Careers Fair 2016

The 2015 seminar programme included seminars on specialty training, CV writing, interview skills, career planning, running across four parallel streams and over two days. Our 2016 programme is in progress, but in the meantime browse our 2015 seminars below to get a flavour of the event.
  • Friday 23 October 2015 Friday 23 October
  • Saturday 24 October 2015 Saturday 24 October
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  • Progressing to leadership
  • Broadening Horizons
  • Tools for taking control
  • Career Essentials

 

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Room 1
Everything you ever wanted to know about publishing research but were afraid to ask
Trish Groves
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Room 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about publishing research but were afraid to ask

Journals want to publish papers from researchers who ask important, clear questions; use the best and most feasible study designs; and then write up their methods and results fully and transparently - warts and all.  BMJ's Research to Publication eLearning programme, previewed here by a senior editor, explains how to become that researcher.
Trish GrovesHead of Research, BMJ & Editor-in-chief, BMJ OpenThis seminar is fully booked
How to publish your paper without neglecting your patients
Mark Pickin
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Room 1

How to publish your paper without neglecting your patients

Do you feel mystified by the publications game? Do you have a paper you’re putting off writing? Come to this relaxed and informal session to learn why you get stuck with your writing and how to overcome your fears and get your name in print.
Mark PickinTim Albert TrainingThis seminar is fully booked
How to stand out from the crowd: succeeding at the ST interview
Matt Green
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Room 1

How to stand out from the crowd: succeeding at the ST interview

This session aims to help you understand what interview panels are looking for and how best to present yourself as the person for the job. It stresses the importance of preparation, body language and a positive attitude.
Matt GreenDirector of professional development, BPP University School of HealthThis seminar is fully booked
Quick guide to Specialty Training 2016
Clare Kennedy
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Room 1

Quick guide to Specialty Training 2016

This session, open to all Careers Fair visitors, brings you right up to date with the ST recruitment process. It includes a preview of specialty recruitment 2016 aimed at those planning to apply next year, explaining competition ratios and looking at some specialties that you may not have thought of. And there’s time for your views and questions.
Clare KennedyProject manager, Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection, Health Education EnglandThis seminar is fully booked
How to improve your writing, the quick and easy way
Mark Pickin
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Room 1

How to improve your writing, the quick and easy way

Are you happy with your writing?  Most of us aren’t. Whether working on a journal article, a report, or even a long email, we can waste precious time re-writing and end up even more unhappy with our draft. Come to this session to learn faster and more effective ways to get your message across.
Mark PickinTim Albert TrainingThis seminar is fully booked
Stunning CVs and eye-catching application forms
Matt Green
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Room 1

Stunning CVs and eye-catching application forms

Creating a stunning CV is worth a bit of effort. This session offers plenty of tips and sound advice on how to improve your CV and to complete application forms so that they work for you and capture every aspect of your experience and achievements in your career to date.
Matt GreenDirector of professional development, BPP University School of HealthThis seminar is fully booked
Room 2
New career, new life: you can do it too
Giles P. Croft
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Room 2

New career, new life: you can do it too

You've reached a career crossroads and want to make dramatic changes, but don't know where to begin. In this dynamic, inspiring session, hear how a once career surgeon turned his life around and learn how to make your own dreams become reality, through 10 Principles of Career Change.
Giles P. CroftThis seminar is fully booked
Clinical leadership
David Samuel
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Room 2

Clinical leadership

In the post Francis report era medical leadership has become an integral part of medical practice, with a shift in postgraduate training to reflect this. Clinical leadership fellowships offer the opportunity to enrich trainees within a managerial and leadership environment and develop the key skills required to reform and innovate clinical care. This session will provide an overview of the experiences of one of the inaugural Welsh fellows.
David SamuelSenior Welsh Clinical Leadership fellow and Gastroenterology registrarThis seminar is fully booked
Your Foundation Programme application: What is the Situational Judgement Test? What does it test?
Kim Walker and Siobhan Fitzpatrick
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Room 2

Your Foundation Programme application: What is the Situational Judgement Test? What does it test?

