The Association has a Committee of members who assist the Secretary and President. The Committee meet prior to scheduled meetings to score and select abstracts submitted for presentation.

The Committee members represent subspecialties across the wide spectrum of Internal Medicine.

Dr Colin Doig, Hon Secretary
Colin is a Cardiologist and General Physician at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1983 and trained in Cardiology in Newcastle and Toronto before becoming a consultant in 1995. Alongside the day job, Colin is Medical Director responsible for Professional Standards and Responsible Officer for Northumbria, Programme Director of General Internal Medicine in the north east and Medical Director for the Lead Employer Trust at Health Education North East.

Dr Clive Kelly, President
Dr Clive Kelly is a Physician with an interest in auto-immune disorders. A Graduate from Newcastle Medical School, he worked for 28 years at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. Clinically, he remains based in the NE of England but spends several months each year working in Sub Saharan Africa teaching and undertaking clinical research. He is affiliated to both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, as well as Medical Schools in Africa and the Caribbean. He leads the BSR Special Interest Group in lung disorders associated with rheumatic diseases, and is actively involved in research studies to assess the role of new therapeutic agents in this area.

Dr Janice O’Connell
Janice O’Connell is Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Medical Education Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital and in the School of Medical Education at Newcastle University. She was formerly a Consultant Stroke Physician at Sunderland Royal Hospital for 20 years. She qualified from the University of Glasgow and did her early postgraduate training in Scotland. She emigrated south of the Border to take up her Senior Registrar post in General and Geriatric Medicine and has remained in the North East ever since.

Janice’s current post focusses on the undergraduate education of medical students and trainee physician associates. Throughout her career, she also has considerable involvement in postgraduate education and training. She is a PACES Examiner for the Royal Colleges of Physicians. She was previously Meetings Secretary for the British Geriatrics Society and Regional College Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr Kate Armitage
Kate Armitage is an Acute Physician working at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS trust. She is an honorary senior lecturer at Newcastle Medical School and the Training Programme Director for ACCS-AM at HEENE. She is the clinical lead for the Physician Associate course at North Tees.

Dr Rachel Pritchard
I am a Newcastle Graduate and currently a Core Medical Trainee working in the North East of England. I have an interest in Palliative Care and in Oncology, and hope to take up registrar training in one of these specialties. I am really enjoying being part of the ANEP and look forward to developing my understanding of research across a wide range of specialties.

Dr Elizabeth Tarala
Having graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 2008, I moved to London for foundation training. I arrived back in the North East after some time in New Zealand and am now an Acute Medicine registrar with a specialist interest in Palliative Care. I was delighted to be invited to join the ANEP committee having presented work here as a core trainee. We live in a fantastic region and have incredible work to showcase and ANEP is a great way of doing this.

Dr Jasper Mogg
Jasper is a graduate of Edinburgh and Newcastle Universities, the latter having schooled him in medicine. He completed his academic foundation training in the Northern region, initially studying paediatric oncology but later switching to rheumatology. He is now broadly interested in manipulation of the immune system to re-establish tolerance in autoimmune conditions. This currently takes the form of cellular immunotherapeutics. He believes that the next 50 years of medicine will see the study of immunology revolutionising most specialties, and looks forward to being part of building this future.

He enjoys supporting the development of medical students and other doctors, as well as anyone interested in medical research and its benefits to the patients we care for.

Feel free to contact @jaspermogg on Twitter.

Mrs Leanne Graham
Based at North Tyneside General Hospital, Leanne Graham is the Lead Medical Secretary & Secretary to Dr Doig. She is also the Secretary for the Association.