Seminar programme 2017

Our seminar programme runs over both days of the event across six themed streams. The seminar programme is completely free this year. It will be a first come first served policy. You will simply need to turn up on the day and decide which seminars you would like to attend.The six themed streams are:

Broadening horizons

These sessions will look at changing career paths and planning ahead, exploring the diverse and exciting pathways where medicine can lead.

Tools for taking control

A variety of sessions to develop skill-sets for managing the most common challenges doctors will face throughout their careers, such as mindfulness, time management and building resilience.

Career essentials

Practical seminars on the core essentials to progress your medical career, from application processes to key interview skills.

Your NHS

Find out more about progressing your career with the NHS, hear from Leadership Fellows to Chief Executives about the key roles and opportunities.

A world of opportunities

Where could your career take you? These sessions will look at how and why you should consider working abroad.

Get to know your specialties

Come and hear from our expert speakers about working in a range of different specialties and what they offer so you can decide your next step.The provisional programme* can be found below:
  • Friday 20 October 2017 Friday 20 October
  • Saturday 21 October 2017 Saturday 21 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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Compelling Presentations: How to Command Respect From Critical Audiences
Kathleen SullivanView
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Compelling Presentations: How to Command Respect From Critical Audiences

Not all audiences are created equal, some can push even the most composed presenter to an uncomfortable edge. Discover what it takes to put you in control not only of your nerves, but also of the level of engagement and response you generate from the people in the room. No matter how critical and questioning your audience, this session offers highly practical tactics you can use to make your next presentation truly memorable - for the right reasons. 
Kathleen SullivanAssociate Coach, Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists
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How to be assertive without damaging your working relationships
Trevor BibicView
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How to be assertive without damaging your working relationships

This session will help you to understand what assertiveness looks like and what your own tendency is. We will look at strategies for how to say "no" as well as looking at what we can learn from the most popular negotiation model to help you get more of what you want without damaging working relationships. We will review what drives other people to react in less than ideal ways, and how we might alter those interactions so they have a more positive impact on our working day.
Trevor BibicLearning and Development Consultant, The Careers Group, Brightbloom Training Ltd
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Sponsored:
What the land 'down under' aka Australia can offer you as a GP
Dr Matthew Smith & Dr Michael GendyView
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Sponsored:
What the land 'down under' aka Australia can offer you as a GP

Join us in this seminar where we discuss the reality of living and working in Australia as a GP. Find out more about this opportunity of a lifetime from Dr Smith who made the move 3 years ago. Be sure you don't miss out on joining WA's leading GP group - Jupiter Health.
Dr Matthew Smith & Dr Michael GendyDr Matthew Smith, Director of Jupiter Health & Medical Services & Dr Michael Gendy, UK GP Recruitment Liaison & practising GP
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How to Build a Portfolio Career
Deen MirzaView
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How to Build a Portfolio Career

This session will cover five tips to building a GP portfolio career around a special interest.  Key topics to be covered include: using the Law of Attraction; managing remuneration and lack of qualification when starting out; and boosting your progress with publications.
Deen MirzaSessional GP and Educational Supervisor, AT Medics; Self-help speaker and author for GPs
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How to Build Resilience
Deen MirzaView
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How to Build Resilience

This session will explore: the meaning of physician resilience and what we can do to cultivate this in ourselves; risk factors for burnout and how to mitigate these;  understanding what your ideal work context would look like and working towards this; and time management techniques for overwhelmed clinicians.
Deen MirzaSessional GP and Educational Supervisor, AT Medics; Self-help speaker and author for GPs
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And Breathe…
Jo KayeView
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And Breathe…

The demands of 21st-century living mean our lifestyles are jam-packed, with little space or time to enjoy it. With a mindfulness practice we can begin to pause and find ways to be more at peace with whatever the moment brings, increase our focus, reduce stress levels and enable us to be the best versions of ourselves.
Jo KayeCoach, The Breathe Academy
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Sponsored:
Relocating to British Columbia (BC), Canada: What You Need to Know
Catherine OmuetiView
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Sponsored:
Relocating to British Columbia (BC), Canada: What You Need to Know

