Saturday 28 June 2014, 9.00am
at Holiday Inn, Brentwood
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We have brought together four consultant specialists to give GPs and other primary care professionals an update on modern challenges in gastroenterology. This free educational event will count towards your continuing professional development.
All sessions will focus on recognising the symptoms, when to treat and when to refer.
The event is open to GPs, GP registrars, locums and nurse practitioners/practice nurses.
Dr Edward Bettany BSc(Hons), MB BS, MD, FRCP
Senior gastroenterologist & general physician
Management of coeliac disease
Coeliac disease is common and affects 1 in 100 people. However only 24% who have the condition have been diagnosed.*1 During this session Dr Edward Bettany will present on coeliac disease diagnosis and management, including the review of guidelines and practical aspects of care.
Dr William Fickling MBBCh, MRCP
If only Prometheus had seen his GP
There are over 100 types of liver disease, which together affect at least 2 million people in the UK.*2 During this session Dr William Fickling will discuss common presentations of liver disease in primary practice, including who to test and when to refer.
Mr Kesava Reddy Mannur BSc, MB BS, LRCPS, FRCS Glasgow, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Consultant bariatric & general surgeon
Different scenarios of obesity patients – Does bariatric surgery help?
Health problems associated with being overweight or obese cost the NHS more than
£5 billion every year.*3 Using case studies Mr Kesava Mannur will discuss assessment, diagnosis, treatment and the appropriateness of surgery for obese patients.
Mr Dip Mukherjee FRCS
Consultant general & gastrointestinal surgeon
Reflux, dyspepsia & IBS…heart sinking consultations at your surgery
Frequently these common conditions cannot be cured, but must be endured by both patient and GP. During this session Mr Dip Mukherjee will provide useful tips and also discuss the importance of a thorough consultation, resulting in a grateful patient.
This free educational event will count towards your continuing professional development.
- Deadline for responses: Friday 20 June 2014
*1 Sourced from: www.coeliac.org.uk *2 Sourced from: www.nhs.uk *3 Sourced from: www.gov.uk