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Annual Meeting 2017

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Time to Train

4 October 2017
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham

How do we ensure time for training? During this conference we explored how we can ensure that trainers have the time to train properly, looking at how you can secure training time in your job plan and how to make the most of that time. It looked at how further professionalisation of the trainer role can be achieved through projects such as the Improving Surgical Training project and a move towards competency based training.

Speakers included: Ms Stella Vig, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Chair of the Core Surgical Training Committee; and Mr Dermot O’Riordan, Consultant Surgeon and previous CEO of West Suffolk Trust; Professor Jon Lund, Chair of the SAC in General Surgery

Workshop sessions included:
> Getting started in educational research, Chaired by ASME’s Professor Jen Clelland
> Improving Feedback workshop
> Teaching in the OR
> How to run a surgical bootcamp

Winners of the joint ASME / FST Research Grants were also presented.

Contact the Education department for more information by phone 0131 527 1600 or email


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