MGP’s annual GP education event will return for an in-person conference this autumn, promoters have confirmed.
The event, which is scheduled to run on 30 November and 1 December at London’s ExCeL Centre in E16, will cover new clinical guidelines on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, ear nose and throat infections, gastroenterology, asthma, COPD, and recognition and referral in primary care.
Speakers include Dr Kevin Fernando, the RCGP clinical advisor for diabetes and multimorbidity, and Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones, a clinical adviser for NICE. The agenda also includes sessions on endometriosis, the subject of a recent APPG report.
A survey commissioned by organisers of 100 people who’d attended in the past about in-person events found that attendees valued:
- Having the opportunity to raise questions with expert GP speakers.
- Having the chance to network with like-minded healthcare professionals.
- Having the ability to ring-fence time out to focus on guidance-related learning.
Gavin Frost, Guidelines Live’s production manager, said: “Attendee safety has always been at the forefront of our planning, and we’ll continue to ensure attending an in-person event is as safe as possible without feeling over restrictive.”
Dr Richard Fieldhouse, a GP locum and NASGP chair, wrote: “Not every GP will want to attend in-person events this winter, but for those that do, Guidelines is back on. Hopefully the UK’s Covid-19 booster vaccination programme will be in full swing by then, and live events for many of us will help us to recharge our clinical batteries.
“We’re pleased to be an MGP partner, so we are able to offer half price registration to our members.”
NASGP members get half-price registration for Guidelines Live. Visit nasgp.org.uk/dashboard/membership-offers to read more.