This session explains the rationale for the use of the SJT as part of the application process for the Foundation Programme.  It will describe the role of the test and the attributes it is measuring.  The presentation will also explore the perceptions of the SJT and clarify its use for the applications process compared with obtaining a medical degree.
Kim Walker and Siobhan FitzpatrickUKFPO Recruitment special advisorThis seminar is fully booked
Kicking the habit of procrastination and getting stuff done
Giles P. Croft
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Room 2

Kicking the habit of procrastination and getting stuff done

Making best use of our precious time is a daily battle, and none of those apps or solutions ever seem to make a difference! In this honest and amusing session, you'll learn why that is, and how to take control of "stuff" once and for all.
Giles P. CroftThis seminar is fully booked
Building your resilience as a doctor
Caroline Elton
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Room 2

Building your resilience as a doctor

There is no getting away from it: medicine is a demanding and potentially stressful career choice. This practical session will combine an evidence based assessment of the literature on stress in medicine, together with practical suggestions about different actions you can take in order to enhance your career resilience. 
Caroline EltonThis seminar is fully booked
Room 3
Compelling presentations: how to command respect from critical audiences
Kathleen Sullivan
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Room 3

Compelling presentations: how to command respect from critical audiences

Not all audiences are created equal, and some can push even the most prepared presenter to an uncomfortable edge with dread. In this session you will discover what it takes to put you in control not only of your nerves, but of the level and quality of engagement and response you generate from the people in the room, no matter how critical and questioning they may appear.
Kathleen SullivanProfessional coachThis seminar is fully booked
Finding and keeping your passion
Caroline Elton
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Room 3

Finding and keeping your passion

Although you must have shown considerable determination to get through medical school and your early postgraduate years, there are many forces which can erode your commitment to medicine. This session will help you get back in touch with what you love about your choice of career, as well as identifying practical strategies for keeping that love affair alive. 
Caroline EltonThis seminar is fully booked
Appraisal and revalidation for locum doctors
Mike Egerton and Yvonne Greig
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Room 3

Appraisal and revalidation for locum doctors

Revalidation now forms the basis of ensuring your continued GMC registration to practice.  For locums there are some unique challenges that these processes can present and having a good understanding of what is required of you is vital to your career. This seminar features top tips to ensure you are fully prepared for appraisal and revalidation.
Mike Egerton and Yvonne GreigMEDACSThis seminar is fully booked
Recognition and early management of the acutely ill ward patient
Paul Frost
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Room 3

Recognition and early management of the acutely ill ward patient

This practical and hands on session using the ABCDE approach to critical illness will demonstrate how you can build confidence in managing your patients with reference to important recent articles from The BMJ.
Paul FrostConsultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, CardiffThis seminar is fully booked
Are you ready to be revalidated?
Ray Field
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Room 3

Are you ready to be revalidated?

Since 2012 nearly half of all doctors on the GMC Register have had a revalidation decision made about their fitness to practice. Ray Field, who has overseen the revalidation of doctors inLondon, will give examples of doctors’ Portfolios that have been positively revalidated and others that have not, providing practical advice on how to get your Portfolio revalidation ready. The session will cover a range of doctors’ Portfolios from the NHS, the independent sector, GPs and locums.
Ray FieldMedical revalidation lead for London, NHS EnglandThis seminar is fully booked
Careers outside clinical practice - working in the pharmaceutical industry
James Penton
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Room 3

Careers outside clinical practice - working in the pharmaceutical industry

What's it really like to work as a doctor in the pharmaceutical industry? Come along to hear the story of a clinician who recently left the NHS to do just that. 
Find out about the exciting opportunities that pharma offers, and get tips on how to make your application successful.
James PentonJohnson & JohnsonThis seminar is fully booked
Room 4
Make it happen: get that job
Mark Cheetham
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Room 4

Make it happen: get that job

The session will offer practical advice and guidance to support you to ‘nail that job’. The session will be focussed, engaging, at times humorous and above all – useful!
Mark CheethamScheduled Care Group Medical DirectorThis seminar is fully booked
Working as an MD in drug development at Novo Nordisk
Agon Hyensi, Novo Nordisk
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Room 4

