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.
We are pleased to announce that registration for our annual Symposium on 20th June 2019 is now open. Early bird rates are available at £45 for trainees and £65 for consultants. Visit the symposium page to find out more and register. We hope to see you there!
We’re pleased to announce that our 2019 annual symposium will take place on Thursday 20th June at the King Arthur Hotel, Renyoldston, Gower.
This is the same venue as we used in 2017 and we’re looking forward to being back! The theme will be “Hot Topics in Acute Medicine”. Please check back soon to see the programme and registration details!
Our next Welsh takeAIM event has just been announced! We’ll be holding it on Wednesday 3rd April at 1800 in the Cochrane Building at the University Hospital of Wales. It’s open to anybody who might be interested in a career in acute medicine – medical students, Foundation / CMT / ACCS trainees, and other healthcare professions.
The programme has been designed by Jan Awad, one of our current Welsh acute medicine trainees. It will include a talk from him about what a career in acute medicine is like, followed by some clinical scenario workshops and finishing with some examples of how we use medical imaging in the acute medical unit. After all of that has worked up your appetite we’ll even provide free pizza to finish the evening off 🍕! If there’s anything else you want to know about AIM there will be plenty of us around during the whole event to discuss things further.
takeAIM Cardiff is completely free to attend – you simply need to register over at the takeAIM website. See you there!
If you’re interested in some slightly different CPD to usual you might want to consider the inherited metabolic disease study day in Cardiff next March. The morning programme is paediatric but the afternoon looks like it will have relevance to acute medicine. See this PDF for further details.
We spent a busy evening at UHW on Thursday 22nd November promoting the benefits of a career in acute medicine. It was great to see so much interest (and very good to see the pizza and doughnuts at the end!). We were particularly pleased to have all four of the ACCS specialties so well represented in the same area and hope we’ve persuaded a few people to consider joining us!
If you missed us there but do want to find out more about our specialty, you can always contact us via this website, email, or social media.