Bulletins, Courses and Information for your attention

On this page you will find information about upcoming courses and general information that will be of use for you to know. If there are any courses that you are interested in applying to please either read in the body of the course advertisement or select the flyer/programme at the bottom of the page to find out more information on how to apply.


 

BSMD Video Prize for Foundation Trainees

The British Society of Medical Dermatology (BSMD) is launching a new prize for U.K. Foundation Doctors for a patient education video on a topic related to Medical Dermatology. Prizes include a Medical Dermatology Textbook, as well as the opportunity for a credited video on the official BSMD YouTube channel for the winners.

The video must not exceed 5 minutes. A successful video entry would be accessible to an audience of patients or carers via our YouTube site, with information delivered in a patient-centred fashion. The video could be focussed on understanding the condition or on help with an aspect of treatment, with signposting for further information e.g. British Association of Dermatologists information website or patient information leaflets. 

For more information, see https://www.bsmd.org.uk/video-prize


Fatigue Survey

Dear Foundation Doctors,

I'm one of the Foundation TPDs within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

As part of an ongoing project, I would like to understand more about fatigue and how this affects you as junior doctors and in turn relates to the safety of the care that we give to our patients.

If you wouldn't mind filling in this very short survey which will take 3 minutes to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JSVPZKV

We are looking to present the results at a future foundation educational event.

Thanks in advance for your help

Dr Will Peat

Consultant Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Harrogate Hospital

 

MRCS Webinar Revision Series

RCSEd's Foundation Trainee Surgical Societies present: Preparing for the MRCS Part A

Session One - an Introduction to the Exam Wednesday June 16th 19:00

Are you interested in becoming a surgeon? Do you want to increase your points for Core Surgical Training Applications?

The MRCS (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons) part A is the first professional exam candidates must pass on their route to becoming a surgeon. A challenging exam with a pass rate of less than 40%, many trainees struggle with where to start when preparing for MRCS part A.

We are proud to present the first webinar in a series designed to help you prepare for the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Part A examination (MRCS Part A). This webinar series is completely free of charge.

Book your free place for session Session One - an Introduction to the Exam Wednesday June 16th 19:00 via the link below:

Preparing for the MRCS Part A - an Introduction to the Exam | RCSEd<https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/learning-resources/webinars/ftss-presents-preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-examination/preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-an-introduction-to-the-exam>

This first webinar will provide you with an overview on the nature, format and content of the exam, along with effective strategies for your revision. Subsequent webinars will cover high yield topics examined in Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery in General papers.

Designed by trainees for trainees, the series will run from June - September 2021 and include 12 sessions covering high yield topics, examined in Applied Basic Sciences and Principles of Surgery in General papers. Sessions are delivered by Core Surgical Trainees, Surgical & Medical Registrars and Foundation Doctors. All sessions are be vetted by a Consultant from a relevant specialty.

Book your free place for session Session One - an Introduction to the Exam Wednesday June 16th 19:00 via the link below:

Preparing for the MRCS Part A - an Introduction to the Exam | RCSEd<https://www.rcsed.ac.uk/professional-support-development-resources/learning-resources/webinars/ftss-presents-preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-examination/preparing-for-the-mrcs-part-a-an-introduction-to-the-exam>

Subsequent sessions can be booked online through the RCSEd website.


Acute Medicine for International Medical Graduates

Acute Medicine for International Medical Graduates is a one-day online workshop that aims to support international medical graduates and junior doctors, new to acute care practice in the NHS, with skills to enable confident management of acute medical patients through the use of a wide range of clinical case scenarios and interactive content. http://www.acutemedicineforimgs.eventbrite.com

Our Spring/Summer workshops will take place on the 15th & 16th of May and the 10th & 11th of July 2021. It allows for easy and safe attendance from anywhere in the UK because they are online, which also has the added advantage for doctors from abroad starting placements in August. They may wish to attend the workshop before they arrive in the UK.

Exerienced NHS consultants and medical educators have carefully curated the workshop, which focuses on supporting junior doctors and IMGs with applying clinical knowledge of acute medicine to the management of several acute cases including sepsis, acute coronary syndrome, acute asthma, diabetic ketoacidosis etc. We will also hone prescribing skills (intravenous fluids in AKI; fluids and insulin in DKA/HHS patients according to national guidelines) as well as rehearse skills in ECG and ABG interpretation. 

 


Belfast Eye Conference 2021

We are thrilled to announce the first ever virtual Belfast Eye Conference! Hosted by Queen’s University Belfast.

 

At Belfast Eye Conference, you will meet like-minded healthcare students, early-stage doctors and early career vision scientists from around the world who are equally fascinated by clinical ophthalmology and vision related research.

 

The conference will provide the stage for speakers who will give broad and varied perspectives on eye related disease. Consultant ophthalmologists will give clinical talks relating to their sub-specialty, and members of the multi-disciplinary team will discuss how they support eye health.

 

Vision science is a strong and active research field, particularly in Northern Ireland. We are excited to showcase cutting edge vision related research from scientists at Queen’s University Belfast.

 

Belfast Eye Conference will also provide a platform for delegates - you! - to showcase your vision related research, in oral and poster formats. You may have done a vision related case study or audit, summer studentship, intercalated project, special study module work or PhD. Whatever the level, submit an abstract today!

 

Most importantly, Belfast Eye Conference is free of charge to attend. The event will be held virtually on Sat 3rdJuly and Sun 4thJuly.

 

To register, see the programme, download an abstract submission form and see the deadline, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/belfasteyeconference

 

2021 The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Annual Conference - Scholarships

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) is offering scholarships for trainees to attend the 2021 BSACI Annual Conference.

Open to FY2 doctors, IMT and paediatric trainees up to ST3. 

The application involves a 300-word statement detailing why you would benefit from this scholarship with a supporting letter from your current supervisor. 

To apply for a scholarship or for more information, please visit: https://bsacimeeting.org/abstract-awards-travel/travel-fellowships/

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