• The College crest over the entrance to College Hall

    The College crest over the entrance to College Hall

  • First address to the College at the AGM in 2015

    First address to the College at the AGM in 2015

  • Main entrance to the College

    Main entrance to the College

Excellence in Healthcare

I am excited about our fast approaching Excellence in Healthcare triennial conference.

It is now only 10 weeks away and I encourage you to make sure this fantastic multidisciplinary conference is in your schedule.

The conference will have four parallel streams running and we are thrilled to have an outstanding group of high profile and international keynote speakers delivering cutting-edge education across each discipline. These include John Meara, Kletjian Professor of Global Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery; James Logan, Associate Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Catherine Calderwood, CMO for Scotland; and Greig Trout, double cancer survivor and motivational speaker.

Delegates will come together for keynote plenary sessions while also having the an opportunity to pick and choose from topics and programmes within the individual conference strands aligned to their own specialty, as well as the chance to attend sessions of interest from other conference themes which promise to be really fascinating.4 image montage landscape

The four conference strands running in parallel are:

Medicine24 – the third annual running of our flagship medical conference will take place during Excellence in Healthcare. This event focuses on the optimal management of acutely ill patients within the first 24 hours and packed to capacity in both 2015 and 2016 with exceptional feedback on both occasions.

Surgery365 – this conference will bring surgeons across the specialties together to focus on a range of hot topics in surgical innovation, technology and training, perioperative care, trauma and emergency surgery.

Travel Medicine – The Big Picture – This conference focuses on some of the big issues facing healthcare globally including the grave threat of antimicrobial resistance, humanitarian aid and redevelopment work, and the lessons learned from the ebola epidemic.

Podiatric Medicine – The Journey of Human Movement – will incorporate a live link up with the gait lab at Glasgow Caledonian University with a thorough exploration of gait measurement and issues from childhood through to the elderly.

We have been able to create an excellent programme representing suberb value within each strand. More detailed information about each of the programmes, session topics and speakers are available on the conference website via the links above.

We also have accepted an impressive range of posters which will be on display throughout the conference – this is a really good chance to interact and discuss work representing all aspects of clinical practice, including research in quality improvement and applied basic sciences.

Now would be a good time to mark off the dates, adjust your clinical commitments and register. I really look forward to meeting you there.