Scottish Society of Physicians (SSP) 60th Annual Meeting

Start date: 1st November 2018

End date: 2nd November 2018

Location: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The SSP welcome all to attend their 60th Annual Meeting, this year taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Highlights of the event include:

  • Dr Michael Williams – Liver transplantation in Scotland
  • Dr Rahat Maitland – Acute medical emergencies in pregnancy
  • Professor Opinder Sahota – Managing older patients with fracture
  • Dr Susan Nimmo – Acute pain on medical wards
  • Dr Euan Sandilands – Best practice in acute poisoning
  • Dr Kevin Blyth – Pleural disease
  • Dr Jennifer Logue – Strategies to promote weight loss
  • Professor David Newby – Valvular heart disease

The 2018 Fitzgerald Peel Lecture entitled ‘Lung cancer – past, present and future’ will be delivered by Professor Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Trainee session:
After a very successful session last year, this year’s event will also have a dedicated trainee session. This is being led by Dr Ailsa Howie and Dr Vicky Tallentire, Consultants in Acute Medicine at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and will focus on some key non-technical skills that are under-represented in medical training and yet essential to a successful and fulfilling working life. The facilitators ask that you bring an open mind, a willingness to engage and one or two examples of challenging interactions you have encountered at work.

RCPE Cardiology Symposium

Date: 2nd November 2018

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

RCPE Symposium Cardiology

Friday 2 November 2018

New developments in the management of cardiovascular disease are rapidly evolving, and new drugs provide new treatment options. The challenge remains to optimise their use, as well as identify patients most likely to benefit from these treatments.

The programme will examine patient selection and treatment decisions in conditions that have been the particular focus of recent clinical trials and technological advances. Topics include:

  • New developments in heart failure management
  • How best to manage lipids, hypertension and thrombosis.
  • Risk stratification and targeting management in acute coronary syndrome and venous thromboembolism
  • Cardiology in the emergency room
  • New techniques and devices in monitoring patients

This symposium will target clinicians, general practitioners, trainees, physiologists and all other health professionals involved in cardiac care.

On-line registration is now open with an early bird fee available until 4 October 2018.

Full details available

Transplantation Symposium

Date: 2nd November 2018

Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital


Duke University – Transplantation and MCS Present and Future Perspectives
Prof Carmelo Milano, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Duke University, USA

UK DCD Heart Transplantation
Mr Simon Messer Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Lung Transplantation and Future Perspectives
Prof John Dark, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Newcastle University and NHSBT, UK

Please see the following flyer for more information.

Professionalism in Medicine: Creating a healthy team culture

Date: 6th November 2018

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

RCPE Evening Update: Professionalism in Medicine

Tuesday 6 November 2018
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

This year’s event covers the relevant topics of bullying, harassment and unconscious bias. The aim of the evening update is to increase awareness, provide guidance and practical advice for all those working in the medical field.

Our fantastic speakers for the event are:

  • Miss Alice Hartley, Urology StR and Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) campaign to tackle undermining and bullying in surgery
  • Ms Mags Bradbury, Associate Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Central Manchester University Foundation Trust

If you cannot attend in person, we will be streaming the event live across the UK and abroad. More information about the live sites confirmed can be found on the link below.

To book your place and find out more information, please visit:

Scottish Heart and Arterial disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) 30th Anniversary Scientific Meeting

Start date: 22nd November 2018

End date: 23rd November 2018

Location: Crieff Hydro Hotel

SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.

Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Thrombotic Drugs’. The Founder’s dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as the specific problems of practising in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.

After the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie , one of our founding members.

7th Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Conference

Date: 23rd November 2018

Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Registration is now open and anyone wishing to register should email:

Programme 2018

Glasgow Emergency Surgery and Trauma Symposium

Start date: 21st February 2019

End date: 22nd February 2019

Location: RCPSG, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

SCS Spring Meeting 2019

Date: 24th April 2019

Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane

SCS Spring Meeting 2019

Our 2019 event will be held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel. More information about registering and the programme will be released in due course.