About this event

  • Date and time Tue 22 Mar 2022 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
  • 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 including Functional neurological disease, ultrasound for the GIM doctor and Heart - Lung - IVC: A perpetual Dance.

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.

Learning objectives include:

  • Functional neurological disease
    • Study a case presentation of FND
    • Review the spectrum of illness caused by FND
    • Review the clinical and examination features which help to distinguish FND from non-functional neurological conditions
    • Review initial and longer term treatment strategies
  • Point of care ultrasound for the GIM doctor – why should I bother?
    • Learn basic bedside ultrasound techniques
    • Discuss evidence behind common examination findings when breathless
    • Case studies of ultrasound in practice
  • Heart – Lung - IVC: A perpetual Dance
    • Learn about basic cardiac windows
    • See examples of normal and poor cardiac function
    • Learn how to combine basic cardiac scanning with lung scanning and IVC assessment for enhanced patient assessment
  • Final session - TBC

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom.

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Sathianathan Panthakalam, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Professor Nikhil Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Management of acute heart failure -pharmacology and device therapy

Dr Rajdip Dulai, Electrophysiology Research Fellow, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Functional neurological disease

Dr Andrew Leonard, Consultant in Respiratory and Acute Medicine, Royal Sussex County Hospital

Question and answer session
Comfort break
Point of care ultrasound for the general internal medicine doctor - why should I bother?

Dr Nicholas Smallwood, Consultant in Acute Medicine, East Surrey Hospital

Heart, lung and inferior vena cava: A perpetual dance

Dr Martin Dachsel, Consultant in Acute and General Medicine, East Surrey Hospital

Question and answer session
Close of meeting



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

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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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