‘Shape of Palliative Medicine’ Juniors Conference

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The ‘Shape of Palliative Medicine’ Conference’, affiliated with the APM (Association of Palliative Medicine)
is taking place at the Education and Conference Centre, City Hospital Campus in Nottingham
on Saturday 4th November, 2017.
We are delighted to have some brilliant speakers for this event, including keynote speaker Professor Rob George (Consultant Physician Palliative Care, Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor of Palliative Care, Kings College London), as well as workshops on symptom control, careers, shape of training, ethics and much much more.
There is also an opportunity to present your work (pertinent to palliative medicine) at a National Conference – we are accepting abstracts for poster presentations (see submission for attached) with the opportunity for two delegates to be upgraded to an oral presentation.  Deadline for abstract submission is 14th August, 2017.
Please email your submissions to conference.apmj@gmail.com
Ticket sales are now OPEN.
£14 for APM members
£16 for non-members
Please register quickly to avoid disappointment!  Latest booking date 26th October, 2017

Medicine Unboxed

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Medicine Unboxed: MAPS – 25-26 November 2017, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, UK Call for Participation in Medicine Unboxed Students

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 16 July 2017

Medicine Unboxed aims to inspire conversation in society and healthcare. Practiced now in a world of extraordinary scientific and therapeutic advances, medicine nonetheless faces huge ethical, political and social challenges. Medicine Unboxed engages the general public with healthcare professionals to explore wider questions around life, social justice, illness and mortality. We believe the arts can illuminate these questions, bring us to debate, foster awe, wonder, and perhaps even humility.

Our events – Unboxed (2009), Stories (2010), Values (2011), Belief (2012), Voice (2013), Frontiers (2014), Mortality (2015), Wonder (2016) – are theatrical, moving and challenging, and draw sell-out audiences of over three hundred people. We bring writers, politicians, philosophers, musicians, performers and theologians into dialogue with patients and clinicians, indeed all of us who will one day be patients.

We are inviting applications for this year’s Medicine Unboxed student interns. Our interns are integral to the running of Medicine Unboxed events and also present their own original work and ideas within the events. Presentations are fifteen minutes long including time for questions, and can take any form at all; in fact, the more creative the better. We welcome and encourage applications from all student disciplines, including art, drama, music, medicine, literary studies, philosophy and allied health subjects. All travel expenses will be remunerated and accommodation arranged.

Applications should be 500 words long and specify: name, presentation title, planned format, contact details including email and mobile phone number, educational institution and subject being studied. The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 16 July 2017. The four winning interns will be announced on Friday 4 August 2017. Please send all applications and any enquiries to sarah@medicineunboxed.org.

Blind Veterans Fundraising

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We will be celebrating the 10th birthday of the Royal Parks Half and we’d love for you to join us in these celebrations. This stunning central London half marathon takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks. Sign up today for one of our guaranteed places.
Sunday 8 October
Only £30 to register and £300 sponsorship pledge
Call us on 020 7616 7959
email fundraising@blindveterans.org.uk
visit blindveterans.org.uk/royalparks

APMJ Conference 2017

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We welcome submissions (maximum 400 words) for oral and poster presentation at the APM Juniors Conference 2017, which will be held at the Education and Conference Centre, City Hospital Campus, Nottingham on Saturday 4th November 2017.

Please submit the attached with your abstract (maximum 400 words using ‘background, methods, results, discussion’ format) to conference.apmj@gmail.com. Two submissions will be offered a 15 minute oral presentation. Please use the form to indicate if you would NOT like your abstract to be considered for this.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th August 2017.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful applicants informed by Monday 18th September, 2017.

This forum is an excellent way for medical students and juniors to gain presentation experience at a national conference. It represents a useful networking opportunity, and will offer valuable learning on topics pertinent to a career in palliative medicine. We look forward to your submissions. Queries regarding the above should be addressed to: conference.apmj@gmail.com.