Critical skills: A trainees' masterclass for managing the critically ill patient


Thursday 26 October 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Critical Care Medicine Section



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about this event

This one day meeting is tailored for all trainees interested in or new to intensive care. It will include a series of  talks from experienced intensivists embracing core topics in critical care and practical hands-on small group interactive workshops covering essential practical knowledge. 

This meeting would be of particular interest to junior doctors, medical students, nurses, core medical trainees, acute care common stem trainees, core surgical trainees and core anaesthetic trainees.

There will be a drinks reception at the end of the day which will provide an excellent networking opportunity.


During the afternoon session, attendees will rotate around four practical workshops on these topics:

1. Non-invasive ventilation 
Dr James Murray, Respiratory Registrar and Teaching Fellow, Royal Free Hospital, London

2. Tracheostomy management 
Dr Susan McGowan, Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Dr Nishita Desai, Intensive Care Medicine Registrar, London Deanery

3. Inotropes and vasopressors
Dr Amy Chan-Dominy,  Consultant in Paediatrics and Cardiothoracic intensive care medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS trust

4. Human factors 
Dr Libby Haxby, Consultant Anaesthetist and Lead Clinician in Clinical Risk, Royal Brompton Hospital



  • Give an insight into a career in critical care medicine
  • Review recent advances in handling critical illness
  • Understand the importance of spotting critical illness early
  • Gain some practical knowledge through the workshops


RSM members:
Early bird student - £45
Early bird trainee - £80

Non members:
Early bird Student - £55
Early bird trainee - £95

Early bird rates will expire on Tuesday 26 September 2017

The rates include, tea, coffee, lunch and the drinks reception

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*programme subject to change


9.00 am

Registration,tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Session one: The theory

9.40 am

What is 'critically ill' and how would I spot it?

Dr Joel Meyer, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Acute Medicine, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

10.25 am

An update on sepsis

Professor Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Acute kidney injury

Dr John Prowle, Senior Clinical lecturer, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine and Renal Physician, Royal London Hospital

12.15 pm

Neurological emergencies

Dr Tom Hurst, Consultant Intensive Care and Major Trauma, King's College Hospital, London

12.55 pm

Presentation by Critical Care Medicine student elective prize winner

Miss Roxanne Tajbakhsh, Medical Student

1.10 pm


Session two: The practice

2.00 pm

Workshop 1

2.50 pm

Workshop 2

3.40 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.00 pm

Workshop 3

4.50 pm

Workshop 4

5.40 pm

Closing remarks and completion of evaluation forms

5.50 pm

Drinks reception

Open to all - an opportunity to network and discuss careers in critical care

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Beilul KahsaiTel: 0207 290 3859 Email: arrow