Seminar programme 2018

The 2018 programme includes seminars on specialty training, interview techniques, time management and much more, running across six themed streams over the two days. The six themed streams consists of:

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 the 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.
  • Friday 19 October 2018 Friday 19 October
  • Saturday 20 October 2018 Saturday 20 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

 

11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
Room 1
A1
Sponsored Seminar
Working in the future of Primary Care
11:00
Dr Hasnain Abbasi
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Room 1

Working in the future of Primary Care

Dr Hasnain AbbasiAT Medics
B1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
12:00
-

Room 1

TBC

C1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
13:00
-

Room 1

tbc

D1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
14:00
-

Room 1

tbc

E1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
15:00
-

Room 1

tbc

F1
Mindfulness for Busy People
16:00
Jo KayeView
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Room 1

Mindfulness for Busy People

The Breathe Academy is run by meditation and mindfulness teacher, Jo Kaye. She provides the skills you need to enjoy the ‘here and now,’ so even the busiest people can practice living a more skilled, balanced and fulfilled life. Come along and find out how it can work for you.
Jo KayeMindfulness Coach
Room 2
A2
Making Sense of Medical Careers
11:15
Melanie JonesView
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Room 2

Making Sense of Medical Careers

Confused by talk of career pathways and the various roles and grades in the NHS- core, run-through, LAT and F3? When can you take a career break? 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. Come and ask the questions you've always wanted to ask.
Melanie JonesIndependent Medical Careers trainer
B2
How to Build a Portfolio Career
12:15
Claire KayeView
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Room 2

How to Build a Portfolio Career

TBC
Claire Kaye
C2
How to Be Assertive Without Damaging Your Working Relationships
13:15
Trevor BibicView
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Room 2

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
D2
Work, Life & Scratching that Itch in your Medical Career
14:15
John AspdenView
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Room 2

Work, Life & Scratching that Itch in your Medical Career

The challenge for many doctors in today’s complex healthcare systems is balancing a working life with a meaningful personal life. Often it seems that these are competitive rather than mutually beneficial. Additionally, those passions, interests or even hobbies that you may have developed at times throughout your lives may have fallen by the wayside. This session looks at the potential steps you can take to develop a life within and outside medicine to help make you a more effective doctor, wife, husband, parent or friend.
John Aspden
E2
Junior Doctor Interview Techniques
15:15
​Perbinder GrewalView
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Room 2

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
F2
Resilience in Doctors. Thriving in a Complex World
16:15
John AspdenView
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Room 2

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
Room 3
A3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
11:00
-

Room 3

TBC3

B3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
12:00
-

Room 3

tbc

C3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
13:00
-

Room 3

tbc

D3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
14:00
-

Room 3

tbc

E3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
15:00
-

Room 3

tbc

F3
Getting into Medical Editing and Journalism
16:00
Navjoyt LadherView
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Room 3

Getting into Medical Editing and Journalism

Navjoyt Ladher, GP and head of scholarly comment at The BMJ, discusses how doctors and medical students can explore careers in medical journalism and publishing.
Navjoyt LadherHead of scholarly comment
Room 4
A4
Seminar
11:15
View
-

Room 4

TBC

TBC
B4
Time Management
12:15
Sophie BourneView
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Room 4

Time Management

Fitting more and more into less and less time seems to be a common feature of our increasingly hectic lives, and doctors may feel this acutely as demands on healthcare grow. Time management is a key professional skill and this seminar will introduce doctors to some of the main concepts and tools available. We will encourage taking a different view of time,moving towards taking greater control. Then we will examine and challenge our daily habits and thinking patterns, and take different perspectives on prioritising and decision-making. This short seminar will provide doctors with an overview of common time management challenges and a range of tools to try for size. 
Sophie BourneMedical Careers Consultant
C4
Applying to Specialty Training
13:15
Marcia ReidView
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Room 4

Applying to Specialty Training

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.
Marcia ReidRegional Recruitment Lead, HEE
D4
CVs and Application Forms
14:15
Trevor BibicView
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Room 4

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.
Trevor Bibic
​E4
What If It's Not For Me? Principles of Changing Career Path
15:15
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 Change.
Giles P CroftCareer Coach
F4
Managing complaints and litigation
16:15
Perbinder GrewalView
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Room 4

Managing complaints and litigation

Facing a complaint or being involved in legal action surrounding management or treatment of a patient can be a daunting and stressful experience. In this session our speaker will look at how best to handle issues if they arise, and offer advice on how to navigate the medico-legal system effectively.
Perbinder GrewalConsultant Vascular Surgeon

 

11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
Room 1
G1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
11:00
-

Room 1

tbc

H1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
12:00
-

Room 1

tbc

I1
How to get publications on your CV quickly
13:00
Deen MirzaView
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Room 1

