National Conference in Medicine for the Elderly

Twenty-Fourth Leicester Medical Conference

  • University of Leicester, Stamford Court, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LH

  • Wednesday 20 June 2018

  • Registration fee £125: register online or by post (PDF)

Morning session

Chairman: Professor TG Robinson, Professor of Stroke Medicine, University of Leicester

8.40am Coffee and Registration


Session 1:  ‘Miss Marjory Warren is at risk of falling...’

9.15am Causes of Impaired Vision and Their Management in the Older Person

Mrs Joyce Burns, Consultant Ophthalmologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Investigating and Treating Hearing Loss in the Older Person
Mr Peter Rea,
Honorary Professor of Balance Medicine at De Montfort University Consultant/Otolaryngologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



Session 2: Despite best treatment, Miss Marjory Warren falls, fractures her neck of femur, sees an orthogeriatrician and becomes confused…’

11.00am Better Bone Health

Dr Jonathan Treml, Consultant Geriatrician, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

11.40am Delirium

Dr Alex Miodrag, Consultant Geriatrician, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

12.20pm - 1.25pm: Lunch


Afternoon session

Chairman: Professor JF Potter, Professor of Ageing and Stroke Medicine, University of East Anglia


Session 3: ‘Miss Marjory Warren now wants to get better, but not in hospital, and wants fewer tablets...'

1.25pm Community and Care Home Rehabilitation
Dr Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham
2.05pm Stopping Drugs: Why, What, When and How?

Professor Stephen Jackson, Professor of Clinical Gerontology, King’s College Hospital



Session 4: ‘Miss Marjory Warren is fed up...’

3.10pm Anxiety and Depression: Its Recognition and Treatment

Dr Martyn Patel, Head of Dementia/ Delirium, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Advance Care Planning: The Dos and Don'ts
Dr Duncan Forsyth, Consultant Geriatrician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

4.30pm: Close

Certificate of Attendance applied for (6 credits)

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Register online here

Alternatively, please send a completed application form (PDF) with a cheque for £125, payable to University of Leicester, to:

The Conference Administrator,
Ageing and Stroke Medicine,
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences,
Room 3.14,
Cardiovascular Research Centre
Glenfield Hospital,
Groby Road,
Leicester, LE3 9QP


Conference contact

Audrey Larrive/Denise Ladkin
T: 0116 204 4761
or: 0116 204 4758


Certificate of Attendance provided to meet PREP requirements

6 hours CPD applied for.