Scottish Society of Physicians 59th Annual Meeting

Start date: 26th October 2017

End date: 27th October 2017

Location: Drumossie Hotel, Inverness


Speakers for the event include:

  • Dr Fraser Gibb – Diabetes and Technology
  • Dr John Paul Leach – Update on diagnosis and management of epilepsy
  • Dr Peter Reid – Toxic substances and the lung
  • Dr Andrew Seaton – National antibiotic prescribing strategy
  • Dr Pauline Wilson – Remote and rural medicine
  • Dr Martin Wilson – Frailty in the elderly population
  • Our 2017 Fitzgerald Peel Lecture will be given by Professor Stuart Ralston on ‘Advances in the management of bone disease.’

Call for Abstracts:

The call for abstract submissions is now open! Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation. SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit.

The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and best student poster.

The deadline for submissions is now extended until Wednesday 9 August 2017.

To find the abstract submission form and more information on how to submit an abstract, please visit the link below.


To book your place, find out information about submitting an abstract, accommodation, travel and see the full programme please visit the link below.

If you have any queries about the fees, please contact the SSP office on

RCPE Cardiology Symposium

Date: 1st November 2017

Time: 09:00-17:00

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

The 2017 RCPE Cardiology Symposium promises to deliver interesting and practical insights into commonly encountered clinical problems facing physicians in the emergency department, the out-patient clinic or on hospital wards.

The symposium will concentrate on the following areas:

  • Mitral and aortic valve disease,
  • An update on infective endocarditis,
  • Imaging in adult patients with congenital heart disease, their management during medical emergencies and assessment of  shunts,
  • Separating reality from myth surrounding the relationship between elevated troponin concentrations and occlusion of epicardial coronary arteries,
  • Device treatment for heart failure and prevention of further cardiac embolisation in patients with stroke,
  • Myocarditis,
  • Cardio-oncology.

The symposium is aimed at consultants and trainees in cardiology and acute medicine but will also provide a useful overview of key areas in cardiology for GPs, allied health professionals and medical students.

RCPE Evening Update: the 21st Century Consultant – looking to the future

Date: 7th November 2017

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

This free evening update will look at the evolving role of the consultant, particularly relevant in this time of flux for the NHS. Talks will cover how to enhance your personal and professional development through reflection and appraisal, and how to seek out new roles and fulfil your potential.

The full programme for the event is:

  • The Changing Role of the Consultant: how will your job look over the next 20 years and how do we adapt?
  • Moving Into Management: the pros and cons, and how to develop the right skills and experience – Dr Jim Mackey, Chief Executive, NHS Improvement
  • Professional Success: how to use appraisal and revalidation to realise your perfect job- Mrs Janice Provan, Secondary Care Appraisal Lead, NHS Grampian

It is suitable for senior trainees and consultants who have gained their CCT in the last ten years.

If you are unable to attend in Edinburgh we will be web streaming the event live, please contact Stephanie Hough by email at if you would like further details.

To book and for more information visit:


6th Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Conference

Date: 17th November 2017

Location: Beardmore Hotel, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank

Date: Friday 17 November 2017

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

Please see the following flyer for more information.

SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting

Start date: 23rd November 2017

End date: 24th November 2017

Location: Crieff Hydro Hotel, Strathearn House, Ferntower Rd, Crieff PH7 3LQ

Date: 23-24 November 2017

Applications are invited for these annual awards made by SHARP, the Scottish Charity dedicated to providing high quality education and raising standards of the management of cardiovascular disease. Please submit an abstract outlining a recent research/audit project or clinical audit / service improvement with relevance to cardiovascular disease including diabetes.

Free registration to the conference and to the Scottish Lipid Forum session on Thursday morning will be provided to those who have been shortlisted. The four best abstract authors will be chosen to give oral presentations at the SHARP Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday 24th November.