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Volume 39: Issue 4: 2009




This  symposium  provided  an  update  on  recent  advances  in  medicine relevant  to  the  general  physician. The  opening  session  on  respiratory  medicine session focused on lung cancer and lung transplantation. Everyday practical issues of  dealing  with  abnormal  liver  function  tests  were  considered  in  session  two  as well  as  the  challenges  in  improving  end-of-life  care.  Clinically  orientated presentations  in  the  third  session  covered  case-based  discussions  on  severe metabolic acidosis and the management of Parkinson’s disease. The final session on gastroenterology included an update on Clostridium difficile and an overview of risk assessment for upper gastrointestinal bleeding and the use of risk assessments as a tool in clinical practice to avoid unnecessary hospital admission.