SAM London; our best event yet

At least that’s what our President says and of course he is a man of both taste and integrity. Sadly he is also a man who will be leaving us at the end of the SAM London Conference. Acute News cornered Dr Philip Dyer to find out what he is most looking forward to at his last event at the helm.

‘I’m really looking forward to the update from the Acute Medicine Taskforce,’ Dr Dyer said, ‘and especially hearing from Nigel Edwards of the Kings’ Fund who will be talking about the implications of healthcare reform. It is vital that we have a clear picture of how we fit into the medical landscape so we can adapt and ensure our survival.

Like many delegates, Philip is especially looking forward to the session ‘Leading Edge Technology in Acute Care’. Professor Salvatore Di Somma and Professor W. Frank Peacock (from Italy and the US respectively) will be presenting on biomarkers and heart disease risk stratification.

‘The talk on biomarkers will be very good,’ Dr Dyer said, ‘and the one on risk stratification is so important, we really need to develop our understanding there and I think this talk will be incredibly beneficial.’

Other highlights include:

‘Acute Medicine and Emergency Medicine: The Interface’. Chaired by Dr Chris Roseveare and Dr John Heyworth (President, College of Emergency Medicine) this session will examine various conditions and cases from both the acute medicine and emergency medicine perspective.

‘Acute Medicine; Safer and Better’; the session which embodies this year’s theme features a much anticipated presentation from the internationally renowned patient safety expert Professor Bob Wachter.

Finally, don’t miss; ‘Topical issues for the multi-professional team’; quite literally something for everyone!

Of course these are just some of the highlights, please click here to see the full programme.

To register visit the meetings page of the Society website.

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