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Personal Development Minicourse – 4 October

Date: Friday 4 October 2019

Audience: This course is open to all grades and specialties

Limited time to register – prices from £180

Our brand new personal development minicourses are an opportunity to take an indepth look at areas of your practice and learn practical strategies and techniques from our expert trainers which will help you take control of your workload, manage complexity or progress your career through publication.

Teaching will be in small groups led by an expert facilitator, and the courses will be tailored to your individual needs so you go away with a toolkit of practical solutions you can implement in your practice the very next day.


8:15 - 9:00

Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote: Wellbeing at work (optional)

In response to the rising prevalence of stress and burnout among health professionals, The BMJ is running a campaign for doctors’ wellbeing. It calls for doctors to be able to take breaks and to have places where they can rest and recuperate, for their own and their patients’ safety. Working together with the BMA, the Royal colleges, employers and patient groups, this is a united effort to change systems, working practices, and culture to ensure that doctors get the breaks they need.

Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor, BMJ

10:00 - 12:45

Minicourse: Taking control of your workload

The aim of the course is to give you the skills to build resilience, effectively manage your workload and give the best care to your patients while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Trevor Bibic, Learning and Development Consultant, The Careers Group, Brightbloom Training Ltd

12:45 - 13:55

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • CV checking and 1-2-1 careers advice
  • View our Live Jobs Board
  • Pensions Advice

14:00 - 16:45

Minicourse: Getting your work published

In this interactive session you’ll learn from BMJ editors how to effectively design research and write up an abstract for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

Helen MacDonald, UK Research Editor, The BMJ

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

Tailor your experience
BMJ Live is a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time. View the full programme of options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice 

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Care of the Older Person
Physicians General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Taking control of your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. View the programme.

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