Regional training dates for 2023/24 – volunteers needed

Dear all

We have set the dates for the 2023/24 cycle of regional training days, hosted in conjunction with the Royal Society of Medicine.  We are continuing the hybrid programme of virtual and F2F events.

These study days help to update your knowledge of important topics and meet key curriculum competencies that can be difficult to achieve in the workplace.  F2F events will also offer additional opportunities for networking and interaction with the LSP training leads.

The events are organised and hosted by trainee volunteers with an interest in that subspecialty (Grid or SPIN, or aspiring towards either of these), or interested in Medical Education, and are supported by the three Curriculum Delivery TPDs:  Jane Runnacles, Caroline Scott-Lang and Ellie Bond.

Organizers have previously found this to be a rewarding experience and it is a fantastic addition to your CV.  If you would like to be involved in organising a study day, please contact the relevant TPD ASAP – please note that some topics get a lot of volunteers and you may not be able to help with this cycle, but we can bear you in mind for future events or online learning.

 

The dates are:

Monday 2nd October 2023 – Acute Paediatrics and PICU – FACE TO FACE (Caroline)

Monday 23rd October 2023 –  Cardiology  – VIRTUAL  (Jane)

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 – Endocrinology – FACE TO FACE (Ellie)

Tuesday 12th December 2023 – Oncology – VIRTUAL (Jane)

Thursday 11th January 2024 – Gastroenterology/Hepatology  – VIRTUAL (Ellie)

Thursday 8th February 2024 – Paediatric Trauma – FACE TO FACE  (Caroline)

Tuesday 16th April 2024 – Child Protection – FACE TO FACE  (Ellie)

Thursday 9th May  2024 – Neonatology – VIRTUAL (Caroline)

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 –  Nephrology – FACE TO FACE  (Jane)

Thursday 6th June 2024 – Infectious Diseases and Sexual Health – FACE TO FACE (Caroline)

 

The TPDs can be contacted by email:

Caroline – Caroline.scott-lang@nhs.net 

Jane – jane.runnacles@gmail.com

Ellie – eleanor.bond@nhs.net

 

We would be grateful if trust reps and rota coordinators could work together locally to maximise attendance.  We appreciate that there have been some clashes with half term and a couple of Mondays too but we have limited choice of available sessions.  Virtual sessions will be available to view for 1 month after the event.

The RSM will open up booking for these events as soon as possible.  Advance booking via the website is strongly recommended.  Please be aware that for F2F events, space is limited and while on the day registration is typically available, catering is only provided for those who have pre-registered and for popular events entry cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Caroline on caroline.scott-lang@nhs.net