Autumn 2018 Course PreviewSimon Curtis - 5 Sep, 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 and we are 100% ‘pharma free’.
All the presented material will be completely new compared to Autumn 2017
All delegates on the course will receive:
- The detailed 350 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 they can revise 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 Which antiplatelets, when and for how long?
o A quick update of the latest evidence and guidelines for stable angina, TIA and peripheral arterial disease
o Hypertension looking at treatment targets, starting with combination therapies and home monitoring
o The main learning points from the 2018 SIGN guideline, including which of the new drugs we should use when after metformin?
o An update on flash glucose monitoring systems
o Diabetes remission and reversal with weight loss
o As reported cases rise, an update on measles
o Suspected Lyme disease and tick bites, diagnosis and management
o New evidence and guidelines looking at UTIs
o Making practical sense of the new NICE Asthma guidelines
o COPD exacerbations - when should we use antibiotics and/or steroids?
o Inflammatory arthritis: an update on new guidelines on rheumatoid arthritis and SLE, and what GPs need to be aware of with the new biologic treatments
o An update on the ‘new’ sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium
o Implications for patients who have had vaginal prolapse mesh repairs
o Management of acute hearing loss
o What are the long-term risks of PPIs? Who should be on long term PPIs and at what dose?
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 Could your patient with reflux have eosinophilic oesophogitis?
o How doe we manage abnormal LFTs?
o Abdominal migraine in children
o Recurrent cough in children
o Subclinical hyperthyroidism
o Making sense of the new dementia guidelines
- 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. And we like to have a laugh too!
We look forward to seeing you!
Simon, Neal, Siobhan, Kate, Zoe, Ahmed, Rob, Stephanie, Ahmed, Sarah and Duncan
The NB GP Team