Working as an MD in drug development at Novo Nordisk

Have you ever wondered how many people’s lives an MD can impact during her/his career? For the ones working in Novo Nordisk, it is millions! Do you strive to create better treatments and improve the care of millions of people and have a major impact? Join this session and get to know more about pharmaceutical medicine.
Agon Hyensi, Novo NordiskThis seminar is fully booked
Alberta, Canada: Be the doctor you’ve always dreamed of
David Kay and Kate Reed
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Room 4

Alberta, Canada: Be the doctor you’ve always dreamed of

Come and discover why Alberta, Canada is a wonderful place to live, work and call home. Join us to learn about the opportunities awaiting you and your family as a general practitioner. In Alberta, you can have the fulfilling career and enjoyable life you deserve.
David Kay and Kate ReedWestern Canada recruitmentThis seminar is fully booked
Are you still a doctor, Mummy? An alternative pathway
Frances Nichol
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Room 4

Are you still a doctor, Mummy? An alternative pathway

Since my childhood I have passionately wanted to be a doctor. Now 15 years after joining the pharmaceutical industry, and without direct patient contact, what is it about the daily opportunities and challenges available in pharma that make me still feel like a doctor?
Frances NicholRocheThis seminar is fully booked
Living and practicing in Manitoba, Canada
Myron Thiessen and Marie Butler
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Room 4

Living and practicing in Manitoba, Canada

Come learn about Manitoba and all it has to offer to physicians looking for rewarding careers and an adventurous lifestyle.   Located in the very centre of Canada, its beautiful Prairie landscape and warm friendly people will make relocating a very positive experience.   Come meet us to explore career opportunities and review the steps required for registration and licensing to practice in Manitoba.
Myron Thiessen and Marie ButlerWestern Canada recruitmentThis seminar is fully booked
Room 5
The Big Debate - this house believes that medicine is the best career in the world
Clare Gerada, Helgi Johannsson, Partha Kar, Pete Deveson
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Room 5

The Big Debate - this house believes that medicine is the best career in the world

Join the discussion as doctors from all stages of their careers debate the motion "This house believes that medicine is the best career in the world." Hear analysis of how medical careers have changed in an era of stagnant pay, rising workload, and changing patient expectations, and share your views with colleagues from across the profession.
Drinks and debate bring day one of BMJ Live to a close
Drinks reception:18.30, debate starts: 18.45
Clare Gerada, Helgi Johannsson, Partha Kar, Pete DevesonThis seminar is fully booked
Room 6
An innovative approach to tackling prostate cancer
Hashim Ahmed
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Room 6

An innovative approach to tackling prostate cancer

The prostate cancer pathway has hitherto been an outlier – diagnosis and treatment has been reliant on a random biopsy test. This talk will show how UK led research and innovation has driven a transformation of this pathway with fewer harms and improved outcomes for the most common solid organ cancer in men.
Hear from one of this year's awarding winning speakers from The BMJ Awards 2015
Hashim AhmedThis seminar is fully booked
Success in primary care
Anna Down
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Room 6

Success in primary care

This session discusses the successes, challenges and next steps of developing a proactive model for looking after large numbers of care home patients to improve outcomes with multi site and remote working. This includes pharmacy teams.
Hear from one of this year's awarding winning speakers from The BMJ Awards 2015
Anna DownThis seminar is fully booked
Showcasing outstanding clinical leadership in perinatal care
Jason Gardosi
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Room 6

Showcasing outstanding clinical leadership in perinatal care

The most radical innovation in medicine today is the pursuit of a truly patient centred approach. In maternity care, putting mother and baby at the centre helps clinicians provide safer and higher quality care. This session will demonstrate:
  • How data and clinical audit have led to a breakthrough in our understanding of ‘avoidability’
  • How evidence and engagement can be used to challenge current cultures of complacency'
  • How the paradigm shift in approach has led to hundreds of fewer baby deaths each year