The province of 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 health care make it the perfect place to call home. Attend our seminar to learn about licensing requirements and rewarding jobs on Canada’s west coast.
Catherine Omueti
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Applying for Speciality Training
Clare KennedyView
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Applying for Speciality Training

Join this session for an overview on how to apply to specialty training, including competition for posts, planning and submitting your application and ensuring that you do not meet any obstacles along the way.
Clare KennedyNational Specialty Recruitment Manager, Health Education England
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Nova Scotia Health Authority
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Nova Scotia Health Authority

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Sponsored:
Moving to Saskatchewan, Canada
Rhoda YakubowskiView
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Sponsored:
Moving to Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatchewan is known as the Land of Living Skies. Nestled in between the neighboring provinces of Manitoba and Alberta, we are culturally diverse province of more than 1 million people in an area more than twice the size of the United Kingdom. We have plenty of space for physicians and their families interested in living and working in many of our safe and affordable communities. Join our session to learn about licensing requirements and practice opportunities in our beautiful, warm and friendly province that we call home.
Rhoda Yakubowski
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Sponsored: The Canadian High Commission in London (Healthmatch)
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Sponsored: The Canadian High Commission in London (Healthmatch)

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Sponsored:
Zulekha Healthcare - Working in Dubai – An International Recruiters Prospective
Vijaya SenView
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Sponsored: Zulekha Healthcare - Working in Dubai – An International Recruiters Prospective

What are the requirements for working in UAE? Working in UAE be the right for you? What benefits are on offer in UAE? With geographic boundaries becoming less of a barrier to employment than ever, many medical professionals are starting to look abroad for work opportunities and the Middle East is an increasingly popular destination.
Vijaya SenDirector HR, Zulekha Healthcare
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Opportunities within JnJ (MAF within Pharma/Consumer/Medical and R&D)
Leonie Stein, Mark Caldwell, Birge Berns, Sameer Mistry & Gill NelsonView
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Opportunities within JnJ (MAF within Pharma/Consumer/Medical and R&D)

At Johnson & Johnson embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people by Caring for the world, one person at a time. Come and hear from our invaluable team about their personal journey into industry and why they chose a career with us.
Leonie Stein, Mark Caldwell, Birge Berns, Sameer Mistry & Gill Nelson
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Consultant Interview Techniques
Perbinder GrewalView
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Consultant Interview Techniques

This session will prepare you for the interview process and provide tips and tricks to help you portray yourself as the ideal candidate for the post.
Perbinder GrewalConsultant Vascular Surgeon, Wessex Vascular Network, Southampton & Portsmouth, Interview Coach for Junior Doctors and Consultants (Medicate)
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CVs and application forms
Sophia BourneView
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CVs and application forms

Your application for a job role is your opportunity to create a great first impression for your potential future employer. Creating an impactful application requires preparation in order to stand out from the competition, in terms of collating information on your qualifications, experience and skills and arranging them in a way that shows you meet the needs of the role. This short seminar introduces best practice, ideas and tips to help you build an application that encourages recruiters to want to find out more about you at interview.
Sophia BourneMedical Careers Consultant, British Medical Association
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The Foundation Programme: Is it for me? The facts and factoids about pre-specialty training in the UK.
Kim Walker & Charlotte DainterView
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The Foundation Programme: Is it for me? The facts and factoids about pre-specialty training in the UK.

