Medicine and me: Living with bronchiectasis

Date

Friday 16 June 2017

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Medicine and Me , British Lung Foundation , Bronch UK

Accreditation

CPD - Applied for

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about this event

This meeting is free for patients, family members and carers to attend.

The Medicine and Me series of meetings aim to update us all on important medical conditions and gives a direct voice to patients and their carers to share their concerns on the impact of diagnosis, investigation and management.

Physicians, Surgeons and indeed all healthcare professionals continue to learn from and be inspired to greater efforts by our patients to improve care.

The audience at this meeting will comprise of those living with bronchiectasis, their families, carers and advocates, representing about 70% of those present; and clinicians and researchers, representing not more than 30%. Clinicians will include doctors, specialist nurses and others involved in the treatment and care of those who have this condition.

Bronchiectasis patients and carers are invited to this meeting to learn and share experiences in managing this condition. We’ve consulted an expert and to date there are no studies confirming there is a significant risk of cross-infection between patients with bronchiectasis. We however suggest patients with an active infection or “flare up” do not attend the day. It is highly recommended that you bring a friend or carer if possible.

For more information please email medandme@rsm.ac.uk or call 020 7290 3846.

agenda

12.30 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

12.55 pm

Welcome address

Session one

Dr Tony De Soyza, Honorary Consultant Physician, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University

1.00 pm

An introduction to bronchiectasis and what great care should look like

Professor Adam Hill, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh

1.30 pm

Where to find help

Ashley Green, Head of Service Development, British Lung Foundation

1.45 pm

Parent’s journey

Ms Fiona Copeland, Chair, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Family Support Group

1.55 pm

Questions and answers

Session two

Dr Michael Loebinger, Royal Brompton Hospital and British Lung Foundation patient representative

2.15 pm

Understanding infection and antibiotic use

Dr Charles Haworth, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

2.45 pm

Living and riding with bronchiectasis

Dave Lawson, British Lung Foundation patient representative and cycling coach

2.55 pm

Managing cough and chest clearance techniques

Lizzie Grillo, Rehab and Therapy Lead, Lung Division Royal Brompton Hospital

3.25 pm

Questions and answers

3.45 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session three

Professor Adam Hill, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh

4.15 pm

Getting involved in improving bronchiectasis care

4.25 pm

What does the future look like: New treatments and better organisation?

Dr Tony De Soyza, Honorary Consultant Physician, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University

4.55 pm

Panel discussion

with all speakers

5.25 pm

Closing remarks

Dr Tony De Soyza, Honorary Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Newcastle University

5.30 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Karina ZorlakkisTel: 020 7290 3846 Email: medandme@rsm.ac.uk arrow