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 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

March 2017

CORE (level 1) Emergency Ultrasound Course
1 - 2 March 2017
Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, 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. 

Paediatric Traumatic Cardiac Arrest Study Day
8 March 2017
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
How to book:
Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

At this day you will share findings and consensus statements from the Delphi as well as discuss findings with the aim of developing a new algorithm. 

Cambridge Trauma Conference 2017

Date: 8 - 10 March 2017
Venue: Moller Centre, Cambridge
How to book: Please see www.cambridgetraumaconference.net for more details and to purchase tickets.

The conference will provide up to date education in trauma management, research, inter-professional relationships, practical skills such as trauma imaging and airway management, as well as update workshops on complex areas such as neuro-trauma, transfer nursing, and remote site critical care. 

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
9 - 10 March 2016
Venue: The Institute in the Park, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

An innovative simulation and case-based course on the use of point-of-care ultrasound in the assessment of ill and injured children. Designed for the novice and intermediate user in paediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine and paediatrics. Organised in partnership with The Hospital of Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Objectives include gaining an understanding of POCUS, the current state of PEM, current literature in POCUS, the use of POCUS in paediatric resuscitation, core POCUS and applications in PEM.

ACCS Trainee Day
Date: 13 March 2017
The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4SG
How to book:
Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

Trainees from all ACCS specialties are welcome to attend this RCoA day. The day will include presentations and workshops on how to achieve an outcome 1 at your ARCP, life after ACCS, careers guidance for ACCS trainees and much more. 

MRCEM Part C/OSCE Course
Date: 24 - 25 March 2017
Venue: Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 2XB
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
Over a full two days this MRCEM part C/OSCE exam preparation course builds your knowledge, confidence and experience of MRCEM OSCEs - ready for the real exam! 

April 2017

MRCEM Part C/OSCE Course
8 - 9 April 2017
Unit 42, St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Surrey Quays, London, SE16 2XB
How to book:
Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 
Over a full two days this MRCEM part C/OSCE exam preparation course builds your knowledge, confidence and experience of MRCEM OSCEs - ready for the real exam!

Joint European and British Society Emergency Radiology Annual Conference
Date: 25 - 26 April 2017
Venue: Imperial College London
How to book: Please see www.eser-society.org/meetings/eser-2017 for more details and to purchase tickets.

Join the biggest cross-speciality conference on Emergency Imaging and become more proficient at interpreting your patients’ scans! This conference caters for Emergency Physicians, Acute and Critical Specialists, Trauma Surgeons and Radiologists at all levels of experience. Six parallel streams including 4 hands-on workstation sessions and two interactive lectures will run throughout the two days. Early booking means you can pre-select the workshop sessions which suit you best and take advantage of early bird rates. 

May 2017

Emergency Medicine in the Tropics (EMIT)
Date: 1 - 12 May 2017
Venue: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali, Rwanda
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

Come and learn about EM, trauma and critical care in a low income country. Teaching from local experts, and lots of clinical exposure and ultrasound training. One or two week options available for EM and critical care clinicians, as well as a parallel nursing track.

British Burn Association Annual Conference: New Technologies for Better Burn Care
Date: 3 - 5 May 2017
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons, London
How to book: Please see www.convenus.com/bba or call 01722 742 603 for more details and to purchase tickets.

The focus of the conference will be to discuss the development and use of emerging technologies in burns care and an international panel of invited speakers will be in attendance to include David Herndon, Texas, USA; Peter Moorgate, OSCARE, Antwerp; Matthias Augst, Bonn/Rhein-Sieg; Paul van Zuijlen, Beverwijk; Cecillia Li-Tsang, Hong Kong; and Zephanie Tyack, Queensland, Australia. Sessions include Pre-Hospital Burn Care;  Basic Sciences and Research in Burns Care; Acute Surgical and ITU Burns Care; Infection Control and Burn Sepsis; Nursing, Therapy and Rehabilitation; Psychosocial Support for the Patient;  Burns Reconstruction;  Burn Service Innovations; Scar Clinic; The Matilda Lecture; The Wallace Lecture; Free Papers and Posters.  The sessions will be chaired by recognised national burn experts. Abstract submission deadline: Monday night (midnight) 2nd January 2017

Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine 11th Annual Conference
Date: 4 - 6 May 2017
Venue: The Hilton, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

The Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine will be holding its 11th Annual Conference at the Hilton, Belfast from 4 - 6 May 2017. The main theme for the conference is 'post-conflict resolution' and will cover issues such as substance misuse, sexual assault, suicide and self-harm. 

EM2C - East Midlands Emergency Medicine Case Conference
Date: 5 May 2017
Venue: Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport
How to book: Please visit www.em2c.uk for more details and to purchase tickets.

The conference will allow all career grade medics, ANPs, ENPs and medical students to present case reports in adult EM, education, quality improvement and research, paediatric EM and trauma. Themes and how to develop quality improvement projects will be shared. The day will be complimented by key note speeches from Taj Hassan (RCEM President), Ffion Davies, Jay Banerjee, Professor Tim Coates, Associate Professor Frank Coffey and Damian Rolands. 

Emergency Department Management
Date: 8 - 11 May 2017
Venue: Sala Giochi, Via Pugliesi, 26, 59100, Prato, Italy
How to book: Please see www.alfredetc-professional-development.cvent.com/EDMPrato2017 or email med-emergency.education@monash.edu for more details and to purchase tickets.

This course offers professional development for current and future leaders in emergency medicine. The content is aimed at best practice management of an emergency medical service. The purpose of the course is to increase clinicians' awareness of non-medical management principles and processes, and the influence of organisation and government on the provision of patient care. The course also provides an environment for self-reflection and supports the development of well-rounded, well-networked clinical leaders.

Introduction to Research Methods & Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine
8 - 11 May 2017
Venue: Sala Veneziana, Via Pugliesi, 26, 59100, Prato, Italy
How to book: Please see www.alfredetc-professional-development.cvent.com/IRM_IEBM_2017 or email med-emergency.education@monash.edu for more details and to purchase tickets.

Introduction to Research Methods (IRM) is a concise introduction to clinical research methodology and the practical skills required for undertaking such research. It introduces key terminology and processes in order to provide health professionals and students, who have not previously undertaken or led research, with the confidence and skills to contribute to this crucial element of the evidence based care continuum. Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine (IEBM) aims to equip students with the necessary skills to identify and incorporate the best available research evidence to their clinical training and clinical practice. These two courses can be completed separately or consecutively for a more comprehensive learning experience. They will enable you to be actively involved in medical research and to foster a research culture in your environment.

Dizziness and Balance Workshop
10 May 2017
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
How to book:
Please see www.dizzinessandbalanceworkshop.co.uk for more details and to purchase tickets. 

Dizziness is a common symptom in patients presenting to the emergency department, stroke unit, and general practice. The diagnosis and management of such patients can be challenging, but can also be achieved with appropriate clinical skills. This 1 day interactive workshop will support healthcare professionals to effectively diagnose and manage dizziness across a range of clinical settings. 

Concerned about inflicted injury? A practical approach
18 May 2017
Venue: British Dental Association, London
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

Whilst child and adult safeguarding is a part of mandatory training, medical and nursing staff still find the practical issues of handling these cases uncomfortable. Both scenarios of missing an inflicted injury or falsely accusing a carer of inflicting injury cause concern, which may lead to under reporting. The consequences of a missed opportunity to identify a patient at risk of further injury are huge. The long term effects of a false accusation are also difficult. Our duty is to the patient in front of us. The intention of this course is to work through actual case scenarios of adult and child safeguarding issues and to reflect as to what the best hands of management would be. 

European Paediatric Resuscitation & Emergency Medicine (PREM) Congress 2017
Date: 18 - 19 May 2017
Venue: Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
How to book: Please see www.prem2017.com for more details and to purchase tickets.

PREM is endorsed by all major European societies: EUSEM, ERC, ESPA, ESPNIC as well as several national groups and societies. It will again bring together emergency physicians, anaesthetists, paediatricians and many others from all over Europe and beyond. There will be ample opportunities to meet the current opinion leaders in paediatric resuscitation and emergency medicine. Once again, a very strong scientific program has been put forward.

2017 FICM Annual Meeting: Hard Cases or Bad Laws?
24 May 2017
Venue: Royal College of Anaesthetist, London
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets.

The 2017 FICM Annual Meeting is centered on the theme of legal and ethical issues within intensive care medicine. The event promises to be a day of lively debate on contentious areas of ICM practice. The event is anticipated to be worth 5 CPD credits.

July 2017

Sheffield FRCEM Critical Appraisal Course
Date: 18 July 2017
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. 

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
 2 - 3 February 2017  Military, Strensall, York
 10 February 2017  Manchester
 4 March 2017  Birmingham
 18 March 2017  East Grinstead, London
 25 May 2017  Newcastle
 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