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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, 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.

November 2018

International Emergency Department Leadership Institute
Date: 5-11 November 2018
Venue: Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium
How to book: Please click here for more details and here to purchase tickets

The International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI) is a program created by Harvard Medical School faculty and other international experts to provide emergency department leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to operate successful emergency departments in any part of the world. Through interactive lectures and workshops, IEDLI courses will change the way you think about the problems facing your emergency department.


Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)
Date: 8 - 9 November 2018
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.

The APLS course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for recognition and effective treatment and stabilisation of children with life threatening emergencies, using a structured, sequential approach. The course is taught, and its principles, are practised throughout the world, with over 83,000 candidates who have completed the course since its inception in 1993.  Candidates who have taken the course include Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Resuscitation Training Officers from Accident & Emergency, Anaesthetic and Paediatric departments.

ACCS Mock Interview Day
Date: 10 November 2018
Venue: Croydon University Hospital, 530 London Road, London CR7 7YE
How to book: Please click here for more details and to purchase tickets. 

Applying to ACCS training this year? Join us for the only regional course of its kind, aimed to prepare you for ACCS application and interview. Receive insight from successful trainees, tips from former interview panel members , PLUS a five station mock interview included. 

EMUSS Level 1 Ultrasound course
Date: 19 November 2018
Venue: Sandwell Hospital Birmingham
How to book: Please click here for more details and how to book

1 day course to get your ultrasound skills up to date as per RCEM requirement. Please visit the EMUSS website here for further dates and events.


4th Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Society and 1st EMTACC joint conference

Date: 21 Nov 2018
Venue: Sandwell Hospital, Birmingham
How to book: Please click here for more details and how to book

1 day conference for EM, Acute medicine, critical care, ACPs, ENPS, Paramedics, Nurses and all the colleagues dealing with emergencies. Lots of discussion about current updates about ultrasound, Major trauma, REBOA, ECMO and a lot more.

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Regular Courses


RCEM Simulation courses

See Simulation Training

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
 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