RCPSG Event: Making Life Work Better

Date: 12th September 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


Emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, vicarious trauma, and low sense of personal achievement are all factors which contribute to burnout, intent to leave, ill health and workplace error, not to mention the negative effects upon our personal and professional relationships.

Healthcare professionals increasingly reports such symptoms, and indeed, the GMC National Training Survey 2018, noted that 1 in 4 trainees, and 1 in 5 medical trainers reported features of burnout.

’Making Life Work Better’ aims to be an impactful and entertaining one day conference, which addresses areas where we can all make a difference to our own health and wellbeing in the workplace, and that of our colleagues.

It shall build upon the success of our 2018 event, with a focus on how fostering a ‘well’ workplace culture, has a direct effect on patient safety and quality of care.

It promises to be an impactful programme which leaves attendees inspired to make changes within their own organisations.

Full details of the programme and further information can be found on the website:

SCS 28th Annual General Meeting 2019

Start date: 20th September 2019

End date: 21st September 2019

Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane


Save the date for our upcoming Annual General Meeting on 20-21 September 2019 at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

The SCS are proud to announce their programme for their 2019 Annual General Meeting! Organised by Professor Hany Eteiba, President of the Scottish Cardiac Society, this year’s highlights include:

  • Dedicated training session
  • Scientific abstracts
  • Session on the Scottish National Service Referral Pathways
  • Keynote lecture delivered by Professor David Newby, BHF Duke of Edinburgh Chair of Cardiology, University of Edinburgh
  • Case presentations from across Scotland
  • Poster session

For the full programme and to book your place today visit the following link:

Discounted fees are available for active SCS members and those applying for membership.

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: Successful applicants will be selected by the SCS Council.  Award subject to applicant being a member of SCS and provision of receipts.

Scottish Society of Physicians 61st Annual Meeting

Start date: 24th October 2019

End date: 25th October 2019

Location: Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline


We are delighted to announce the draft programme for the upcoming SSP meeting in October. We have a rich and diverse set of topics, with nationally and internationally renowned speakers from around the UK. The themes this year will cover aspects of cardiology, frailty, lung infection, acute kidney injury, infectious diseases and much more! Prof Angela Vincent from Oxford is going to talk on the challenging entity of Autoimmune Encephalitis, and Prof Anna Dominiczak from Glasgow is going to discuss the concept of Precision Medicine. We are certain this is going to be an informative and sociable meeting, and we hope very much that you can join us.

For more information, including travel and accommodation information, please visit:

Trainee Session
Our popular trainee session will be taking place on the Thursday morning. This year it will be facilitated by Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This will be a practical session suitable for trainees of all levels.

Call for Abstracts:
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. (Please note that abstracts focusing on individual case studies will not normally be accepted). Abstracts will be scored and the top 4 will be selected for oral presentation. These will then be followed by a “Poster Storm” session, where 4 high scoring poster presenters will give a very brief summary of their work, and answer one or two questions from the audience.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 August 2019.

To submit an abstract, please return the form below and send it to

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 to apply for a travel grant to support presentation of their work at a national or international meeting.

RCPE Cardiology Symposium

Date: 31st October 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Cardiac symptoms including breathlessness, chest pain, syncope and palpitation are amongst the commonest presentations seen in clinical practice. Despite the advances in investigations to detect the absence or presence of cardiac disease, understanding the relationship between symptoms and cause remains a challenge.

Cardiology has evolved at a remarkable and exciting pace over the last three decades, but for jobbing Physicians as well as Cardiologists the accurate diagnosis of symptoms that require further investigation with a view for potentially lifelong as well as expensive treatments is central to successful management.

In this symposium we discuss the common presentations, areas where the evidence and practice may differ, difficult clinical scenarios as well as communicating and learning from patients. Our keynote speaker will talk about speaking to patients, our clinicians will speak about diagnosis and our academics will speak about evidence.

The symposium is aimed at students, doctors in training, GPs, general physicians and cardiologists. We hope that the audience will find all sessions of interest and thought-provoking, and that the programme will stimulate discussion even beyond the day of the symposium.

RCPSG Event: Human Factors

Date: 21st November 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


Medical errors are common and largely preventable. In the UK, 1 in 10 hospital admissions has some form of human error, ranging from relatively minor incidents, to never events and death estimated to be up to 5,000 patients per year. Analysis of so called never events has found that human factors are responsible for the majority of these mistakes. The President’s priorities for her term include Well-Being and Workforce. A healthy and content workforce will reduce medical mistakes. It will also add to retention of staff.

Taking a lead from other high risk organisations including aviation and air traffic services this conference will examine human factors and their relevance to mistakes in an innovative and engaging way. It will highlight the importance of looking after ourselves, interpersonal relationships, flattening hierarchies and how to ensure adoption of a no blame culture to give the attendee insight into the subject and to learn methods of reducing mistakes.

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