About this event

  • Date and time Tue 24 Sep 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Respiratory Medicine

Join a host of specialists to receive a practical understanding of how to manage patients receiving home mechanical ventilation in the community. 

Patients who receive mechanical ventilation at home can be challenging to manage in the community and are currently managed at specialist centres. As the prevalence of survival with chronic respiratory failure requiring long-term ventilation increases, the need for general physicians and community-based healthcare professionals to be able to manage this patient cohort will increase.

​​​​​​​In this one day course, you will hear from specialists and from a patient receiving long term invasive ventilation to understand the need for domiciliary ventilation, challenges that this patient cohort faces and secrets of the trade in managing these patients.  


  • Overview of the indications for home mechanical ventilation (HMV) 
  • Understanding of the challenges faced in managing patients receiving HMV 
  • Tools to manage emergencies faced by these patients in the community 
  • Insight into the experience of a patient receiving long-term invasive ventilation


Standard pricing available until 23 September 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£85.00 £60.00 £60.00 £60.00 £40.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£142.00 £100.00 £100.00 £67.00


View the programme 11 June 2019

Registration, tea and coffee
Normal sleep and breathing

Dr Patrick Murphy, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Rebecca D’Cruz, Clinical Research Fellow, Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Coffee break
HMV in neuromuscular diseases
Sleep disturbance in ventilated patients

Dr Rexford Muza, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Living with a ventilator - a patient’s view

Mr Gerard Thompson

Managing emergencies in HMV
Coffee break
When to refer and the diagnostic pathway
Keynote address: The future of HMV

Professor Mike Polkey, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom