Our 2019 event will be held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel. More information about registering and the programme will be released in due course.
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This informal day guides newly appointed consultants, or those who are about to be appointed, through the major issues they will encounter in the first years following appointment.
The day will be conducted under Chatham House Rules to allow participants to share experiences and ask questions, from not only experts; but also newly appointed Consultants. The programme will give special attention to those areas not discussed in postgraduate or specialty training.
The topics covered during the day include:
- the interview process for consultants roles
- understanding the gap between training grade and consultant posts
- the Consultant contract and the job planning process
- time management and the efficient running of your office
- work life balance
- career progression and alternative roles
- the role of realistic medicine in medical practice
- opportunities in service development, locally and nationally
Who should attend?
- Newly appointed consultants
- Senior trainees
- Those returning from a period of absence
The SSP welcome all to attend their 60th Annual Meeting, this year taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Highlights of the event include:
- Dr Michael Williams – Liver transplantation in Scotland
- Dr Rahat Maitland – Acute medical emergencies in pregnancy
- Professor Opinder Sahota – Managing older patients with fracture
- Dr Susan Nimmo – Acute pain on medical wards
- Dr Euan Sandilands – Best practice in acute poisoning
- Dr Kevin Blyth – Pleural disease
- Dr Jennifer Logue - Strategies to promote weight loss
- Professor David Newby - Valvular heart disease
The 2018 Fitzgerald Peel Lecture entitled ‘Lung cancer - past, present and future' will be delivered by Professor Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
After a very successful session last year, this year's event will also have a dedicated trainee session. This is being led by Dr Ailsa Howie and Dr Vicky Tallentire, Consultants in Acute Medicine at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and will focus on some key non-technical skills that are under-represented in medical training and yet essential to a successful and fulfilling working life. The facilitators ask that you bring an open mind, a willingness to engage and one or two examples of challenging interactions you have encountered at work.
Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation. SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit.
The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and best student poster. Presenters of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be eligible for a travel grant to support presentation of the work at national or international meetings.
SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.
Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Thrombotic Drugs’. The Founder’s dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.
The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as the specific problems of practising in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.
After the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie , one of our founding members.
Registrations are now open for our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Peebles! Highlights of the event include:
- Coronary intervention in the elderly - Dr Vijay Kunadian, Newcastle
- Investigation of palpitations and what to do with ventricular ectopy - Dr Gareth Padfield, Aberdeen
- Invasive haemodynamic assessment: tips and tricks - Dr Andy Stewart, Aberdeen
- Post-operative complications: the interface between cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery - Mr Kelvin Lim, Edinburgh
- Guideline updates
- A variety of case presentations from across Scotland
Our invited guest lecture this year will be delivered by Professor Keith Oldroyd who will talk on ‘Tales from the Cath Lab: Lessons I've Learnt During 30 years of Coronary Intervention’
There will also be a drinks reception and Society dinner on the Friday evening.
Discounted accommodation is available to delegates for the evening of Friday 28 September at the Peebles Hydro Hotel. Please call 01764 651846 for Reservations. There is single bed (£65), double bed (single occupancy) (£115) & twin (£125) accommodation available and any not booked by Thursday 2 August 2018 will be released.
Emily Taylor Travel Fund – meeting attendance:
There are discretionary funds available to assist with travel to and from Spring and Autumn SCS Meetings. Application should be made in writing to: email@example.com. Successful applicants will be selected by the SCS Council. Award subject to applicant being a member of SCS and provision of receipts.
For more information and to book your place visit: http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/598/scottish-cardiac-society-27th-autumn-meeting
This annual course will be held on 11-12 June 2018 at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh. We’re delighted to welcome back Prof Heidi Connolly, Director of Cardiovascular Education at Mayo Clinic, Rochester (Minnesota) along with high profile UK speakers. Further information including registration details at www.advancedecho.co.uk