About this event

  • Date and time Tue 27 Jul 2021 from 9:15am to 12:00pm
  • Location Online

Hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex (HEKSS) Deanery, this webinar aims to provide topics to cover acute medical presentations in respiratory medicine and gastroenterology.

Academic career options in medicine will also be covered.

This programme is most relevant for GIM trainees at Specialist Registrar level, but will also be relevant to Internal Medical Trainees, International Medical Graduates and all grades of medical doctors working in the frontline.

Registration is free for RSM members and KSS trainees.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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Key speakers

Dr Steven Fong

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust 

Speaker's biography

Dr Steven Fong is a consultant gastroenterologist working at East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust. He trained as an IBD Clinical Fellow at St Thomas Hospital and was involved in various IBD clinical and research projects there. He is the IBD Lead at his trust.

Professor Kevin Davies

Emeritus Chair of Medicine, BSMS, Medical Director, ACCEA 

Speaker's biography

Professor Kevin Davies is currently Medical Director of ACCEA and Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He was previously a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.  He was one of the first clinical academic appointments at the school, which is now one of the most successful ‘new’ medical schools in the UK. 


He was responsible for setting up the clinical teaching programme and is still very actively involved in running a new Masters course in Internal Medicine, one of the first in the UK, and in postgraduate teaching more generally in the South-East. 


Professor Davies main focus of interest are multi-system rheumatic diseases, cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation, and chronic fatigue, areas in which area he is still research active. He also has extensive NHS management experience, having served for several years as Clinical Director of Medicine at both Hammersmith Hospital and Brighton, as well as playing a number of senior roles in the Kent Surrey Sussex LCRN, of which he is currently Deputy Clinical Director.   

Dr Neel Sharma

Respiratory Consultant, Eastbourne District General Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Neel Sharma is a respiratory physician working at East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust. His sub-specialty interests include interventional bronchoscopy and interstitial lung disease. Dr Sharma also has a keen interest in medical education and is currently a clinical tutor for East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust.

Dr Mark Whitehead

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Whitehead has been a Consultant at Conquest Hospital in Hastings since 2000. He trained in London followed by Postgraduate training in the Southeast and Wales. He undertook research into trace element absorption at St Thomas’ Hospital.


As a Consultant, he is on call for General Internal Medicine and Endoscopy for acute upper GI bleeds. He has an interest in therapeutic endoscopy and training in endoscopy. He is Director of Medical Education at East Sussex Healthcare.


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Professor Nikhil Patel, Consultant - Cardiology, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Sathianathan Panthakalam, Consultant - Rheumatology, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

An update on the presentations and management of Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Dr Neel Sharma, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Eastbourne District General Hospital

Management of haemoptysis in the acute setting

Dr Katherine Hurt, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Academic Careers in Medicine

Professor Kevin Davies, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Update on presentation and management of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Dr Steven Fong, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Management of Upper Gastro intestinal bleed

Dr Mark Whitehead, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

Close of the session



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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