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The New First Critical Hours 2018

Focusing on the management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department
This well-known course is organised by Infomed Research and Training, on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 January 2018, at the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 7-9 Bream’s Buildings, London EC4A 1DT

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Course fee:

Early bird rates
(if booking and paying on or before Mon 18 Sep 2017)

Consultants and SASGs: £495 (inc VAT) for the two days;
Doctors in Training: £445 (inc VAT) for the two days

Standard rates
(if booking and paying after Mon 18 Sep 2017)
Consultants and SASGs: £535 (inc VAT) for the two days;
Doctors in Training: £485 (inc VAT) for the two days


10 CPD Points – Certificates of Attendance will be given

Full course programme

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About the course:

  • Practical focus on the more difficult aspects of Emergency, Acute and General Medicine in the first critical hours.
  • A revised programme covering a range of relevant clinical topics selected on the basis of past delegates’ feedback and a survey of dozens of emergency/acute medicine practitioners/experts.
  • A new course format: every delegate attends every session, but the audience is divided into two groups, enabling greater discussion and interaction.
  • A Faculty of experienced specialists in their fields, from different hospitals in the UK, who can pass their expert knowledge to front-line clinicians.
  • Short interactive lectures followed by 30 minutes of case scenarios, discussion and Q&A.
  • Contributes to developing effective team management for doctors from a variety of backgrounds who are actively delivering emergency and acute care.
  • State of the Art lectures on Sedation and Sepsis.

Target audience:

Aimed at Consultants, Registrars and Middle Grades in Emergency Medicine and Acute Medicine and Specialist Physicians with an Acute Medical ‘take’.

Course Advisors

  • Prof Tim Harris, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Whipps Cross University Hospital
  • Prof Colin Robertson, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Edinburgh

What previous delegates have said:

  • Well organised, excellent thought-provoking lectures.
  • Quality speakers, excellent and informative talks.
  • Friendly atmosphere and speakers leading to a comfortable learning environment.
  • Topics well chosen – all relevant to day to day EM practice.
  • Great lectures, great venue, length of day just right.
  • Definitely worth coming – practical approach, clinical focus on difficult aspects.
  • I gathered quite a few practice-changing learning points – happy.
  • Good relevant topics, very interactive – evidence based medicine.
  • Excellent day, all topics relevant and focused.
  • Organisation and timings excellent.

Faculty of Experts includes also

  • Dr Devesh Sharma, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Dr Bill Coode, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust, London
  • Dr Tom Fardon, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
  • Dr Matthew Ginks, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Dr Johann Grundlingh, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Barts Health NHS Trust, London
  • Dr James Napier, Consultant in Emergency and Intensive Care, Newham University Hospital, London
  • Mr Jay Banerjee, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Dr Dulka Manawadu, Stroke and General Medical Consultant, King’s College Hospital, London
  • Dr Siamak Bakhtiari, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Northwick Park Hospital
  • Dr Anna Morgan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Adam Nabeebaccus, NIHR Clinical Lecturer and ST in Heart Failure, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mr Jerard Ross, Medio-legal Adviser, MDU Services Limited
As you may already know, RCEM will no longer be awarding CPD points or credits to external CPD events, a practice that has already been adopted by several other Medical Royal Colleges. Nevertheless, for courses suitable for Consultants in Emergency Medicine, Infomed will continue to issue Certificates of Attendance indicating CPD credits, as a reference, based on the number of learning hours attended, but recognising that “the amount of educational activity obtained from a specific event may vary between individuals depending on an individual’s specific learning outcomes”.