Please be aware that the programme listed below is subject to change.
Day 1 - Injury
0900-0910 welcome - Conference Director
Carpal Injuries - Are you missing them? - Dr Sarah Edwards
Often the source of missed fractures and ligament injuries, this session covers the injuries you really need to know and how to spot them.
Shoulder Masterclass - Dr Nate MacDonald
Our practical demonstration of shoulder assessment and management is not to be missed and includes common shoulder injuries, red flags and basic radiography interpretation.
Burns - A practitioner’s guide - Laura McAulay
Initial management, dressing types, follow up and red flags for referral. Delivered by Laura McAulay, a specialist burns nurse from the renowned Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
Limb Injuries - Fracture challenge
A fun and invaluable session - play our team game and see how accurate you can be in identifying some tricky fractures and their current management. Be prepared to be tested!
Non-Accidental and Neglectful Injuries in Children- Dr Keya Ali
An overview of how to identify patterns of non accidental and neglectful injuries in children.
Knee Masterclass - Dr Nate MacDonald
Our practical demonstration of knee assessment and management is not to be missed and includes common knee injuries, red flags and basic radiography interpretation.
Demistifying the Paediatric Elbow - Dr Sarah Edwards
Do you know your radial head subluxation from your supracondylar fractures? You will after this fascinating session on an area that urgent care clinicians often experience uncertainty.
Wound Management in Urgent Care- Carole Young
Make sense of the often confusing array of dressings and learn what type of wounds need active follow up. This session is to be delivered in 2 parts and will explore wound healing physiology and acute wound management.
1700 - Close
Day 2 - illness
0900-0910 Welcome - Conference Director
Headaches - The good, the bad and the dangerous - Dr Jane Anderson
Still one of the most challenging areas of unscheduled care and one in which we know clinicians struggle to feel confident with. Our consultant neurologist will help to ease the stress of diagnosis and management.
Sepsis - Early detection in the Urgent Care setting - Dr Greg Edwards
Thousands of patients still die from Sepsis each year. This controversial and challenging subject is presented by Dr Greg Edwards, Senior Clinical Director, Greenbrook Healthcare and will give delegates a renewed sense of awareness and confidence in diagnosis and referral.
Sepsis - A Survivors Story - Kim Smith
Kim’s emotional and startling story of her journey as a sepsis survivor is brought to life in her own words.
Chest Pain - Home or Hospital? - Dr Venkat Thiagarajan
How often do you see a patient complaining of chest pain? This topic is deconstructed by Dr Venkat Thiagarajan, who talks chest pain and all things related. When to reassure and when to refer.
Suicide Risk Assessment - Time for Change? - Angelica Ashbrook
From her own experience of PTSD, Angelica has become a national expert on suicide risk and prevention and regularly consults with both public and private care organisations in how to take a fresh approach to saving lives and how to recognise when you can make a difference.
Dizziness 101 - Dr Sarah Edwards
Dizziness is one of the most common presentations that clinicans face in urgent and emergency care. This session will explore the diagnosis and managment of this tricky symptom.
Essentials of Dermatology - Dr Pauline Clerkin
A useful overview from derm specialist GP of how to describe common rashes and make sense of skin treatments for those presenting with symptoms that require urgent attention.
The Wheezy Child Masterclass: Keynote Lecture - Edward Snelson
Do you know your bronchiolitis from your viral wheeze or when to use inhalers in children? Our headline speaker, Paediatric Consultant Dr Edward Snelson, will leave you feeling more confident than ever to deal with these tricky young patients.
Referring and Handovers:
How to deliver the perfect handover and be taken seriously by specialist colleagues.