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2017 Conference: Time to Train

8 March 2017

You can now book your place for the sixth annual FST conference Time to Train.

The conference will take place on 4 October 2017 at The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP.

How do we ensure time for training? During this conference we shall explore 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 will look 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 will include: Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality at HEE; 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.

The workshops that were piloted last year will be expanded and include: Improving Teaching in Theatre, How to Run a Surgical Boot Camp, Giving Better Feedback and Getting Started in Medical Education Research.

Book online or contact the Education department for more information by phone 0131 527 1600 or email

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