MIMS Learning Live South
London, 28 June 2019

Conference programme


8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Chair’s welcome – Dr Mark Levy, locum GP in London with a special interest in respiratory

9:15 – 10:00

Breathlessness – Professor Kyle Pattinson, associate professor in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford and honorary consultant anaesthetist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Symptom mismatch and breathlessness: the role of the brain
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Opioids: learning lessons from chronic pain
  • Novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for breathlessness

10:00 -10:30

Allergic rhinitis – Dr Dermot Ryan
[Initiated, funded and reviewed by Mylan]

  • Allergic rhinitis presenting in primary care and how to treat,
    with a focus on National Guidelines
  • Increased awareness of the impact of allergic rhinitis on quality of life,
    asthma control and society
  • How to align allergic rhinitis patients with the most suitable treatment
    option to meet their needs

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Smoking cessation – Gay Sutherland, visiting researcher at the Nicotine Research Group, King’s College London

  • Impact of very brief interventions on smoking cessation
  • Busting myths about smoking cessation in people with mental health conditions
  • Efficacy of stop smoking medications
  • Role of e-cigarettes

12:00 – 12:30

Inhaler technique: facts vs fiction. What do we really know? – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Napp]
Deirdre Siddaway,
Respiratory Nurse Specialist at The Ixworth Surgery

This presentation will look at the importance of good inhaler technique in the management of asthma and some of the daily difficulties that HCP’s encounter in teaching good inhaler technique. The presentation will also look at some of the devices on the market currently and flutiform K-Haler, an easy to use device, which can help patients in their management of asthma. It will also cover how to accurately teach inhaler technique and look at the evidence (or lack of it) behind what we do.

12:30 – 13:00

Lessons from asthma deaths – Dr Mark Levylocum GP in London with a special interest in respiratory

  • Asthma is a chronic relapsing disease – so a single annual review is insufficient
  • The importance of a post-attack review – to ensure the attack is over and to identify and act on any modifiable risk factors
  • Lessons from the National Review of Asthma Deaths and inquests
  • Differentiating ‘difficult-to-treat asthma’ from ‘severe asthma’

13:00 – 14:00

(Visit the MIMS Learning stand for our Appraisal and revalidation surgery with GP appraiser Dr Ravi Ramanathan )

14:00 – 14:30

Bronchiectasis update  – Prof Michael Loebinger, consultant respiratory physician at Royal Brompton Hospital and a Professor of practice in Respiratory medicine at Imperial College, London.

14:30 – 15:30

Asthma overview: diagnosis, management and cases – Dr Azhar Saleem, GP with an interest in respiratory medicine, London, and a member of the Lambeth CCG Governing Body


Coffee break

16:00 – 16:45

COPD – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Chiesi]
Dr Azhar Saleem, 
GP with an interest in respiratory medicine, London, and a member of the Lambeth CCG Governing Body

This event is for qualified healthcare professionals. Anyone under the age of 18, including children and babies will not be permitted entry. Pharmaceutical companies will be at the MIMS Learning Live events.

The distribution of promotional material, except by exhibitors at their stands, is strictly prohibited. Visitors/delegates are prohibited from selling or promoting any product by word-of-mouth. The organisers reserve the right to remove any literature and to ask the person to leave.