This session will provide information about applying for the UK Foundation Programme, both the main two-year programme, but also for one-year stand-alone posts, especially if you are a non-UK graduate or have full registration with the GMC. It will also dispel myths about the programmes and provide advice about key requirements.
Kim Walker & Charlotte DainterKim Walker - Special Advisor, UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) Charlotte Dainter - National Foundation Programme Manager, UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO)
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Interview skills: General
Sophia BourneView
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Interview skills: General

Interviews are your chance to showcase the personal and professional qualities in your application and to demonstrate to a future employer that you are the best candidate for the role. But your success at interview comes from thorough preparation and a winning performance on the day. This seminar will introduce a range of tips relevant to doctors at all stages to help you focus and make best use of your time. We will touch upon key documentation that will guide your planning, and demonstrate techniques that you can adopt and practise to enable you to tackle common interview questions with confidence.
Sophia BourneMedical Careers Consultant, British Medical Association
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Getting the Right Things Done: Take Control of Your Task Management
Trevor BibicView
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Getting the Right Things Done: Take Control of Your Task Management

Have you ever had a brain full of things you need to do and no idea where to start? Do you migrate from one task to next without really completing the first because you feel time pressured? In this session, we will review what you have to do in your working day, getting this out of your head and into a system. We will prioritise actions using the ‘urgent/important’ model, evaluating what moves you towards your goals. We will review the “Getting Things Done” methodology which is the foundation of much modern time management thinking.
Trevor BibicLearning and Development Consultant, The Careers Group, Brightbloom Training Ltd
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What if it’s not for me? Principles of changing career path
Giles P CroftView
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What if it’s not for me? Principles of changing career path

More information to follow shortly.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 CroftPortfolio Career
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Sponsored: The journey from new leader to NHS leader
Andrew Goodall, Dr Ian Collings & Sally BlakeView
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Sponsored: The journey from new leader to NHS leader

Medical leadership and quality improvement have become an integral part of medical practice and a distinct career pathway. How can you develop this at work and what are your options to steer your career in this direction?  Hear career stories from Leadership Fellow through to Chief Executive of NHS Wales.
Andrew Goodall, Dr Ian Collings & Sally BlakeAndrew Goodall – Chief Executive of NHS Wales; Dr Ian Collings - Deputy Dean, Wales Deanery; Sally Blake - Career Development Manager, Wales Deanery, and a Leadership Fellow.
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Kicking the habit of procrastination: getting stuff done
Giles P CroftView
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Kicking the habit of procrastination: getting stuff done

Do you squander your precious free time, yet feel powerless to do anything about it? Have you tried countless apps and techniques, to no avail? You are not alone. 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 CroftPortfolio Career
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Finding and Keeping your Passion
Kathleen SullivanView
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Finding and Keeping your Passion

With the concept of the ‘100-year life’ now a reality, finding the right career focus is increasingly important. But a flexible approach also features in career planning, allowing you not only to see, but also to say yes to satisfying and fulfilling opportunities. This workshop invites you to discover what genuinely drives you, helping you to keep aligned with your purpose and engage in your passions. You will learn practical strategies for keeping your purpose and passion alive throughout the ups, downs and sideway turns that our careers can take. 
Kathleen SullivanAssociate Coach, Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists

 

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Sponsored:
Africa Health Placements: Global Health Experiences.
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Sponsored:
Africa Health Placements: Global Health Experiences.

Africa Health Placements offers global health experiences for doctors. AHP Recruitment Manager, Leigh Bennie, will talk about the pre- and in-service support vital for doctors undertaking a global health experience and an AHP alumni doctor will share personal insights into life in rural Africa and the benefits of working in a low resource setting.   www.ahp.org.za
Leigh BennieAHP Recruitment Manager
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CVs and application forms
Sophia BourneView
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CVs and application forms

Your application for a job role is your opportunity to create a great first impression for your potential future employer. Creating an impactful application requires preparation in order to stand out from the competition, in terms of collating information on your qualifications, experience and skills and arranging them in a way that shows you meet the needs of the role. This short seminar introduces best practice, ideas and tips to help you build an application that encourages recruiters to want to find out more about you at interview.
Sophia BourneMedical Careers Consultant, British Medical Association
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Sponsored:
Clinical Pharmacology: Where Science Meets Medicine
Dr Daniel MarksView
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Sponsored:
Clinical Pharmacology: Where Science Meets Medicine