Hear from one of this year's awarding winning speakers from The BMJ Awards 2015 
Jason GardosiThis seminar is fully booked
Recognising the value of patients
Dominic Inman
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Room 6

Recognising the value of patients

176 hospitals in the UK admitted 70,000 patients with hip fracture last year. Overall one year mortality after hip fracture is high at around 30%.  We present the process of developing a trust-wide hip fracture quality improvement programme started in 2010.  Multidisciplinary involvement, a team approach, real-time feedback and the introduction of multiple evidence-based interventions have led to significant improvements in outcome, including a significant drop in 30 day mortality risk, for this frail group of patients.
Hear from one of this year's awarding winning speakers from The BMJ Awards 2015 
Dominic InmanThis seminar is fully booked
Positive improvement in end of life care
Andrew Daley
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Room 6

Positive improvement in end of life care

We are all going to die. Like it or not, care at the end of life is every doctor’s business, though many of us shy away from it. Not knowing what conversations have already taken place makes it even harder. This project shows what can be achieved when organisations and individuals choose to work together. Communications training, shared electronic records and out of hours tele-health support can enable high quality, appropriate care in all settings.
Hear from one of this year's awarding winning speakers from The BMJ Awards 2015 
Andrew DaleyThis seminar is fully booked
A person centred approach to dementia
Alok Kumar Rana
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Room 6

A person centred approach to dementia

The session involves discussion around innovative approaches to help care homes aid their staff in developing skills to care for people with dementia and develop identified dementia champions to continue focusing on dementia. This project also identified the impact of developing a peer network of the dementia champions to make it a self-sustaining project in the long term and spread good ideas across care homes.
Hear from one of this year's awarding winning speakers from The BMJ Awards 2015 
Alok Kumar RanaThis seminar is fully booked

 

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Room 1
Stunning CVs and eye-catching application forms
Matt Green
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Room 1

Stunning CVs and eye-catching application forms

Creating a stunning CV is worth a bit of effort. This session offers plenty of tips and sound advice on how to improve your CV and to complete application forms so that they work for you and capture every aspect of your experience and achievements in your career to date.
Matt GreenDirector of professional development, BPP University School of HealthThis seminar is fully booked
How to publish your paper without neglecting your patients
Mark Pickin
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Room 1

How to publish your paper without neglecting your patients

Do you feel mystified by the publications game? Do you have a paper you’re putting off writing? Come to this relaxed and informal session to learn why you get stuck with your writing and how to overcome your fears and get your name in print.
Mark PickinTim Albert TrainingThis seminar is fully booked
How to stand out from the crowd: succeeding at the ST interview
Matt Green
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Room 1

How to stand out from the crowd: succeeding at the ST interview

This session aims to help you understand what interview panels are looking for and how best to present yourself as the person for the job. It stresses the importance of preparation, body language and a positive attitude.
Matt GreenDirector of professional development, BPP University School of HealthThis seminar is fully booked
How to improve your writing, the quick and easy way
Mark Pickin
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Room 1

How to improve your writing, the quick and easy way

Are you happy with your writing?  Most of us aren’t. Whether working on a journal article, a report, or even a long email, we can waste precious time re-writing and end up even more unhappy with our draft. Come to this session to learn faster and more effective ways to get your message across.
Mark PickinTim Albert TrainingThis seminar is fully booked
Kicking the habit of procrastination and getting stuff done
Giles P. Croft
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Room 1

Kicking the habit of procrastination and getting stuff done

Making best use of our precious time is a daily battle, and none of those apps or solutions ever seem to make a difference! In this honest and amusing session, you'll learn why that is, and how to take control of "stuff" once and for all.
Giles P. CroftThis seminar is fully booked
Stunning CVs and eye-catching application forms
Matt Green
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Room 1

Stunning CVs and eye-catching application forms

Creating a stunning CV takes a bit of effort. This session offers plenty of tips and sound advice on how to improve your CV and to complete application forms so that they work for you and capture every aspect of your experience and achievements in your career to date.
Matt GreenDirector of professional development, BPP University School of HealthThis seminar is fully booked
Room 2
Quick guide to specialty training
Clare Kennedy
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Room 2