How to get publications on your CV quickly

This presentation will focus on smart techniques to filling the empty 'Publications' section on your CV.There are no short cuts to getting peer reviewed original research published in high impact factor journals. However anyone can carve out a niche research interest on their CV through 'Letters to the Editor', Rapid Responses and self publishing your own books and articles on Amazon. This session will outline a step by step approach to writing good letters for journals and self publishing e-books online.
Deen MirzaGP educationalist, self-published author and time management coach for doctors
J1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
14:00
-

Room 1

tbc

K1
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
15:00
-

Room 1

tbc

L1
Seminar (TBC)
16:00
-

Room 1

tbc

Room 2
​G2
Leadership: An introduction
11:15
Sophia BourneView
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Room 2

​Leadership: An introduction

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 introduce 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 discussing those core competencies that are shared by all in healthcare. This short seminar will introduce aspects of leadership to provide doctors with some avenues to explore further. 
Sophia BourneMedical Careers Consultant
H2
Work, Life & Scratching that Itch in your Medical Career
12:15
John AspdenView
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Room 2

Work, Life & Scratching that Itch in your Medical Career

The challenge for many doctors in today’s complex healthcare systems is balancing a working life with a meaningful personal life. Often it seems that these are competitive rather than mutually beneficial. Additionally, those passions, interests or even hobbies that you may have developed at times throughout your lives may have fallen by the wayside. This session looks at the potential steps you can take to develop a life within and outside medicine to help make you a more effective doctor, wife, husband, parent or friend.
John Aspden
I2
Finding Time… When There is None to Find
13:15
Giles P CroftView
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Room 2

Finding Time… When There is None to Find

How are you supposed to get anything meaningful done, when there simply isn’t the time? This honest and amusing session will help you see time—and its management—in a whole new light.  
Giles P CroftPortfolio Career
J2
How to Be Assertive Without Damaging Your Working Relationships
14:15
Trevor BibicView
-

Room 2

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
K2
How to use technology to enhance your efficiency
15:15
Deen MirzaView
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Room 2

How to use technology to enhance your efficiency

This presentation will explore how IT techniques and apps can be used to organise a doctor's personal and professional life. It includes learning your CPD whilst on the move, clinical reference checking, autotext for medical documentation, labour-light appraisal data collection, online task checklists and more. The session does not assume any prior technology expertise other than attendees already being capable of managing email accounts and having a smart phone.
Deen MirzaGP educationalist, self-published author and time management coach for doctors.
Room 3
G3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
11:00
-

Room 3

tbc

H3
Body language – Winning patient trust and better outcomes
12:00
Ms. Vijaya SenView
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Room 3

Body language – Winning patient trust and better outcomes

In a simple routine of a doctor-patient interaction - the physician’s ability to diagnose and treat a medical condition is a major communications exchange. And body language—the gestures, postures, expressions that communicate physical, mental or emotional states—is about 60 percent of the process.  There’s more to body language skills… and it’s worth the time, effort and training to be aware of non-verbal signals—your own, your staff and your patients. Learn more about Body language.
Ms. Vijaya SenGroup Director HR
I3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
13:00
-

Room 3

tbc

J3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
14:00
-

Room 3

tbc

K3
Sponsored Seminar (TBC)
15:00
-

Room 3

tbc

L3
S​potlight: Setting Up a Charity
16:00
Na'eem AhmedView
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Room 3

S​potlight: Setting Up a Charity

In 2009 Na’eem Ahmed set up the charity Selfless, a social enterprise led by young people, with a mission to create effective, iinnovative, and sustainable solutions to our most pressing challenges in healthcare. In this session Na’eem will discuss what motivated him to pursue this project, how he balances it alongside his medical career, and how you can get involved.
Na'eem Ahmed
Room 4
G4
What If It's Not For Me? Principles of Changing Career Path
11:15
Giles P CroftView
-

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 Change.
Giles P CroftCareer Coach
H4
CVs and Application Forms
12:15
Trevor BibicView
-

Room 4

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.
Trevor Bibic
I4
Junior Doctor Interview Techniques
13:15
Perbinder GrewalView
-

Room 4

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
J4
S​potlight: Working With Giants – Becoming the Doctor To The World’s Strongest Men
14:15
Richard SmithView
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Room 4

S​potlight: Working With Giants – Becoming the Doctor To The World’s Strongest Men

In this session Richard Smith will share his experiences in getting involved as a sports doctor for some of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, including how he got started, how he balances this alongside clinical responsibilities, and how you can follow a similar path.
Richard Smith
K4
Applying to Specialty Training
15:15
Marcia ReidView
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Room 4

Applying to Specialty Training

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.
Marcia ReidRegional Recruitment Lead, HEE
* Please note the seminar programme is subject to change