Day 4: Sunday 25th October, 2015.

08:30Oral Presentations.
Adjudication Panel:
Dr Karen Le Ball
Head of School of Medicine & Medical Specialties, London LETBs, Health Education England.
Dr Louella Vaughan
Chair Research Committee, Society of Acute Medicine.
Mr James Campbell
Consultant Surgeon & Former Medical Director, RAF Akrotiri.

The shortlisted finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • "Linguistic analysis of out of hospital cardiac arrest 999 calls to determine reasons why some bystanders take so long to reach CPR."
    Dr Eleanor Brooke, Foundation Doctor, Belford Hospital.

  • "Highland Dance Injuries: An Epidemiological Study"
    Dr Joanna Buchan, Surgical Registrar, Scotland.

  • "Peripheral inflammatory cytokines as a predictor of neurodegenerative disease."
    Mr Wesley Cheung, Medical Student, University of Aberdeen.

  • "Predictors of glycaemic response and impact on weight and BP of dapagliflozin therapy in type 2 diabetes"
    Dr Lyndsey McConnell, GP, Kinlochleven.

  • "Midwifery Management of Early Pregnancy Loss in Remote and Rural Settings"
    Ms Elaine McCover, Senior Charge Midwife, NHS Shetland.

  • "Developing a ward round checklist sticker to improve quality of care and patient safety in a Rehabilitation setting"
    Dr Olivia McKnight, Foundation Doctor, Aberdeen.

Come listen to the very best abstracts now presented on a level playing field. There is such a wide variety of general interest that it will complete all CPD requirements (specific titles to follow shortly). Trainees can learn from the tricks and techniques used in both presentation and how they handle questions.
10:00Session 10: Education & Training versus Service Demands.
  • Can Training co-exist side-by-side with Service Demands?
  • Can they augment each other?
  • Are there creative solutions around this?
  • Does "Greenaway" and its predecessors clash with the Hippocratic Oath or the Socratic method?

Join this panel session as each speaks from the point of view of their own area of expertise.
  • Dr Louella Vaughan, Consultant Physician & Honorary Senior Lecturer, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. Chair, Research Committee, Society of Acute Medicine.
  • Dr Emma Watson, Consultant Microbiologist & Director of Medical Education, NHS Highland.
  • Prof Ken Walker, Professor of Surgical Training & Simulation, University of Stirling, & Consultant Surgeon, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.
  • Miss Lindsay Chisholm, Consultant Surgeon & Foundation Program Director, West of Scotland.

Followed by: Tea & Coffee
12:00Session 11: Trauma & Critical Care: "Calm down, it's just an emergency!"
"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you..." Rudyard Kipling
  • Dr Pete Williams, VR RAMC, Clinical Lead for Major Trauma, North of Scotland
  • Mr Malcolm Loudon, VR RAMC, Consultant Surgeon.
  • Mr Alasdair MacMillan, Queen's Honorary Surgeon, VR RAMC.
  • Mr James Campbell, Consultant Surgeon & Former Medical Director, RAF Akrotiri
13:30Keynote 8: Human Physiology at the Extremes; Dr Georgios Tsianos.
The "Ice, Water, Fire." Challenge

Setting / establishing records - at what (personal) cost?
14:00Closing thoughts and "Call to Arms":
Designing OUR future Belford Hospital - the next 150 years and beyond.

Conference Close.