Edinburgh Thursday 2nd November 2017

Looking to enhance your CPD with cost-effective, high-quality education?

OmniaMed is committed to helping primary healthcare professionals improve patient outcomes, by sharing the latest evidence-based clinical knowledge.

Through a multi-topic agenda, designed exclusively for GPs, OmniaMed Update delivers expert guidance and emerging treatment options through practical, case-based seminars.

OmniaMed Update provides a valuable source of CPD education and offers a minimum of 6 CPD credits from just a single day out of practice.


This meeting is open to practising GPs only.

Why Attend?
  • Designed EXCLUSIVELY for GPs - catering to the specific challenges of GP practice
  • Multi-topic agendas ensure broad coverage of the latest primary care issues
  • Hear from leading experts on emerging therapies and strategies
  • Gain a minimum of 6 CPD credits for appraisal and revalidation in addition to certificate of attendance
  • Develop clinical knowledge through practical guidance and enhance patient care
Delegate Testimonials

“Excellent day, I feel that I have learnt a lot and feel inspired to put my new knowledge into practice, many thanks.”

“Probably the best GP education event I have attended in a very long time.”

“Fantastic and thorough explanations and presentations. Very relevant.”

“Excellent meeting. Thank you. Many learning points. This has improved my skills and knowledge base.”


09:15 - 09:45

Delegate arrival and registration

09:45 - 10:00

Chair welcome and introduction

Dr Gordon Martin, GP Principal, Maryhill Health Centre, Glasgow
Dr Gordon Cameron, GP Principal, Edinburgh

10:00 - 11:00

DELEGATES DECIDE session - GP Health & Wellbeing - Resilient Doctors!

Dr Alastair Dobbin MB BS, Director, The Foundation for Positive Mental Health and Honorary Fellow of the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh

Newly introduced for 2017 Update events, delegates who registered had the opportunity to vote for the topic they'd most like to see on the agenda (shortlisted from topics suggested via the Spring 2017 event evaluation forms). GP Health & Wellbeing came out as the winner!

Alastair was a full time GP for 30 years in Edinburgh, and has been researching into the field of personal resilience for the past 20 years. He has worked with Edinburgh University, Cambridge University, McGill University (Montreal), and has for the past 10 years been delivering workshops (RCGP accredited since 2011) to GPs, Psychiatrists, OTs, Physios, rehab staff, mental health staff, nursing staff and many others. Over 1000 GPs have attended the workshops. In the late 1990s he came across an Olympic sports programme that appeared to have some promise as a recovery programme, and this has developed into a programme, initially on CD then web based and finally on an app that is in widespread use by doctors for their patients and themselves.

This 1 hour workshop is a brief description of the programme and the research journey that brought it to attention as a recovery and resilience (for they are the same animal!) tool, and you will have the opportunity to explore the concepts of resilience and how to build it, and how to stay focused in trying times.

This session has been organised by OmniaMed Ltd.

11:00 - 11:20

Refreshment & networking break

11:20 - 12:05

Diabetes - session information tbc

12:05 - 12:50

Pain management - session information tbc

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch & networking

13:50 - 14:35

From Stood Up To Stand Up - Musculoskeletal medicine without the aid of a safety net

Dr Gordon Cameron, GP Principal, Edinburgh

Following the excellent feedback from this impromptu (due to speaker illness), highly engaging and very interactive session in Edinburgh last year, we've decided to run it again. The session will likely cover ailments such as tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and other upper body conditions. It's so interactive, you decide beforehand which areas will be covered.

This session has been organised by OmniaMed Ltd.

14:35 - 15:20

Galderma sponsored symposium

Dermatology - session information to follow

This session has been organised and funded by Galderma (UK) Ltd. Speakers will provide their own educational content and are offered an honorarium for their contribution.

15:20 - 15:35

Refreshment & networking break

15:35 - 16:20

Implementing recommendations from the GOLD 2017 Report - Going for GOLD

COPD - session information to follow

This is a promotional symposium which has been organised and funded by Boehringer Ingelheim. The speaker has provided their own content following a briefing by Boehringer Ingelheim. Session content has been reviewed by Boehringer Ingelheim for technical accuracy and PMCPA compliance. The speaker has been offered an honorarium for their contribution.

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Street
EH12 5EF
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Car Parking
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NCP - Edinburgh Castle Terrace
Walking Distance: 11 minutes
750 car parking spaces available on a first-come-first-served basis charged at a discounted rate of £12 for up to 24 hours and £8 for up to 6 hours
Haymarket Train Station
Walking Distance: 2 minutes

Waverley Train Station
Walking Distance: 25 minutes

Dr Gordon Cameron
GP Principal, Edinburgh
Gordon Cameron
Gordon qualified in 1985 from Edinburgh University and has been a GP principal since 1989, initially in East Lothian and latterly in a training practice in suburban Edinburgh. He's been involved in postgraduate education for GPs and other healthcare professionals for almost twenty years. Gordon has worked extensively in the fields of Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Medicine and Chronic Pain management - both in primary and secondary care settings and also as team doctor for two different SPL football teams. His current clinical interests include exploring how an approach based on the science of Human Factors can be used to improve patient safety in the primary care setting.
Dr Alastair Dobbin
Director, The Foundation for Positive Mental Health and Honorary Fellow of the School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh
Alastair Dobbin
Alastair Dobbin qualified as a doctor in 1976 in London, and worked in London and Australia before settling in Edinburgh in full time General Practice. Along with Edinburgh University and Imperial College he researched into the use of ego strengthening and hypnotherapy in General Practice. After studying the use of an elite sports psychology programme using audio materials in Sweden, he developed and researched a mental training programme for depression along with Edinburgh University. This was shown to have good outcomes in Depression, Burnout Anxiety and CORE function. The programme has been established in the NHS in Edinburgh for 10 years, also in parts of England for 6 years. Along with McGill University he has been studying the interaction between memory, positive emotions, resilience, wellbeing and emotional distress, depression and anxiety. Along with his partner, Dr Sheila Ross, and in partnership with Edinburgh University he is currently researching into the effect of positive emotions on mood and rehabilitation in neurological disorders, they have an RCT in Multiple Sclerosis, which has just finished recruiting and are developing an RCT in stroke. He is a director of the Foundation for Positive Mental Health, has published in a number of journals and book chapters on mental skills training and hypnotherapy, and lives with Sheila in Edinburgh, has 3 children and 1 grandchild and enjoys cycling in Europe.
Dr Gordon Martin
GP Principal, Maryhill Health Centre, Glasgow
Gordon Martin
Dr Martin qualified in 1979 from Glasgow University and has been a GP principal in Maryhill since 1983. He has a special interest in GP education and for over 20 years has organised a popular series of GP postgraduate meetings in the West of Scotland. He works two sessions a week as the GP advisor to the Learning Disability Liaison Team, is an authorised medical examiner for the civil aviation authority and is director of faceGP, a facial aesthetics company operating in the West of Scotland.
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