GP CPD Conference 2014

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital are proud to announce their 5th annual GP CPD Conference.

The conference will be held at Imperial War Museum, Duxford on Saturday 20th September 2014.

Why should I attend?
The all-day event will consist of a series of 21 lectures and workshops with subjects including Parkinson’s and tremor, cardiac risk, adrenaline pens for allergy, LUTS management, management of chronic pain and many more. The day will provide you with 5 hours of CPD.

  • Hear the cutting edge research and development on a mixture of specialties from the industry’s leading experts.
  • Examine novel diagnostic techniques and methods that can improve identifying early stages of various conditions.
  • Discuss advances and challenges in the development of treatment methods and strategies to improve patient treatment experiences and outcomes
  • An opportunity to meet and discuss cases with over 25 Cambridge University Consultants and Surgeons 

The programme

Session 1 9.00am

Title Description


Shoulder to shoulder

 Primary and secondary care working together to provide a common pathway in treating shoulder problems

Mr Niel Kang and Mr Lee Van Rensburg

 Lower limb workshop Hips & Knees: an interactive hour to answer your questions, including a real life patient case study.

Mr Julian Owen

 Movers and shakers

A guide to Parkinson’s and tremor in primary care.

Dr Paul Worth

How to deal with snotty patients

ENT case studies.

Mr David Mckiernan

Session 2 10.00am

Title Description


Recognition and management

A workshop dedicated to lesion recognition.

Dr Pamela Todd

Eye eye The eternal conundrum of the red eye. The talk will be designed to provide GPs with an algorithm on how to evaluate and manage a patient presenting with a red eye.

Cataract referrals, commissioning and surgical advances – what’s going on?

Miss Humma Shahid 

Mr Madhavan Rajan

Fantastic voyage

How can video capsule enteroscopy help your patients with Iron deficiency anaemia?

Dr Jeremy Woodward

A joint approach The knee: from womb to tomb. Mid-life hip pain. Diagnosis and management in primary care.

Mr Graham Keene and Mr Joel Melton


Session 3 11.40

Title Description


Can we talk haemorrhoids? Haemorrhoids and rectal bleeding – modern management, and when to refer.

Mr Justin Davies

Back to back Back pain in primary care, including management and diagnosis in adults.

Mr Rod Laing

Life can be a risky business The JBS3 risk calculator and reducing lifetime cardiac risk.

Dr Sarah Clarke

Remodel and repair Current concerns in the world of arthroplasty. What is looming on the horizon? And how to treat tendons

Mr Andrew Carrothers and Dr Jonathan Rees

Keynote speech 1.30pm


What a disaster!

Guest speaker

Session 4 2.15

Title Description


You want HOW many adrenaline pens?

Myth-busting practical session on rational prescription of adrenaline pens for allergy. Learn when they’re really needed, and how many are required.

Dr Andy Clark

LUTS management in primary and secondary care This session will cover the basics through to the latest developments in secondary care and will include an interactive session with carefully prepared case studies.

Mr Antony Riddick

5 topics in 50 minutes Common musculoskeletal challenges in primary care – from injuries to fatigue.

Professor Cathy Speed

In a heartbeat A practical workshop: which ECG to worry about. Dr Len Shapiro

Session 5 3.15

Title Description


Footprints in the sand An opportunity to discuss foot and ankle related problems.

Mr Fred Robinson

Pathways to diagnosis and living beyond Screening and staying well in all age; menstrual issues and fibroids; menopausal issues; cancer and survivorship.

Mr Robin Crawford

 That tingly feeling The accurate diagnosis and evidence based treatment of nerve compression affecting the upper limb.

Mr Ian Grant

What a pain Management of chronic pain conditions in primary care – trigeminal neuralgia, back pain and failed back syndrome. Mr Richard Mannion and Mr Rokas Tamosauskas


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How to reserve your place

To confirm your place at the conference, simply email your choices to or call Edel Treacy, GP Liaison Executive on 01223 266 900 Ext 6781 or 07894 002 970  

Places are limited so please ensure you register by Friday 5th September

 To download the full programme please click here

Directions to the Imperial War Museum

By car: Duxford is just south of Cambridge at Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, less than 50 miles from central London and approximately 40 minutes from the M25.

SATNAV: CB22 4QR – new postcode

Please note as old postcode CB2 4QR can lead you into the centre of Cambridge.

Please see for a route planner or for real-time traffic updates.

Entrance and parking: approaching from all directions, follow the brown heritage signs for Imperial War Museum Duxford. Enter the museum via the visitor car park. Upon entering the car park, keep left and follow signs for the ‘Conference’. The entrance to the Conference Centre is at the end of the car park on the right-hand side.

Please note: Do not park in the dedicated coach parking bays. Additional parking is in the visitor car park.

Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4QR Tel 01223 497 501

Places are limited so please ensure you register as soon as possible.

For further information call Edel Treacy on 01223 266 900 Ext 6781 or 07894 002 970 email

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