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CAREERS SEMINAR PROGRAMME

Date: Friday 4 October 2019

Audience: This free programme is open to all grades and specialties

Three main streams which will help you identify which sessions are beneficial for you to attend:

Career Essentials
Getting ready for your next step? Our career essentials sessions will help you analyse what’s on offer and present yourself as the best candidate for the position.

Tools for Taking Control
Feeling overwhelmed in your current role? Come and learn practical tips on managing your workload, leading a team and so you can achieve a better work life balance.

Broadening Horizons
Where could your career take you? These sessions will look at changing career paths, relocating within the UK and abroad, and exploring the diverse and exciting pathways a career in medicine can lead.

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Career Essentials
Tools for Taking Control
Broadening Horizons
9:15-9:45
Opening Keynote: Wellbeing at Work

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.

Fiona Godlee
Editor in Chief, The BMJ
9:45-10:15
Explore the Careers Fair

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

10:15-10:55
Understanding Medical Careers

Confused by talk of career pathways and the various roles and grades in the NHS- core, run-through, LAT and F3?

– When can you take a career break?
– How much flexibility is there really in a medical career?
– What are all the options?

This workshop will explain all, dispel myths and get you thinking about how to optimise your personal career pathway. Come and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Room: Theatre 1
A career in pharmaceutical medicine

Pharmaceutical physicians from Bristol-Myers Squibb UK & Ireland will present on transitioning from the NHS to industry, career pathways and a typical day-in-the-life of a pharmaceutical physician in this science-based innovative medicines research organisation.

Speaker:
Faisal Mehmud, Executive Medical Director UK, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Seminar sponsored by:

The journey from new leader to NHS leader

Medical leadership and quality improvement have become an integral part of medical practice and a distinct career pathway. How can you develop this at work and what are your options to steer your career in this direction?

Speakers:
Dr Ian Collings, Interim Deputy Postgraduate Dean, HEIW
Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General for Health and Social Services/NHS Wales Chief Executive

Seminar sponsored by:

Room: Blythe Room
Relocating to British Columbia (BC), Canada: What You Need to Know

The province of BC is known for a quality of life that is envied around the world. Welcoming communities with spectacular recreational opportunities, rich cultural diversity, and a commitment to education and healthcare make it the perfect place to call home. Attend our seminar to learn about licensing requirements and rewarding jobs on Canada’s west coast.

Seminar sponsored by:

11:10-11:50
Finding inner strength in a stressful workplace

“Wellbeing” is the buzzword du jour, but what actually is it?

Where does it come from and how do we look after it?
Do we even need to?

Find out how to tap into your inner stress-buster in this lighthearted, thought provoking session.

Giles P Croft
Transformative Coach
Room: Theatre 2
Pathway to Medical Practice in Manitoba, Canada

For physicians practicing in the UK and Ireland who want to relocate to Canada, the pathway to practice is complicated and daunting. Issues encountered include practice location, relocation costs, acquiring a medical license & immigration hurdles, as well as logistical issues with life once initiating practice. We offer a solution.

Speaker:
Dr. Kenneth Kemkaran, Owner and Medical Director, Stafford Medical Clinic

Seminar sponsored by:

Room: Blythe Room
At Scale Working in Primary Care

General Practice is experiencing the most radical transformation in its history. Working in the future of Primary Care brings challenges and opportunities that GP’s must be well-equipped for. Learn from London’s largest primary care provider about how to prepare for and embed successfully within innovative, digital and future primary care.

Speaker:
Dr Muneeb Choudhry, GP Director, AT Medics

Seminar sponsored by:

Writing an eye-catching CV

Your application for a job role is your opportunity to create a great first impression for your potential future employer. Creating an impactful application requires preparation in order to stand out from the competition, in terms of collating information on your qualifications, experience and skills and arranging them in a way that shows you meet the needs of the role.

This short seminar introduces best practice, ideas and tips to help you build an application that encourages recruiters to want to find out more about you at interview.

Seminar hosted by:

 

Sophia Bourne
Medical Careers Consultant, Member L&D Team at the BMA
Room: Theatre 1
11:50-12:40
Lunch - Explore our other highlights

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

– Make sure you stand out from the crowd by perfecting your application with 1-2-1 advice from our experts and the CV checking station.

– Meet with skilled and impartial careers professionals who can review your options and support you in making the right decision about your career.

– JUST ANNOUNCED – New Pensions Advice
Confused about your pension? Recent changes to the NHS Pension scheme have left many doctors concerned about the hours they can work, and how they can avoid heavy tax penalties. Come along to our free seminar on NHS pensions, and hear from expert advisers on what the changes will mean for you.

12:40-13:20
Your first consultant role - what you need to know

The journey to consultancy is the biggest career transition after becoming a doctor. This course helps you prepare to meet the challenges ahead and make the most of your new role. It will help you to identify what makes a good consultant and help develop your professional identity.

Seminar hosted by:

Sophia Bourne
Medical Careers Consultant, Member L&D Team at the BMA
Room: Blythe Room
Pharmaceutical medicine – a career in early phase drug development

An introduction to and discussion of careers and career opportunities in pharmaceutical medicine, with a focus on jobs in early phase drug development, what the job will entail and prospects for progression.

Speaker:
Doctor Richard Francis-Sakai, Senior Speciality Research Physician, Richmond Pharmacology

Seminar sponsored by:
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Room: Theatre 3
Why do junior doctors love working in Barts Health hospitals

This session will explore:

  • Why junior doctors love working in Barts Health hospitals and what makes Barts Health NHS Trust an employer of choice.
  • The professional developments available
  • Insights and personal experience from the staff that work there

Speaker:
Andrew Kelso, Medical Director, Barts Health

Seminar sponsored by:

Room: Theatre 2
Interview skills for Junior Doctors

This session will prepare you for CT and ST interviews. There will be information on how to prepare your portfolio, Q&A on management and leadership and tips on how to come across positive and an ideal junior doctor.

