The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Society of Physicians in Wales (SoPW) joint annual update in GIM and acute medicine will take place on Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff.Programme HighlightsWe are excited to confirm that the Bradshaw Lecture this year will be delivered by Professor Rachel Batterham, professor of obesity, diabetes and endocrinology and head of the Centre for Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, University College London. We will also be joined by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething AM, who will deliver his keynote speech on issues facing the Wales NHS, including the forthcoming HEIW workforce strategy and the Welsh Government’s plan for health and social care, A Healthier Wales.The programme is currently being finalised and topics will include:• gastroenterology, haematology, cardiology, respiratory, sexual health, neurology• continence, advance care planning, transition in adolescence• endocrinology, quality improvement and much more.Abstract CompetitionApplications are now open for the 2019 Abstract Competition.1st Prize £250, 2nd Prize £150 and 3rd Prize £100For full details and an application form, please email date 1 September 2019Who should attend?Consultant physicians, trainee doctors, SAS doctors, physician associates and advanced clinical practitionersRCP members benefit from discounted delegate rates at conferences, training and events. For more information on becoming a member please click hereOther informationBook to attend the conference dinner at the Marrott Hotel, CardiffDay 114 November 2019 09:00 to 17:30Day 215 November 2019 09:00 to 16:45