Live at Conference Room, Level 5, Block B, UCSI University, KL Campus
(Open to Public)

Medicine for Older People

Thursday, 19 March 2020
5.00PM - 12.25AM

Catch the highly acclaimed symposium all the way from Edinburgh at UCSI!

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Session 1 - Optimising nutrition in the older adult

Chair: Dr Alick Nkhoma, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent

A multidisciplinary approach to assessing and optimising nutrition in the older adult
Ms Iona Bell, Dietitian & Ms Jessica Baggallay, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

  • Dementia and its effect on swallowing
  • How to optimise feeding with high contrast plates, snack
  • ‘Feeding at risk’

Managing nutrition in complex cases
Dr Ashit Shah, Consultant Gastroenterologist, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

  • Interactive cases
  • Talks to underpin the GMC Guidance and ethics
  • Shared decision making
  • Predictive factors to identify success of artificial feeding
  • Information to be shared with patients & families
  • Is there a role of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) in frail elderly

Coffee / Tea

Session 2 - Quick Updates: Tolerability of new and established medications especially in older and frail adults (parallel sessions)

A - Heart failure & chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chair: Dr Matt Thomas, Consultant Geriatrician, Poole Hospital
Heart Failure - Dr Diane Barker, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke on Trent
COPD - Dr Prina Ruparelia, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London

B - Diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis
Chair: Dr Elizabeth Keane, Consultant Geriatrician, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Diabetes - Dr Hema Bhat, Consultant Rheumatologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Close of parallel sessions and return to the lecture theatre

Chair: Professor Andrew Elder, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Social isolation, neglect and loneliness
Professor Martin Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician, Manchester Royal Infirmary & Former National Clinical Director Older People, NHS England and Improvement


Session 3 - What can I do for your frail older patients?

Chair: Dr Pradip Sarda, Consultant Geriatrician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn

Perioperative management
Dr Magda Sbai, Consultant Geriatrician, Perioperative Medicine for Older People Undergoing Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

  • Assessing operative risks in older adults
  • Perioperative care in frail & older adults

Haemato-oncology Dr Jemima Smith, Consultant Geriatrician, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

  • Challenges of identifying frailty in haematology
  • Challenges of integrating with haematology unit
  • The Macmillan Prehabilitation principles
  • Complications of treatment
  • Future development of a frailty haematology service

In the Community: The Silver City Project
Dr Robert Caslake, Consultant Geriatrician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

  • What’s new?
  • Challenges in implementation in other areas
  • Cost benefit analysis

Coffee / Tea

Session 4 - Neurology

Chair: Dr Sarah Keir, Consultant Geriatrician & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

Dr Richard Davenport, Consultant Neurologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

  • Diagnostic challenges in older people
  • Tailoring treatment
  • Prognosis

Dr Jerry Brown, Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

  • What is the diagnosis?
  • Dementia, delirium or depression?
  • Dementia subtype
  • Interpreting cognitive tests

Neurological diagnoses not to be missed
Dr Louise Davidson, Consultant Neurologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

  • Overview and current concepts in home NIV for COPD
  • Interactive cases
  • Key diagnoses not to be missed – myasthenia gravis, motor neurone disease (MND), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) & prion disease and other leuco-encephalopathies
  • Investigation and management

Guest Speakers include

  • Professor Bob Steele CBE
  • Dr Joanna Leithead
  • Professor Manal El-Sayed
  • Dr Andrew Fraser
  • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore
  • Dr Rami Sweis
  • Dr Jude Oben
  • Mr Wesley Stuart
  • Dr Ruth McKee
  • Dr Suzanne Donnelly

All grades of medical, nursing, scientific staff, allied health professionals and medical students are most welcome.

Contact Us

Associate Professor Dr Cheah Shiau Chuen

03-9101 8880 ext 2288
[email protected]