Sponsored Symposia

We have a wide range of learning opportunities in the exhibition hall and in dedicated sessions delivered by healthcare companies and charities keen to interact with the primary care audience and help develop their products and services for the benefit of patients.

Please note: All sponsored sessions at the Annual Conference are the views of the responsible organisation, not the RCGP, and have not been accredited for CPD by the RCGP. See full sponsorship guidelines here: The RCGP guidelines for sponsorship and funding

Thursday 24 October: 13:00

 

Symposium sponsored by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

Thursday 24 October
13:00 – 13:30
Room 3a


Malnutrition to improve lives and save money

This session will review the importance of considering nutrition across the spectrum of primary care. It will highlight the importance of identifying and managing malnutrition, especially in frail older patients. It will look at the clinical and financial consequences of malnutrition and the effects on outcomes. The session will review the evidence and give practical advice and tools on identifying and managing malnutrition in a cost effective way.

Dr Trevor Smith, Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
He has a specialist interest in the care of patients who have inflammatory and other complex gut disorders, particularly those who require long term artificial nutrition support. He has several leadership roles in Southampton as Director of the supra-regional Intestinal Failure service and Clinical Director for Specialist and in-patient Medicine. Trevor has been President of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) since November 2018; prior to this he was a member of the BAPEN executive team and Council for several years. He also chaired the British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS) and led the introduction of a national Intestinal Failure patient registry. He has an active research interest in clinical nutrition and has published a number of papers in this area.

Find out more about Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition

Symposium sponsored by LIVI

Thursday, 24 October
13:00 – 13:30
Mini Theatre 2

Webside manner: Lessons in how to deliver care in a digital age

Dr Harriet Bradley

Find out more about LIVI

Symposium sponsored by NHS Scotland

Thursday 24 October
13:00 – 13:45
11 b&c


“What matters to you?” The Scottish approach to GP recruitment and retention

Join us for an informal and interactive discussion to hear directly from GP’s about the values driven approach we are taking to GP recruitment and retention in Scotland. Taking time to really listen to GP’s at all stages of their career, and using what we have heard to help shape sustainable GP and portfolio careers that matter to you, we will share our journey so far- the joys and the challenges!

Dr. Michelle Watts
Dr. Sian Tucker
Dr. Shawkat Hasan

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Symposium sponsored by Novo Nordisk

Thursday 24 October
13:00 – 13:45

Room 12

When is the right time to start GLP1-RA treatment in people living with type 2 diabetes – Dr Nithya Nanda

Many people living with type 2 diabetes are escalated from oral therapies to basal insulin. Approximately 87% of patients starting on basal insulin skipped the GLP-1 RA* class altogether 1 without trying a GLP-1 RA class first. GLP-1 RA therapies offer glycaemic control, have a lower risk of hypoglycaemia and are associated with reductions in body weight compared with weight gain with insulin, with the added benefit of some GLP-1 RAs allowing for once weekly injections, as opposed to daily for insulin. 2,3. Based on these considerations,  international guidelines suggest to consider a GLP-1 RA before trying basal insulin for patients with type 2 diabetes who are not meeting desired targets with oral therapies. 4,5 In this symposium we shall explore the: 

  • extent of the burden of T2D on the NHS
  • latest evidence-based recommendations in managing T2D
  • the role of GLP-1 RA therapy in the multi-modal treatment of T2D
  • considerations when choosing GLP-1 RA or basal insulin

Find out more about Novo Nordisk

Thursday 24 October: 13:35

Symposium sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK

Thursday, 24 October
13:35 – 13:50
Mini Theatre 1

PSA: Best Practice
This session will give a brief overview of the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway and provide an explanation of procedures for managing raised PSA
Professor Michael Kirby FRCP, Editor Trends in Urology & Men’s Health

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Symposium sponsored by L’Oreal

Thursday, 24 October
13:35 – 13:50
Mini Theatre 2

Thursday, 24 October
15:35 – 15:50
Mini Theatre 2

Diagnosis and Management of Venous Eczema
Venous eczema is a common chronic condition which affects approximately 20% of adults over the age of 70. It has a significant impact on healthcare resources, particularly those in the community, and is often misdiagnosed and mismanaged. The points below will be addressed to try to decrease the sequelae that occur without good effective management.
Key learning points will be:
Recognition
Management
Pitfalls of treatment
Sequelae

Dr Kate London

Find out more about CeraVe

Thursday 24 October: 15:15

Symposium sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK

Thursday, 24 October
15:15 – 15:30
Mini Theatre 1

PSA: When the guidelines aren’t enough
This session will cover those difficult PSA situations, which fall out of current guidelines. What would you do with a well 75 year old man…Test or not to test, that is the question?

