MIMS Learning Live: Red Flags
Birmingham, 20 November

This energising day of clinical learning worth 5+ CPD points. Engage with expert speakers on a range of Red Flags topics. 

Provisional programme

Conference Programme - Red Flags

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:15

Chair’s welcome 
Dr Nigel Stollery, GP in Kibworth, Leicestershire

09:15 – 10.00

Syncope and falls
 Dr Raj ThakkarGP partner, clinical commissioning director for Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale CCG in planned care, cardiac lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network

  • Understand the causes of falls and syncope
  • Avoid legal pitfalls
  • How to improve your clinical practice

10.00 – 10.45

Red flags for alcohol problems 
Dr Stephen WillottClinical Lead for Drug Misuse & Alcohol for NHS Nottingham City 

  • High-functioning drinkers
  • Driving/employment
  • Domestic violence and safeguarding
  • Drinkers presenting in crisis
  • Sudden stopping of drinking
  • Mental health issues

10.45 – 11.15

Morning refreshments

11.15 – 12.00

Non-specific symptoms in childhood – are you HeadSmart?
Dr Sharna Shanmugavadivel,
 paediatric registrar currently working as a clinical fellow at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre

  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children
  • Understand how these can overlap with other common conditions
  • Be able to find evidence-based information to reassure, review or refer your patient within the 10-minute consultation

12.00 – 12.45

Red Flag symptoms in ovarian cancer
Dr Victoria Barber
– GP Principal, Northants

  • NICE guidance for investigating new-onset symptoms and the usefulness of CA125 as a diagnostic test
  • Common diagnostic pitfalls, why a new diagnosis of IBS in the over 50s and repeat UTI should be diagnosed with caution
  • Risk and prevention factors associated with ovarian cancer including family history, HRT and oral contraceptives
  • Case-studies approach to highlighting ovarian cancer presentation in primary care

12.45 – 13.45

Lunch

13.45 – 14.30

Pancreatic Cancer – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Pancreatic Cancer]
Ali Stunt
– Founder and chief executive, Pancreatic Cancer Action

  • Prevalence
  • Diagnosis
  • Atypical symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment options

14.30 – 15:15

Musculoskeletal cases in primary care
Dr Louise Warburton, GPwSI in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine for NHS Telford and Wrekin and medical lead for Telford MSK service

  • Cases illustrating diagnostic pointers for early inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia

15:15 – 15:30

Afternoon refreshments

15:30 – 16:15

Sepsis and deterioration in adults and children – Dr John Caldwell

  • What are sepsis and deterioration, and why do they matter?
  • Recognition in adults and children
  • Validation and use of NEWS2
  • Cross-system principles

16:15 – 17:00

Changing moles
Dr Nigel Stollery
GP in Kibworth, Leicestershire 

  • Skin cancer numbers continues to rise
  • Record breaking temperatures and sun means increased risk of burning
  • New treatments for melanoma, but early diagnosis still essential
  • Knowledge of early signs will help early detection
  • If treated early cure can be 100%