CEM Spring CPD Event – Cardiff 2014

CEM CPD Event - Cardiff 2014

The College of Emergency Medicine‘s 5th Annual Spring CPD Event took place at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel in Cardiff between 17-19 March 2014.

A wide range of topics were covered including toxicology, trauma, medicine, paediatric emergency medicine, sports medicine and medical innovation. The event booklet contains the full programme and speakers’ biographies.

Please also take a moment to review Dr Ed Walker’s handout on carbon monoxide toxicity.

Next year’s CEM Spring CPD Event will be held in Belfast between 24-26 March 2015.

CEM CPD Event 2012 at British Museum

Delegates at CEM CPD Event 2012 at British Museum

The College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) holds an annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event. The venue for this year’s event on 13-15 March 2012 was the BP Lecture Theatre at the British Museum in London.

Over the 3 days, a wide range of topics was covered by Emergency Physicians who are leaders in their respective fields. It was a chance to learn about the latest developments in Emergency Medicine, as practised across the country. I personally found the event stimulating and inspiring, and would highly recommend it.

Over 200 delegates came to the event, and it was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, and network with new ones. The next one is in Glasgow, on 19-21 March 2013 & I will be going…!

* See the Event programme.

Emergency Medicine Operational Handbook

Emergency Medicine Operational Handbook (The Way Ahead)

The College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) has published an updated version of the “The Way Ahead” policy document, dated 2 December 2011. It has been renamed the “Emergency Medicine Operational Handbook” and replaces the old “The Way Ahead 2008-2012”.

The full document is 83 pages long and gives a comprehensive analysis of the state of play in Emergency Medicine in the UK – current practices, service configurations, workforce considerations and key challenges.

It lays down the blueprint of what Emergency Medicine in the UK is, and the direction of travel over the foreseeable future. It is an impressive policy document which is essential reading for anyone with an interest in UK Emergency Medicine.

"This guidance is for clinicians, managers and commissioners involved in the delivery of Emergency Medicine in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The public may also find the document of interest. It replaces the previous guidance we issued known as ‘The Way Ahead’ in December 2008."

* A useful 4-page executive summary, called the “Operational Handbook Highlights” is also available from the CEM website.

For a historical perspective, “Way Ahead 2005” (written jointly by the British Association for Emergency Medicine and The Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine) and “The Way Ahead 2008-12” (written by the then newly formed College of Emergency Medicine) are also available.