Hilary Moor
Senior Careers Consultant
Room: Theatre 1
13:20-13:35 - Break
13:35-14:15
Time management

This presentation will relate generic time management principles to a clinical context. We will be discussing:

– Time logs
– The power and process of habit formation
– Early morning routines
– Psychology of task completion
– Matching task type with energy and time
– Development of a ‘bucket’ list

Deen Mirza
GP Educationalist
Room: Theatre 2
Scotland: home of medical excellence

Discover first-hand why NHS Scotland is the home of medical excellence.  For a small country, we’ve made a very big impact and we continue to progress and pioneer. 

Come and hear about the excellent opportunities awaiting you in ‘world’s most beautiful country’. #ScotlandIsNow

Seminar sponsored by:

NHS Scotland

Room: Blythe Room
The Perfect Smile

The introduction of hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers in 2003 began the filler revolution and paved the way for development of bio-stimulatory and permanent materials. Based on the new trend of nonsurgical facial augmentations, doctors can improve and enhance patients faces with minimal risks and incredible results. Currently, the dermal fillers implementation is among the most common minimally invasive procedures for face sculpting in the world.

Speaker:
Dr Alex Karkhi, Oral implants surgeon

Seminar sponsored by:

Room: Theatre 1
Interview skills for Consultants

This session will prepare you for the interview process and provide tips and tricks to help you portray yourself as the ideal candidate for the post.

Hilary Moor
Senior Careers Consultant
Room: Theatre 3
14:15-14:45
Break - Explore our other highlights

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

14:45-15:25
Creating a portfolio career

This workshop will look at how to build a portfolio career. It aims to give you ‘take home’ action points to tailor your own career to your aspirations.

Patrice Baptiste
Portfolio GP
Room: Theatre 1
How to make big career decisions

Stay? Leave? Stick? Swap?

It’s easy to get paralysed by indecision when the stakes are high. In this inspiring session you’ll learn how to take all the pressure off that process, get more comfortable with the idea of change and find the answers you seek.

Giles P Croft
Transformative Coach
Room: Blythe Room
Writing an eye-catching CV

Your application for a job role is your opportunity to create a great first impression for your potential future employer. Creating an impactful application requires preparation in order to stand out from the competition, in terms of collating information on your qualifications, experience and skills and arranging them in a way that shows you meet the needs of the role.

This short seminar introduces best practice, ideas and tips to help you build an application that encourages recruiters to want to find out more about you at interview.

Hilary Moor
Senior Careers Consultant
Room: Theatre 2
Team L&D working smarter to be the best

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital was described by the BBC as ‘Simply the best’, because it has consistently achieved top against performance targets and is proud of its national reputation for patient safety, radical and innovative practice, excellent training opportunities and strong team ethos to ensure high quality patient care.

Speakers:
David Carter, CEO, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital
Dr James Ramsay, Medical Director, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Seminar sponsored by:

 

Room: Theatre 3
15:25-15:40 - Break
15:40-16:20
Time management

This presentation will relate generic time management principles to a clinical context. We will be discussing:

– Time logs
– The power and process of habit formation
– Early morning routines
– Psychology of task completion
– Matching task type with energy and time
– Development of a ‘bucket’ list

Deen Mirza
GP Educationalist
Room: Theatre 2
Interview skills for Junior Doctors

Are you making the best impression possible at interviews for training posts? How confident are you that you are making yourself stand out from the crowd (in the right way)? How can you impress the interviewers even if you are not a superhero doctor with amazing achievements to your name?

This workshop will take a deeper look at what really reassures and impresses medical interviewers. It will help you to prepare more effectively for interviews and have more confidence in presenting your answers.

Trevor Bibic
Learning and Development Consultant, The Careers Group, Brightbloom Training Ltd
Room: Theatre 3
Living and working in Nova Scotia, Canada

Have you ever considered making the move to the East Coast of Canada? Representatives from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Office of Immigration will speak towards living and working in Nova Scotia and how to make it happen.

Speakers:
Kim Jardine
Dr Simon Bonnington
Katie Meisner
Shirley Symes
Kelli Lovett

Seminar sponsored by:

Room: Theatre 1
Building political astuteness

All leaders have to deal with politics in their organisation at various stages in their career. Complex organisations have a large range of values and beliefs, goals, challenges and interests to contend with.

We will use a range of learning approaches using a 4-Stage Model to explore areas of Power/Interest, Stakeholder Mapping, Influencing without Authority and Personal and Interpersonal Skills.

John Aspden
Learning and Development Consultant
Room: Blythe Room
16:20-18:00
Explore the Careers Fair

Why not take the time to:

– View the hundreds of job vacancies and meet and engage with the organisations currently recruiting. Find out what skills and qualifications they are looking for, ask questions and discuss the roles available whether you are interested in relocating in the UK or abroad, looking to diversify into a portfolio career or want to know more about the specialties.

– Make sure you stand out from the crowd by perfecting your application with 1-2-1 advice from our experts and the CV checking station.

– Meet with skilled and impartial careers professionals who can review your options and support you in making the right decision about your career.

– JUST ANNOUNCED – New Pensions Advice
Confused about your pension? Recent changes to the NHS Pension scheme have left many doctors concerned about the hours they can work, and how they can avoid heavy tax penalties. Come along to our free seminar on NHS pensions, and hear from expert advisers on what the changes will mean for you.

Programme subject to change.
*Lunch is not provided. Onsite facilities are available to purchase lunch.

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