Seminar Booking 2016

The 2016 programme included seminars on specialty training, CV writing, interview skills, career planning and much more, running across four parallel streams over the two days. Our 2017 programme is in progress, but in the meantime browse our 2016 seminars to get a flavour of the event
  • Friday 21 October 2016 Friday 21 October
  • Saturday 22 October 2016 Saturday 22 October
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  • A world of international opportunities
  • Broadening Horizons
  • Get to know the specialties
  • Your NHS
  • Tools for taking control
  • Career Essentials

 

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Stunning CVs and eye catching application forms
Matt GreenView
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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 Health
How to publish your paper without neglecting your patients
Mark PickinView
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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. “How to publish your paper without neglecting your patients" and "How to improve your writing, the quick and easy way" work well together.  The first helps you to produce a draft of your paper and the second shows useful techniques for editing and improving a draft.
Mark PickinMark Pickin Training
How to stand out from the crowd - succeeding at the ST interview
Matt GreenView
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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 Health
Quick guide to Specialty Training
Clare KennedyView
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Room 1

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 2017 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 England
How to improve your writing, the quick and easy way
Mark PickinView
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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 PickinMark Pickin Training
Influencing
Susan EdwardsView
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Room 1

Influencing

Given the ever changing climate of healthcare today, being able to get people to understand what you need quickly is a vital skill for doctors. This interactive seminar will help you understand different ways to get message your message across. We will also look at ways to adapt your influencing style to approach situations in an alternative way, or the best way to achieve the optimal outcome.
Susan Edwards
Room 2
New career, new life: you can do it too
Giles P. CroftView
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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. Croft
Time Management
Sophia BourneView
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Room 2

Time Management

This seminar is for doctors at any level who wish to achieve better balance across their lives, be more productive and feel less pressurised.  We will be discussing unproductive habits and behaviours, to help change your attitude towards time and enable you to be more in control. Learn how and when to say no, how to prioritise effectively and most importantly, how to sustain these improvements over time. 
Sophia Bourne
Your Foundation Programme application: Understanding the Situational Judgement Test
Kim WalkerView
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Room 2

Your Foundation Programme application: Understanding the Situational Judgement 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. It also explores also explore the perceptions of the SJT and clarifies its use for the applications process compared with obtaining a medical degree.
Kim WalkerUKFPO Recruitment special advisor
Kicking the habit of procrastination and getting stuff done
Giles P. CroftView
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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. Croft
Finding and keeping your passion
Kathleen SullivanView
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Room 2

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.
Kathleen Sullivan
Room 3
Considering a career in psychiatry: from Foundation to Higher Speciality Training.
Emma Barrow and Jo ParryView
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Room 3

Considering a career in psychiatry: from Foundation to Higher Speciality Training.

A career in Psychiatry offers a wide range of job opportunities. This interactive panel-style seminar offers an insight into the exciting and varied roles within psychiatry. There will be representatives from Forensics, Eating Disorders, Perinatal and Liaison amongst others. Speak personally with current junior doctors (foundation &core trainees) who are keen to tell you why they did #choosepsychiatry.
Emma Barrow and Jo Parry
Alberta, Canada: Professionally Rewarding. Personally Inspiring
Kimberly MacKinnonView
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Room 3

Alberta, Canada: Professionally Rewarding. Personally Inspiring

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.
Kimberly MacKinnon
World of opportunity for Medics with Johnson & Johnson
Gill Nelson, Sameer Mistry, James Penton and Mitesh DesaiView
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World of opportunity for Medics with Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Come and hear from our invaluable team about their personal journey into industry and why they have chosen a career with us.
Gill Nelson, Sameer Mistry, James Penton and Mitesh Desai
Living and practising in Manitoba, Canada
Myron Thiessen and Marie ButlerView
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Room 3

Living and practising 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 Butler
Making Sense of Medical Careers
Sally BlakeView
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Room 3

Making Sense of Medical Careers

What really happens after Foundation Training?  Confused by talk of pathways, core, run-through, LATs and LASs? How much flexibility is there really? This workshop will explain all, dispel myths and get you thinking about your personal career pathway.
Sally BlakeWales Deanery
Room 4
Overcoming difficulties with postgraduate examinations
Samantha BanburyView
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Room 4

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.
Samantha Banbury
This is Wales. Find out more about training, working and living in Wales.
Andrew Goodall and Frank AthertonView
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Room 4

This is Wales. Find out more about training, working and living in Wales.

