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.

Suturing and Wound Management for Emergency Medicine
Date: 24 April 2021 (and 16 October 2021) 
Venue: Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, B98 7UB
How to Book: please email Mr DWJ McCreadie FRCS. FRCEM on dwjmccreadie@hotmail.co.uk for more details and bookings.

Now in its 8th year this well regarded 1 day Course is uniquely designed for the management of those wounds found in the ED. The Course covers the Principles of Wound Management (45 mins) and Suturing Skills (5 hrs 20 mins) using knot tying jigs and animal specimens. You really will be able to suture by the end of the day. Taught in small groups (max 8 per instructor) directed by an experienced surgically trained EM Consultant who also teaches on the RCS Basic Surgical Skills course. Ideal for all clinicians (all grades of doctor including consultants, ANPs and ACPs) who wish to improve their wound care skills. Previously accredited for CPD by the RCEM.

scouseSAM Virtual Conference
29 - 30 April 2021
How to book:
Visit the website to book

The Society for Acute Medicine’s Spring meeting, scouseSAM, will take place online on 29-30 April 2021. This will be a fully virtual conference with the option to watch sessions live and on demand for up to 6 months following the conference dates.

Pre-hospital emergency care: Shared experiences and challenges, innovations and the future

Date: Friday 30 April 2021
Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm BST
Venue: Online
How to book: Visit the website to book your place

Join a faculty of world-renowned experts from different specialties of medicine to share experiences, to discuss innovations and interventions that can improve patient care, and to identify challenges and look to the future. This unique webinar will be set in 5 themed sessions, including managing challenging circumstances, difficult decisions, transfer, career advice and cardiac arrest.

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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.