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Royal College of Emergency Medicine Virtual Scientific Conference 2020
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13 October 2020
1:00 am - 2:00 am - 13 October 2020

Morning keynotes

Chair: Professor Simon Carley, RCEM and Manchester Royal Infirmary
Moderator: Dr Amar Mashru, King's College Hospital, London

1:00 am

 The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To update the viewer on the latest developments in EM

1:30 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To understanding the science of wellbeing rather than the hype
 • To appreciate the dual role of leaders and followers and their responsibility to wellbeing
 • To learn the neuroscience of emotions and emotional contagion and how that equates to team culture

Further learning links
Blog: Rest, Sleep and our Breaks – the Conversation We Can’t Tire Of
Podcast: Mike Farquhar EMTA - Sleep Healthy
Podcast: TERN TIRED
Podcast: RCEM Flourishing Medical Careers
13 October 2020
2:00 am - 2:30 am - 13 October 2020

Break

Breaks - Room 1 , Room 2
Remember to take a screen break. If you're back before the sessions restart visit our virtual sponsor stands, have a look at the e-poster display, view the oral abstract presentations, or chat to other delegates at the conference. 
13 October 2020
2:30 am - 3:30 am - 13 October 2020

Room 1 morning

Health Services - Room 1
Chair: Dr Kirsty Challen, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Moderator: Dr Adrian Boyle, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

2:30 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To understand the headline results of the NIHR-funded research study "General Practitioners and Emergency Departments (GPED): Efficient Models of Care"
 • To understand the impact of GPs working in or alongside the emergency department (ED) on ED performance, clinical outcomes and patient and staff experience
 • To understand the differential effects of alternative GPED service models

Further learning links

2:45 am

 The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To understand the different models of using GPs in or alongside EDs – how they are set up and how they function
 • To understand the experiences of patients, GPs, clinical directors and business managers from these different models
 • To understand the ways GPs adapt to working in this new environment, their clinical decision-making, and patient safety outcomes

Further learning links
Study: Evaluating effectiveness, safety, patient experience and system implications of different models of using GPs in or alongside EDs



3:00 am

 The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To summarise what we know about the benefits and challenges of the primary care / ED interface
 • To discuss future research priorities
 • To discuss future service delivery challenges
2:30 am - 3:30 am - 13 October 2020

Room 2 morning

Chair: Dr Amar Mashru, King's College Hospital, London

2:30 am

Hear speakers present their vision of EM to an expert panel. Join the debate and discussion to hear innovative ideas and see how EM could develop.



13 October 2020
3:30 am - 4:30 am - 13 October 2020

Lunch

Breaks, Education - Room 1 , Room 2
Remember to take a screen break. If you're back before the sessions restart visit our virtual sponsor stands, have a look at the e-poster display, view the oral abstract presentations, or chat to other delegates at the conference. 

3:30 am

Chair: Dr Jason Long, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and Dean, RCEM

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • Overview of the new curriculum
 • Confirming key changes
 • Transition arrangements for August 2021 implementation
13 October 2020
4:30 am - 4:50 am - 13 October 2020

William Rutherford Award

Global Health - Room 1
Chair: Dr Anisa Jafar, The Royal Bolton Hospital
Moderator: Dr Shweta Gidwani, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust

4:30 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • The standard we walk past is the standard we accept
 • Emergencies happen every day whether an emergency care system exists or not
 • It is our world, we should care what happens to it

Further learning links
Personal Journeys: Anisa Jafar
William Rutherford Award: 2021 nominations open now
13 October 2020
4:50 am - 5:30 am - 13 October 2020

Room 1 afternoon

Toxicology - Room 1
Chair: Dr Anisa Jafar, The Royal Bolton Hospital
Moderator: Dr Shweta Gidwani, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust

4:50 am

 The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To describe trends in novel drugs of misuse causing presentation to UK EDs
 • To classify new drugs of misuse and describe their toxic effects
 • To outline the rationale for the IONA study

Further learning links
Toxicology induction
SAQ (RCEM members only): Blue Sunday
Podcast: RCEM guideline on suspected internal drug traffickers
SAQ (RCEM members only): Nothing to declare

5:05 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • Appreciate the challenges of managing paracetamol overdose
 • Understand the advantages of using the SNAP regimen for giving acetylcysteine
 • Provide an overview of the future changes in care

Further learning links
Podcast: Paracetamol overdose
Podcast: NACSTOP trial - early cessation of NAC in paracetamol
SAQ (RCEM members only): Paracetamol: family friend or secret killer?

