Spring 2018 Programme


Spring Meeting 2018

Shropshire Conference Centre,

Mytton Oak Road,




17th May 2018

CPD Points applied for (Usually 6)



Medicine of Pregnancy


09:30                                                   Coffee & Registration

10:00                           MBRRACE

Catherine Nelson-PiercyGuy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust

10:30                           Cardiac emergencies in Pregnancy

Dr Dawn Adamson – University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

11:00                                                   Coffee and Posters

11:30                           VTE in Pregnancy

Catherine Nelson-PiercyGuy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust

12:00                           Pregnancy and renal disease

Dr Clara DayUniversity Hospitals Birmingham

12: 30                          Research Presentations

12:30                           Validating Pulmonary Embolism rule out criteria that works

Dr Muhammad Arshad, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

12:50                           The Ultrasound Phenotype of Late-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis Differs from Young-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis. Are These Two Different Disease Entities?

Dr Ruchir Singh, University Hospitals Birmingham

13:10                                                               Lunch and Posters

14:10                           Research Presentations Continued

14:10                           Outcomes following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion in patients with learning disability

Dr Philip Harvey, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

14:30                           Acidotic hypercapnic respiratory failure in hospitalised COPD patients: impact of late presentation on outcome following non-invasive ventilation

Dr Samual Trethewey, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

14:50                           Case presentations

14:50                           Macrophage Activation Syndrome secondary to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis presenting as breathless and effusions: first case report in an adult.

Jennifer Hunt, University Hospitals Birmingham

15:05                           If you hear hooves think horses… but occasionally it will be a zebra.

Dr Lloyd Edwards, Russell’s Hall Hospital, Dudley

15:20                                                   Tea & poster viewing

16:00                           Case presentations Continued

16:00                        Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency Pi0*saarbrucken initially presenting with pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

Dr Paul Ellis, University Hospitals Birmingham

16:15                           Mepolizumab therapy in an acutely deteriorating idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome patient     

Dr Onn Shaun Thein, University Hospitals Birmingham

16:30                           Update lecture : ‘Medicines and Murder’

Professor Robin Ferner, University of Birmingham

17:15                                                   Finish and prizes