Defence medical services - a life less ordinary

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

Please note: Online registration for this meeting is now closed. Places are available and delegates are able to register on 06.07.2012.

'A Life Less Ordinary' aims to provide an insight into the careers of medical officers in the Armed Forces. This exciting day brings together individuals who have diverse experience delivering medical healthcare and presents a glimpse into the opportunities available to Defence Medical Officers and what is required to successfully deliver clinical care in peacetime and on operations.

Registration Details:
Consultant/GP: £95
RSM Student: £30
RSM Trainee: £50
RSM Fellow: £75
Student: £45
Trainee: £65
RSM Associate: £60
Allied Health Professional: £70

8.45 am


9.15 am

Surg Lt Cdr Catherine Doran, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.20 am

What does the Defence Medical Services have in store for me?
Air Vice Marshall Paul Evans, Commander Joint Medical Command

Initial officer training and general duties

9.40 am

Preparing for the life of a uniformed Medical Officer - reflections on initial Officer training
Royal Navy - Surg Lt Osgar Rylah, General Duties Medical Officer
RAF - Flt Lt Phill Pearce, Core Trainee, General Surgery, London
Army - Capt Nick Faerestrand, Core Trainee, General Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

10.40 am

Primary care in a UK Sovereign Base Area
Flt Lt Claire Webster, Core Trainee, General Surgery

11.00 am


11.30 am

Medicine below the waves
Surg Lt Jonathan Eames, General Practice Trainee, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley

11.50 am

Frontline medical support to combat operations
Major Matthew Campbell, Anaesthetics Trainee, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Options of life after general duties

12.10 pm

Military aviation medicine - care in the air
Sqn Ldr Jo D'arcy, Specialist Trainee, Cardiology and General Medicine
Major Phil Docherty, Specialist Anaesthetics, Edinburgh

12.45 pm

Learning the art of war surgery
Major Jeremy Granville-Chapman, Specialist Trainee, Orthopaedic Surgery
Major Tom Konig, Specialist Trainee, General Surgery

1.20 pm


2.10 pm

Medical leadership
Lt Col Phil Carter, PJHQ, Northwood

Diverse Possibilities where life can lead

2.35 pm

PHC and far-forward medical care
Wg Cdr Martin McGrath, Officer Commanding Medical Support Wing, 16 Medical Regiment

3.00 pm

Good blood in bad places
Dr Heidi Doughty, Consultant in Transfusion Medicine, NHS Blood and Transplant and M.O.D

3.25 pm

Preparing for action in extreme environments
Surg Capt Neil Butterfield, MOIC Institute of Naval Medicine

3.50 pm

Surgery in extreme environments and conditions
Mr David Nott, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

4.30 pm

Close of meeting and completion of evaluation forms
to be followed by a drinks reception

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