Faculty of Physician Associates student conference

When and where

27 September 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4LE

Faculty of Physician Associates student conference

This 1-day conference for physician associate students will run alongside the FPA annual conference, allowing students to enjoy a more focused and relevant day as well as offering an opportunity to network with fellow students from across the country.

Students are welcome to join the standard conference on day two, which will be Friday 28 September 2018. Please book your place separately for this event.

Programme highlights

The programme will cover a range of areas including:

  • expectations of the national exam and Q&A with a newly qualified PA
  • ward round training
  • head injuries
  • psychiatric history taking
  • men's health.

Sponsorship

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact darryl.deprez@rcplondon.ac.uk.

RCP events

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting-edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.

Medical Excellence Team

We would like to thank our prinicipal partner, Medical Excellence Team. Please visit them at exhibition. 

Programme

Programme

09.00   Registration, coffee and exhibition of posters

 

09.55   Welcome and opening remarks (Streamed from the Wolfson theatre)

Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians

 

10.15   Opening plenary (Streamed from the Wolfson theatre)

Jeannie Watkins, president, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

10.35   Shaping your career as a Physician Associate

(Streamed from the Wolfson theatre)

Ria Agarwal, Sheffield Hallam University, Raj Gill, Swiss Cottage Surgery, Reb Kean, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

 

11.00   Concurrent sessions 1 and 2

 

Concurrent session 1 - Seligman Theatre

Chair: Karen Roberts, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

11.00 Men’s health

Pete Gorman, University of Bolton

 

11.45 Head injuries

Dr Besnik Nurboja, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals

 

Concurrent session 2 - Council Chamber

Chair: Sam Hughes, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

 

11.00 ECG interpretation

Professor Steve Noe, Lincoln Memorial University

 

11.45 X-ray interpretation

Shane Apperley, Lincoln Memorial University

 

12.30   Lunch and poster exhibition

 

13.10   Sponsored satellite session provided by the Medical Excellence Team

 

13.30   Concurrent sessions 3 and 4  

 

 

Concurrent session 3 - Seligman Theatre

 

Chair: Jeannie Watkins, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

13.30 Ophthalmology

Alex Brant, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust

 

14.15

X-ray interpretation

Shane Apperley, Lincoln Memorial University

 

Concurrent session 4 - Council Chamber

 

Chair: Michelle Chapman, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

13.30 Quality ward-round training

Dr Natalie King, Kent, Surrey and Sussex School of Physician Associates

Dr Anthony Fung, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

 

15.00   Coffee and exhibition of posters

 

15.10  Sponsored satellite session provided by the Medical Excellence Team

 

15.30   Concurrent sessions 5 and 6

 

Concurrent session 5 - Seligman Theatre

 

Chair: Mohammed Hussain, University of Bradford

 

15.30 ECG interpretation

Professor Steve Noe, Lincoln Memorial University

 

16.15 To NIV or not to NIV

Dr Hussain Basheer, Royal College of Physicians Education Fellow

 

Concurrent session 6 - Council Chamber

Chair: Amy Tullin, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

15.30 Getting that first PA Job: Advice on CV writing, applications and job interviews.

Nick Mattick, PATH

 

16.15 Preparation for the national examination and what to expect in your first year of qualification (Q&A session)

Jamie Saunders, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

 

17.30   Closing remarks

Jeannie Watkins, president, Faculty of Physician Associates

 

17.45   Drinks reception