Programme 2017

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08:15 09:00 
Registration & Coffee
Auchi Foyer
09:00 09:05 
Opening Remarks
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Dr. Brian O'Connor, London Chest Clinic (IDF President)
09:05 09:35 
Plenary Session: Keynote Speaker
Guy Whittle Auditorium
09:05
09:35 09:50 
Q&A session with Dr Kevin Fong
Chair: Dr. Brian O'Connor, London Chest Clinic (IDF President)
Guy Whittle Auditorium
09:50 10:15 
Plenary Session: London as a World Leading Healthcare City
Guy Whittle Auditorium
10:15 10:45 
Morning Tea & Coffee
Atrium & Cavendish
Exhibition & Networking
10:45 11:30 
Parallel Session: Diabetes
Max Rayne Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Mark Vanderpump, The Physician's Clinic
10:45
IntroductionDr. Mark Vanderpump (The Physician's Clinic, London)
10:50
Gut hormones in type 2 diabetesDr Barbara McGowan (Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London)
11:10
Metabolic surgery – when and which bariatric surgery optionMr Krishna Moorthy (Imperial College, London)
10:45 11:30 
Parallel Session: Fertility
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Chair: Mr Michael Savvas (King Edward VII's Hospital, London)
Specialty Lead: Mr. Michael Dooley The Poundbury Clinic
10:45
When is polycystic ovary not polycystic ovary syndromeMr Michael Dooley (King Edward VII’s Hospital, London)
11:00
Sperm, to aspirate or not to aspirateMr Suks Minhas (London Urology Associates, London)
11:15
Uterine transplantations – the futureMr Richard Smith (132 Harley Street, London)
10:45 11:30 
Parallel Session: Imaging
Naim Dangoor Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Simon Padley, The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
10:45
Update on cardiac and thoracic imagingSimon Padley (The Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London)
11:05
Where are we with lung cancer screening - an update​Sujal Desai (London Bridge Hosiptal, London)
11:30 12:15 
Parallel Session: Oncology
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Peter Harper, Leaders in Oncology Care
11:30
Immunotherapy in Cancer. What's different!Professor Tom Powles (St Bartholomew's Hospital, London)
11:30 12:15 
Parallel Session: Paediatric Allergies
Naim Dangoor Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Professor Gideon Lack, King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
11:30
Allergy and the skin: where it all starts and ends?Dr Helen A Brough (Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London)
11:45
Eating your way out of allergy: latest research and guidelinesProfessor Gideon Lack (Kings College, London)
12:00
What's new in Paediatric AsthmaDr Atul Gupta (Kings College, London)
11:30 12:15 
Parallel Session: Recent Advances in Surgery (including Robotics)
Max Rayne Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Mr. Charles Imber, The Royal Free Hospital
11:30
IntroductionMr Charles Imber (The Royal Free Hospital, London)
11:35
Troubleshooting the robotMr Roger Kirby (The Prostate Centre, London)
11:55
Robotic kidney surgery: pushing the boundaries of standard practiceMr Ben Challacombe (Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London)
12:15 13:00 
Plenary Session: Debate - Virtual vs. Real Physicians
Chair: Neil Haughton (The Portobello Clinic, London)
13:00 13:45 
Lunch
Atrium & Cavendish
Exhibition & Networking
13:45 14:30 
Parallel Session: Orthopaedics
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Professor Justin Cobb, Imperial College London
13:45
Hip Arthorplasty - a British success storyRobert Marston (Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, London)
14:00
Hip Preservation - state of the art hip surgery in 2017Johan Witt (The London Clinic, London)
13:45 14:30 
Parallel Session: Dementia/ Neurology
Naim Dangoor Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Ben Turner, The Royal London Hospital
13:45
Early diagnosis and interventionDr Emer MacSweeney (Re:Cognition Health, London)
14:00
Dementia updateDr Angus Kennedy (Imperial College, London)
14:15
Curing MSDr Ben Turner (The Royal London Hospital, London)
13:45 14:30 
Parallel Session: Cardiology
Max Rayne Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Julian Jarman, Royal Brompton & Harefield
13:45
Introduction – Teams have transformed modern cardiologyDr Julian Jarman (Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals)
13:55
Innovative techniques in heart rhythm patient selection & ablationDr. Matthew Wright (St Thomas’ Hospital, London)
14:15
New horizons in transcatheter heart valve interventionsMr Neil Moat (Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals)
14:30 15:15 
Parallel Session: Mental Health
Naim Dangoor Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Michael Craig, Maudsley and Nightingale Hospitals
14:30
New Treatments for Bipolar DisorderProfessor Allan Young (South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, London)
14:45
A Jump start for electro-ceuticals - the role of rTMS in treatment resistant depressionDr Michael Craig (Maudsley and Nightingale Hospitals, London)
15:00
Using genes to predict psychiatric risk in childrenProfessor David Skuse (Great Ormond Street Hospital, London)
14:30 15:15 
Parallel Session: Neurorehab
Max Rayne Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Richard Greenwood, Homerton Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery
14:30
New assessments in Vegetative and Minimally Conscious StatesDr Antonio Incisa (HCA Hospitals, London)
15:00
Non-invasive brain stimulation after strokeDr Orlando Swayne (Queen Square, London)
14:30 15:15 
Parallel Session: Spinal surgery
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Mr. Peter Hamlyn, The Princess Grace Hospital, The Spine Surgery
14:30
Minimally invasive and restorative spinal surgeryMr Peter Hamlyn (The Princess Grace Hospital & The Spine Surgery, London)
14:45
Complex deformity and reconstructive surgeryMr Arun Ranganathan (The Spine Surgery, London)
15:00
Intradural tumours, syringomyelia and the surgery of the spinal cordMr Ali Nader-Sepahi (Spire Southampton Hospital, Southampton)
15:15 15:45 
Afternoon Tea & Coffee
Atrium & Cavendish
Exhibition & Networking
15:45 16:30 
Plenary Session: Genetics & Personalised Medicine
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Specialty Lead: Dr. Peter Harper, Leaders in Oncology Care
15:45
Genetics and Personalised MedicineDr Samra Turajlic (The Royal Marsden Hospital, London)
16:30 16:40 
Closing Remarks
Guy Whittle Auditorium
Dr. Brian O'Connor, London Chest Clinic (IDF President)
16:40 17:30 
Drinks Reception
Atrium & Cavendish