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Meet the speakers

We have an impressive range of speakers lined up to speak at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2019, Telford 19-21 September.

All experts in their field, they are set to engage and inspire you across a wide range of topics with ideas and tips that you will be able to take back to your practices and teams.

In the clinical stream listen to:

  • GP Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones talking about cough as a diagnostic symptom
  • Dr Chris Dyer, Consultant Geriatrician, discussing respiratory disease in the context of co-morbidities and ageing.
  • Dr Liz Angier, portfolio GP and Clinical Director Primary Care West Hampshire CCG giving an update in respiratory related allergy
  • Dr Vince Mak an integrated care physician talking about the latest COPD guidance
  • Pharmacist Darush Attar-Zadeh explaining how to tackle SABA over-reliance 
  • PCRS Education lead Dr Steve Holmes discussing the latest respiratory research papers

In the Plenaries:

  • A panel of experts, including Carol Stonham MBE, respiratory nurse practitioner who will start her term of office as the new PCRS Executive Chair at the conference, will be discussing the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Dr Anna Spathis, Palliative Care Consultant will be offering practical ways of helping patients to manage breathlessness
  • In the Grand Round, Primary Care Respiratory Update Editor and GP Dr Iain Small will present case studies to discuss the diagnosis of respiratory disease with panellists Neil Jackson, an IT consultant and member of the PCRS Lay Patient Representatives Group, Dr Binita Kane, consultant chest physician, Manchester University Foundation Trust, Ruth de Vos, specialist respiratory physiotherapist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and Valerie Gerrard, advanced nurse practitioner general practice Norfolk.

In the Service development stream be prepared to be inspired by:

  • Clinical psychologist Chris Allen, assistant clinical psychologist Charlotte Slaughter, TB clinical nurse specialist Mrs Sukhi Sandhu and Nurse manager Tracy Pollard talking about  respiratory service design for the hardly reached and seldom heard
  • Speakers including GP Dr Daryl Freeman and commissioner and GP Dr Sanjeev Rana discussing the NHS Long Term Plan
  • Mark Bilby, advanced emergency care practitioner, explaining how to make the most of the skills of the allied health care professionals in the respiratory pathway
  • Alison Manson, National Group Consultations training lead, talking about group consultations
  • PCRS Executive Chair Dr Noel Baxter leading a session on respiratory diagnostic service design - The PCRS way 

Refresh your hands on skills in the practical workshops with experts:

  • GP Dr Katherine Hickman, leading:  Helping people to change
  • Darush Attar-Zadeh, pharmacists, leading:  Using the Right Breathe App
  • Karen Heslop-Marshall, Nurse Consultant, leading:  CBT in a 10 minute consultation
  • Christine Loveridge, primary care respiratory nurse and education lead at Education for Health, leading: Spirometry interpretation
  • Sian Williams, behaviour change expert, leading:  "Strictly" COPD
  • James Wade, stop smoking expert, leading:  Smoking cessation techniques hands-on session
  • Paul Brice, exercise specialist, leading:  Getting your patient moving
  • Kate Binnie, Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol, Life of Breath project, leading: Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Alex Jenkins, leading: Nutrition, sarcopenia and respiratory disease
  • Steph Taylor, Professor in Public Health and Primary Care, Barts and The London School of Medicine, leading:  Supported self-management

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