Our symposia are back! Following successful events pre-COVID in the Gower and North Wales, we will be hosting in Cardiff for the first time – as face-to-face only. As always, we have a range of both clinical and non-clinical sessions relating to Acute and General medicine – this time delivered by our MDT family in Wales and beyond!
We would especially welcome anyone interested in Acute Medicine as a career
Programme (full details to follow)
A – Acute… : Clinical talks covering common acute presentations in general medicine
B – Bring them to Ambulatory Care!: Clinical talks showcasing what ambulatory care can (and sometimes can’t!) deliver in the world of acute care…
C – Culture: Mr Simon Fleming – Orthopaedic Surgeon from London talks about the national anti-bullying campaign #HammerItOut
D – Diversity at the Front Door: A collection of talks from representatives from our fantastic teams that we would be nothing without at the front door – physician associates, pharmacy, advanced clinical practitioners and more
What do you get?
Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
Certificate of attendance
Chance to chat to the Acute Medicine family in Wales
RCP CPD approval applied for
(We are not delivering a virtual option or recording talks on this occasion)
We’re pleased to confirm the dates for our educational meetings in 2023!
On Thursday 16th February 2023 we will be hosting an educational event at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff entitled “The ABCD of Acute Medicine”. The meeting is face-to-face only. It’s open to all, and Welsh AIM trainees will be able to attend for free. Check back here in a few weeks for more details and registration information.
Our Wales Acute Medicine training week for registrars will start this year on Monday 26th June at our usual South Wales venue, the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston on the Gower Peninsula. Our annual symposium will take place at the King Arthur on Thursday 29th June2023 and again, all are welcome – expect more details slightly nearer the time.
We hope you’ll be able to join us at one (or both!) of our events next year.
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.
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.
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.