Clinical Pharmacology provides an understanding of how drugs affect the body. Clinical Pharmacologists identify molecules that may become new medicines; establish how the chemistry affects human biology; and design and run trials to determine their efficacy. Most have a broad interest in General Medicine, and many have expertise in toxicology.
Dr Daniel Marks
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How to be an effective leader
Sophia BourneView
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How to be an effective leader

Complexity and change in modern healthcare requires today’s doctors to be more than clinicians. Doctors are expected to demonstrate leadership qualities from early in their careers and we will explore these expectations. We will be asking “is there an ideal leader?” as we touch upon models of leadership that point at those skills and abilities that make up strong leadership. Ultimately, we will look at appropriate leadership styles for different healthcare contexts whilst focusing on those core competencies that are shared by all in healthcare
Sophia BourneMedical Careers Consultant, British Medical Association
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Leadership & Multidisciplinary Teams: Moving through Power & Conflict to Success
John AspdenView
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Leadership & Multidisciplinary Teams: Moving through Power & Conflict to Success

Multidisciplinary teams are an ideal model to bring together disparate groups of people to tackle a project or to support a patient. The challenge is to understand and balance the personalities of the team through to a successful outcome. This session will give you a toolbox of ideas around working in multi-disciplinary teams through a mix of didactic and experiential interventions.
John AspdenFacilitator, Coach & Team Alchemist, Cognitions
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And Breathe...
Jo KayeView
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And Breathe...

The demands of 21st-century living mean our lifestyles are jam-packed, with little space or time to enjoy it. With a mindfulness practice we can begin to pause and find ways to be more at peace with whatever the moment brings, increase our focus, reduce stress levels and enable us to be the best versions of ourselves.
Jo KayeCoach, The Breathe Academy
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Extreme Psychiatry Pitstop
Sarah Stringer and Jigna PatelView
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Extreme Psychiatry Pitstop

Developed from the innovative programmes “Extreme Psychiatry” and “Psychiatry Pitstop”, this exciting interactive workshop aims to improve your communication skills and confidence in psychiatry. Suitable for all students and foundation trainees, the workshop will be led by experienced psychiatrist, peer facilitators who’ve already benefited from the programme and professional actors.
Sarah Stringer and Jigna Patel
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Applying for Speciality Training
Clare KennedyView
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Applying for Speciality Training

Join this session for an overview on how to apply to specialty training, including competition for posts, planning and submitting your application and ensuring that you do not meet any obstacles along the way.
Clare KennedyNational Specialty Recruitment Manager, Health Education England
J2
Sponsored:
Discover Western Canada - the Perfect Place to Call Home
Rhoda Yakubowski, Catherine Omueti & Marie ButlerView
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Sponsored:
Discover Western Canada - the Perfect Place to Call Home

Western Canada is a vast and beautiful region which includes the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Each province has unique attributes, but they share appealing similarities: a high standard of living, a safe environment for families to grow and prosper, and engaging career opportunities in both urban and rural settings. Attend our seminar to explore your options!
Rhoda Yakubowski, Catherine Omueti & Marie Butler
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Session to be confirmed
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TBC
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Sponsored:
Living and practising in Manitoba, Canada
Dr Shaun Gauthier & Marie ButlerView
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Sponsored:
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.
Dr Shaun Gauthier & Marie Butler
Room 3
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Medical journalism
Navjoyt LadherView
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Medical journalism

Navjoyt LadherClinical Editor, BMJ
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Sponsored:
Junior Doctor interview techniques
Perbinder GrewalView
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Junior Doctor interview techniques

This session will prepare you for CT and ST interviews. There will be information on how to prepare your portfolio, Q&A on management and leadership and tips on how to come across positive and an ideal junior doctor.
Perbinder GrewalConsultant Vascular Surgeon, Wessex Vascular Network, Southampton & Portsmouth, Interview Coach for Junior Doctors and Consultants (Medicate)
I3
The Foundation Programme: Is it for me? The facts and factoids about pre-specialty training in the UK.
Kim Walker & Charlotte DainterView
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Room 3

The Foundation Programme: Is it for me? The facts and factoids about pre-specialty training in the UK.