Quick guide to specialty training

This session, open to all Careers Fair visitors, brings you right up to date with the ST recruitment process. It includes a preview of specialty recruitment 2016 aimed at those planning to apply next year, explaining competition ratios and looking at some specialties that you may not have thought of. And there’s time for your views and questions.
Clare KennedyProject manager, Medical and Dental Recruitment and Selection, Health Education EnglandThis seminar is fully booked
Making sense of medical careers
Rachel Mort
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Room 2

Making sense of medical careers

Want to find out about medical career pathways? This seminar will give you an insight into the current medical pathway from foundation, core to specialty training and beyond including the future of medical training and where to find out the information you need to make a start on planning your career in the medical profession.
Rachel MortCareers Adviser, Wales DeaneryThis seminar is fully booked
New career, new life: you can do it too
Giles P. Croft
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Room 2

New career, new life: you can do it too

You've reached a career crossroads and want to make dramatic changes, but don't know where to begin. In this dynamic, inspiring session, hear how a once career surgeon turned his life around and learn how to make your own dreams become reality, through 10 Principles of Career Change.
Giles P. CroftThis seminar is fully booked
Working with Care UK: How to widen your portfolio of where you treat NHS patients
Ian Crate
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Room 2

Working with Care UK: How to widen your portfolio of where you treat NHS patients

This seminar is chance for medical professionals to hear directly from a Consultant that made the move from the NHS to the Independent healthcare sector while still maintaining a NHS patient focus that allows him and his colleagues to set high standards for surgical outcomes.
Ian CrateConsultant General Surgeon and Clinical Director for general surgery – Care UKThis seminar is fully booked
Overcoming difficulties with postgraduate examinations
Caroline Elton
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Room 2

Overcoming difficulties with postgraduate examinations

Medical students may think that the ultimate goal is passing medical school finals. The reality is starkly different as every specialty in the UK requires doctors to pass the relevant postgraduate exams. For some this becomes a major stumbling block. Based on the experience of supporting doctors with exam difficulties, we explores common reasons why people encounter problems passing exams– and make suggestions as to what can be done to move one’s career forward.
Caroline EltonThis seminar is fully booked
Compelling presentations: how to command respect from critical audiences
Kathleen Sullivan
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Room 2

Compelling presentations: how to command respect from critical audiences

Not all audiences are created equal, and some can push even the most prepared presenter to an uncomfortable edge with dread. In this session you will discover what it takes to put you in control not only of your nerves, but of the level and quality of engagement and response you generate from the people in the room, no matter how critical and questioning they may appear.
Kathleen SullivanProfessional coachThis seminar is fully booked
Room 3
What’s great about general practice?
Ed Pooley
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Room 3

What’s great about general practice?

Flexibility, variety, continuity, and specialisation. What is it like being a GP partner and GPSI in Emergency Medicine and Chronic Fatigue Medicine, and how can the scope of general practice be extended, e.g. acupuncture, physical treatments, and medical entrepreneurship? What are the problems facing GPs and implications for those interested in general practice?
Ed PooleyThis seminar is fully booked
Finding and keeping your passion
Caroline Elton
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Room 3

Finding and keeping your passion

Although you must have shown considerable determination to get through medical school and your early postgraduate years, there are many forces which can erode your commitment to medicine. This workshop will help you get back in touch with what you love about your choice of career, as well as identifying practical strategies for keeping that love affair alive.
Caroline EltonThis seminar is fully booked
Recognition and early management of the acutely ill ward patient
Paul Frost
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Room 3

Recognition and early management of the acutely ill ward patient

This practical and hands on session using the ABCDE approach to critical illness will demonstrate how you can build confidence in managing your patients with reference to important recent articles from The BMJ.
Paul FrostConsultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, CardiffThis seminar is fully booked
Coaching and mentoring to release potential
Rebecca Viney
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Room 3

Coaching and mentoring to release potential

This session is about empowering people to develop their full potential in a variety of aspects of their lives. We will be considering what coaching and mentoring is and what it is not, reflecting on the attributes of a good coach, practising a coach/mentoring style of questioning and thinking about the benefits. 
Rebecca VineyThis seminar is fully booked
Are you ready to be revalidated?
Ray Field
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Room 3

Are you ready to be revalidated?

