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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 and courses are listed in the CPD section
Training Courses- Further courses of particular interest to Trainees (including details of MRCEM preparation courses) are listed in the EMTA section
Simulation Training - RCEM Simulation Faculty Courses
Courses Approved by RCEM - Details of the Following courses can be found on the Courses approved by RCEM page:

  • UK Training in Emergency Airway Management (TEAM) Courses
  • Royal Society of Medicine courses
  • Advanced Life Support courses
  • Meningitis Awareness courses

International Events
External event - Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex Showcase


Course Calendar

June 2017

RCoA Summer Symposium: Providing high quality anaesthesia care in a sustainable healthcare system
Date:
13 - 14 June 2017
Venue: Belfast Waterfront
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

For the 2017 RCoA Summer Symposium we have assembled a group of renowned national and international experts who will present on a wide range of topics related to developing sustainable anaesthesia services which respond to the needs of the population. 

BAPRAS & FAPRAS Summer Scientific Meeting 2017
Date: 15 - 17 June 2017
Venue: Scandic Marina Congress Centre, Helsinki, Finland
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and the Finnish Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons will be holding a joint summer scientific meeting in Helsinki, Finland. 

Suturing and Wound Management for Emergency Medicine
Date:
24 June 2017
Venue: Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, B98 7UB
How to book: Please email Mr DWJ McCreadie on dwjmccreadie@hotmail.co.uk for more details and to purchase tickets

This course is uniquely designed for the management of those wounds found in the ED. The course covers principles of wound management (45 mins) and suturing (5.5 hours) using knot tying jigs and animal specimens. Taught in small groups (max. 8) to ensure close supervision by an experienced, surgically trained EM Consultant who also teaches on the RCS basic surgical skills course. Ideal for all clinicians (all grades, including consultants, ANP's and PA's) who wish to improve their wound care skills. Credited for CPD. 

GSTT Clinical Leadership
Date:
28 June 2017
Venue: Robens Suite, Guy's Hospital London, SE1 9RT
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

This course aims to improve leadership skills for junior doctors, specialist staff grades and SASG doctors and will cover the following topics: understanding the current healthcare context, NHS landscape, Francis Report, Berwick Report, leadership on the ward, principles to work with, safety, teams and you, influencing others, personal skills development, conflict management skills, coaching and mentoring. 

July 2017

Drink-Drug Driving Day
Date: 1 July 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn, Regent's Park, London
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine will be holding a Drink-Drug Driving Study Day on Saturday 1 July 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Regent's Park, London. The Drink-Drug Driving Day will look at recent developments and updates in drink/drug driving. There will be an expert panel Q&A session so delegates will be able to submit any questions they would like answered ahead of the day. 

Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (APEx)
Date:
3 - 4 July 2017
Venue: Advanced Life Support Group, 29 - 31 Ellesmere Street, Swinton, Manchester, M27 0LA
How to book:
Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

APEx focuses on the emergency care of patients presenting with acute psychiatric crisis. The course is designed to deliver the necessary knowledge and skills to trainees in both emergency medicine and psychiatry as well as to nursing and other allied health professionals that are involved in their care. It will allow a shared understanding of the problem and also foster a common language between professionals that expedites excellent care.

Sheffield FRCEM Critical Appraisal Course

Date: 18 July 2017
Venue: Halifax Hall, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield, S10 3ER
How to book: Please see www.sheffieldcriticalappraisal.co.uk for more details and to purchase tickets

This one day course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pass the critical appraisal component of the FRCEM examination. The course faculty includes Professor Steve Goodacre, author of the acclaimed EMJ Critical Appraisal series and Professor Sue Mason, ensuring candidate will receive expert tutition and analysis of critical appraisal techniques for the FRCEM exam. Topics covered include the format of the critical appraisal exam, statistics for FRCEM, therapeutic studies, diagnostic studies, systematic reviews/meta-analysis and evaluation of service organisation and delivery. 

EMUSS Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) for Acute & Emergency Physicians (Level 2)
Date: 18 - 19 July 2017
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust 
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets
 
CORE (Level 1) Emergency Ultrasound Course (London, UK) 
Date: 25 - 26 July 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB 
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

This very popular one day Emergency Ultrasound course addresses the knowledge and practical skills recommended by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as necessary to achieve competency in the four CORE (level 1) clinical applications of Emergency Ultrasound. It also covers the mandatory components of ultrasound physics and good governance. Price £375 including VAT.

EMUSS Level 1 Ultrasound Course 
Date: 29 July 2017
Venue: Post Graduate Centre, University Hospitals Birmingham
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

A one day course to help Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Acute Medical and Surgical trainees learn the skill of identifying free fluid and AAA in the abdomen, getting vascular access and echoing the heart in cardiac arrest with ultrasound.

EMUSS Level 1 Ultrasound Finishing School 
Date: 29 - 30 July 2017
Venue: Post Graduate Centre, University Hospitals Birmingham
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

This is a two-day finishing school to help Emergency Medicine trainees to achieve level 1 emergency ultrasound competencies. Plenty of hands on practice and help with logbook and images, followed by formal triggered assessments in all four modalities (FAST, AAA, Vascular Access & Echo in Life Support) and final sign off. 

