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PCPA National Members Conference 8th June

June 8, 2022

Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, London, W8 5SY

Event Summary:

This is an all day face to face event. Starting at 09.00 and closed approximately at 16.10.

Develop your clinical knowledge through interactive practical workshops and delivered by nationally renowned experts.

This is a PCPA members event. It is FREE and open to all PCPA Members.

Places are limited and priority given to PCPA members. This is a national event.

Workshops selections will be released, once they become live. If you do not make a selection, these will be made on your behalf.
Please note - This is not a socially distanced event.
For this event there is a £50 "No Show" fee, if you do not attend or cancel 48hrs prior to the event.
Once place has been confirmed, we will be contacting ALL confirmed registrants by phone to confirm attendance prior to the event.
This event will be sponsored by pharmaceutical companies through the purchase of Exhibition stands.
These companies have had no input into the design or content of the event agenda, except where a company has a separate company sponsored workshop. The following attending sponsors will have an exhibition stand at this event:Abbott, Amgen, Aymes, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, First Data Bank (FDB), GSK, Mistura Informatics Ltd, Rosemont, Scope Eyecare, Stirling Anglian.
Information at these stands is intended for UK Healthcare professionals only.


Event Details:

  • 09.00 - 09.20    Registration: Meet, greet and network with colleagues

  • 09.20 - 09.30    Chairs welcome and introduction to conference by Dr Graham Stretch, PCPA President

  • 09.30 - 10.10   Keynote address - David Webb CPO England

  • 10.10 - 10.40   Refreshment break and exhibition

  • 10.40 - 11.30   Workshop Session 1

  • 11.40 - 12.30   Workshop Session 2

  • 12.30 - 13.30   Lunch and exhibition

  • 13.30 - 14.20   Workshop Session 3  

  • 14.20 - 14.50   Refreshment break and exhibition

  • 14.50 - 15.10   Award Ceremony: Rising Star, Innovation & Outstanding Contribution    

  • 15.10 - 16.00   Overprescribing Masterclass - Speaker: Professor Tony Avery

    3 take away messages:

    • Pharmacists have a vital role to play in tackling overprescribing through structured medication review in primary care
    • Focusing on patients most at risk is likely to achieve the greatest benefits
    • A multidisciplinary approach may be best for patients with highly complex medication regimes, including shared decision making with the patient
  • 16.00    Close

Workshops and Exhibition Sessions:

Please select which session you would like to attend from the options below, in order of preference. Using the dropdown box, click the session you would like.

We will endeavour to grant your first choice where possible. If sessions are oversubscribed, we will allocate your second choice. Your selections will be sent to you via a pdf Personal Agenda prior to the event. This document will be your access to your selected sessions.

We look forward to welcoming you to this PCPA event.

10.40 - 11.30   Workshop Session 1

10.40 - 11.30   Workshop Session 1

Managing Back Pain - Speakers: Chris Pruvey

Key points:

  • Learn how to safely and effectively triage spinal pain
  • Categorise spinal pain and appropriate pathways for each scenario
  • Non pharmacologic vs pharmacologic management of spinal pain

Heart Failure Coding - Getting it Right - Speaker: Kavita Oberoi

Session Objectives include:

  • Understanding the coding that places patients on QOF heart failure registers
  • Understanding how the value of a Heart Failure QOF point is calculated
  • The importance of accurately coding patients with heart failure from a clinical perspective

Care Homes Pharmacy - Case Based Discussions Speaker: Dr Graham Stretch

Key Points:

  • Case based workshop
  • Maximising your impact
  • Working with the multidisciplinary team

11.40 - 12.30   Workshop Session 2

11.40 - 12.30   Workshop Session 2

Shared Decision Making in Parkinson’s Disease - Speaker: Lelly Oboh

Key points:

  • Main goal of treatment is to improve patients QoL by relieving symptoms and limiting adverse drug effects. First focus on the patient and their experience, then adjust therapeutic interventions to align with desired goals
  • Each patient experiences symptoms differently with varying degrees of intensity. ASK and LISTEN to what matters most to them in their unique circumstances
  • Non-specialist pharmacists in primary care, through shared decision making with patients (their carers) can ensure that their medicines are working well for them. SMR is an opportunity to lead and co-ordinate the medicines related aspects of PD care within the MDT

Medicines Optimisation – Environmental Impact of Inhalers - Darush Attar-Zadeh

This session will cover:

  • The challenges facing respiratory medicine
  • The future of greener healthcare
  • Patient case studies

This session is sponsored by Chiesi Ltd and is intended for UK Healthcare Professionals only

Managing Obesity - Speaker: Philip Newland-Jones

Key points:

  • Obesity is a growing burden to the NHS with responsibility for delivery of obesity services via the Tier system divided across all areas of the NHS and public health system.
  • Many dietary approaches are suitable for patients if they are able to sustain them.
  • Obesity is a chronic medical condition which requires truly holistic care where there will be an increase in the evidence and provision of medications for obesity over the next 5 years.

13.30 - 14.20   Workshop Session 3

13.30 - 14.20   Workshop Session 3

Discharge Medicines Service - Speaker: Wasim Baqir

Key points:

  • Understand the system-wide approach to setting up and running a NHS DMS
  • Learning from the DMS
  • Next steps and opportunities for PCNs, hospitals for the NHS DMS

Time in Range is a compliment to HbA1 - Speaker: Philip Newland Jones

Key points:   

  • Intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitors (isCGM) and Real time continuous glucose monitors (rtCGM) have been recommended by NICE for a large number of people with diabetes in primary care
  • NICE guidance has shown that the are cost effective with remarkable cost per QALY
  • Pharmacists in primary care will need to understand which patients are suitable and how to interpret CGM if looking after people with diabetes in primary care

This session is sponsored by Abbott and is intended for UK Healthcare Professionals only

Approaching an Antidepressant Review - Speaker: Sho Khan

Key points:

  • Importance of engaging and developing a relationship with the patient before/during/after the review
  • Have a structure rather than an answer/intervention ingrained before the review
  • Increase awareness of what other services are available
  • Risk assess and know when to escalate

Workshop 4 Sessions

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Workshop 5 Sessions

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Workshop 6 Sessions

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