This session will provide information about applying for the UK Foundation Programme, both the main two-year programme, but also for one-year stand-alone posts, especially if you are a non-UK graduate or have full registration with the GMC. It will also dispel myths about the programmes and provide advice about key requirements.
Kim Walker & Charlotte DainterKim Walker, Special Advisor, UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) Charlotte Dainter, National Foundation Programme Manager, UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO)
J3
Junior Doctors Breaking into Academic Medicine
Emma LowView
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Junior Doctors Breaking into Academic Medicine

Emma LowClinical Teaching Fellow, Health Education West Midlands
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Making sense of medical careers
Sally BlakeView
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Making sense of medical careers

Confused by talk of pathways, core, run-through, LATs and LASs? How much flexibility is there really in a medical career? What are all the options?  This workshop will explain all, dispel myths and get you thinking about how to optimise your personal career pathway.
Sally BlakeCareers Development Manager, Wales Deanery
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Consultant interview techniques
Perbinder GrewalView
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Consultant interview techniques

This session will prepare you for the interview process and provide tips and tricks to help you portray yourself as the ideal candidate for the post.
Perbinder GrewalConsultant Vascular Surgeon, Wessex Vascular Network, Southampton & Portsmouth, Interview Coach for Junior Doctors and Consultants (Medicate
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G4
Sponsored:
Caring and curing cancer - a career in oncology
Dr Adam Januszewski, Dr Rebeca Shakir, Dr Pauline Januszewski, Dr James WilsonView
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Sponsored:
Caring and curing cancer - a career in oncology

By 2020, 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer. Cancer treatment is a rapidly advancing and an exciting area of medicine to be involved in. Medical and clinical oncologists will present an overview of all aspects of patient care including clinical trials, advances in radiotherapy technology and drug development.
Dr Adam Januszewski, Dr Rebeca Shakir, Dr Pauline Januszewski, Dr James WilsonDr Adam Januszewski, Medical Oncology Trainee
Dr Rebeca Shakir, Clinical Oncology Trainee
Dr Pauline Januszewski, Medical Oncology Consultant
Dr James Wilson, Clinical Oncology Consultant
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Sponsored:
The journey from new leader to NHS leader
Andrew Goodall, Dr Ian Collings & Sally BlakeView
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NHS Wales

Medical leadership and quality improvement have become an integral part of medical practice and a distinct career pathway. How can you develop this at work and what are your options to steer your career in this direction?  Hear career stories from Leadership Fellow through to Chief Executive of NHS Wales.
Andrew Goodall, Dr Ian Collings & Sally BlakeAndrew Goodall – Chief Executive of NHS Wales; Dr Ian Collings - Deputy Dean, Wales Deanery; Sally Blake - Career Development Manager, Wales Deanery, and a Leadership Fellow.
I4
What if it's not for me? Principles of changing career path
Giles P CroftView
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Room 4

What if it's not for me? Principles of changing career path

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 Changes.
Giles P CroftPortfolio Career
J4
Session to be confirmed
TBCView
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Room 4

Session to be confirmed

TBC
K4
Resilience in Doctors. Thriving in a Complex World
John AspdenView
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Resilience in Doctors. Thriving in a Complex World

Using a combination of a diagnostics model and a change model around resilience, this session explores the Four Pillars of Resilience & Change in a complex world. This session will give you a toolbox of ideas around becoming a more resilient practitioner through a mix of didactic and experiential exercises.
John AspdenFacilitator, Coach & Team Alchemist, Cognitions
L4
Kicking the habit of procrastination: getting stuff done
Giles P CroftView
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Room 4

Kicking the habit of procrastination: getting stuff done

Do you squander your precious free time, yet feel powerless to do anything about it? Have you tried countless apps and techniques, to no avail? You are not alone. 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
* Please note the seminar programme is subject to change