference

Abstract Submission Information

Abstract submissions for poster presentation at the conference are open.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to [email protected] with the completed submission form. Abstracts will be accepted from all health professionals and organisations, including those overseas.

  • Submitted abstracts must adhere to the formatting requirements and use the template provided. Abstracts that do not meet the requirements or have not used the template will be automatically rejected.
  • You must be a member of the MVR (Managed Voluntary Register) to submit an abstract.

Abstract reviewing

Abstracts will be scored against the following criteria:

  • abstract quality (there should be clear objectives, design and discussion, and an appropriate conclusion)
  • originality
  • scientific merit
  • clinical relevance.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 30 August 2019.

Conference Awards Information

Submissions are now open for the FPA awards. 

Have your say on who should be acknowledged for their stellar work from among both the physician associate community and those involved in wider profession who support, promote and raise awareness of PAs across the UK.

The categories for nominations are:

  • physician associate of the year
  • physician associate supervisor of the year
  • contribution to the physician associate profession.

Please complete and return the form no later than 2 September. The winners will be announced on 22 October.

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