Wales has something to offer for anyone interested in training and working in the NHS. Come and hear from Wales’ NHS Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer about how you can help shape the future of the NHS and build your career in Wales
Andrew Goodall and Frank Atherton
Are you ready to be revalidated?
Ray FieldView
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Room 4

Are you ready to be revalidated?

Revalidation in 2016 is now nearing the end of its first cycle with most doctors having had a revalidation decision. This session includes examples of’ portfolios that have been positively revalidated and others that have not, providing practical advice on how to get your portfolio revalidation ready. The session is aimed at doctors who are yet to be revalidated and/or as an update for those who wish to stay up to date on revalidation news. It will look at a range of anonymised doctors’ portfolios – locums, the NHS, the independent sector and GPs.
Ray FieldMedical revalidation lead for London, NHS England
Starting or revitalizing a world class mentoring service for your organization?
Rebecca VineyView
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Room 4

Starting or revitalizing a world class mentoring service for your organization?

Mentoring and coaching can be useful at any and all stages of a career and the GMC require that doctors with  ‘extra responsibilities’ take on a mentoring role, and they must ‘undertake appropriate training for the role’ The workshop aims to offer space to ensure a sustainable and quality service is created
Rebecca Viney
Leadership in action
Stella VigView
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Room 4

Leadership in action

Engaging clinicians in leadership and management is essential to deliver high quality healthcare.  This workshop looks at what clinical leadership means for doctors starting out in postgraduate training.  What makes for effective leadership development? In these difficult financial times, all front line clinicians must take responsibility for leading their teams, departments and healthcare organisations.
Stella Vig

 

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Room 1
Stunning CVs and eye catching application forms
Matt GreenView
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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 Health
This is Wales. Find out more about training, working and living in Wales.
Andrew Goodall and Frank AthertonView
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This is Wales. Find out more about training, working and living in Wales.

Wales has something to offer for anyone interested in training and working in the NHS. Come and hear from Wales’ NHS Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer about how you can help shape the future of the NHS and build your career in Wales
Andrew Goodall and Frank Atherton
How to stand out from the crowd - succeeding at the ST interview
Matt GreenView
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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 Health
Kicking the habit of procrastination and getting stuff done
Giles P. CroftView
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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. Croft
Stunning CVs and eye catching application forms
Matt GreenView
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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 Health
Room 2
Quick guide to Specialty Training
Clare KennedyView
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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 2017 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 England
New career, new life: you can do it too
Giles P. CroftView
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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. Croft
Developing leadership and quality improvement throughout your career
Dr Dai Samuel and Dr Dan BakerView
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Developing leadership and quality improvement throughout your career

Medical Leadership and Quality Improvement have become an integral part of practice, so how can you develop this within your training?  For some, these hot topics can become a career pathway in their own right, so what options might there be to steer your career in this direction? Our leadership fellows will explain how it can be done.
Dr Dai Samuel and Dr Dan BakerWales Deanery
Working as a GP: myths and realities
Alex WarnerView
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Room 2

Working as a GP: myths and realities

As a GP partner at the Caversham Group Practice in north London, Alex will talk about the realities of life in general practice.  He is also a clinical lead for mental health for Camden CCG, and is involved in teaching and research at University College London. He will discuss the opportunities for combining GP work with other roles and some of the challenges involved.
Alex Warner
Overcoming difficulties with postgraduate examinations
Samantha BanburyView
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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.
Samantha Banbury
Compelling presentations: how to command respect from critical audiences
Kathleen SullivanView
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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 coach
Room 3
Leadership in action
Stella VigView
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Room 3

Leadership in action

Engaging clinicians in leadership and management is essential to deliver high quality healthcare.  This workshop looks at what clinical leadership means for doctors starting out in postgraduate training.  What makes for effective leadership development? In these difficult financial times, all front line clinicians must take responsibility for leading their teams, departments and healthcare organisations
Stella Vig
Finding and keeping your passion
Kathleen SullivanView
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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.
Kathleen Sullivan
Taking time out
Gwendolyn KnowlesView
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Room 3

