Tropical and infectious diseases: Recognition and management in the emergency department


Friday 29 June 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Emergency Medicine Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

looking for an update on tropical and infectious diseases?

This meeting will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of a broad spectrum of tropical diseases.

Presented by leaders in their field, whom you'll have the chance to network with, you will be taken on a journey through the breadth of tropical diseases that are typically encountered in emergency departments, both in the UK and overseas. 

topics include:

  • Development of management of the Ebola epidemic, what has been learnt and current best practice
  •  Understand in detail the common presentations of skin and soft tissue infections
  •  Know about current understanding of the types of parasitology that may present to the emergency department
  • Diagnosing fever in “the returning” traveller

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which rate should i pay?

If you are an RSM member you can benefit from our discounted rates starting from as little as £30.

Emergency medicine societies who are involved in our advertisement-for-discount scheme, please register under the affiliated society rate. On the day you will be expected to provide proof of your membership to your emergency medicine society. 

Any queries? Please call 020 7290 2987


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.55 am

Welcome and introduction

Lt Colonel Paul Reavely, President, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

10.00 am


Dr Hooi-Ling Harrison, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

10.40 am

Skin and soft tissue infections

Lt Colonel Lucy Lamb, Defence Consultant Infectious Disease and General Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

11.20 am

Tea and coffee

11.40 am

Fever in the returning traveller

Dr Nick Becching, Lead Consultant in Tropical Disease, The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

12.20 pm

Undifferentiated febrile illness

Major Kate Clay, Infectious Diseases Registrar, Defence Medical Services

1.00 pm

Panel discussion

1.15 pm


2.15 pm

Welcome back

Dr Francoise Ticehurst, Honorary Secretary, Emergency Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Prize presentations

2.20 pm

The Practicalities and Barriers of Using TEG6s in Code Red Traumas: An Observational Study in One London Major Trauma Centre

Dr Sarah Morton

2.30 pm

Improving chest pain triage by using established and novel markers of myocardial injury

Thomas Kaier

2.40 pm

Emergency Medicine Funding Elective Prize: Personal and Patient Experience of Trauma in Colombia

Kasha Rogers-Smith

2.50 pm

High altitude medicine in the Nepalese Himalayas

Anna Causer Nakamura

3.00 pm

Seasonal influenza

Dr Jake Dunning, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Public Health England

3.40 pm

Deliberate release

Surgeon Commander Steve Bland, Royal Navy, Consultant in Emergency Medicine Emergency Department

4.20 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.35 pm

Tuberculosis: How does it present?

Dr Ian Cropley, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and HIV

5.15 pm

Panel discussion

5.25 pm

Concluding remarks

5.30 pm

Close of meeting

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