2019 Training Week & Symposium

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)
  • The annual WAPS Symposium
  • 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!

Symposium 2019 final programme released

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!

Headache conference

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.

Symposium 2019: Tickets still available!

Tickets for our annual symposium on 20th June are selling well but we still have plenty of space available at the King Arthur. Why not join us for a day which will include:

  • External Speaker: Dr Chris Turner (Co-Founder of Civility Saves Lives) – How incivility robs teams of their potential
  • Value-based and Prudent Healthcare with Dr Sally Lewis (National Clinical Lead)
  • What’s hot in Rheumatology with Dr Julian Nash
  • Hot Heads in Neurology with Dr Charlotte Lawthom
  • What to do with a febrile Haematology patient with Dr Ali Mahdi
  • What you need to know about the new Internal Medicine Curriculum
  • What’s hot about Oncology? with Dr Ricky Frazer

All of the money raised from the symposium goes toward supporting acute medicine training in Wales. You can see further details and register here.