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Oct 23 - 24, 2019 | GBP £149 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Introduction to clinical research including critical appraisal is organized by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and will be held from Oct 23 - 24, 2019 at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Overview: Gaining an understanding of the process, regulation and ethics of research is a core requirement for all higher specialist training courses. Research is a fundamental part of all NHS activity, and facilitation of research is an essential part of the role of all staff within the health service. All consultants, regardless of whether they are affiliated with a university, therefore require knowledge of the research process and experience in research participation. This two-day course, which is aimed at early years medical trainees, particularly CMT2 and ST3, will equip you with the knowledge of how research works – from study conception, through funding, conduct, analysis and dissemination of the results. Interactive group work will show you how to appraise evidence, write abstracts, review an ethics proposal and pitch a grant proposal. Whether you are thinking of embarking on research or wanting to gain the essential competencies for accreditation, this course will show you how you can engage with research, and trainees with recent research experience will share their stories of what it is like to make the jump from clinical work to the research arena. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 28 - 29, 2019 | CPD 12.00 | GBP £450 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Training the Trainers: Trainer Development Course is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held from Oct 28 - 29, 2019 at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 CPD Points. Target Audience: Current and aspiring educational supervisors, clinical supervisors and trainers (Senior trainees and Consultants). Those in or about to take on an ES, CS or training role in the UK. Overview: This course is designed to meet the day to day needs of educational supervisors, clinical supervisors and trainers in the UK and builds on the success of the previous Training the Trainers courses. Target Audience: Current and aspiring educational supervisors, clinical supervisors and trainers (Senior trainees and Consultants). Those in or about to take on an ES, CS or training role in the UK. Learning Style: Interactive workshops. Aims & Objectives: Much is expected of trainers; they must coach, mentor, assess, monitor, supervise, design educational activities, and model good practice with many pressures competing for their time. Underpinned with educational principles, theory, and evidence but with a strong emphasis on the practical, this course aims to equip trainers with the tools they need to fulfill their obligations and evidence their activity as part of the impending GMC trainer approval process. Delivered by clinicians for clinicians with educationalist support the emphasis of this course is on practical solutions for time-pressured trainers. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will be able to: • Identify training needs; • Apply teaching principles; • Apply GMC standards for training; • Prepare and deliver a presentation; • Use appropriate models for giving feedback; • Teach a practical skill; • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different training systems; • Describe the role of assessors in quality assessment; • Discuss and apply principles of managing trainees in difficulty; • Apply human factors in training.
Oct 30 - Nov 01, 2019 | CPD 17.00 | GBP £755 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Core Skills in Orthopaedic Surgery is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held from Oct 30 - Nov 01, 2019 at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 17 CPD Points. Target Audience FY2's interested in Orthopaedics, Core Trainees, ST1-ST2. Please note at present this course is not suitable for those who are Physician Associates. Overview This course aims to help participants develop competence in procedures commonly carried out by junior orthopaedic trainees in the Emergency Department, outpatients and the operating theatre. It is aimed at FY2's interested in orthopaedics, core trainees and ST1-ST2 level. Delegates attending this course will receive a copy of McRae’s Orthopaedic Trauma book prior to attending the course. Learning Style Practical skills sessions for the majority of the course. Some practical demonstrations and interactive lectures are also included. Aims & Objectives To help the trainee develop competence in common procedures carried out by junior orthopaedic trainees in the Emergency Department, outpatients and the operating theatre. Learning Outcomes Perform basic emergency department, out-patient and operative procedures in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 31 - Nov 01, 2019 | CPD 10.00 | GBP £26 | Edinburgh, Scotland
ARNI - Advanced Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant Course is organized by Resuscitation Council (UK) and will be held from Oct 31 - Nov 01, 2019 at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10 CPD points. Who is this course suitable for? The ARNI provider course is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the delivery and care of newborn infants in a role more advanced than that of the first responder. Candidates must hold a current Resuscitation Council (UK) NLS provider certificate and should be involved in the care of the pre-term and sick newborn infants. Candidates will mainly be medical staff at ST3 level and above (in or about to commence a 2nd tier role), neonatal nurses with a qualification in the specialty or Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. The ARNI course will also be appropriate for others such as experienced paramedics working with newborn transfer teams, resuscitation officers with a significant regular newborn workload and anesthetists with a newborn or PICU practice. Learning outcomes: The ARNI course: • Covers technical and non-technical factors that underpin delivering effective neonatal care; • emphasizes the importance of timely interventions and of human factors on improving outcomes; • focuses on communication between professionals and families; • reinforces a secure knowledge base and provides practical skills teaching; • focuses on good communication and team working to improve performance and quality of care in high-risk situations; • focuses on the support required for babies and their families when delivery occurs prematurely, as well as babies born with congenital abnormalities such as surgical and cardiac problems; • provides structured simulations and debriefing on life-threatening emergencies occurring in infants receiving care on the neonatal unit, labor ward or following the unexpected post-natal collapse. