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Webinar: Complex & Common Gastroenterological Conditions – GORD & Dysphagia

Webinar: Complex & Common Gastroenterological Conditions – GORD & Dysphagia

Date and time

Wednesday 12th August

19:00 - 21:00

Speaker

Philip Woodland

Consultant Gastroenterologist And Senior Lecturer

Location

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Price

£39 + VAT

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Webinar: Complex & Common Gastroenterological Conditions – GORD & Dysphagia

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and heartburn is a persistent and uncomfortable problem for up to 25% of UK adults, according to Guts UK. On the other hand, Dysphagia (difficulty eating, drinking or swallowing) is less common in the general population, at around 1.7-11.3%. However, it can seriously affect the lives of those with learning difficulties, such as cerebral palsy, where there can be up to a 99% prevalence. A Public Health England (PHE) report in 2016 revealed inequalities in research into the management of dysphagia for those with learning disabilities. Join us for this interactive webinar with Dr Philip Woodland, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust), where we will discuss the latest research into both conditions. We will be examining everyday and complex cases, such as in those with severe learning difficulties, and how they can be managed. 


In the first half of the webinar, we will be examining the symptoms and causes of GORD, from particular foods to stress, obesity, or an underlying problem such as a hiatus hernia. We will be discussing when to be concerned about a patient’s symptoms and when to reassure them. Dr Woodland will be advising on lifestyle changes that your patients can make in order to prevent and relieve their discomfort, including avoiding alcohol and certain trigger foods, and eating smaller, more frequent meals. In more problematic cases, we will be discussing the medications and treatment options available, such as a laparoscopic fundoplication.


Dysphagia’s aetiology and root causes will be covered in the second half of the webinar. With Dr Woodland’s diagnostic workup, we will be able to understand how to investigate the condition, important red-flags not to miss, and Globus (feeling of a lump a sensation of ‘pressure’ in the throat) symptoms. We will also be discussing conservative management options such as speech and language therapy to learn new swallowing techniques, and how to deal with more complex cases, including when surgery to widen the oesophagus is necessary.


We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' on the day of the event.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Refresh your knowledge on the symptoms, causes and red-flags of GORD and Dysphagia
  • Enhance your understanding of lifestyle approaches & conservative management, as well as when surgery is needed for both
  • Understand how to deal with both common and complex cases in the conditions

Agenda

Part 1 - Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD):

  • Symptoms and causes of reflux disease
  • When to be concerned and when to reassure
  • Lifestyle approaches to management of reflux
  • How we deal with problematic cases

Part 2 - Dysphagia:

  • Causes of dysphagia
  • How to investigate, and key features not to miss - Globus symptoms 
  • Conservative management
  • How we deal with more complex cases

Speaker

Philip Woodland

Consultant Gastroenterologist And Senior Lecturer | London

Dr Philip Woodland is Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust). Privately he works within London Digestive Health, a group of expert teaching hospital gastroenterologists. 


Dr Woodland graduated from University College London Medical School and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He was awarded a PhD from Queen Mary University of London for his research into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. After completion of his PhD he was awarded a prestigious NIHR Clinical Lectureship at the Royal London Hospital, where he continued his research into oesophageal disorders, and completed his training in advanced endoscopy. He was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the same hospital.


Dr Woodland has authored numerous papers and book chapters on gastrointestinal disease. He is on the editorial board for the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Journal, and is a member of the Bowel and Cancer Research Grants committee.

What's included

Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Who should attend

Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists, Hand Therapists, Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, GP, Other Health Professionals, Trainee Health Professionals, Students

Webinar: Complex & Common Gastroenterological Conditions – GORD & Dysphagia

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Date and time

Wednesday 12th August

19:00 - 21:00

Price

£39 + VAT

Speaker

Philip Woodland

Consultant Gastroenterologist And Senior Lecturer

Location

Webinar

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