5:20 am

Submit your questions using the question tool. During this discussion they will be put to speakers through the chair and moderator. 
4:50 am - 5:30 am - 13 October 2020

Room 2 afternoon

Chair: Professor Rick Body, Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester
Moderator: Dr Tom Roberts, North Bristol NHS Trust and University of the West of England

4:50 am

Using shared decision making in practice has been called an “ethical imperative”. However, there are some very important considerations before we can simply adopt it. Join a panel of experts to address key topics in this area.

Further learning links
Summary guide: Shared Decision Making
NICE: Shared decision making


13 October 2020
5:30 am - 6:00 am - 13 October 2020

Break

Breaks - Room 1 , Room 2
Remember to take a screen break. If you're back before the sessions restart visit our virtual sponsor stands, have a look at the e-poster display, view the oral abstract presentations, or chat to other delegates at the conference. 
13 October 2020
6:00 am - 7:30 am - 13 October 2020

Room 1 afternoon

COVID-19 - Room 1
Chair: Dr Virginia Newcombe, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and University of Cambridge
Moderator: Professor Sue Mason, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield

6:00 am

 The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To describe the characteristics of 22,000 people attending UK EDs with suspected COVID-19 infection
 • To evaluate the prognostic accuracy of triage tools and early warning scores for 30-day adverse outcome
 • To derive and validate a new triage tool for predicting adverse outcome in suspected COVID-19

Further learning links
Development and Validation of a Clinical Risk Score to predict the occurrence of critical illness in hospitalized patients with COVID-19

6:15 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To understand what platform trials are       
 • To understand their relevance to EM                                       
 • To learn the results to date of the RECOVERY trial

Further learning links
RCEM COVID-19 CPD Top 5 papers: Week 1
RCEM COVID-19 CPD Top 5 papers: Week 3
RCEM COVID-19 CPD Top 5 papers: Week 5
RCEM COVID-19 CPD Top 5 papers: Week 8

6:45 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To describe adaptive clinical trial designs in general
 • To apply adaptive trials to acute care research
 • To critique the utility of adaptive trials during pandemic

Further learning links
COVID-19 tips and resources - Psychological support

7:00 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:                  

• To understand the psychological impact of COVID-19 on frontline doctors
• To understand which personal and professional factors impact on psychological distress and trauma
• To understand how best to mitigate against psychological distress and trauma in the future

7:15 am

Submit your questions using the question tool. During this discussion they will be put to speakers through the chair and moderator. 

6:00 am - 7:15 am - 13 October 2020

Room 2 afternoon

Education - Room 2
Chair: Mrs Olivia Wilson, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast 
Moderator: Dr Dan Horner, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 

6:00 am

 The learning objectives of this talk are: 

 • A new perspective on nursing
 • A basic understanding of nursing theories     
 • Some thoughts on patient-oriented EM  

6:15 am

The learning objectives of this talk are:

 • To highlight how engaging clinical staff in research leads to a change in the research culture in EDs
 • To provide an overview of how to develop research in your ED

6:30 am

The learning objectives of this talk are: 

• The educational needs of a department are often SILO’d
• The Year of the Nurse can remind us of the true value and required investment needed in the ED nurses
• Strategies to ensure joint departmental learning from things that don’t go well are an absolute must

6:45 am

Submit your questions using the question tool. During this discussion they will be put to speakers through the chair and moderator. 
13 October 2020
11:30 pm - 12:05 am - 13 October 2020

Yoga: Morning awakening flow

Mental Health - Room 1

11:30 pm

What to expect: this class will focus on finding balance and strength. The practice will prepare the body to deepen into postures through an invigorating Vinyasa yoga flow. We will work towards finding connection of breath and movement in relation to balance and harmony.

Level: the class is suitable for beginners to intermediate and variations to poses will be provided. 

Duration: 30 minute routine, overall 35 minutes to allow for a brief introduction to the class.

Props: no props required.