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Cardiology symposium is organized by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and will be held on Oct 31, 2019 at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6 CPD Credits. Overview: Cardiac symptoms including breathlessness, chest pain, syncope and palpitation are amongst the commonest presentations seen in clinical practice. Despite the advances in investigations to detect the absence or presence of cardiac disease, understanding the relationship between symptoms and cause remains a challenge. Cardiology has evolved at a remarkable and exciting pace over the last three decades, but for jobbing Physicians as well as Cardiologists the accurate diagnosis of symptoms that require further investigation with a view for potentially lifelong as well as expensive treatments is central to successful management. In this symposium we discuss the common presentations, areas where the evidence and practice may differ, difficult clinical scenarios as well as communicating and learning from patients. Our keynote speaker will talk about speaking to patients, our clinicians will speak about diagnosis and our academics will speak about evidence. The symposium is aimed at students, doctors in training, GPs, general physicians and cardiologists. We hope that the audience will find all sessions of interest and thought-provoking, and that the programme will stimulate discussion even beyond the day of the symposium. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 01, 2019 | CPD 5.00 | GBP £30 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Core Topic Study Day for DCPs is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held on Nov 01, 2019 at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 5 CPD Credits. Target Audience DCP's Overview A full day session to update DCPs in some of the GDC highly recommended topics. Topics we discuss in this lecture and workshop format include: ETHICS AND COMPLAINTS - where we will look in detail at Personal Development Plans and the personal and professional responsibilities of being a registrant with the GDC. Consider the principals of complaints handling in dental environments; INFECTION CONTROL – we will look at the DoH guidance document HTM 01 05 and explore how to comply with essential quality requirements and best practice. You will receive training in the transmission of infections; DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY – we will explore legislation IR(ME)R and IRR and what it means to DCPs. Explain the principals of dental radiography and identify quality assurance techniques to support multi professional patient care. Aims & Objectives This course aims to provide DCPs with current guidance and legislation requirements for a number of their CORE topics with the GDC. Learning Outcomes After attending this one day session, delegates will be able to: • Describe the importance of using a Personal Development Plan to structure lifelong learning and development • Identify quality assurance techniques to support multi professional patient care • Explain the principles of dental radiography • Comply with essential quality requirements and best practice as per the DoH guidance document HTM 01 05
Nov 02 - 03, 2019 | CPD 12.00 | GBP £95 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Foundation of Gastrointestinal Surgery is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held from Nov 02 - 03, 2019 at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 CPD Points. Target Audience: 4th and 5th year Medical Students and Foundation Doctors. Overview: This course has been developed to address an area of knowledge and non-technical skills that is not currently covered in undergraduate teaching curriculums as well as in early years of training. This is a new two-day course with interactive discussion of common GI conditions in the context of applied basic sciences, basic explanation and videos of relevant surgical procedures, followed by MCQ style questions after each topic. There will be also a small group practice on case scenarios to stimulate problem based learning and interactive discussion with peers followed by feedback from the tutor. Additionally, there will be interactive virtual clinical case which includes choosing the appropriate treatment option in a complex scenario. Learning Style: Interactive discussion on the management of common GI conditions in the context of applied basic sciences with interactive case scenarios. Aims & Objectives: To cover common gastrointestinal surgical procedures with emphasis on • Surgical anatomy • Indications • Preoperative workup • Consent • Key operative steps • Early recognition of post-operative complications • Apply the knowledge gained during the course in clinical scenarios. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, participants should: • Have a better understanding of the key surgical procedures in gastrointestinal surgery • Have knowledge of surgical anatomy as related to covered procedures • Able to understand the rationale of using surgical intervention in treating patients and how choice is made between different surgical options • Be competent in pre-operative workup for surgical patients • Understands key facts to be covered in consent • Be able of early recognition of early postoperative complications • Practice the knowledge acquired during the course in clinical scenarios.