Professor Michael Kirby FRCP, Editor Trends in Urology & Men’s Health

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Symposium sponsored by Public Health England

Thursday, 24 October
15:15 – 15:45
Mini Theatre 2

GPs helping patients to remain in /return to work – why does it matter?  

This presentation provides an overview of the national health and work agenda and provides GPs with practical information on how to support their patients to remain in and return to work.

Dr Rob Hampton, GP Partner for 15 years before becoming freelance in 2012.

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Friday 25 October - 10:35

Symposium sponsored by L’Oreal

Friday 25 October
10:35 – 10:50

Mini Theatre 2

Acne management in the era of antimicrobial stewardship

This presentation outlines the recognition of the sub-types of acne and lesion recognition in order to treat appropriately in the era of antibiotic resistance avoidance. Cases will be discussed with participation from the audience on how best to treat the different presentations of acne with relevance to primary care guidelines.

Dr Aysha Javed

Find out more about La Roche-Posay

Symposium sponsored by LIVI

Friday, 25 October
10:35 – 11:05
Mini Theatre 1

Webside manner: Lessons in how to deliver care in a digital age

Dr Harriet Bradley

Find out more about LIVI

Friday 25 October - 11:10

Symposium sponsored by Hologic

Friday, 25 October
11:10 – 11:25
Mini Theatre 1

How can we best help women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)

  • How HMB impacts women.
  • Applying NICE guidance.
  • Ensuring informed choice.

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI gynaecologist in Bradford, chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF) and RCGP Clinical Champion for women’s health

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Friday, 25 October
11:10 – 11:25
Mini Theatre 2

Safeguarding men with a raised PSA who have been ruled out of biopsy
With the addition of mpMRI to the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway many men do not go on to have a biopsy when the mpMRI rules out a diagnosis. But how can we manage care for men who have a raised PSA and no diagnosis? This session will look at the guidelines produced by NICE and the ongoing work to determine how we can best safeguard men ruled out of biopsy on the prostate cancer diagnostic pathway.

Mr William (Bill) Cross, Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Friday 25 October - 12:40

Symposium sponsored by L’Oreal

Friday 25 October
10:35 – 10:50 
Mini Theatre 2

Friday 25 October
12:40 – 12:55
Mini Theatre 2

Acne management in the era of antimicrobial stewardship
This presentation outlines the recognition of the sub-types of acne and lesion recognition in order to treat appropriately in the era of antibiotic resistance avoidance. Cases will be discussed with participation from the audience on how best to treat the different presentations of acne with relevance to primary care guidelines.

Dr Aysha Javed

Find out more about La Roche-Posay

Symposium sponsored by Chiesi

Friday 25 October
12:40 – 13:25

COPD – Making it Personal

What’s new in the management of COPD. Update on latest guidelines. Personalising management of COPD.

Dr Stephen Gaduzo – Stephen, who has recently retired after 30 years as a partner at the Cheadle Medical Practice in Stockport, has had an interest in respiratory medicine since becoming a junior doctor. This interest led Stephen to be a Clinical Assistant at a chest clinic for 18 years. He assisted with the initiation of the Stockport COPD Community Multidisciplinary Service and has worked as a respiratory GPwSI for the last 15 years. In addition to being a member of the PCRS for 25 years, Stephen was Chair from 2013 to 2016 and remains Chair of the Respiratory Leadership Programme.

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Friday 25 October - 13:05

Symposium sponsored by Hologic

Friday 25 October
13:05 – 13:20
Mini Theatre 1, Exhibition Hall

How can we best help women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)

  • How HMB impacts women.
  • Applying NICE guidance.
  • Ensuring informed choice.

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI gynaecologist in Bradford, chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF) and RCGP Clinical Champion for women’s health

Find out more about Hologic