FICM Annual Meeting

Date: Thursday 24th May 2018

Location: Royal College of Anaesthetists

Fee: £180 (£90 for trainees and nurses)

CPD Credits Anticipated: 4

Availability: Places available. CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE.

Event organiser: Dr Alison Pittard (Vice Dean)

Our 2018 Annual Meeting Mind the Gap focusses on health and wellbeing and how to sustain a lifelong career in Intensive Care Medicine. This is the start of what we hope will be an exciting project to explore different ways of working in our specialty. Topics will include: 

River Deep
An insight into how a hobby can become something more, exploring the issues around cave rescue.
Dr Brendan Sloan: Consultant in ICM & Medical Officer British Cave Rescue Council

Rock Bottom
Wellbeing in health professionals: recognition and management
Dr Clare Gerada: MBE FRCP FRCGP MRCPsych & Medical Director, Practitioner Health Programme

Pigs might Fly
Personal view of career choice and maintaining work-life balance
Dr Wendy Aubrey FRCA: Consultant in ICM & Membership secretary The Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury

In the Line of Duty
Ebola outbreak and sustainable working patterns; lessons learned
Col James Czarnik: US Medical Liaison to British Army

New Model Army
Resilience training on a personal, team and organisational level
Prof. Derek Mowbray PhD CPsychol CSci FBPsS FISMA FIHM & Management Advisory Service, Wellbeing and Performance Group

When the Going gets Tough
'The house believes it is possible to work in full-time ICM until retirement'
FOR:- Prof Hugh Montgomery: BSc MBBS MD MRCP UCL Professor of Intensive Care Medicine & Children’s author
AGAINST:- Prof Mervyn Singer MBBS MD FRCP FFICM UCL Professor of Intensive Care Medicine


Mountain High
A perspective from Everest on how to maintain a good work-life balance
Prof. Mike Grocott BSc MBBS MD FRCA FRCP FFICM Consultant in Critical Care & Xtreme Everest Executive Team

On Top of the World
Exploration of stressors experienced by pilots and the approach to managing them
Chris Henkey: Former BA pilot