Nov 02, 2019 | CPD 6.00 | GBP £95 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Surgical Anatomy of the Trunk: A Study Day (MRCS Level- Wade) is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held on Nov 02, 2019 at Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.00 CPD Points. Target Audience: Trainees at an early stage of preparation for the MRCS who are involved in detailed revision, learning a region for the first time or who wish to identify gaps in their knowledge. Clinical medical students are also welcome to attend. Overview: This course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the important surgical anatomy of the trunk from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. It is designed for Trainees at an early stage of preparation for the MRCS and clinical medical students are also welcome to attendee. Learning Style: The day will consist of a balanced mixture of overview presentations and practical demonstrations using cadaveric specimens and other teaching aids. Aims & Objectives: The course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the important surgical anatomy of the trunk from both a theoretical and a practical perspective, and will also provide guidance to support independent study. There are two further courses in the series, covering head and neck and limbs. Learning Outcomes: On completion of the course participants should be able to: 1) Describe the principal features of the anatomy of the trunk (thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum). 2) Identify important structures on cadaveric specimens and the living body 3) Demonstrate a sound capacity to visualise the regions of the trunk in three dimensions OFFER: a discount is offered to delegates who book on more than one course in the series. 1st Course - £95 2nd Course - £85 (£10 discount) 3rd Course - £75 (£20 discount) All 3 courses booked at the same time- £250 The course series runs twice a year; Autumn and Spring, the offer can be used across the full year 2018/2019.
Nov 05, 2019 | CPD Credit 6.00 | GBP £199 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Neurology Conference is organized by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and will be held on Nov 05, 2019 at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6 CPD Credits. Description: Neurology practice has evolved at a remarkable and exciting pace over the last two decades, driven by the advances of genetic technologies and paralleled by a similar progress in therapeutics. As a jobbing neurologist, it is challenging to keep abreast with all the advances made within the various neurology subspecialties. Our programme reflects, in a microcosm, the diversity of Neurology and its inherent complexity. In this symposium we discuss common mundane neurological topics (stroke, headache, epilepsy, dementia). We hear an update on the management of these disorders with emphasis on available new drugs. We also discuss less commonly encountered entities such as autoimmune encephalitis and myasthenia gravis. keynote speaker will discuss diverse gene therapies, which are being researched and applied across various genetic neurological disorders. These therapies will be a significant game-changer in the management of degenerative and genetic neurological disorders. In the future we may be in a position where we can offer patients these treatments to prevent the manifestation of a gene-driven disease rather than simply aiming to stabilise a condition. The final session is dedicated to functional neurological disorders (FND) – how to recognise, diagnose and manage FND. FND is a common problem in the neurology clinic. Two lectures on physical and psychological treatment will highlight how new transparent and multidisciplinary approaches to treatment have emerged in recent years for these disabling conditions. The symposium is aimed at students, doctors in training, GPs, general physicians and neurologists. We hope that the audience will find all sessions of interest and thought-provoking, and that the programme will stimulate discussion even beyond the day of the symposium.
Nov 06, 2019 | CPD 6.00 | GBP £150 | Edinburgh, Scotland
Informed Consent: Sharing the Decision (ICONS) is organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and will be held on Nov 06, 2019 at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.00 CPD Points. Target Audience: All grades of trainees; SAS / LED / Trust Doctors; Consultants. Non-FRCS surgeons - Ophthalmologists; Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Overview: This innovative educational initiative was developed as a direct and constructive response to the communication inadequacies exposed by the Montgomery case, and subsequent legislation. While it is not difficult to give ‘more information’ it is harder for surgeons and patients to achieve a decision partnership. The ICONS workshop content has been informed by internationally recognised experts in Shared Decision Making, by consensus among senior practising surgeons, by patients and by professional experts in risk management and risk communication. Delegates on the ICONS workshops will acquire skills and knowledge to implement best practice in sharing the complex decisions surrounding informed consent. By participating in a workshop, they will also contribute to the development of resources for future training in the important area of informed consent. Learning Style: Focussed topic introductory talks. Small group facilitated discussion tutorials based on review of exemplar videos of consent and other patient doctor communication scenarios. Aims & Objectives: The overall objectives are to understand the processes that lead to good consent and to understand the role of shared decision making in delivering informed consent. The workshop aims to: Achieve the behavioral changes demanded by post Montgomery legislation and to fulfill the expectations of today’s patients; Consider strengths and weaknesses in your own current practice; Demonstrate time-efficient methods of eliciting patient needs, preferences and values in busy clinics; Improve your communication strategies and individualised patient risk profiling; Gain skills in communication of individualised risk; Learn the rudiments of decision aid development. This brand new initiative also offers a unique preparation to train others in decision sharing. The workshop will help you to identify what forms of decision aid might work best for you in your areas of particular interest in the future and will prepare you to help others in your team understand the challenges of decision sharing. Learning Outcomes: Having attended the ICONS workshop you will be able to: • Understand the importance and relevance of the Montgomery legislation • Discuss options including surgical and non-surgical • Communicate risk to patients in a more realistic way • Employ efficient methods of eliciting patient needs, preferences and values in a busy clinic • Use appropriate language for well-balanced surgeon-patient interactions • Consider responses to the common inquiry - “what would you do, Dr?” • Appreciate the role of recommending treatments to patients • Critically appraise their own current patient information resources • Write direct to patients (versus ‘copying in’) • Incorporate consideration of anesthetic risk