General Medicine for Palliative Care Physicians (Webcast)
Great to be back for 2022 - missed learning from this course in 2021.
This course complements the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management course. Speakers are invited from other specialties in medicine, bringing their expertise to update our medical knowledge and enhance the practice of palliative medicine.
The course will be recorded - enabling you to attend the live webacst or watch at a time that suits you. Recordings afford all participants (live or on catch up), an opportunity to pause, reflect, look up the reference or watch a section of the teaching again.
Educational Credits: Applying for 8 CPD points
Dr Timothy Ambrose, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oxford
Dr Emily Fraser, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Oxford
Dr James Gamble, Consultant Cardiologist with a special interest in Heart Failure and devices, Oxford
Dr Beenish Iqbal, Pleural Fellow, Oxford
Professor Raashid Luqmani, Consultant rheumatologist, Oxford,
Dr Suvankar Pal, Consultant neurologist, Edinburgh
Dr Louise Wiblin, Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle
Topics (in the order of speakers as above)
• Gastroenterology: To have an update on the current management of nutritional support, understanding expectations of therapy. To consider care at the end of life – when to stop feeding and when it ought to be continued.
• Infectious disease &Immunology: To understand the up-to-date information on long Covid and to consider how that might impact on our patients and their families (and staff)
• Cardiology: To have an update on cardiomyopathy – current management, expectations of therapy, care at the end of life – which medications to continue and which to stop and the role of LVAD as death approaches
• Respiratory: Pleural drains - an update on the newer types of drains and how to manage them
• Rheumatology: To understand current classification of vasculitic diseases, management, expectations of therapy and care at the end of life
• Neurology /Infectious disease: To consider Prion disease and end of life care
• Neurology: To discuss Parkinson’s disease considering evidence on dopamine replacement at the end of life and autonomic instability in our patient group. How do we manage Duodopa intestinal gel, Apomorphine and Deep Brain Stimulation as patients approach the end of life?
Awaiting feedback re speakers:
• Neurology: To understand the current management of multiple sclerosis, expectations of therapy and care at the end of life – which medications to continue and which to stop (including Baclofen)
The course aims to refresh and build your knowledge and skills in medicine to enable you to transfer your knowledge back to your clinical care
By attending this course you will:
• Have an opportunity to enjoy learning with your colleagues
• Develop knowledge and skills to support your clinical judgments and enable discussions with your patients and those they love
• Have an opportunity to discuss with experts and your colleagues so that you can apply specialty knowledge to palliative medicine
• Be supported to bring your learning back to your organisation
• Have an opportunity to network with your peers
Key benefits include:
• A high standard of professional knowledge
• Excellent teaching
• Time for questions, discussion and building your networks
• Support to set educational goals for the coming year
• Superb value for money
• Experienced and enthusiastic administrative staff
• Focus on participants, not profit – any surplus ploughed back into education