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.
WAPS is pleased to announce the date for our 2022 webinar which will take place on the Thursday 14th July between 1230 and 1700. The full programme is still being finalised but further details and booking are now available via Eventbrite. We hope to see you there!
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.
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!