Webinar 2021

Join us on a journey of acute and general medicine in Wales and beyond… #WAPS2021 @AcuteMedWales

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About this event

The Welsh Acute Physicians’ Society (WAPS) is pleased to announce that, following the success of our first webinar last year, our annual symposium will be going ahead as a live online event for 2021.

We understand that it is vital to continue learning and sharing amongst our peers, despite recent events. So we are pleased to once again provide a programme of clinical and non-clinical talks relating to acute and general medicine.

We would like to thank our hard-working team of consultants/trainees in Wales, along with our speakers, who are taking the time and effort to contribute, enabling virtual learning and connections, whilst we eagerly anticipate meeting face-to-face with you all soon.

Who is it for?

  • Doctors of all grades and medical specialities from across the world
  • Physician Associates/ANPs/AHPs working in Acute Medicine
  • We would especially welcome anyone interested in acute medicine as a career


12:30 Checking In

13:00 NICE Guidance: All the Young Punks

On the back of the success and positive feedback from this session last year, we once again take you on a whistle-stop tour of new guidelines relevant to medicine – including acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, anaphylaxis, brain tumours and peri-operative care.

14:00 D-Dimers and all that jazz

Christian Nickel (@replynickel) is an emergency physician at the Emergency Department of the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. He has a special interest in geriatric emergencies. His main research focus is disease presentation and risk stratification of (older) Emergency Department patients. Christian will talk about D-dimers and their use in acute care.

14:40 Break and Chatter

14:50 Ambulatory Care: Should I stay or should I go?

This session aims to showcase the variety of patients managed in an ambulatory care setting across our units in Wales. Cases will be presented by our acute medicine clinicians, along with a panel discussion. We hope to demonstrate how we maximise the resources that ambulatory care has to offer, whilst providing effective care for our patients.

16:10 Break and Chatter

16:20 Last Talk at the PROMS: Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Marjolein Kremers (@marjoleinkrem) currently works in the Department of Internal Medicine at Máxima Medical Centre and at the CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University. Marjolein does research in Internal Medicine (General Medicine), Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Care. She is well known for her work in the organisation of medical care and the patients’ voice in acute care. Marjolein will aim to increase your awareness of patient reported outcome measures and how they can help make healthcare more effective.

17:00 Close

What do you get?

  • Join us live for an opportunity to take part in the conversation with our speakers
  • Certificate of attendance for the live event
  • Access to recorded talks after the live event
  • 4 RCP CPD points (Approval code: 136210)
    • N.B. As per 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.

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WAPS webinar 2021

We’re pleased to announce that our 2021 annual symposium will take place in the afternoon of Thursday 1st July. Similar to last year, this will be an online event to support the annual training week for our Wales acute medicine registrars. 4 RCP CPD points have been applied for.

Please check back over the next few weeks for further information including how to book your place!

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!

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.