Since 2012 nearly half of all doctors on the GMC Register have had a revalidation decision made about their fitness to practice. Ray Field, who has overseen the revalidation of doctors inLondon, will give examples of doctors’ Portfolios that have been positively revalidated and others that have not, providing practical advice on how to get your Portfolio revalidation ready. The session will cover a range of doctors’ Portfolios from the NHS, the independent sector, GPs and locums.
Ray FieldMedical revalidation lead for London, NHS EnglandThis seminar is fully booked
Learning to lead
Clare Price-Dowd
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Room 3

Learning to lead

Whether you are at the start of your career or have just attained the senior job you always dreamed of, the ability to  lead effectively  will influence how you practice and are perceived by others. This session will help you identify development options that can support you at each stage.
Clare Price-DowdSenior programme lead, NHS Leadership evaluationThis seminar is fully booked
Room 4
A medical career in the British Army
Royal Army Medical Corps
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Room 4

A medical career in the British Army

Take your professional experience to a whole new level and join the Royal Army Medical Corps delivering an occupationally focused medical service in the UK with fantastic opportunities for overseas travel on a variety of assignments. Visit our stand today for more information or contact Daniel.savoury@capita.co.uk
Royal Army Medical CorpsThis seminar is fully booked
Relocating to British Columbia (BC): what you need to know
Catherine Omueti and Margaret Kennedy
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Room 4

Relocating to British Columbia (BC): what you need to know

BC is known for a quality of life that is envied around the world. Welcoming communities with spectacular recreational opportunities, rich cultural diversity, and a commitment to education and healthcare make it the perfect place to call home. Attend our seminar to learn about licensing, rewarding jobs, and emigrating to Canada.
Catherine Omueti and Margaret KennedyWestern Canada recruitmentThis seminar is fully booked
What the land of down under (Australia) can offer you as a GP
Matthew Smith and Michael Gendy
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Room 4

What the land of down under (Australia) can offer you as a GP

This session will cover what Jupiter Health and Medical Services can offer and why Western Australia is the ideal place to work as a GP.
Matthew Smith and Michael GendyUK doctor, CEO Jupiter Health and Medical ServicesThis seminar is fully booked
Seeing patients through a different lens
Rick Lones and Essra Ridha
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Room 4

Seeing patients through a different lens

In clinical practice we are used to treating individual patients but a move to industry represents a different paradigm, with the opportunity to have a major impact on much larger populations. Physicians working in Medical Affairs work at the coalface between industry and clinical practice. Hear from two very different perspectives about how patients are positively impacted, from a Medical Director with over 18 years’ experience and a Medical Adviser in her first year.
Rick Lones and Essra RidhaThis seminar is fully booked
Live, work and play in Saskatchewan!
Rhoda Yakubowski
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Room 4

Live, work and play in Saskatchewan!

saskdocs connects physicians with employers and communities in Saskatchewan, a beautiful province in western Canada. Recruitment Consultant Rhoda Yakubowski will present to physicians at BMJ about saskdocs’ activities, licensing information specific to Saskatchewan and a general overview of the opportunities and benefits for physicians wanting to practice medicine in Saskatchewan.
Rhoda YakubowskiThis seminar is fully booked
My life in big pharma - moving medicine forward
Rav Seeruthun
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Room 4

My life in big pharma - moving medicine forward

Rav’s presentation will give an overview of the opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry for physicians. He will concentrate on practical tips and case studies that will allow audience members to gain real-world insight into the industry. As part of this Rav will use his career pathway as an example of the dynamic nature of private sector employment.
Rav SeeruthunRocheThis seminar is fully booked
Room 5
Tricky questions and tricky answers - an interactive guide to the Situational Judgement Test
Matt Morgan, Geraint Preest and Marika Davies
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Room 5

Tricky questions and tricky answers - an interactive guide to the Situational Judgement Test

