Join us on the afternoon of Thursday 2nd July for a COVID-free(ish!) programme of talks from inspirational speakers with a focus on acute medicine #WAPS2020
Consultants/SAS £20; Others £10
About this Event
Our annual symposium will be going ahead as an online event for 2020.
We understand that during these unusual and unprecedented times for healthcare workers, it is vital to continue learning and sharing amongst our peers. So we are pleased to once again provide a programme of both clinical and non-clinical talks relating to acute and general medicine.
We would like to thank our inspirational group of speakers for taking the time and effort to contribute to our programme, enabling virtual learning and connections, whilst we eagerly anticipate meeting face-to-face once again.
Who is it for?
Doctors of all grades and medical specialities
PAs/ANPs/AHPs working in Acute Medicine
We would especially welcome anyone interested in acute medicine as a career
N.B. For trainees in Wales please see HEIW website for information on taking study leave
Thursday 2nd July
12:30 Checking In
13:00 NICE & Fast: Guidance you might have missed during lockdown
During three months of lockdown, NICE has published no fewer than 45 guidelines: we will curate a whistle-stop tour of new guidelines relevant to acute medicine, including asthma, epilepsy, AKI, venous thromboembolic disease and artificial intelligence in radiology. N.B. There will be no mention of the 23 guidelines on COVID-19!
14:00 Skills for the 21st Century Clinician
This session will cover telemedicine and imaging techniques for the non-radiology clinician. Our esteemed speakers will be:
Telemedicine 2020: Patricia Mary ‘Trish’ Greenhalgh OBE (GP and Professor of primary care health sciences at the Nuffield Department in University of Oxford) You may have seen her guide to video consultations in the BMJ earlier this year. If you missed it… here is your chance to benefit.
Tele-Consultations for Real: Chris Subbe (Acute Physician, Ysbyty Gwynedd) Having been an advocate for telemedicine well before COVID-19, this is your opportunity to hear him speak about the ‘Attend Anywhere’ software package rolled out for all clinics throughout Wales – does it work for patients, clinicians and training?… Let’s find out.
Technical Skills Acquisition for Echocardiography: John Glen (Anaesthetic/Intensive Care Consultant and EMRTS Doctor, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd) At a time when imaging techniques are now compulsory for training in several specialties and no longer the prerogative of radiologists, here is an insight into life in 3D.
15:15 Break and Chatter
15:30 Life & Death: Effective care at the extremes of life
This session covers breaking bad news when we are unable to be face-to-face with relatives and the clinical frailty scale from the man himself. Our inspirational speakers will be:
Breaking Bad News over the Phone: Mark Taubert (Clinical Director, Consultant Physician & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff) In the absence of body language, tissue and cups of tea, how do we best support grieving relatives? We hear from the writer of ‘Letter to David Bowie’ published by the BMJ which has been widely quoted as a commentary on dignified death and modern medicine.
Frailty & Intensive Care:Kenneth Rockwood (Professor of geriatric medicine & community health and epidemiology, Dalhousie University in Canada) Very few have contributed more to our understanding of ageing and its impact on surviving acute and critical illness. After the heightened use of his ‘Clinical Frailty Scale’ for decision making in critical care admissions, we are delighted to welcome the man himself to our programme.
What do you get?
Join us live for an opportunity to take part in the conversation with our exceptional speakers
Certificate of attendance for the live event
Access to recorded talks after the live event
RCP CPD (Application in progress for 4 points) N.B. As per recent RCP guidance, delegates accessing the archived version of the event may record this in their CPD diary using the approval code provided for the live event for up to four weeks after the event date.
(Once registered you will receive details of how to join the webinar live and access content after the event)
What does my money contribute to?
Your money goes directly towards teaching and training our acute medicine trainees and furthering development and support for our teams across Wales.
Online Event Disclaimer
There may be those who are unable to attend the webinar live despite registering and making a payment. In order to allow this cohort to benefit from the contributions of our faculty, we are planning to record the webinar and allow access to this content for those delegates. If you are registering for the event, we will accept this as consent to the recording and distribution of the content to delegates.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept refunds after the event has taken place, but you will be able to benefit from access to the recorded talks.
This year’s national takeAIM conference is in Bristol on Saturday 2nd November. It’s a one day event specifically designed for medical students, foundation doctors, CMT/IMTs, ACCS trainees and allied healthcare professionals who are interested in acute medicine as a potential career option. You’ll get clinical updates on a wide variety of acute medicine topics and also some excellent information in what a career in acute medicine is really like.
The venue is only a few hundred metres from Temple Meads station so if you’re in South Wales then it’s only a short journey on the train!
Registration is now open for the headache conference in Cardiff on Friday 18th October. Mohamed Hassan is the organiser and he’s certainly put together a comprehensive programme! Further details are below.
The Wales Acute Medicine registrars spent last week in the beautiful Gower at the annual Wales AIM training week, jointly provided by WAPS and HEIW. This year’s busy schedule included:
Acute hepatology from Drs Andrew Yeoman and Dai Samuel (consultant hepatologists at the Royal Gwent)
Advance and end of life care planning, talkCPR, and escalation of care from Dr Rob Martin (consultant geriatrician at Royal Glamorgan), Dr Mark Taubert (consultant in palliative care at Velindre), and our very own Caz Burford (consultant in intensive care medicine at UHW)
Leadership and management training
QI speed dating (!)
The WAPS AGM
Acute Neurology with Dr Owain Crimmins (consultant in acute medicine at Princess of Wales)
Trainee presentation competition (congratulations to Alice who won the prize of £100!)
In the evenings we enjoyed some meals out and even a trip to the beach!
The symposium on Thursday 20th June attracted approximately 100 delegates and if you were one of them we hope you had a great time and learnt a lot!
All the money raised from the symposium will go toward funding acute medicine training and promoting careers in acute medicine in Wales. If you haven’t yet completed your feedback form there is still time and we will take all suggestions into consideration for next year’s symposium which will be in North Wales – keep an eye out here (or on our social media) for further details!
We’re pleased to confirm the final programme for our annual symposium on 20th June 2019 is now available. If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still space to join us in the Gower for the day!
All of the money raised from the symposium goes toward supporting acute medicine training in Wales. Full details of the day are available on the symposium page and you can register online at Eventbrite. We hope to see you there!
Mohamed Hassan (an acute physician from Prince Charles, Merthyr) is organising a conference on headaches in Cardiff on Friday 18th October. Headaches are his special interest and regardless of whether they might interest you personally or not, they’re certainly a common and important problem that we see a lot of in acute medicine!
We’ll provide an update when we get further details of the day.
Team Wales was a bit smaller than usual at the Society of Acute Medicine meeting in Gateshead last week but we still had an excellent time! Over 450 people attended making it the largest SAM spring meeting to date! We’re already looking forward to the next SAM conference in Harrogate on the 10th and 11th October 2019.