MIMS Learning Live South
London, June 2020

Conference programme

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Resp/ Allergy/ EENT

09:15 – 09:30

Chair’s welcome

Dr Steve Holmes, GP in Somerset and education lead for PCRS-UK

09:30 – 10:15

Making sense of current asthma guidelines
– Similarities/differences between SIGN/BTS, NICE and GINA
– Interpreting spirometry
– Trial of treatment

Dr Steve Holmes, GP in Somerset and education lead for PCRS-UK

10:15 – 11:00

Allergic rhinitis and asthma: Integrating respiratory care
– Evaluating the links between asthma and allergic rhinitis
– Considering the importance of checking for allergic rhinitis as part of an asthma review
– Sharing best practice from a successful ‘one airway’ clinic

11.00 – 11.30

Morning refreshments

11:30 – 12:15

Management of COPD in patients with comorbidities  
– The majority of patients with COPD have significant co-morbidities
– Management of co-morbidities is a key feature of the management of COPD
– This presentation focusses on a multi dimensional approach to COPD practice in primary care

12:15 – 13:00

Food allergy
– Coeliac
– Food allergy
– Investigations/referral

Dr Helen Howells, GPwER in paediatric allergy, Dorset CCG & Southampton Hospital

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Dizziness/imbalance
– Diagnosis/investigations
– Common causes
– Red flags/when to refer

14:45 – 15:30

COPD – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Chiesi]

15:30 – 16:00

Afternoon refreshments

16:00 – 16:45

General practice ophthalmology
– Assessment of the eyes
– Causes of red eye
– External eye problems
– Red flag symptoms