Applied therapeutics for palliative medicine - a course for doctors

Thursday 19 January 2012 - Tuesday 12 June 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

A 6 day course organised by the Palliative Care Section and ITGPM

The aim of this course is to provide a robust grounding in all aspects of therapeutics in palliative medicine. Material is evidence based where possible so that participants become acquainted with the body of literature that relates to practice in this field.

Pharmacology is woven throughout the programme to ensure that participants have a thorough understanding of how drugs work and how they are handled by the body.

The course is highly interactive using a variety of teaching methods. The core group of tutors (Independent Teaching Group for Palliative Medicine, ITGPM) is supplemented by guest speakers.

Target audience:
Primarily aimed at 1st and 2nd year registrars in palliative medicine, but would be relevant for doctors training in oncology, care of the elderly and general practice.

Course leaders: Dr Yolande Saunders, Hillingdon Hospital and Dr Jon Martin, St Joseph's Hospice, both Consultants in Palliative Medicine.

The course fee covers all six days. No part-refunds or reduced fees are available.

This course is now fully booked.

Registration Details:
Course Fee: £500

Thursday 19 January 2012

Day 1: Pharmacodynamics I & II; WHO ladder and guidelines; Pharmacology of step I & II Drugs; Legal aspects of prescribing; Drugs at the end of life.
Wednesday 15 February 2012

Day 2: Step III drugs; Opioid conversions & switching; How to use methadone; Complex pain: bone metastases; Prescribing opioids in substance users.
Tuesday 13 March 2012

Day 3: Pain physiology; Pharmacodynamics III; Complex pain: neuropathic pain; Cord compression.
Wednesday 18 April 2012

Day 4: Prescribing in patients with renal impairment; Pharmacodynamics IV & V; Steroids; Metabolic & endocrine workshop: diabetes at the end of life, sodium abnormalities, hypercalcaemia.
Wednesday 16 May 2012

Day 5: GI day: Mouth care; Nausea & vomiting; Constipation; Bowel obstruction; Prescribing in patients with liver failure.
Tuesday 12 June 2012

Day 6: Anticoagulation; Drug management of anxiety & depression, Delirium; Management of terminal agitation.

Meeting ref: PLC07

CPD: 5 credits

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