Chronic Disease Update 18 March 2021 PU2102

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Date: 18 March 2021

Time: 09h00 – 12h00

CPD Hours: 3

Session Type : This is a live, interactive session using Microsoft Teams. Delegates will be sent a link.

Who should Attend

This conference is for nurses, doctors, paramedics, pharmacists and allied health professionals who want to update their knowledge of specific chronic conditions that are seen in primary care. We have a great range of specialist speakers who will discuss the latest updates on a range of topics relevant to general practice, urgent and primary care.

Session Aims

This session will explore the latest guidelines and prescribing options in managing diabetes, heart failure/hypertension and COPD in Primary Care

Session Objectives

At the end of this session you will:

  • Update knowledge of latest prescribing options for diabetics, heart failure or hypertension and COPD.
  • Recognise symptoms indicating a worsening of the condition and identify appropriate resources available to support management strategies.
  • Have an opportunity to discuss common concerns through interactive participation and questioning of lecturers who are specialists in each area.

Session Content

09h00 Diabetes: A guide to the latest prescribing regimes and medicine management

Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse

10h00 Heart failure and Hypertension

Overview of each condition with a discussion of options and resources available to support clinicians in general practice

Dr Francesco LoMonaco, Cardiology Consultant

11h00 Managing COPD Exacerbations during COVID

Latest GOLD guidelines for COPD and treatment options for effective management and prevention of exacerbations. Includes a general practice audit of COPD.

Emelia Kwakye, Respiratory Specialist Nurse

12h00 Finish and close


***This is an update. The more detailed sessions are available as 3-6hr zoom sessions. See below for links.

Introduction to Diabetes

Asthma Update

COPD and Spirometry


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