EMUSS Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Block Course

Date: 30 July 2017
Venue: Post Graduate Centre, University Hospitals Birmingham
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

A one day course to help Emergency Medicine, Trauma & Orthopaedics and Anaesthetics trainees learn the skill of blocking peripheral nerves with ultrasound.  
 
Emergency Radiology Course (London, UK)
Date: 31 July 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB 
How to book: Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets

A comprehensive one day overview of the essential need to know radiology of the Emergency Department. Price £105 including VAT.
 

August 2017

FRCEM Intermediate Revision Course (London UK)
Date:
30 - 31 August 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

New fully revised and updated SAQ course for the FRCEM Intermediate exam. Two days of intensive revision for the new Intermediate SAQ exam (which replaces MRCEM Part B) combining lectures of all the key topics with lots of invaluable SAQ practice. 

September 2017
FRCEM Intermediate Revision Course (London UK)
Date: 5 - 6 September 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

New fully revised and updated SAQ course for the FRCEM Intermediate exam. Two days of intensive revision for the new Intermediate SAQ exam (which replaces MRCEM Part B) combining lectures of all the key topics with lots of invaluable SAQ practice. 

CORE (Level 1) Emergency Ultrasound Course (London, UK)
Date: 12 - 13 September 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB 
How to book: Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets

This very popular one day Emergency Ultrasound course addresses the knowledge and practical skills recommended by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine as necessary to achieve competency in the four CORE (level 1) clinical applications of Emergency Ultrasound. It also covers the mandatory components of ultrasound physics and good governance. Price £375 including VAT. 

MRCEM Part C/OSCE Course (London UK)
Date: 16 – 17 September 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
How to book: Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets

Over a full two days our MRCEM Part C/OSCE Exam Preparation Course builds your knowledge, confidence and experience of MRCEM OSCEs - ready for the real exam! Price £575 including VAT. Further information available on our website: 

 

EUSEM 11th European Congress on Emergency Medicine (Athens Greece)
Date: 23 - 27 September 2017
Venue: MEGARON Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC), Vass. Sofias and Kokkali, Athens, 115 21
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

This event will give delegates the opportunity to listen to leaders in the field of emergency medicine, and also use their knowledge and skills in interactive sessions, simulation stations, meet-the-expert events, case based discussions, clinical challenges, social networking and activities. It will bring together doctors, nurses and trainees with the aim  of increasing the overall knowledge and quality of care for the patients in any kind of emergency and in any environment. 

October 2017
Diploma Course in Forensic Medical Sciences
Date:
5 October 2017 – 22 March 2018
Venue:
Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences, Charterhouse Square, London or online attendance  
How to book:
For information about fees and application contact Mr Adam Constaciak, Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences, 117 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6AA, info@afms.org.uk or 0207 882 3401

The course aims to offer participants an understanding and core knowledge in forensic medicine, as well as toxicology, forensic science and the law. All topics mentioned will be thoroughly covered by the high standard of teaching from active practitioners.

Suturing and Wound Management for Emergency Medicine
Date:
 14 and 21 October 2017
Venue: Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, B98 7UB
How to book: Please email Mr DWJ McCreadie on dwjmccreadie@hotmail.co.uk for more details and to purchase tickets.

This course is uniquely designed for the management of those wounds found in the ED. The course covers principles of wound management (45 mins) and suturing (5.5 hours) using knot tying jigs and animal specimens. Taught in small groups (max. 8) to ensure close supervision by an experienced, surgically trained EM Consultant who also teaches on the RCS basic surgical skills course. Ideal for all clinicians (all grades, including consultants, ANP's and PA's) who wish to improve their wound care skills. Credited for CPD. 

November 2017
3rd Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Society Conference
Date:
1 November 2017
Venue:
Post Graduate Centre, University Hospitals Birmingham
How to book:
Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets

This is a one day conference, with multiple lectures and then workshops covering ultrasound curriculum to enhance its use and understanding in the ED.

 
FRCEM Primary Revision Course (London UK)
Date: 2 - 3 November 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
How to book: Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets

An intensive TWO day revision course for the new FRCEM Primary Exam. This course combines lectures on all the key Basic Sciences topics required for the FRCEM Primary with lots of Single Best Answer Question (SBAQ) practice. Price £495 including VAT.

FRCEM Primary Revision Course (London UK)
Date: 7 - 8 November 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
How to book: Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets

An intensive TWO day revision course for the new FRCEM Primary Exam. This course combines lectures on all the key Basic Sciences topics required for the FRCEM Primary with lots of Single Best Answer Question (SBAQ) practice. Price £495 including VAT.
 
BAPRAS Winter Scientific Meeting
Date: 29 November - 1 December 2017
Venue: Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

Book this event to attend BAPRAS' flagship scientific meeting in London. This event will be of interest to anyone with an interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery from medical student to consultant level, with sessions on wound healing, craniofacial surgery, clinical trials, microsurgery, limb trauma and much more. BAPRAS are inviting abstract submissions until 27 July 2017. 


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

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

2017 Course Dates

 Date  Location
 15 - 16 June 2017  Military, Strensall, York
 7 July 2017  Nottingham
 8 July 2017  Chelmsford, London
 9 September 2017  Bristol
 14 September 2017  Chelsea & Westminster, London
 23 - 24 November 2017  Military, Strensall, York


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
Further information from:  emsb@britishburnassociation.org