A panel of experienced BMJ primary and secondary care clinicians will be joined by a legal expert to debate tricky ethical situations that junior doctors find themselves in. Live audience electronic voting will stimulate questions for the panel who have come from behind the confines of BMJ's leading resources into the real world.
Matt Morgan, Geraint Preest and Marika DaviesIntensive Care Doctor and BMJ Learning Editor, GP Trainer and BMJ Primary Care Lead and Medicolegal Adviser, Medical Protection SocietyThis seminar is fully booked
Case reports, medical writing and patient advocacy
Seema Biswas
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Room 5

Case reports, medical writing and patient advocacy

A workshop exploring how medical writing and publishing case reports can enhance the medical portfolio and improve patient advocacy. Seema Biswas will also explore how writing global health case reports contributes to patient advocacy and works towards improving the social determinants of health.
Seema BiswasEditor-in-chief, BMJ Case ReportsThis seminar is fully booked
Emergency Medicine: the most social (media) of all specialties
Simon Carley, Alan Grayson and Richard Carden
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Room 5

Emergency Medicine: the most social (media) of all specialties

A session that looks at the diversity and positive work life balance of a career in emergency medicine and explores how the specialty delivers great clinical care, education and training through advanced use of Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed) and Social Media.
Simon Carley, Alan Grayson and Richard CardenProfessor of Emergency Medicine, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and ACCS Emergency Medicine traineeThis seminar is fully booked
Technology enhanced learning – from apps to human body simulators and how they are changing medical training
Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Executive committee, ASPiH Student Special Interest Group
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Room 5

Technology enhanced learning – from apps to human body simulators and how they are changing medical training

You can now practice surgical procedures on your smartphone and see how you react to many stressful medical emergencies in state-of the-art simulation suites. This session will show the latest computer based and digital learning modalities and how they are changing the way medics are trained and assessed. But it is not just about skills – it is also about how we interact with patients and simulation can help develop these skills too. Come and learn about the latest developments in this exciting area.
Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) Executive committee, ASPiH Student Special Interest GroupThis seminar is fully booked
Room 6
The ethics of consent
Julian Sheather
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Room 6

The ethics of consent

Treatment without consent can amount to assault, so how do we proceed where patients lack capacity to consent to treatment? This seminar will give an introduction to the law in England and Wales regarding the provision of treatment to adults who lack decision-making capacity.
Julian SheatherDeputy Head of Ethics, BMAThis seminar is fully booked
Professionalism in the UK/duties as a doctor
Kim Tolley
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Room 6

Professionalism in the UK/duties as a doctor

This seminar will showcase how the GMC guidance can be applied to key ethical and professional issues encountered by doctors in clinical practice. This will include such topics as consent, confidentiality, raising concerns, and prescribing.  Time will be allocated to reflect on the experiences as evidence for your appraisal
Kim TolleyRegional Liaison Advisor, General Medical Council (GMC)This seminar is fully booked
Negotiating and influencing
Sophie Bourne
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Room 6

Negotiating and influencing

Doctors are expected to be more than just clinicians, and focus is increasing on leadership competence in doctors at all stages of their careers. Influencing and negotiating skills support effective leadership, and this taster session will help doctors approach both formal and everyday negotiations with greater confidence and awareness.
Sophie BourneMedical Careers Consultant, BMAThis seminar is fully booked
Taking time out
Katie Dallison
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Room 6

Taking time out

Being a doctor is intense and more of you are taking time out at all stages of the medical career.  This session will help you to understand where, when and how to do this and offer practical solutions to maintaining your medical skills while you’re exploring different aspects of life.
Katie DallisonMedical Careers Consultant, BMAThis seminar is fully booked
Understanding your place in the NHS
Katie Dallison
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Room 6

Understanding your place in the NHS

Reports, reviews, policy changes and reforms are part of working in today’s NHS.  Understanding these and their impact your future is an important element of being a doctor. This session will help to build your awareness of current issues and give you tools to maintain your awareness throughout your career.
Katie DallisonMedical Careers Consultant, BMAThis seminar is fully booked
* Please note the seminar programme is subject to change