Taking time out

The UK medical community is becoming far more open to the idea that doctors who have other experiences add value to the NHS and their own personal practices. OOP's, volunteering, higher qualifications and working in different countries are just some of the things our doctors love to do.  So whether you are considering taking some time out of your training, or you're fully qualified and after some adventure, this seminar will help you make that year out count
Gwendolyn Knowles
Coaching and Mentoring to Release Potential
Rebecca VineyView
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Room 3

Coaching and Mentoring to Release Potential

Coaching and mentoring is a way of empowering individuals in order to allow them to develop their full potential. A workshop to
  • Consider what coaching and mentoring is and is not
  • Reflect on the attributes of a good coach
  • Practice a coach/mentoring style of questioning
  • Think about the benefits
Mentoring and coaching can be useful at any and all stages of a career.
Rebecca Viney
Are you ready to be revalidated?
Ray FieldView
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Room 3

Are you ready to be revalidated?

Revalidation in 2016 is now towards the end of its first cycle with most doctors having had a revalidation decision made. This session includes 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 is aimed at doctors who are yet to be revalidated and/or as an update for those who wish to stay up to date on revalidation news. It will look at a range of anonymised doctors’ portfolios – locums, the NHS, the independent sector and GPs.
Ray FieldMedical revalidation lead for London, NHS England
Assertiveness in the workplace
Sophia BourneView
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Room 3

Assertiveness in the workplace

Being assertive doesn’t necessarily come naturally to everyone. In fact getting across your point can at times be difficult to achieve particularly if it isn’t your natural instinct to speak up and state your case or your thoughts. In this seminar we will consider how to build your confidence so that you can understand how to be assertive and say ‘no’ convincingly without causing conflict.
Sophia Bourne
Room 4
Expand your clinical horizons in rural South Africa
Africa Health PlacementsView
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Room 4

Expand your clinical horizons in rural South Africa

The pathologies you see are phenomenal. This is the place to come if you want to see real medicine.” A doctor placed by social profit organisation AHP will tell you why you should expand your clinical horizons in a rural South African hospital.
Africa Health Placements
Relocating to British Columbia (BC): What You Need to Know
Catherine OmuetiView
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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
G’day! What the land "down under" (Australia) can offer you as a GP
Dr Matthew Smith & Dr Michael GendyView
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Room 4

G’day! What the land "down under" (Australia) can offer you as a GP

Join us in this seminar where we discuss what it is actually like to be a GP living and working in Australia and answer any questions you may have. Last year we were fully booked so don’t miss out, book now! Doctors last year described it as ‘too good to be true’ - come find out why! Discover the opportunity of a life time to join Jupiter’s expanding family of super GP's - Western Australia's leading GP group.
Dr Matthew Smith & Dr Michael Gendy
A career in pharmaceutical medicine
A selection of pharmaceutical physicians from Bristol-Myers SquibbView
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Room 4

A career in pharmaceutical medicine

In clinical practise 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. Hear from a number of physicians with differing backgrounds and experience on pharmaceutical medicine and their journeys into industry
A selection of pharmaceutical physicians from Bristol-Myers Squibb
Live, Work and Play in Saskatchewan!
Rhoda YakubowskiView
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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, licencing information specific to Saskatchewan and a general overview of the opportunities and benefits for physicians wanting to practice medicine in Saskatchewan.
Rhoda Yakubowski
Working in the Middle East for British Doctors; A Hands on Guide
Dr Amar SattarView
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Room 4

Working in the Middle East for British Doctors; A Hands on Guide

A short presentation on the generic aspects of working in the Middle East as a viable career option both for the short and long term. I will focus on the Healthcare System and what the opportunities are like. I will touch on the practical process of licensing and Immigration as well as the Cultural Awareness that is requires. I can present the Highs and Lows of my own Narrative and what it’s like working for Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. This will be followed by Q and A session.
Dr Amar Sattar
* Please note the seminar programme is subject to change