Medical minds matter: Thriving, not just surviving, in modern medicine


Monday 16 July 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Trainees Section



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about this event

Do you have the skills to succeed in a modern medicine? 

Give yourself the best start to your medical career

Modern medicine can be challenging, at times it can even feel overwhelming. But we recognise that you have the potential to do amazing things and want to help you thrive, not just survive in a career in medicine.

Practical workshops and lectures with world class experts will help you get the most out of your career, manage your time effectively, increase your productivity and build strategies to cope with difficult situations at work. Its all here at this meeting. 


Are you looking to gain study leave? Click here to download an official letter for study leave applications. 


Key speakers

  • Doctor Trevor Gedeon, MbChB, MRCPsych, Forensic Psychiatrist from Chimp Management Ltd

Dr Trevor Gedeon is a member of the Chimp Management Group who work alongside Olympic athletes, business leaders and public services to optimise performance. We are lucky to have their expertise to apply to life on the shop floor of a modern medical career.


  • Professor Clare Gerada, Former Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

Clare studied medicine at University College London, qualifying in 1982. She trained in medicine, then psychiatry and then became a general practitioner in South London, where she has stayed ever since. Professor Gerada has strong links to three Medical Royal Colleges and is a Fellow of the RCGP and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008 and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in July 2013.



Day meeting: Trainees
Interactive workshops and a practical toolkit will help you build and maintain resilience. Pose your questions to the world famous Chimp Management team and learn from bespoke sessions about life coaching and productivity.


Evening meeting: All medical grades
Trainee wellbeing: Whose responsibility is it anyway? Join expert speakers to address important questions related to accountability and strategies for moving forward.


Day and evening meeting discount
Trainees are invited to attend both parts of the event for a discounted rate and dinner provided.



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*Programme subject to change


9.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Upasana Tayal, President, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine

10.10 am

How to thrive in a modern medical career

Dr Camilla Kingdon, Head, London School of Paediatrics

11.00 am

Your first choice of workshops

See below for details

Workshop 1

Chimp Management: Understand how to manage your mind

Dr Trevor Gedeon, Psychological skills Mentor, Chimp Management team

Workshop 2

Life Coaching: How it can work for you

Ms Jude Ryan, Life Coach, Mind Options

12.30 pm


1.30 pm

Your second choice of workshop

3.00 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.15 pm

Workshop 3: How to deliver results and maintain health using the Grid

Dr Magdalena Bak-Maier, Founder, Make Time Count

5.00 pm

Wrap up and further resources

Dr Barry McHugh, Honorary Secretary, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine

5.20 pm

Feedback and close of meeting

Dr Upasana Tayal, President, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine

5.30 pm


For delegates who are attending both the day and evening meeting

6.00 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

6.35 pm

Welcome and introduction

Dr Upasana Tayal, President, Trainees Section, Royal Society of Medicine

6.45 pm

Been there, done that: Perspective from a senior clinician

Professor Clare Gerada, Former Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners

7.10 pm

Does patient safety depend on trainee wellbeing?

Ms Susanna Stanford, Patient and Representative, Clinical Human Factors Group

7.35 pm

What role do NHS Trusts play in trainee wellbeing?

Sir David Sloman, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Free Hospital

8.00 pm

Panel discussion

Chaired by Dr Fiona Moss, Dean, Royal Society of Medicine

8.30 pm

Close of meeting

register for this event

  • Online registration is now closed
  • DAY meeting: Aimed at students and trainees
  • EVENING meeting: Aimed at all medical grades


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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Lucy MorrissTel: 02072902980 Email: arrow