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Birmingham Programme

Birmingham Programme

8.45 – 9.20 Registration and networking
9.20 – 9.30 Chair’s opening remarks

Chronic Conditions



am: Dermatology

pm: Women’s and Men’s Health


Public Health



Mental Health
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Supported byMHNA Logo CMYK

9.30 – 10.10

Achieving HbA1c targets is a challenge: How can SGLT2 inhibitors help you manage type 2 diabetes

  • Current treatment options for patients.
  • Comparing SGLT2 inhibitors with sulphonylureas and DPP4 inhibitors.
  • Practical case studies.

Supported by Janssen

Reviewing the treatment options for psoriasis

  • Assessing disease severity and identifying co-morbidities.
  • First line therapy for psoriasis.
  • Impact on functional, psychological and social well-being.

Session to be confirmed (COPD)

Supported by Boehringer Ingelheim

Recognising and managing autism spectrum conditions in primary care

  • Understanding the role of the practice and community nurse in highlighting suspect ASD.
  • Supporting families to access appropriate resources.
  • Identifying other clinical and behavioural implications of ASD.
10.20 – 11.00

Optimising quality of life for heart failure patients

  • Intervention and treatment options.
  • Understanding the impact of comorbidities.
  • Giving patients and carers the skills to self-monitor.



Vitamin D vs skin cancer: Balancing the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure

  • What counts as excessive exposure?
  • Environmental, biological and behavioural factors.
  • NICE guidance on vitamin D supplements.


Delivering personalised care to end of life patients

  • Supporting patients with long term conditions in the community.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Holistic assessment, psychological support and depression screening. 

Top tips for managing eating disorders in primary care

  • Diagnosis of eating disorders.
  • Advice for monitoring and providing support.
  • What do they NICE guidelines say?
11.00 – 11.35

Exhibition and networking

11.35 – 12.15

Progressive renal disease: How to manage with co-existing type 2 diabetes

  • Progression of type 2 diabetes.
  • Impact of chronic kidney disease.
  • How to best monitor renal function.

Sponsored by MSD

Current trends in sexual and reproductive health

  • Outlining current issues.
  • Signs, symptoms and treatment of common STIs.
  • Update on FSRH guidelines.

A case study in COPD: From prevention to treatment

Supported by Pfizer

The biggest killer of men: Addressing the gender disparity in suicide

  • Psychological and personality factors.
  • Recognising possible triggers and signs of depression.
  • How can we explain the gender difference?
12.25 – 13.05

Difficult to control asthma: What is the best solution?

  • What is difficult and what is severe asthma?
  • What are the treatment options for this complex patient group?
  • When to refer.

Supported by Novartis

What happens before and after treatment for prostate cancer?

  • Outlining the treatments and potential side effects.
  • Monitoring patient progress and measuring PSA.
  • Providing guidance and advice. 

‘Think sepsis’ in the community

  • Identifying the risk factors for sepsis.
  • ‘Think sepsis’ to promote early recognition and diagnosis.
  • Managing a person with suspected sepsis in the community.
13.05 – 14.05

Exhibition, networking and lunch


14.05– 14.45  KEYNOTE (to be confirmed)

14.45 – 15.10

Exhibition and networking   
15.10 – 15.50

Managing urinary incontinence in women

  • Risk factors and primary care assessment tools.
  • Stress, urge or mixed?
  • Outlining the available therapy options.

Learning disabilities: Dispelling the myths

  • Breaking down the barriers to care.
  • Tools and adjustments to benefit your practice.
  • Tailoring assessment and treatment to meet the health needs of the individual.
15.55 – 16.30

Nursing leaders: Who represents nurses in the community?

  • Future reorganised health and social care structures need a strong nursing voice.
  • The majority of nurses are not employed in the NHS.
  • Independently employed nurses need to recognise and support their nurse leaders in the community. 


16.30 Close of conference   

*Please note that the programme is subject to change.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting, which includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.