Other Associations Events

Courses of Interest

This page lists events, short courses, conferences and study days of particular interest to emergency physicians run by external organisations. If you wish to have your course displayed, please contact the College Events team for further information: events@rcem.ac.uk.

Other areas of the website also contain information about emergency courses:
RCEM Study Days and Courses- College study days, conferences and workshops are listed under the 'Conferences and Events' tab.
Courses for Trainees - These can be found listed in the EMTA section, including details of the MRCEM preparation courses.
Simulation Training - These can be found under the Exams and Training Tab.

March 2018

The RCSEd Triennial Conference - The Modern Surgical Team: The Future of Surgery
22 - 23 March 2018
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW
How to book:
Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

This conference is for everyone involved in surgical practice, care and delivery. It will examine major themes that affect everyone who works as part of the surgical team, addressing important questions, such as: what is the answer to the NHS staffing crisis? How will we train future generation of surgeons? Speakers include Professor Sir Ian Kennedy QC, leader of the Ian Paterson enquiry and Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, Medical Director of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.

RETURN to EM: Review Everything That U Really Need to return to Emergency Medicine
23 March 2018
Scottish Centre for Simulation and Clinical Human Factors
How to book:
Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

In keeping with the advice from the GMC, AORMC and JRCPTB, we recognize that a break from clinical practice can impact upon your confidence and may provoke feelings of anxiety around your own clinical performance, knowledge and practical skills in dealing with acute emergencies. This one-day course has been specifically designed to assist you in the transition back into the ED environment with a focus on team working, clinical human factors and improved patient safety. With a choice of break-out sessions the day is adaptable and intended to appeal to all levels of training (ACCS/ST1 to consultants), any member of the EM team who would like to feel more prepared and confident when returning to work after a period of absence for any reason.

50th Medical Emergencies Course for Trainee Doctors
24 - 25 March 2018
The UCH Education Centre, 250 Euston Road, London, NW1 2PG
How to book:
Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

CPD-approved course, led by Professor Mervyn Singer (University College London) for Trainee and Junior Doctors working in any field of medicine where a medical emergency may be encountered. 

Making healthcare more human
Date: 28 March 2018
Venue: The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
How to book: Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

This event will explore: how current and future generations of NHS staff can drive change in their organisations; how leaders can create conditions where the skill and energy of staff can be nurtured; how patients and staff can work in partnership; and how directors and organisational development leads can make their organisation a supportive and compassionate place to work. The conference is CPD accredited and we welcome interest from patients, carers and any healthcare professional or NHS employee. 

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Regular Courses

RCEM Simulation courses

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Children’s Advanced Trauma (CAT) courses
The Children’s Advanced Trauma (CAT) course is aimed at clinicians who have a first line role in managing major paediatric trauma in a trauma centre. The course is delivered via written material, lectures and practical skills teaching including several hi-fidelity trauma simulations. These simulations use realistic numbers of clinicians from all the appropriate specialties in scenarios that run in real time for about 20-25 minutes followed by debrief and discussion. The course manual is a 70 page in-depth guide to all aspects of major paediatric trauma. The written material, lectures and simulation are delivered by experts in trauma and resuscitation, intensive care, anaesthetics, transport medicine, paediatric surgery and neurosurgery.

On average there are two CAT courses every year in Sheffield. The places on these courses are intended for candidates from all over the UK to come together and learn about the latest and best management of major paediatric trauma. A local one day course is provided in Sheffield for candidates who require more basic knowledge and to gain experience of paediatric trauma. Candidates who apply for the CAT course but are not short-listed may be offered a place on the Children's Intermediate Trauma (one-day) course. For more information email alison.kimber@sch.nhs.uk or visit our website.

Connecting with People: Emotional Resilience and Suicide Awareness training
The training comprises a series of peer reviewed and independently evaluated 2 hour modules, ideally suited to CPD and in-house training sessions. Participants will be able to develop a compassionate approach suitable for a demanding and time-pressured environment. At the end of the modules participants will be able to use the clinical resources to enhance their assessment and response to a suicidal patient. They will be able to undertake a safe triage and referral if appropriate, reduce their patients’ distress, and collaboratively create a safety plan to increase their patients’ resilience to suicidal thoughts. Visit the website here

Critical Appraisal Lowdown Course
An online critical appraisal course, delivered via online podcasts, supported with over 100 online MCQs to consolidate learning and a certificate of completion. Based on the RCEM critical appraisal syllabus the course provides the user with a sound understanding of critical appraisal and an ability to deliver evidence based medicine. Visit the website here, to subscribe to a course simply head to the website and click 'start a course'. 

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is the leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses for medical professionals, both here in the UK and also in a number of carefully selected overseas locations. The Expedition & Wilderness Medicine training faculty aims to prepare both medical professionals and expedition members for the rigours of providing medical care and leadership in wilderness areas far from advanced medical facilities. The courses aim to provide expedition medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an expedition or remote medical team. Visit our website for more information.

EMSB: Emergency Management of Severe Burn Course

2018 Course Dates

 Date  Location
 3 March 2018  Birmingham 
 8 March 2018  East Grinstead, London
 27 April 2018  Manchester
 16 June 2018  Chelmsford, London
 29 June 2018  Nottingham
 23 - 24 August 2018  Military, Strensall, Yorks
 15 September 2018  Bristol 
 28 September 2018  Chelsea and Westminster, London
 8 November 2018  Liverpool
 13 - 14 December 2018 Military, Strensall, Yorks  

The Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) course provides burn specific trauma management guidelines, which are additive and complimentary to those taught on other trauma courses eg ATLS. EMSB is a “stand alone” one-day course that covers the principles of the emergency management of severe burns in the British Isles including practical exercises in burn size assessment, fluid resuscitation, airway and wound management, paediatric burn care, electrical and chemical injuries and simulated cases. 
The course is appropriate for medical and nursing practitioners who may be required to provide initial management to patients with severe burn injuries e.g. those working anywhere in the field of burn care, anaesthesia, trauma, pre-hospital and emergency medicine. The EMSB course has been awarded 8 consultant CPD credits. 

Course fee:  £295 to include lunch and refreshments
To book online:  www.britishburnassociation.org/emsb-courses
Further information from:  emsb@britishburnassociation.org