'Hot Topics' GP Update Course Spring 2018 - Course PreviewSimon Curtis - 28 Mar, 2018
The Hot Topics GP Update course is a fun, inspiring and informative day packed with learning points to take away to use in practice. We make it easy for you to maintain focus on the day by keeping our presentations short, sharp and focussed with lots of opportunity for interaction. We use clinical cases weaved in to bring the literature and guidelines to life. There are NO pharmaceutical reps or sponsors at any of our events; we are 100% ‘pharma free’. All the presented material will be completely new compared to Spring 2017.
All delegates on the course will receive:
- ·The detailed 300 page Hot Topics paper book
- A bigger electronic version of the book, including even more Hot Topics. This is hyperlinked to all the original references and is instantly searchable
- The NB Medical App, across which you can access the full content of the digital course book or just the Keep it Simple Summaries (KISS)
- Pre and post course MCQs to assess learning
- The Webcast version of the course following the course so that you can review and see the material again
- The personal email address of the presenters of the course for post course follow up questions
Topics that we shall cover on the day will include:
o Atrial fibrillation, the latest developments including the DOACs
o Hypertension looking at treatment targets, starting with combination therapies and home monitoring
o The main learning points from the new SIGN guideline, including what next after metformin?
o An update on flash glucose monitoring
o Diabetes remission and reversal
o Making practical sense of the new NICE Asthma guidelines
o COPD, the new GOLD guidelines encourage a completely new approach to management
o Gout, looking at new evidence and guidelines which change practice
o Living with breast cancer
o Vaginal discharge and also self-taken swabs
o Implications for patients who have had vaginal prolapse mesh repairs
o Does everyone on low dose aspirin or antiplatelets need PPI cover?
o What about the long-term risks of PPIs? Who should be on long term PPIs and at what dose?
o Gabapentinoids, the latest developments on risks and benefits
o DMARDs, new UK guidelines on DMARD monitoring
o Platelets as a cancer marker…how should we respond to a raised platelet count?
o CT screening for lung cancer
o Colorectal cancer in young people
o Acne, new evidence and guidelines and the implications of rising antibiotic resistance
o Depression, including the recent systematic review on antidepressants
o Eating disorders, including new nice guidance
o Is it really penicillin allergy?
o New NICE guidance on sore throat, sinusitis and otitis media
o Scarlet fever cases are at a 50 year high…how should we diagnose it and respond?
o New evidence looking at UTIs and antibiotic choices
o Could your patient with reflux have eosinophilic oesophogitis?
o How doe we manage abnormal LFTs?
o New NICE guidance on faltering growth in children
o Abdominal migraine in children
- Miscellaneous cases to end the day
As ever, we like to keep it practical and pragmatic whilst also considering many of the broader issues and challenges we face (from GP Burnout to Overdiagnosis). And we like to have a laugh too!
We look forward to seeing you!
Simon, Neal, Gail, Kevin, Siobhan, Kate, Zoe, Ahmed, Rob and Stephanie - The NB GP Team